Expert Video - What role does diet play in managing IBS?

Shanti Eswaran, MD, professor of gastroenterology and internal medicine, talks about the role diet plays in managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She explains that symptoms in patients can be triggered by different foods and drinks so developing a personalized nutrition plan can make a difference in IBS management. Dr. Eswaran recommends keeping track of what foods and drinks are consumed while working with your healthcare provider to look for specific dietary triggers of IBS symptoms. She notes that there is no "one size fits all" strategy and to avoid dietary plans that claim to cure IBS.

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