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How can I figure out which foods to eat or avoid to manage my irritable bowel syndrome?

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Keep a symptom journal to track which foods and which amounts seem to give you trouble. It's the best way to figure out which eats might be causing you problems. Remember, different foods affect people differently.

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 Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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 Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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