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I think I may have ibs, what can I do about the bloating and gas?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Fiber

Fiber helps with both symptoms of constipation or diarrhea of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome).
Avoid foods that aggravate gas formation like broccoli or cauliflower type foods.

In brief: Fiber

Fiber helps with both symptoms of constipation or diarrhea of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome).
Avoid foods that aggravate gas formation like broccoli or cauliflower type foods.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Diet and fluids

I rarely prescribe meds for ibs.
In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free.

In brief: Diet and fluids

I rarely prescribe meds for ibs.
In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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