Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a problem with the intestines. IBS can cause belly pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea. Most people can control their symptoms by changing their diet and easing stress.
No specific foods cause everyone with IBS to have symptoms. Doctors don't offer a specific diet to manage symptoms. But many people find that they feel better when they stop eating certain foods. A high-fibre diet may help if you have constipation.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
You may try giving up foods or drinks one at a time to see whether symptoms improve. Limit or avoid the following:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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