Q. What should I eat to prevent diarrhea with IBS?

Answered by
Sumiya Sulthana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 11, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am having hypo-beta-lipoproteinemia since birth. I am taking high doses of Vitamin E and A since then. Now I am 42 years old and diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). What should I eat to avoid diarrhea? I have diarrhea for almost two years. Please help.



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I still need many details for proper medical intervention so that I can provide a customized diet plan. We need to discuss a food map list to understand the foods that upset your stomach (I meant food immediately causes diarrhea).

Until then, follow these tips:

1. Include curd and flax seed powder in your diet before going to bed.

2. Take bananas, bread, etc.

3. Avoid seasonings and spices in the diet.

4. Increase your fluid intake.

5. Take 8-9 hours of sleep.

6. Manage stress with meditation, and it is essential with IBS.

7. Do breathing exercises.

8. Manage to follow small frequent meals.

9. If required, take Glutamine 5 mg supplement.

Thank you doctor,

What should I eat? For all my life, I have a low/no-fat diet because of hypo-beta lipoproteinemia. I eat no-fat meats, no butter, no milk cream, no fried foods, etc. I drink light milk. What diet should I follow? A doctor asked me to drink lactose-free milk. This IBS is very frustrating to me. I have stopped using spices. Kindly suggest.



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First, you need to understand your body type or make a note of really troubling foods. Eliminate it from your diet and try the same again after two months. If you get the same symptoms, you need to eliminate that particular food from your list. You can take milk with 1:1ratio with water. Yogurt is best, and you can also take paneer. Regarding butter, in your whole day meal, you take one tablespoon of butter. It should not irritate your gut.

Rather than going with restriction, let us go with small frequent meals with the elimination of excess fat and spice gradually, managing stress and a healthy sleep cycle to heal your gut so that gradually you can control IBS.

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