I'm having problems loosing weight ...I am Vegan I have IBS-A

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   Posted 10/15/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
smurf  Here is my thoughts, When a person has IBS they are always hungy because the digestive system is not absorbing nutrients, if 90% of all the foods are being passed undigested them the body is holding on to all it can: a type of starvation (malabsortion syndrom maybe) Is there anyone out there that is thinking along these lines...being a vegaterian off and on for yrs and now permentaly (1 yr.) and a vegan for 7 months I should be at my goal weight. I exersize 3-4 days a week.....I even have tried super low fat for the last 3 months ....

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   Posted 11/11/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
hey flower.  I have thought about that as well and am currently awaiting my results for a thyroid test. My dr says i may be having a hard time loosing weigt due to that and that may indeed be my problem with IBS aswell. check it out
I am of normal weight an since my IBS has been so bad I have choosen not to eat as much to avoid the pain and I still am gaining weight.

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   Posted 11/12/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
FYI, malabsorbtion would make ou lose weight. You should be checked out if you have abnormal weight gan or loss.

Food is absorbed in the stomach. IBS is a functional disorder mainly of the sigmoid colon. The food has already been digested.

IBS and diet

"There is no evidence that digestion of food is different in those with IBS compared to those without IBS. Diet, food and eating do not cause IBS. However, muscles and nerves are over-reactive in IBS. This can cause the bowel to over-respond to stimuli. Even a normal event such as the act of eating itself, and not a particular food, may aggravate symptoms at times. Eating releases hormones that stimulate the gut."

I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

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