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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks?

What are some healthy snacks?

Healthy snacks: Health snacks should be protein and carb together about 150-200calories. So try 10 almonds and an apple/pear; sliced turkey wraps with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, protein bar or shake, avocado, hummus with veggies, yogurt if you are not lactose intolerant, nut butters with fruits/veggies, nuts or seeds in small amounts. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks to eat while dieting?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks to eat while dieting?

Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit have fiber, nutrients and are about 80-100 calories per serving. They are not processed and require no preparation. You can take an apple or orange with you anywhere and they are filling for the small amount of calories they provide. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks i can eat in place of junk food?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks i can eat in place of junk food?

DIFFERENT IDEA: How about quitting snaking. Drink a glass of water instead and fool your stomach (which won't be empty then). Many peoplesnack if things aren't going well. If that's the case you may want to talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking one 250 mg softgel of magnesium daily? I heard is good for patient with IBS like me. Is this is good or healthy?

I am taking one 250 mg softgel of magnesium daily? I heard is good for patient with IBS like me. Is this is good or healthy?

Probably good: Magnesium deficiency is very common; it is most likely the most underdiagnosed electrolyte deficiency in medical practice. That said, taking too much magnesium can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. I recommend magnesium glycinate because it caused less intestinal upset than magnesium citrate or oxalate. Start with a low dose and gradually work your way up. ...Read more

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Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Yes: but like everything else, they should be consumed in moderation. I think a total of 30 nuts per day would work out fine. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks to have in my dorm room?

What are some healthy snacks to have in my dorm room?

Snacks: Carrot sticks, cut vegetables with salad dressing, hummus, apples, oranges, grapes, yogurt. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for trying to loose weight?

What are healthy snacks for trying to loose weight?

Snacking weight gain: Snacking can be a very problematic process for individuals trying to loose weight. While it is perfectly natural to snack, sometimes we snack because the meal before wasn't very balanced for our particular dietary needs. The appetite that drives us to snack is telling us that we didn't eat enough 2-3 hrs earlier. For starters, eat slow, try fruits and vegetables. And control the snack portion size. ...Read more

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Which healthy snacks are considered the best for my school lunches?

Which healthy snacks are considered the best for my school lunches?

Healthy snacks: Anything that comes out of the ground--or off a plant or tree! anything that comes in a wrapper or package with "nutrition facts" on it is almost always processed, salty, and full of preservatives. Any fruit, vegetable, or grain (all which can be delicious!) will make your snacking a delight. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for someone who is lactose intolerant?

What are healthy snacks for someone who is lactose intolerant?

Fruit: fruit are healthy snacks and they are lactose free. Have an orange, apple, banana, peach, nectarine. They are all high in fiber, low in simple sugars. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks to bring to a movie?

Trail mix: A good distribution of nuts and dried fruit can be a good movie snack. Be sure it is in a quite sack so you don't disturb the other patrons. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks to take to the movies tomorrow?

Trail mix: You want to take in something small enough and quiet enough not to bother the other movie patrons. Trail mix comes in various forms and you can also make your own. Just a good mixture of nuts, dried fruit and sometimes rice crackers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are healthy snacks for slimming down and trimming fat off of the edges?

Could you tell me what are healthy snacks for slimming down and trimming fat off of the edges?

NONE: Snacks only increase your weight, not your metabolism. It does the exact opposite of what you're looking for. Eat less, 3 meals/day without snacks, and exercise. It's the only way. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Are there any very high calorie but healthy snacks i can eat daily to add a few extra calories?

Nuts: Nuts are high calories and have good healthy unsaturated oils. Try to get the unsalted ones. A one ounce portion will add 200 calories to your diet. If you want to add only 100 calories, eat less or have a fresh fruit. One banana or one apple or orange is 80-100 calories and a good snack, high in fiber and nutrient dense. ...Read more

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What are simple yet healthy snacks i can take between sessions to keep my energy up without risking having carbs?

What are simple yet healthy snacks i can take between sessions to keep my energy up without risking having carbs?

Nuts and..: Try nuts - has proteins and oils for energy (as long as you do not have allergies). You may be able to take some grains (such as oats) as they are complex carbs and do not cause the "sugar rush" that is a concern for some. Clearly this is more complicated depending on your goals and underlying medical condition. ...Read more

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My 13 year old keeps telling me he's hungry every 2hours or so,yet he is so skinny,is this normal for a young teen?I feed him healthy snacks too.

My 13 year old keeps telling me he's hungry every 2hours or so,yet he is so skinny,is this normal for a young teen?I feed him healthy snacks too.

Doctor visit : I would bring your son to see the pediatrician for a checkup. One thing that comes to mind are the three cardinal symptoms of diabetes: polyuria, polydypsia, and polyphagia. Is he also peeing and drinking a lot? Of course, it may just be hunger but if he is not gaining weight and maybe even losing weight it deserves investigation at the doctors office. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do after my binge eating days? Eat small healthy snacks?

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What should I do after my binge eating days?  Eat small healthy snacks?

Binge: Healthy life style changes to include exercises, staying busy & fruits/vegetables for snacking. ...Read more

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