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Low Fiber Diet

A low fiber diet can help give your digestive system a break. Fiber, while it usually has health benefits, takes more effort for your body to digest.

Your doctor might recommend trying this diet for a short time if you have one of the following:

  • IBS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • diverticulitis
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramps
  • constipation
  • irritation or damage in the digestive tract
  • bowel narrowing caused by a tumor
  • recovery from gastrointestinal surgery, including colostomy and ileostomy
  • current radiation therapy or other treatments that might affect the gastrointestinal tract