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Are there any good ALT remedies for irritable bowel syndrome?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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