24 October 2011

Nutrition in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome: It is a motility disorder also called as spastic colon. Symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, passage of mucus with stools, indigestion, nausea and flatulence may occur. These symptoms frequently  occur shortly after a person eats and reverse temporarily following a bowel movement.

Dietary guidelines:
  • Avoid eating too fast and also too much eating should be avoided.
  • To improve digestion foods to be chewed thoroughly.
  • Liberal amount of fiber and fluid intake is beneficial.
  • Fat should be restricted in diet.
  • Depending up on the patient soluble and insoluble fibers to be adjusted.