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How can how you eat affect your irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea?

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How you eat may also give you trouble. You might be bothered by foods with extreme temperatures, especially if you have them together, like ice-cold water with steaming hot soup. Many people get symptoms after large meals.

Try to eat less at each meal, or have four or five small meals a day.

Remember, your reactions to what you eat are unique. So experiment with different foods until you've come up with your own irritable bowel syndrome nutrition prescription.

SOURCES:

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome" and "Irritable Bowel Syndrome,"

St. Luke's Texas Liver Institute web site.

The Mayo Clinic: "Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome" and "Irritable Bowel Syndrome,"

St. Luke's Texas Liver Institute web site.

The Mayo Clinic: "Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 1, 2018

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