Care recipient (cr) with irritable bowel syndrome eats without regard to what foods will cause diarrhea and suffers gas bloat and cramps

Try: #if the cr is unwilling to avoid or eat smaller portions of the foods that cause distress find healthier ways to prepare food #encourage the cr to avoid tobacco and alcohol #encourage the cr to avoid or consume smaller amounts of coffee with or without caffeine spicy foods raw fruits raw vegetables concentrated fruit juice high-fat foods and sugar-free sweeteners #serve cooked fruits and vegetables rather than raw #add whole grain foods and fiber gradually to the diet fiber will help reduce gas and bloating #make sure the cr drinks plenty of water #encourage the cr to reduce stress through regular exercise and relaxing hobbies #when episodes of diarrhea occur try over-the-counter medications to reduce symptoms #give a changed diet 8-12 weeks to show signs of working changes don’t happen overnight

Materials: Fresh fruits & vegetables cooked whole grain foods fiber supplements containing psyllium or buy psyllium husks from natural food stores over-the-counter diarrhea medication if necessary caregiver thoughtfulness

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