Experts In Vasectomy and Urological Treatments

Dr. Snoy is a general urologist. In addition to vasectomies he also treats:
• Bladder control
• Overactive bladder
• Bladder cancer
• Urinary incontinence
• Kidney stones
• Prostate disorders
• Prostate cancer
• Erectile dysfunction

Many Americans suffer with “irritable bowel syndrome” (IBS). That means they have stomach pain and constipation or diarrhea.

Many Americans suffer with “irritable bowel syndrome” (IBS). That means they have stomach pain and constipation or diarrhea.


IBS can happen at all ages. The brain, gut and nervous system do not seem to work together right. So what do you do?


Start with a food diary. That means writing down everything you eat and drink. Make notes about whether you have belly pain and when you to go to the bathroom.


Also, jot down any stresses. Some people have problems, like stomach pains or diarrhea, when they get upset or overly tired.


The food diary can help you find out what foods or feelings are triggers. Stay away from those “trigger foods.” Work on managing stress.


Try to eat a meal or snack every four to five hours. Limit caffeine and drink at least 48 ounces of water per day.


If you still have problems, don’t despair. It just means you need to look harder to solve the mystery. Because each person is an individual, diet changes that work for one person may not work for another.

Look at your food diary. If you have stomach pain after drinking milk or eating ice cream or yogurt, you may not tolerate lactose. Lactose is the natural sugar found in milk.


If you have stomach pain and constipation after eating bread or spaghetti, you may be sensitive to gluten. Gluten is protein found in foods made with wheat flour. Cutting back or avoiding foods with gluten (bread, crackers, pasta and baked goods) may solve the problem.


If you still are having stomach and bowel problems, another diet to try is called “low FODMAP.” FODMAPs are certain carbohydrates that are not well digested in some people.


FODMAP foods cause fluid to be pulled into intestines and are fermented quickly, which causes more gas and more stools. The amount of FODMAP foods eaten over time can cause problems.


Following the low-FODMAP diet is a learning diet. You can try it for a few weeks, then add in one type of FODMAP food and see whether you have problems.

Examples of high-FODMAP foods to avoid:

Dairy – milk, yogurt and ice cream

Fruit – fruit juice, apples, pears, stone fruits and watermelon

Vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, corn, celery and onion garlic

Breads, cereals, pasta, crackers – any made with wheat, barley or rye

Other – sugar-free items made with sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol or xylitol, as well as any food or drink made with high-fructose corn syrup

Examples of low FODMAP foods to eat:

Dairy – lactose-free milk products and hard cheeses

Fruit – strawberries, blueberries, grapes, cantaloupe, kiwi, ripe bananas and oranges

Vegetables – spinach, kale, fresh tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, white potatoes and bell peppers

Breads, cereals, pasta, crackers – rice, cornmeal and gluten-free products.

Other – regular candy, leafy herbs, sweet spices, oils, vinegars, lemon or lime juice and foods sweetened with sugar


Source: The Carthage Press


Urologists like Dr. Fredrick J. Snoy can provide treatment recommendations if you are experiencing symptoms. Please contact our office for an appointment if you would like to discuss with Dr. Snoy, (505) 872-4091