Expert Video - Is there a specific diet for IBS-C?

In this video, Dr. Jeanetta Frye, an expert on irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), discusses the role of food and diet in IBS-C. She addresses the popular idea of food-elimination diets, including the low-FODMAP diet. Dr. Frye recommends working with your doctor and a dietitian experienced with irritable bowel syndrome to avoid causing further problems or eliminating needed nutrition. She also notes that breath tests are available to check for intolerance to specific substances, including lactose, fructose, sorbitol, and the fructans found in wheat.

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