Patient Comments: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Diet

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What dietary changes have you made that have improved your case of IBS? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: mnigito, Female (Patient) Published: June 02

At age 64, I have been experiencing difficulties with my digestive tract for at least 25 years. I have undergone every test possible to determine any underlying factors as well as taking medications to calm the digestive tract. Finally, all the doctor concurred that it is IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea) that is causing my difficulties. Basically, it"s what I eat, when I eat, and how much I eat. A low gluten diet (almost gluten free), eating small meals, avoiding late night dinners (the hardest if you want to eat out), and limiting spicy and greasy foods to a real minimum, seem to have controlled my symptoms most of the time. It isn"t easy, but worth the effort.

Comment from: Dean, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: September 16

I have increased the amount of fruit by great extent which has improved my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Comment from: Izu21, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

The foods that usually make my symptoms worse are dairy products especially cheese in any form; also tomato sauce, beef and gravies.

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