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What can you do to keep track of your diet if you have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea?

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Experiment with what you eat to find out what works for you. Keep a journal to track which foods and which amounts seem to give you diarrhea. It's the best way to figure out which foods might be causing you problems. Remember, different foods affect people differently. You could also try an elimination diet -- if you think certain foods might be triggering your symptoms, stop eating them one at a time, and see how that makes you feel.

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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