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Topic: Diet, Foods

  1. Fact Sheet: Why Does Milk Bother Me?

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    By: Information Adapted from the National Diseases Information Clearinghouse NIH

    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.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Dietary Aspects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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    By: Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    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.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and a Healthy Holiday Season

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    By: Barbara Bradley Bolen, PhD

    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.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Searching for Underlying Causes

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    By: Magnus Simren, MD, PhD

    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.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Can Intense Exercise Lead to GI Symptoms?

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    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.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Dietary Triggers for IBS Symptoms: The Low FODMAP Diet Approach

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    By: CK Yao; Jessica Biesiekierski, PhD; Sue Shepherd, PhD; Peter Gibson, MD, FRACP

    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.

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  7. Fact Sheet: Dietary and Nutritional Recommendations for Patients with Gastroparesis

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    By: Carol Rees Parrish, RD, MS; Edy Soffer, MD; Henry P. Parkman, MD

    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.

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  8. Fact Sheet: Dietary and Nutritional Recommendations for Patients with Dumping Syndrome (Rapid Gastric Emptying)

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    By: Carol Rees Parrish, RD, MS; Henry C. Lin, MD; Henry P. Parkman, MD

    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.

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  9. Fact Sheet: Treating Functional Dyspepsia

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    By: Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD; Michael P. Jones, MD

    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.

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  10. Fact Sheet: Barrett’s Esophagus and Diet

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    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.

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