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Doctor insights on: Ibs Friendly Diet

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin Dr. Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Jason Hemming Dr. Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What's a good diet ofr ibs?

What's a good diet ofr ibs?

Nothing specific: Depends on the sx you are having. Some patients do better with more fiber while others feel worse. At times patients respond to avoiding gluten, lactose or other simple sugars. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What kind of diet good for chronic IBS?

What kind of diet good for chronic IBS?

R U Fiber tolerant?: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories & in so doing restricting fat intake. Too much fiber can make you gassy & increase stool volume--hence conflict. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Bariatrics
16 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is there a diet to slow or reverse ibs?

Is there a diet to slow or reverse ibs?

Not proven: No prone diet to improve ibs try different diet plans and decrease artificial ingredients and preservatives. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Yauch Dr. Yauch
Family Medicine
years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can sudden IBS-D be improved only by diet ?

Can sudden IBS-D be improved only by diet ?

Only if due to diet: IBS can stand for irritable bowel disease or inflammatory bowel disease- both of which can cause diarrhea. Diet does influence your gut both in a negative and positive way, but to effectively treat you need to know the underlying issue. "Sudden" changes are always concerning for infection, inflammation, or additional causes Probiotics may help. Care with GI strongly suggested. ...Read more

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra Dr. Misra
Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Pune, B. J. Medical College
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What is the recommended diet if you have ibs?

What is the recommended diet if you have ibs?

IBS: I usually recommend high fiber diet as first step if it is tolerable. I also recommend to avoid patient specific irritants like lactose, chocolate, caffeine etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen Dr. Yen
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
16 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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I have IBS for 10 years.Could you telk me a proper diet for it.

I have IBS for 10 years.Could you telk me a proper diet for it.

Low FODMAP diet: Certain foods contain sugars and carbohydrates that are relatively difficult for humans to digest, but easy for bacteria in the gut to digest. When the bacteria digest these sugars, they ferment them, and one of the byproducts is gas. The excess gas expands the intestine and results in pain. Some people are more sensitive than others to the gas. Try this diet: http://bit.Ly/12kezpx. ...Read more

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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How can I really choose the right optimal diet when living with IBS?

How can I really choose the right optimal diet when living with IBS?

Trail and error: If a perfect diet prevents IBS , then no one will be suffering. How ever each individual by experience will figure out some diet will provoke an attack quickly , and some food products will help. Make sure follow your physician advice . ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Bobrin Dr. Bobrin
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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What are some good meds or diet for someone who has ibs? None of the meds preprscribed are not working

What are some good meds or diet for someone who has ibs? None of the meds preprscribed are not working

Diet: Diet is usually the mainstay of ibs. A blandish, low lactose, probably low gluten diet is best that doesn't vary too much. Also try to keep fiber up in your diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have lost over 77 IBS since last year through constant exercise and diet. Are there anything I should be aware of healthwise?

I have lost over 77 IBS since last year through constant exercise and diet.  Are there anything I should be aware of healthwise?

Congratulations!: That's great. Please stay close to your doc because your lab values will change and the work of your heart is changing also. Slow and steady is the way to go. The way you see yourself in a mirror and in your self-concept will change also, but there is often a one to two year lag in that. You will still feel overweight and see yourself that way for a while. Focus on the inner person above all. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin Dr. Caplin
Integrative Medicine
36 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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How do diet and stress affect ibs?

How do diet and stress affect ibs?

Can make it worse: Re: diet, this is individual, but looking at this link will give you some ideas about what foods might be aggravating the ibs: http://www.Webmd.Com/ibs/features/finding-right-diet-ibs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/ibs/features/finding-right-diet-ibs stress is definitely a trigger and can exacerbate the symptoms of ibs. This is where mind-body medicine techniques for stress reductions are important to learn! ...Read more

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Dr. David Drewitz Dr. Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How can you structure a diet for ibs?

How can you structure a diet for ibs?

Low-FODMAPs: Check out going on a low-fodmaps diet. This has been clinically proven to work in ibs patients. More info at ibsfree.Net good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Gordon Dr. Gordon
Surgery - Colorectal
50 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How do you go on a diet to loose 20-25lbs. With ibs?

You can: There are many diets that can work, but you must review each one for foods that your condition may not tolerate, such as lactose products. Of course you will find some foods will cause discomfort and you will have to avoid them. For some, roughage can be a problem, etc.A little preparation and trial and error will work for you. ...Read more

Dr. James Rochester Dr. Rochester
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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Is there any way of following up on IBS besides keeping a strict low FODMAP diet?

Is there any way of following up on IBS besides keeping a strict low FODMAP diet?

Yes: Do you know what your triggers are for symptoms? I would ask my patients to keep a food diary and a symptoms diary to try and identify what dietary items were triggers for them. In addition, stress and other forms of stress can be triggers. Trying to manage that stress can be helpful as well. There are medications available to try and help control symptoms. Can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayman Jabr Dr. Jabr
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Antigua
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is it normal if my IBS and anxiety made me lose 10 pounds? My diet isn't exactly the same but I still eat.. Not as much but I eat enough.. Thanks

Is it normal if my IBS and anxiety made me lose 10 pounds? My diet isn't exactly the same but I still eat.. Not as much but I eat enough.. Thanks

Weight loss: Sure, you could lose weight with both of these diseases. You also state you are eating less than normal this also will cause weight loss. Do you have any worries about your body or being overweight? Please see your doctor or therapist if you have one and discuss your weight loss and any body image concerns you may have. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the best diet plan for a vegetarian with ibs?

What is the best diet plan for a vegetarian with ibs?

Diet, activity: Try a high fiber diet, lots of fluids and regular exercise. This is the most natural way to fight constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Nelson Dr. Nelson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
years in practice
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What is the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

What is the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

Avoid irritant foods: That is one of the most frequent questions! for years, people were advised to stay away from seeds, fiber, "roughage". For the most part, there is no ideal diet and this year a group authorities have decided that "seeds" no longer need to be withheld.--but first, be sure there are no food intolerances and a trial of a bulk forming laxative may help. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
1,347 doctors shared insights

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more