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Bluegrass Gal (@cindychesler)

What to eat?

Digestive Health | Last Active: Nov 4, 2018 | Replies (6)

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Hello, @cindychesler, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We have members who have talked about all the conditions you've mentioned – IBS (diarrhea), GERD, diverticulosis and hiatal hernia – so I'd like to introduce you to a few of them here: @safetyshield @falconfly @peabody88 @suez @musicflowers4u. I trust that they will have some input for you as you seek to determine the best way to eat with this combination of diagnoses.

Here is some guidance from Mayo Clinic on diet individually addressing the conditions you mentioned:

– IBS diet and other lifestyle guidance: https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/digestive-diseases/news/the-role-of-lifestyle-related-treatments-for-ibs/mac-20431272

– Lack of restrictive diet needed for GERD: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-restrictive-diet-usually-not-necessary-to-control-symptoms-of-gerd/

– Hiatial hernia (see Lifestyle and Home Remedies section): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiatal-hernia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20373385

– Diverticulosis diet: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/diverticulitis-diet/art-20048499

@cindychesler – has your physician in gastroenterology or a dietician offered guidance on an appropriate eating plan customized to your mix of diagnoses?

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My primary care physician referred me to a dietitian. The dietitian suggested I try FODMAP to determine my triggers. The dietitian also referred me to a gastroenterologist who recommended I NOT try FODMAP. She (Gastroenteroligist) said it was a last resort and to delay following up with the dietitian. She did a colonoscopy which turned up nothing of note. After the colonoscopy I followed up with the Gastro's nurse practitioner who had ZERO eating guidance. Color me frustrated.

Thanks for the links above, I will check them out.