Fiber and your diet
Dietary fiber can provide daily relief for IBS symptoms as well as lifelong health benefits.
Add fiber gradually
You will want to add fiber-rich foods a little at a time to let your body get used to them.
Too much fiber at one time may cause discomfort.
Let your body adjust to the additional fiber gradually.
It may take a few weeks to work up to the amount of fiber your doctor recommends for you.
While you are working at it, be sure to drink plenty of water -- six to eight glasses a day.
Maintain your fiber intake
Once you have added fiber to your daily diet, remember that you need to stick with it.
If you find that fiber works to help relieve your symptoms of IBS, you will want to make sure you maintain that same level of fiber every day.
If you're still experiencing regularity problems despite your best efforts, you should consider one of the fiber therapy products mentioned previously.
But remember -- if you do this, you might want to choose a product containing methylcellulose, such as Citrucel with SmartFiber, since it won't ferment to cause excess gas*.