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What’s the Best IBS Diet?

Do you suffer from bloating, gas, or abdominal pain after eating? Do certain foods send you to the bathroom more often or cause constipation? If so, you could be dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, also called IBS, you can keep your symptoms under control by trying a variety of different diets designed to reduce flare-ups.

What is IBS?

IBS is a digestive disorder that can cause extreme changes in bowel movements. IBS is different for everyone – some have diarrhea while others suffer from constipation. The intense abdominal pain associated with IBS can impact a patient’s daily routine, making it difficult to work or enjoy daily activities.

How Can Special Diets Help with IBS?

Medication is available for the treatment of IBS, but most doctors suggest patients try to adopt a diet that will reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of the condition. Because IBS is different for everyone, you may need to try several diets before you find the right one for you.

Diets That Can Help Control IBS 

The following are some of the diets that doctors and nutritionists recommend for patients with IBS: High Fiber Diet

Low Fiber Diet For those with frequent bouts of diarrhea and gas, a low fiber diet may be your best option.

Low FODMAP Diet FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides, And Polyols. FODMAPs are different kinds of carbohydrates that include fructose, lactose, sugar alcohols, and more that cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas.

Don’t let the symptoms of IBS get in the way of enjoying an active lifestyle. If you have IBS, contact us today for a consultation with one of the doctors at Gotham Gastroenterology today. Our trained physicians will work with you to pinpoint the right diet to control your IBS symptoms. 

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