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How much water should you drink if you have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea?

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If your doctor hasn't placed restrictions on your fluid intake, aim for six to eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day, but not always with meals.

At least one expert suggests drinking water an hour before or an hour after meals.

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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