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Which foods contain the soluble fiber that is gud for IBS-d?

Which foods contain the soluble fiber that is gud for IBS-d?

Lots: Grains, e.g. oats, beans, pulses, legumes, e.g. lentils, fruits, e.g.apples, pears (flesh, not skin- but that fiber is ok too) ...Read more

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I started taking soluble fiber for IBS. Should I take miralax as well?

I started taking soluble fiber for IBS. Should I take miralax as well?

NoIfMovingBowels: You don't need to take miralax if you are having regular Bowel Movements. But is still constipated you may ...Read more

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I was told by a Gastroenterologist that soluble fiber would help my symptoms for IBS. Would Benefiber be a good choice? The kind you mix in drinks?

I was told by a Gastroenterologist that soluble fiber would help my symptoms for IBS. Would Benefiber be a good choice? The kind you mix in drinks?

Yes: Benefiber can be a good choice for obtaining more soluble fiber in the diet as an attempt to treat IBS. It is generally better to begin slowly and gradually increase the amount of fiber supplementation over the course of weeks to months. It is also important to increase your fluid intake when you increase your fiber. This works in some patients with IBS. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is this a good product for someone with IBS MASON vitamins Soluble Fiber Chewable Tablets, 60 Count with probiotics?

Is this a good product for someone with IBS MASON vitamins Soluble Fiber Chewable Tablets, 60 Count with probiotics?

Maybe/Maybe not: If you have issues with constipation with your IBS and that's more prominent than issues with diarrhea then the fiber could be a good idea to try. The probiotics, however, have not been formally recommended for patients with IBS yet in the many studies that have been conducted. They have not pinned down what strains are best and therefore don't want to recommend them at this time. ...Read more

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What causes food allergies? I keep developing food allergies, and my doctors have no explanations. I also have IBS-C. Is Leaky Gut a real disease? Could it be causing my problems? (all I eat is fiber)

What causes food allergies? I keep developing food allergies, and my doctors have no explanations. I also have IBS-C. Is Leaky Gut a real disease? Could it be causing my problems? (all I eat is fiber)

First, you need to: Make sure what you are experiencing are true allergies. Many people have food intolerances--nausea, pain, diarrhea--but often food allergy also involves hives, itchy skin, shortness of breath indicating an activation of your immunologic system. Having IBS leads me to favor the food intolerance diagnosis. Leaky gut, as you suggest, isn't a recognized diagnosis.Fiber is good, but more balance needed ...Read more

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Are chia seeds a good source of fiber for someone with ibs?

Are chia seeds a good source of fiber for someone with ibs?

IBS: Chia seeds and flax seeds are good for fiber and they do have omega 3's which help to heal the gut. You should have this at least every day to 3 times per day. Please make sure you take a high quality probiotic that has at least 20-80 billion cfu's with 6-14 strains of bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it good to take fiber one for someone with ibs?

Is it good to take fiber one for someone with ibs?

Probably fine: There are three types of ibs. Regardless of type, fiber one should be fine for you.

Speak with your GI doc that diagnosed your ibs, since he/she will know your history better. ...Read more

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About how fiber should I be having per day for ibs?

About how fiber should I be having per day for ibs?

About: 20-25 grams of fiber per day is adequate and I would not go much above 30 grams per day. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I have very little fiber in one day, it helps with my ibs, but isn't that unhealthy?

On the contrary: Fiber is considered healthy. Average adult should consume about 20-30 gms fiber each day. It helps regulate the bms, makes it easier to go and helps against diverticulosis too. Constipation and diarrhea, commonly associated with ibs, both reapond well to fiber. I recommend taking it on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What is the role of fiber therapy in ibs?

Arabinogalactan: Arabinogalactan is a soluble fiber that helps with mucosal lining recovery in irritable bowel. It also helps eliminate the inadequate emptying feeling with ibs. ...Read more

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Why might it be that people with irritable bowl syndrome (ibs) can't take fiber?

It depends: Many times our choice of specific therapies is based mainly upon symptoms and response to empiric trials when it comes to ibs as there are many causes. This is why working closely with your primary care doctor as well as gastroenterology can determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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How come people with irritable bowl syndrome (ibs) aren't supposed to take fiber?

Increased "gas": Some fiber sources, psyllium seed seems especially bad, tend to increase gas and bloating. If you have a problem that already gives you gas and bloating then these symptoms can increase with increases in some types of fiber. Other fiber sources might be ok and could be helpful. ...Read more

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What would be a good high fiber diet for someone with IBS conatapation I go on websites and the information is conflicting from site to site?

What would be a good high fiber diet for someone with IBS conatapation I go on websites and the information is conflicting from site to site?

Fiber conflict: 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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Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?

Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?

High fiber diet: Eating large amounts of fiber will typically make your stool softer, bulkier and easier to pass. IBS can present as constipation alternating with diarrhea or just one of those symptoms with bowel movements having different appearances at different times. Most people with IBS will experience bloating with excess gas production. IBS is probably the most common disorder seen by gastroenterologists! ...Read more

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I recently purchased Fiber Advance Gummies for kids. How helpful would they be in aiding to alleviate constipation from IBS?

I recently purchased Fiber Advance Gummies for kids. How helpful would they be in aiding to alleviate constipation from IBS?

Not helpful in the least: With Is, IBS I presume that you have episodes of diarrhea. This disease is caused by poor diet in the first place so get that checked out. ...Read more

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I've tried eating healthier, drank more water, ate more fiber...but I can't work out much (many injuries and pain). How can I lose weight with IBS?

I've tried eating healthier, drank more water, ate more fiber...but I can't work out much (many injuries and pain). How can I lose weight with IBS?

Eat less: The most difficult task is to eat less. Definitely consult your primary doc to make sure you have no medical problems. A dietitian can certainly help. ...Read more

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What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

It depends: It's not easy to find the right diet when you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort for people with ibs, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a highly individual process. ...Read more

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I have been taking probiotics & fiber smart for my constapation it gets better and comes back I think it's IBS is there a certain diet I should be eat?

Foods to avoid: You should be avoiding dairy, bananas, rice and drinking plenty of fluids. Try and see if it helps with a problem. ...Read more

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I have IBS. Is it safe to take methylcellulose everyday? If not, can you recommend a daily fiber supplement that is safe for chronic use?

It is safe: It is safe to take methylcellulose for symptom management of IBS; fiber, of which methylcellulose is one kind, is generally effective for IBS symptoms. Another effective fiber supplement for IBS symptoms is psyllium. If you plan on taking any of these long-term (> 1 week -- and it sounds like you do!), keep your doctor in the loop and mention that you’re taking them the next time you see him/her. ...Read more

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I am extremely bloated but it's associated with extreme pelvic pain. Any solutions. I do have ibs. I feel miserable- I have increased fiber?

I am extremely bloated but it's associated with extreme pelvic pain. Any solutions. I do have ibs. I feel miserable- I have increased fiber?

Difficult to answer: You may have 2 problems at once with your uterus and bowel. Or just one. You should see your doc to help distinquish which or if both are your problem. ...Read more

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I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

Fiber conflict: Fiber, of both soluble & insoluble variety, provides health benefits--accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut; adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity; fills you up. Too much fiber can make you gassy, increase stool volume, interfere with drug metabolism. Ask your doc about appropriate timing of fiber and Rx intake. The good news--the pipeline for IBS-C drugs is exciting. ...Read more

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I have constipated for 5+ yrs. Dr tell me IBS or eat more fiber. Eat plenty of fruits veg. I have been taking senna cascara for over a yr is ths bad?

I have constipated for 5+ yrs. Dr tell me IBS or eat more fiber. Eat plenty of fruits veg. I have been taking senna cascara for over a yr is ths bad?

The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! senna cascara ios not good long term and causes melanosis coli which stains. ...Read more

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I was told I have IBS-D which flares up and have had a spell for over a month now with no weight loss. What fiber can I take to bulk up my stools?

I was told I have IBS-D which flares up and have had a spell for over a month now with no weight loss. What fiber can I take to bulk up my stools?

Watch for gas...: Particularly with water insoluble fiber supplements. It may take a bit of experimenting with dose and frequency before you find the commercial fiber product that works best for, and is best tolerated by, you. ...Read more

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Took MOM 2 days ago. Explosive loose stools yesterday. Today urge to go but can't. Increased fiber and water. What can I do? Is this IBS or serious?

Took MOM 2 days ago. Explosive loose stools yesterday. Today urge to go but can't. Increased fiber and water. What can I do? Is this IBS or serious?

Too much MOM: You may have taken too much MOM which contains Magnesium. Too much Magnesium can cause diarrhea. Too much fiber without lots of water can slow down your stool transport. Try to take Magnesium citrate 500mg every night. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily with a fiber supplement. Aloe vera juice also helps. ...Read more

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