Topic: Diet, Foods
Brochure, Fact Sheet: IBS Questions and Answers101
This in-depth overview of IBS includes information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, management, and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Written in collaboration by IFFGD and physicians noted for their knowledge about IBS. Newly revised and updated 2013.
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Fact Sheet: Relationship of Diet to Functional GI Disorders139
The symptoms of functional GI disorders, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation can by initiated or exacerbated by stress, hormones, drugs, and diet. Certain foods can induce symptoms that mimic certain functional GI disorders. Review of an individual's diet is important when dealing with functional GI symptoms.Topics: Diarrhea, loose stools, Diet, Foods, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, Gas, Bloating, Belching
Fact Sheet: Diet and Functional Bowel Disease143
The exact nature of the connection between what people eat and how their intestines behave is controversial, but there is certainly a connection. The effects of foods on the gut are reviewed.Topics: Diarrhea, loose stools, Diet, Foods, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Fact Sheet: Fiber Therapy in IBS and other GI Disorders152
Specific food practices may contribute to constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain. Based on our observation and experiences in nutrition research, we will share with you some suggestions for improving bowel function and decreasing symptom severity.Topics: Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Diarrhea, loose stools, Diet, Foods, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Fact Sheet: Controlling Intestinal Gas155
Everybody produces gas, and everybody needs to pass gas. The amount depends on the individual, and there is a wide range of "normal." Passing gas is normal; nevertheless, it can be embarrassing or cause discomfort. A review of causes, treatments, and tips on controlling gas.
If conventional medical therapies prove unsuccessful or have unwanted side effects, many people choose to pursue complementary or alternative therapies (CAM). Complementary therapies are done in addition to traditional medical treatments, and alternative therapies are done instead of medical treatments. Many CAM modalities exist and they can be roughly grouped into several categories including herbal/dietary, somatic therapies (such as acupuncture or massage), mind-body therapies (such as hypnosis or meditation), and movement or breathing exercises (such as yoga or tai chi). In this review we will discuss each of these categories, focusing on those that have been studied most rigorously.Topics: CAM, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, Diet, Foods, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Hypnosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Fact Sheet: Dietary Fiber: What is it?200
Much is published on the benefits of "fiber" in the diet. Nevertheless, there is some confusion over what constitutes dietary fiber. Moreover, some of its proclaimed benefits are controversial. Therefore, it is a challenge to determine if, how much, and what kind of fiber one should take. This article addresses the nature of dietary fiber; its sources; its commonly accepted benefits, especially for the intestinal tract; and how to achieve sufficient daily fiber intake. Reviewed and updated 2009.
Fact Sheet: Managing diarrhea201
This article considers how to manage the symptom of diarrhea until the underlying disease is brought under control, including dietary changes, over-the counter medications, and prescription medications. Reviewed and updated 2009.
Fact Sheet: Nutrition Strategies for Managing Diarrhea208
In some people, chronic diarrhea may be controlled to some extent through diet and lifestyle factors. The role of diet including what foods and supplements may help, and what may produce loose stools, is discussed.
Everybody has gas in his or her digestive tract (the esophagus, stomach, small intestine/bowel, and large intestine/bowel). What is happening that causes painful or uncomfortable symptoms associated with gas in some persons while not in others? Report from this 2005 IFFGD Research Award Winner.Topics: Bacteria, gut flora, Diet, Foods, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Research
Fact Sheet: Why Does Milk Bother Me?218
Lactose intolerance means that you cannot digest foods with lactose in them. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. This sheet reviews what you need to know about lactose intolerance.Topics: Diarrhea, loose stools, Diet, Foods, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, Gas, Bloating, Belching
Many patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) comment that their symptoms appear to deteriorate following a meal. In many individuals this is merely a nuisance but in others it can be much more of a problem. Fortunately, it is usually reasonably easy to tackle the dietary aspects of IBS as long as you understand a few basic principles. For those who suspect food is a factor in their symptoms, there are 4 foods that most often seem to be involved.
Everyday, ordinary life is challenging enough if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Add the obligations, deadlines, family dynamics, food focus, and travel issues that are associated with the holiday season, and it can be easy to feel anxious and overwhelmed. This busy time can also be one of great joy, as you get to experience the security of tradition, the warmth of being with loved ones, and the time to reconnect with spiritual roots. In order to achieve a healthy balance, self care becomes essential.
Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Searching for Underlying Causes229
Dr. Simrén is a 2007 IFFGD Research Award recipient. His main research areas are the causes and development of functional GI disorders. In this article, Dr. Simrén discusses his research into the role of food and nutrients for gut function in IBS, and the link between different alterations of function and the symptom pattern of the patient.
Fact Sheet: Can Intense Exercise Lead to GI Symptoms?231
By: Thomas Puetz, MD
Can exercise be linked to GI symptoms such as diarrhea or heartburn? This article will help you understand how exercise and associated factors can influence the GI tract.
A wide range of therapies have been used to control IBS symptoms including various medications, bulking agents and laxatives, and a myriad of lifestyle changes. Most individuals with IBS believe that their symptoms are related to the consumption of certain foods, but advice in this area has been conflicting and confusing and offered little relief for IBS sufferers. The authors' research team has developed a new dietary management approach in Australia – the Low FODMAP diet – to control symptoms associated with IBS.
The treatment of patients with gastroparesis generally relies on dietary modifications, medications that enhance gastric emptying, and medications that reduce nausea and vominting. This article offers tips for overcoming nausea, vomiting, and stomach fullness using dietary measures.
Fact Sheet: Dietary and Nutritional Recommendations for Patients with Dumping Syndrome (Rapid Gastric Emptying)539
Dumping syndrome describes a collection of symptoms that occurs when food is emptied too quickly from the stomach, filling the small intestine with undigested food that is not adequately prepared to permit efficient absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dizzy spells, weakness, and cold sweats either with or after eating. Medical management involves dietary changes, and at times, the use of medications.Topics: Diarrhea, loose stools, Diet, Foods, Motility, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Stomach Disorders, Stomach Disorders
Fact Sheet: Treating Functional Dyspepsia545
Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population. Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and frequently include symptoms of burning, pressure, or fullness often, but not necessarily, related to meals. Other common symptoms include early feeling of fullness (satiety), nausea, belching, and bloating. While dyspeptic symptoms may develop due to diseases such as peptic
ulcer or gastritis, the vast majority of patients with dyspeptic symptoms are ultimately diagnosed as having functional dyspepsia.Topics: bloating, diagnosis, Diet, Foods, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, eating, food, gas, nausea
Fact Sheet: Barrett’s Esophagus and Diet548
Patients with Barrett’s esophagus are often confused about dietary recommendations. This Clinical Corner article outlines our current understanding of how certain foods may affect those who suffer from reflux, GERD, or Barrett's esophagus; and gives some general guidelines for eating patterns that may prevent worsening symptoms.
Fact Sheet: Traveling with Gastroparesis552
Gastroparesis is a gastrointestinal motility disorder in which the stomach empties too slowly, causing nausea, vomiting, pain, bloating, fullness, and/or reflux. There are very few effective treatments for the condition, so most patients rely on careful adherence to dietary and lifestyle modifications to minimize symptoms. While managing gastroparesis at home can be difficult, traveling poses an even greater challenge. With the right preparation, however, it is possible to enjoy time away with family and friends without compromising symptom management.
In this issue:
- Benefit Regatta
- IFFGD’s 20th Anniversary
- Introducing the Digestive Health Alliance
- Research News
- New NIH Program Addresses Bowel Control
- New Treatment for Bowel Incontinence
- New Treatment for C.-diff
- Report from DDW
- Functional GI Disorders
- The Low FODMAP Diet for IBS
- Traveling with Gastroparesis
- Foundation Update
- 9th International Symposium
- IFFGD Research Awards
- Charity Challenge Raises Funds
- Legislative Update
- Functional GI and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act
- Community News
- Member Story
- Getting the Message Out
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: Bacteria, gut flora, DHM Magazines, Diet, Foods, Gastroparesis, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
In this issue:
Topics: CAM, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, DHM Magazines, Diet, Foods, GER, GERD, Research
- Is it More than Simple Heartburn?
- GERD Awareness Week
- The Value of Advocacy – You’ve Got the Power
- Common Questions and Answers about GERD
- News You Can Use:
- Eating Healthy Can Be a Challenge
- Dietary Tip: FODMAPS
- What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
- Dietary Supplements
- Support Digestive Disorders Research
In this issue:
- GERD Awareness Week in November 2009
- Heartburn: It’s Not Always Simple
- Talking to Your Doctor about GERD
- GERD Food Triggers and Tips
- Courageous Stories: Young Adults, Kids and Families
- Why Your Doctor Should take Your History: Not a Computer, Not an Assistant
- Digestive Health News You Can Use:
- Medical management of GERD
- GERD and IBS
- Obesity and GERD
- 5-HT agents in the treatment of IBS
- News from IFFGD: Joint international meeting; Publications in Spanish; IFFGD on Facebook; Cut costs, go green
In this issue:
- IBS: An Approach to Treating Patients
- IBS in Children and Adolescents
- IBS, Heartburn, Dyspepsia: What's the Difference?
- Treating Functional Dyspepsia: What are Your Options?
- Clinical Corner – Answers to Your Questions About Digestive Health
- Is nausea a symptom associated with IBS? How is it treated?
- Are rice-based foods recommended for people with digestive disorders like IBS?
- Can a colonoscopy procedure cause changes in bowel habits?
- Lactose Intolerance: Definition, Symptoms and Treatment
- Digestive Health Research: Barrett's Esophagus Risk Factors
- Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: IBS: Searching for Underlying Causes
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: DHM Magazines, Diet, Foods, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Nausea, vomiting, Research, Tests, lower GI tract
In this issue:
- GERD Awareness Week
- Dietary Aspects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- The Medical History: How to Help Your Doctor Help You
- The Clinical Corner: Physical activity and diverticulosis; Vitamin B12 and IBS; Antibiotics, probiotics and C. diff
- Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials
- Digestive Health Research: A Sampling of Recently Published Studies
- Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain
Remember, Digestive Health Mattersis FREE to Members.Topics: Bacteria, gut flora, DHM Magazines, Diet, Foods, Diverticular disease, GER, GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Pain, Pain Management, Research
In this issue:
- Procedure Costs and Surgical Rates in IBS patients
- The Clinical Corner
- Commentary on Post-infectious IBS study
- Changes in Bowel Control at Childbirth
- Recently Published Pediatric Studies
- Why Does Milk Bother Me?
- How to Prepare for Tests
- On Tract: Topics in GI Motility
- IFFGD Presents 2007 Research Awards
- Hirschsprung’s Disease Study
- Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: DHM Magazines, Diet, Foods, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, Hirschsprung's Disease, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Research
In this Issue:
- Evaluating Health Information Online
- Medical & Research News
- Medical News from the 2015 ACG Meeting
- Industry Treatment News
- Five Low FODMAP Diet Pitfalls (and What You Can Do to Avoid Them)
- Melissa's Gastroparesis Story: From Patient to Advocate
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to IFFGD Supporters.Topics: DHM Magazines, DHM Magazines, Diet, Foods, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Working with your healthcare provider
- Evaluating Health Information Online
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