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IBS/Weak digestion/Help with weight gain
I was diagnosed with IBS by a senior PGI retired Gastroenterologist. I have IBS like symptoms gas, acidity, low appetite, sensitivity to some foods and over eating. Open to alternative diagnosis and holistic help to gain weight and help symptoms control. I avoid trigger foods in general.
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Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be challenging, but there are several strategies, both conventional and holistic, that you can try to help control your symptoms and promote weight gain. Here are some comprehensive suggestions:
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1. Dietary Changes Low FODMAP Diet: This diet involves avoiding foods high in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. Common high-FODMAP foods include certain fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and grains. Working with a dietitian to implement and manage this diet can be particularly effective. Identifying Trigger Foods: Keep a food diary to track what you eat and how it affects your symptoms. This can help identify and eliminate specific foods that trigger symptoms. Balanced Meals: Focus on small, frequent meals rather than large ones to reduce the burden on your digestive system. Hydration: Drink plenty of water, but avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol, which can exacerbate symptoms. 2. Probiotics and Prebiotics Probiotics: These beneficial bacteria can help improve gut health. Products like yogurt, kefir, or probiotic supplements might be beneficial. Prebiotics: Foods like bananas, onions, garlic, and whole grains feed good bacteria in the gut and can help balance your gut microbiota. 3. Stress Management Mind-Body Techniques: Practices like yoga, meditation, and deep-breathing exercises can help reduce stress, which often exacerbates IBS symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT can help manage the psychological aspects of IBS, such as anxiety and depression, which can trigger symptoms. 4. Herbal and Nutritional Supplements Peppermint Oil: Known to help reduce IBS symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain. Ginger: Can help with nausea and digestion. Turmeric: Has anti-inflammatory properties that may help with digestive health. Glutamine: An amino acid that may help improve gut health and function. 5. Regular Exercise Physical Activity: Regular, moderate exercise can help improve digestive health and reduce stress. Activities like walking, cycling, or swimming can be beneficial. 6. Sleep Hygiene Adequate Sleep: Ensure you get enough sleep as poor sleep can worsen IBS symptoms. Maintain a regular sleep schedule and create a relaxing bedtime routine. 7. Holistic Therapies Acupuncture: Some people find relief from IBS symptoms with acupuncture. Ayurveda: Ayurvedic medicine offers a holistic approach with dietary guidelines and herbal remedies tailored to your body type (dosha). 8. Medical Management Medications: Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe medications such as antispasmodics, laxatives, or antidiarrheals. Regular Follow-Up: Keep regular appointments with your gastroenterologist to monitor your condition and adjust treatment as needed. Gaining Weight To gain weight healthily: Nutrient-Dense Foods: Focus on calorie-rich yet nutritious foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, lean meats, and dairy products. Smoothies and Shakes: These can be a good way to consume more calories without eating large volumes of food. Healthy Fats: Incorporate healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, and nut butters into your diet. Gradual Increase: Gradually increase your calorie intake to avoid overwhelming your digestive system.
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Do rest as much as you can and avoid oily and spicy foods plus dairy products too
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I would recommend avoiding high-fiber foods in IBS. Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. So focus on eating a balanced qty of fibre in diet with a variety of nutrient-dense foods. For pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), it's generally recommended to practice in the morning, but you can do light pranayama at any time of day that works for your schedule. The key is to be consistent with your practice.
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Keeping a regular eating schedule and making balanced meals is a good idea. Pay attention to portion sizes and try to include a variety of whole, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Avoid excessive use of spices, condiments, peppers, and oily/fried foods, as these can be hard to digest for some people. Opt for gentler seasonings and cooking methods that don't rely heavily on added fats.
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The most important thing is to listen to your dietitian and follow a customise routine that keeps you feeling your best. Make adjustments as recommend by your counsellor. Rashmi (Dietitian, Green India Healthcare, Faridabad)
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Hi, it needs a detailed counselling.. as gut health is most important factor to decide overall health.
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It needs proper attention as if not managed timely then it spoils gut further and you are young  so healing will be better at current age.
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eat less spicy food eat meals timely do not skip any meals
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We need your history and your food pattern list then we can proceed
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Book your consultation we can make it from the in-depth root cause
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We need your details before we prescribe you the diet.
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contact on Practo for Detailed Diet Plan
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For better results can consult with dietician.
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consult through practo with us.
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Hi,don't worry about IBS, To help your body get used to more fiber, add foods with fiber to your diet a little at a time. Too much fiber at once can cause gas, which can trigger IBS symptoms. Adding fiber to your diet slowly, by 2 to 3 grams a day, may help prevent gas and bloating.
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consult me directly through practo and get a proper balance diet.
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Lifestyle changes and dietary changes needed as per constitution and IBS.Consult on app personally regarding same
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Please connect over consultation with all your diagnosis and report to give you a good diet plan
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I need your details before giving a healthy diet plan
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Healthy afternoon Changes in your diet to help treat symptoms of irritable Bowel syndrome ( IBS ) 1. Eat more fibre : Soluble fibre which is found in beans, oats and fruits. Soluble fibre is more helpful in relieving IBS symptoms. 2. Avoid gluten: Avoiding foods that contain gluten- a protein found in wheat, barley and rye which improves IBS symptoms Foods that contain gluten include cereals, grains, pasta and many processed foods 3. Low FODMAP diet: To avoid certain carbs that are hard to digest . These carbs called FODMAPs. Try FODMAP diet for few weeks it helps to relieve symptoms. Avoid: Milk and other products that contain lactose like cheese , ice cream Food that are high in fructose Carbonated beverages Caffeine Sugar free chewing gum
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Keep a track or a food diary to know food consumption pattern  to eliminate trigger foods Eat cooked foods,avoid spicy foods Include pre biotics,naturally fermented foods as per your condition as which best suits you. Avoid stress Rule out B12 defeciency Have been prescribed medications by the gastroenterologist let me know. Please connect online for a detailed discussion
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Please connect dire to evaluate and guide you better. Thank u
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