Are you struggling with IBS-D or bile acid diarrhea? On Instagram @AndreaHardyRD, I talk all about tips on how to manage bile acid diarrhea.

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Bile acid diarrhea management mainstays!⁠⠀
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I feel like I’ve talked about BAD a lot lately, but coincidentally, after my last BAD post, I had interviewed doctor and researcher Robert Battat on Let’s Gut Real about his new diagnostic test for BAD!⁠⠀
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Bile acid diarrhea is a common cause of diarrhea in patients with IBS and IBD, so @ignite.nutrition.inc , we see a LOT of it.⁠⠀
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Currently, the SEHCAT test is not readily available, however, C4 is a simple serum measure validated in IBD and IBS populations for bile acid diarrhea. Not yet available in Canada, but hopefully, soon! With better diagnosis and monitoring tools, this may help patients find solutions to help them manage better. ⁠⠀
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The mainstay of managing BAD is bile acid sequestrants, however simple nutrition strategies can help, like:⁠⠀
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🥑🍟limiting high fat foods ⁠⠀
🍻Limiting alcohol consumption⁠⠀
⏰Small frequent meals rather than a couple large meals ⁠⠀
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You can listen to the full episode – link in profile @andreahardyrd or search ‘Let’s Gut Real’ on your favourite podcast platform.⁠⠀