Some patients have increased diarrhea with abdominal pain and bloating after eating certain foods. This is frequently diagnosed as “irritable bowel syndrome” if all routine testing is normal. I have been finding that a lot of patients can have a major improvement in these symptoms by taking a digestion enzyme such as a pancreatic enzyme or over the counter supplement before eating the “triggering meal or food”. If that doesn’t work, then using a bile acid supplement before the meal quite often helps. The fact that this problem occurs after eating (and not while fasting), is suggesting it is due to a digestion disorder. Please read through the pages under this tab to get more information.