Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) : Role of Low FODMAP diet

Over the last few years our understanding is evolving about the impact of diet on health. It is especially true for some common GI disorders like IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn’s disease.

Recently, we have been advising patients to use a Low FODMAP diet (FODMAP=Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols).  Basically, the diet eliminates sugar and fiber, which lead to increase water in the gut and are eventually fermented by bacteria to produce gas.

These FODMAPs, lead to symptoms of diarrhea, bloating, gas and cramping.

  • Which food products are high in FODMAPs that I should avoid to eat in excess amounts ?

high fiber dietHigh fiber food like beans, fruits, vegetables,        whole grains, wheat, rye, etc.

Like, I said in the past high fiber food contain high content of FODMAPs which leads to worsening of IBS symptoms.

  • What is typically a good diet for IBS ?

Meats

 

Eggs, meats, poultry, fish.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Clear Lake Office (Webster)
    1015 Medical Center Blvd
    Suite 1300, Webster, TX 77598
    Phone: (281) 557-2527
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    2nd Floor
    Texas City, TX 77591

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call my office 281-557-2527, and I would be more than happy to call you back and talk to you for free. I believe this is the least I can do to better the lives of people who are trying to find the right answers. 

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