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How long should I keep an IBS food and symptom log for taking to the gi?

How long should I keep an IBS food and symptom log for taking to the gi?

About 2 weeks: A log of all foods and drinks is tedious to do, but can be helpful. Two weeks should be plenty of information for the doctor. Be sure to write down any changes in symptoms, that might be associated with particular foods. The doctor can ask for more if he needs more. ...Read more

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Since I have IBS & food intolerance does this mean I'm not absorbing all the nutrients from it?

Since I have IBS & food intolerance does this mean I'm not absorbing all the nutrients from it?

Possibly: IBS and or food intolerances can trigger enough irritation within the gut that some nutrients are not absorbed as easily. Identifying and avoiding the foods that affect you can lead to improvement in absorption over time, but this can require months and be occasionally impaired by an accidental exposure. ...Read more

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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea, alternating with constipation.
Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages.
Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read more

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What foods are recommended for people with ibs?

What foods are recommended for people with ibs?

Fiber!: A high fiber diet with fruits and veggies can help a lot. Start slowly, though, to get used to it. Simethicone and Beeno can help. Avoid sucralose (Splenda) and sorbitol, as well as jelly/gummy type candies, the sugars used in them can cause some people to have all the symptoms of IBS! Keep a food diary so you know what helps and what doesn't. High protein and high fat dies won't help either. ...Read more

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What foods will I have to avoid. I have Ibs -d?

What foods will I have to avoid. I have Ibs -d?

IBS-d diet: There is no particular diet for IBS-d. Each patient usually has certain foods that trigger their symptoms more than others. Doing a food diary to help determine what your particular trigger foods are can be helpful. It is important to continue to eat fiber, although soluble fiber may be better in this instance. A good amount of fluid intake is also important. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best foods for people that have ibs?

What is the best foods for people that have ibs?

Check out these: Links best wishes and god bless u! http://www. Joybauer. Com/ibs. Aspx. Http://ibs. About. Com/od/ibsfood/a/herbsforibs. Htm. ...Read more

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Ibs sufferer, what types of food would you suggest that are high in fibre?

Fruits and vegetable: It is not decided that high fiber diet is worthwhild in all ibs patients accrossthe board. Constipation predominant ibs might even find this to be harmful. ...Read more

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Wat are some foods to stay away from if you have ibs?

Wat are some foods to stay away from if you have ibs?

Important but varies: Diet plays a crucial role in managing ibs but there are many different ideas ; different things work for different people so it may take trial ; error. But avoiding certain fruits, gluten, dairy, beans ; cruciferous veggies often helps. For some good ideas see http://ibs. About. Com/od/ibsfood/a/ibsdiet. Htm ; http://abt. Cm/16tmrig
; http://abt. Cm/1atlrad
; http://bit. Ly/17hz82a. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods to prepare for someone with ibs?

What are some healthy foods to prepare for someone with ibs?

R/O IBS With GERD: GERD symptoms with IBS nausea/reflux/abdominal pain /bloating. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. ...Read more

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Was told I have ibs, kept a food journal, no trigger found, how do I manage it?

Was told I have ibs, kept a food journal, no trigger found, how do I manage it?

Elimination diet?: Was your food journal done while eating your usual foods, or while also doing an elimination diet? This is a temporary food plan eliminating foods that commonly cause symptoms (dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, etc) and then adding each back 1 meal a day for several days, to see results. Your doctor should be able to help w/this -- it might give more info. With this, a good probiotic could help also. ...Read more

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I have IBS problem I was not using any medicine which type of food is better and can I get any other health problem becasuse of ibs.?

I have IBS problem I was not using any medicine which type of food is better and can I get any other health problem becasuse of ibs.?

Yes: Large meals can cause cramping and diarrhea. Eating smaller meals more often or eating smaller portions may help IBS symptoms. Eating meals low in fat and high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, rice, whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits, and vegetables, may help. Some foods or drinks may cause IBS symptoms in some people, such as foods high in fat, milk products, alcohol, caffeine, beans, etc... ...Read more

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My BM will start kinda formed brown then turn into soft pea green. Looks like small food particles in it. Told I have ibs. Is this normal?

My BM will start kinda formed brown then turn into soft pea green. Looks like small food particles in it. Told I have ibs. Is this normal?

General info: Stool color and consistency vary a lot
it is entirely normal for food particles to be in stool.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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I have IBS brought on by a stress. 4 weeks later I am no longer stressed but struggling to get symptoms under control. I don't have food triggers.

Chinese medicine: Medically two things that can help with ibs are peppermint oil and digestive enzymes.
I also suggest seeing an acupuncturist/chinese medicine doctor as that can really help balance your body and improve your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with IBS and changed diet quite a bit no fatty food, more fibre, no wholegrains & if anything its been getting worse, any advice?

I've been diagnosed with IBS and changed diet quite a bit no fatty food, more fibre, no wholegrains & if anything its been getting worse, any advice?

Sometimes: What is lost in the instructions of a high fiber diet is the fluid component. You must be drinking 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more with exercise or air plane traqvel. ...Read more

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What food can relieve the pain by ibs?

What food can relieve the pain by ibs?

Watch for food intol: Often the question is which foods are not well tolerated. Common foods that cause problems include lactose, wheat, sorbitol, fructose, fiber (too much or too little). The details require more history discussion and sometimes testing, blood, breath test and even stool tests. By eliminating poorly absorbed sugars, sugar free items, certain chewing gums the symptoms can often be greatly helped. ...Read more

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What are some good and bad foods to eat with ibs?

What are some good and bad foods to eat with ibs?

High fiber: A high fiber diet is generally helpful since the bulk in the diet helps to decrease the cramping. Also look for food that are not too high in serotonin, since serotonin in the gut is a contributing factor. Foods high in serotonin may initially be high in tryptophan like turkey, milk. They get converted from tryptophan to serotonin in the body. ...Read more

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What foods or additives are the worst to consume if ibs?

What foods or additives are the worst to consume if ibs?

It depends.: It depends on whatyou can eat. If you have a problem with foods that are spicy, rich, or acidic, then avoid those foods. You might need to avoid lactose foods, like milk. Avoiding stress and an overall high fiber, bland diet would help a great deal if not already done. A visit to your doctor to get tested, and work out therapy can help. ...Read more

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Wat are some common triggers of ibs? Wat are good foods to eat

Wat are some common triggers of ibs? Wat are good foods to eat

Home IBS remedies: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best foods for people that have ibs?

FODMAP diet: I strongly recommend that you research and try the low fodmap diet. This is a diet that has proven quite effective in several studies of ibs. It eliminates poorly digested sugars such as lactose and fructose, which are fermented by colonic bacteria, leading to excessive gas, pain, bloating, and diarrhea. There are innumerable fodmap resources available online. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a list of foods that someone with IBS is not allowed to eat?

What is a list of foods that someone with IBS is not allowed to eat?

Low FODMAP: The low FODMAP diet seems to be helping lots of people with IBS. It is low in the foods containing sugars more likely to be fermented by bacteria, causing gas, distension, and pain. Stanford has a good pdf handout online that you can find by Googling. ...Read more

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I have a trip coming up. I believe I suffer from ibs. Are there any foods I should watch out for?

History predicts....: ....The future. Generally those with ibs know well what they can and cannot eat. And this list will remain the same on your trip. I would not be adventurous on the dietary front unless you are will to pay the price of a flare of your ibs. ...Read more

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Can ibs come in phases? Like having it for weeks, then disapeering for weeks then back again. No triggers? No food trigger, been through elimination.

Yes.: Fluctuation in symptoms like of IBS SYMPTOMS is a characteristic of environmental illness. Lots of IBS HAS a cause. We treat lots of IBS. I teach my patients that when you treat the cause you can easily drop I from IBS and now you are left with...? Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn more about treating the cause of illness or make an appointment contact thru healthtap. Com/TIPUSULTANMD ...Read more

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Ibs: if I eat same food can I adapt my intestine eventually?

Ibs: if I eat same food can I adapt my intestine eventually?

IT MAY HAPPEN...: I have ibs patients that some days can eat a whole pizza, and then some days just looking at one they develop symptoms... It is extremely frustrating at times. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with IBS but could it be a food intollerance or allergy?

I was diagnosed with IBS but could it be a food intollerance or allergy?

Could be...: Or not. Bring diet diary with symptoms to doc. Start from there. Unlikely to develops allergy in adulthood; more likely in setting of asthma, eczema, etc. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when you have IBS always having diarea drained and tired?

Caffeine: Avoid caffeine containing products as they contribute to cramping and diarrhea. No caffeine tea, coffee, soda or dark chocolate, no red bull or energy drinks containing caffeine. ...Read more

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