Irritable Bowel Syndrome/diet?


my mon was diagnosed with colitis.It seems like there is no special diet for ths.Is it just tracking food and seeing what makes you inflamed and feel sick?What are good foods and any supplements she should be taking?She is 59 and about to get a colonoscopy because of this(i know shes way overdue for one anyways) she was hospitalized with anitbiotic iv and bowel rest for days Any reccomendations?

You are quite right about diets in colitis. There is no definite concensus on this and I normally recommend a low residue diet, low fiber (in pancolitis) usually. This is very similar to people with IBS and you can read more about this sort of diet on my web site, IBS Help Online.

I hope you mom is on the mend now.

Best wishes


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Dr Peter Thatcher MBBS, MRCPI. IBS Physician & Gastroenterologist


I can answer questions on all aspects of IBS or the Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Medicine and Gastroenterology. This would include aspects of diagnosis, investigation and management of IBS and other gastroenterology or medical conditions.


I am a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in the United Kingdom. I qualified as a physician in 1993 and have been practicing Medicine and Gastroenterology ever since. I regularly run gastroenterology clinics and 1:4 patients have IBS. I am also the web master of IBS Help Online, an Irritable Bowel Syndrome help site.

British Society of Gastroenterology Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall. UK

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Fully UK Trained Medical Degree at Kings College School of Medicine & Dentistry 1993 Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Examinations 1997

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MBBS 1993 MRCPI 1997

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