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What is the role of fiber therapy in ibs?

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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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

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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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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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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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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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 IBS be cured through reiki therapy?

Reiki ok but OTC : Reiki may help, but metamucil works better if you are going to the bathroom too much. I know, i know, it sounds like it would make you worse, but it soaks up the excess water in the bowel, stopping urgent bouts of diarrhea! ...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