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What diet changes are recommended for mixed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-M)?

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You may need to try some diet changes to find out which foods make you feel better and which ones make your symptoms worse. For example, if gas is a problem, see if you feel better by avoiding foods that can cause it, such as:

  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Raisins
  • Apricots
  • Prunes
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Pretzels
  • Bagels

From: What Is IBS-M? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology : “Irritable bowel syndrome subtypes according to bowel habit: revisiting the alternating subtype.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Fact Sheet.” 

American Journal of Gastroenterology : “Characterization of the Alternating Bowel Habit Subtype in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.” 

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Living With IBS.”

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 22, 2019

SOURCES: 

European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology : “Irritable bowel syndrome subtypes according to bowel habit: revisiting the alternating subtype.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Fact Sheet.” 

American Journal of Gastroenterology : “Characterization of the Alternating Bowel Habit Subtype in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.” 

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Living With IBS.”

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 22, 2019

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