Nutrition and Dieting

One of the most common ways people try to resolve digestive issues is through diet. Whether it’s heartburn, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation or some other symptom, what we eat and drink can play a role in how we feel.

However, while diet changes may help manage symptoms, it’s important to realize there are often underlying reasons for GI issues. For persistent, chronic and acute symptoms, you should see your physician to be properly diagnosed.

Treating GI Symptoms Through Diet

In making diet changes, the first step is to determine which foods may be affecting you. There are diet guidelines for various digestive conditions, but they are not one size fits all. To help adjust these guidelines for a better fit, keep a diet diary for a few weeks. Over time, you’ll learn what works best for you.

Here are some guidelines that may help: