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Have bloating stomach, constipation and numbness in hands. Have IBS. What to do?

I have IBS. I have a problem with severe stomach bloating either as a result from stress or certain foods trigger it. I have heartburn everyday. I'm tired all the time and I feel the need to urinate frequently. I have chronic constipation as well. And I'm 38 years old. Side symptoms. I have an itchy scalp and my hands get numb or tingly very easy.
I exercise 3-4 times a week for an hour.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Hi,Thanks for your query, Many people may have already modified their diets before seeing a doctor. Temporarily avoiding dairy products may help assess whether symptoms of lactose intolerance are mimicking those of irritable bowel syndrome. Persons who avoid dairy products should exercise and consider taking calcium supplements.

Certain foods, such as cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts) and legumes (beans) may worsen bloating and gassiness.

Dietary fiber may lessen symptoms.

Individuals with IBS should drink plenty of water, and avoid soda, which may cause gas and abdominal discomfort.

Eating smaller meals may lessen the incidence of cramping and diarrhea.

Low fat and high carbohydrate meals such as pasta, rice, and whole grain breads may help IBS symptoms (unless the affected individual has celiac disease). Regards, Dr.Sharmila
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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