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March Health Watch Presentation: IBS, Oh What a Plight!
March 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
When it comes to irritable bowel syndrome, there are so many symptoms with too many solutions. For example: dietary fiber may lessen constipation in people with IBS, but it may not help with lowering pain; fiber helps keep stool soft so it moves smoothly through the colon and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends consuming 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day for adults- yet fiber may cause gas and trigger symptoms in some people with IBS. Increasing fiber intake by 2 to 3 grams per day may help reduce the risk of increased gas and bloating. We really need to talk about this with Health Watch Coordinator Mary Tennyson. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1660, to sign up for this talk. Limited seating available.