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How does irritable bowel syndrome affect people's lives?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not Life Threatening

Ibs can be annoying.
However, if you can figure out what foods in particular aggravate your ibs, that may make things better. Many people are sensitive to fructose, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, fiber. Keep a food diary and start to see patterns regarding your symptoms and what you ate. Also try separating your meals and your fluid intake.

In brief: Not Life Threatening

Ibs can be annoying.
However, if you can figure out what foods in particular aggravate your ibs, that may make things better. Many people are sensitive to fructose, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, fiber. Keep a food diary and start to see patterns regarding your symptoms and what you ate. Also try separating your meals and your fluid intake.
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