Re: Just diagnosed-questions
I was diagnosed about 10 years ago with IBS, which for me was primarily diarhea, gas, bloating and nausea. Only about a year ago I found an article on something called "fructose intolerance" that really rang a bell with me, so I did a little more research and have since found out that this is what I have. It's really just like lactose intolerance, but it's an inability to digest frustose sugar rather than lactose sugar. There's been a lot more research on it lately and some doctors think that it accounts for a fairly high number of IBS patients, if their symptoms are primarily diarhea rather than constipation. The University of Iowa has good information on it.
The main thing is that fructose sugar was rarely used as an added sweetener until thelate 70's early 80's and with the introduction of highfructose corn syrup we're now consuming way more fructose than some people can handle. Since staying on a fructose free diet, I'm completely fine now! I would strongly recommend your husband look into this since his symptoms seem to be about right.