Irritable Bowel Syndrome And Diet Guidelines Report

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is typically diagnosed when every other gastrointestinal disorder has been ruled out. There is no known cause for this syndrome and the only really effective treatment is through prescription medication and diet. A specialized diet can go a long way in easing the symptoms of IBS.

The symptoms of IBS can be debilitating at times and can prevent sufferers from living a full life. The symptoms include severe cramping, diarrhea, constipation at times and general discomfort. A proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome can help you to get things under control.

Foods to Avoid With IBS

There is a slew of foods to avoid when you have been diagnosed with IBS but not all foods affect each person the same way. Some of these foods when deleted from your diet will help to cut down on the incidence of attacks. Diet restrictions are particularly helpful to people that suffer from the diarrhea component of IBS.

Determining which foods you should avoid will be something that you will have to determine by trial and error. There are some foods that seem to irritate the majority of the people that suffer with IBS. A good way to see which food it is that you can benefit the most by giving up is to do a three day test.

Omit the foods below for three days. If you see a marked improvement in your condition than start adding each food back one at a time for three days and keep a written diary of the number of bowel movements, cramping episodes etc after you add each food. If the food type does not agree with you, you will quickly know.

Everyone is different but here is a list of foods that have shown to effect the most people negatively:

  • Fatty Foods
  • Spicy Foods
  • Caffeinated Drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Broccoli
  • Peas
  • Onions
  • Beans
  • Dairy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Diet - No Beans

The other spectrum of IBS is constipation. A diet for IBS may be harder to figure out if you suffer from constipation. It was once thought that anyone that had constipation could benefit from a diet higher in fiber. The only problem with a high fiber diet is figuring out which fiber is going to work without causing bloat and gastro distress.

Fiber that comes from natural sources seems to work better than taking fiber supplements. In both cases eating smaller meals more times a day ( instead of 3 large meals eat 6 smaller meals) can also help.

Continue to Part 2 & Learn About Foods for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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