Treatments for certain medical conditions cause changes in bowel patterns, including frequent, formed bowel movements or diarrhea (frequent, watery bowel movements). This information describes a diet that is helpful in preventing or treating diarrhea and frequent formed bowel movements.
Diet for the Sensitive Stomach
There are many factors that can contribute to a sensitive stomach. We have pinpointed foods that worsen symptoms and should be avoided. In addition to diet changes, certain supplements can be taken to improve symptoms.
Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
For those that have been diagnosed with Diverticulosis or Diverticulitis, following a diet high in fiber is recommended to reduce symptoms. In addition, a diet supplement may be recommended.
Low FODMAP Diet
The Low FODMAP Diet is common for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) to eliminate foods that worsen symptoms. This diet follows an elimination strategy to pinpoint food triggers.
GERD, Diet & Lifestyle Changes
Your doctor may recommend that you avoid foods and drinks that are known to make stomach acid reflux worse. These include fatty foods, alcohol, chocolate, caffeinated drinks (such as coffee, tea, soda), peppermint, spearmint, and spices.
High Fiber Diet
Following a diet high in fiber has a wide range of benefits, including improving bowel health, lowering cholesterol, and controlling blood sugar levels. Many fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts contain high amounts of fiber.