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How Do I Know It's IBS?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 7/14/17 3:41 PM

Symptoms of IBS

Many symptoms that occur together characterize irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This may be confusing because symptoms can change over time. People who are experiencing a range of symptoms are often left wondering - how do I know it’s IBS?

There is a pattern to symptoms of IBS, however, and symptoms that cumulatively support the diagnosis of IBS. Let’s take a look at those symptoms and how IBS is diagnosed.

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Topics: Diagnosing IBS

Do You Need a Low FODMAP Coach or Dietician?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 7/5/17 7:35 PM

A trained dietician can help creating an appropriate FOMAP diet for you.

Embracing a low FODMAP diet can be difficult.

Unlike going vegetarian, it’s not meant to be a permanent change. It’s also difficult to do without professional guidance. In this week’s blog post, we’ll revisit how a low FODMAP diet works, and how a low FODMAP coach such as a trained dietitian can help you make the switch.

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Topics: FODMAP

The Frustrating Process of Reaching a Diagnosis for Digestive Issues

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 6/29/17 11:46 AM

Reaching a Diagnosis for Digestive Issues

For a few years in the early 2000s, one of the most popular shows on television was House, a drama about a brilliant, abrasive doctor who solved medical mysteries.

People who live with conditions like IBS know that reaching a diagnosis for digestive issues isn’t something that can be wrapped up in an hour.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a persistent, recurring illness, which means you’ll need to form a long-term relationship with a knowledgeable, empathetic doctor.

Here’s how you and your physician can work together to make the process of reaching a diagnosis for digestive issues less frustrating.

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Topics: digestive issues

Does IBS Run in Families?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 6/21/17 8:43 AM

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There’s a lot we know about irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

For example, we know it affects up to 25 million people around the U.S.  We know what it’s symptoms look like: gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, cramps and abdominal pain. And we know that, while there is no cure, there are ways to deal with those symptoms.

But does IBS run in families? When it comes to the causes of IBS, science is still somewhat in the dark. There is evidence that it’s the result of anxiety and depression, past traumas, diets and genetics.

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Topics: ibs

How to Reduce Excessive Flatulence and Gas

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 6/14/17 9:09 AM

Reduce excessive flautence and gas through proper nutrition and supplements.

Living with digestive disorders such as IBS can often mean living with an uncomfortable, embarrassing problem: excessive flatulence and gas.

But instead of problems, we want to talk today about solutions. What foods might you be eating that cause flatulence and gas? What foods can you eat to prevent it?  And how might you prevent or treat excessive gas?

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Topics: digestive issues, gas, flatulence

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