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Role Fiber Therapy Ibs
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
May help.: Probiotics in general are recommended for ibs, whatever form they come in, . ...Read more
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