A college student has just been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which of the following should the nurse include in teaching the client?

 

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- "You should avoid coffee or energy drinks"

- "You should try to avoid drinking alcohol right now."

- "Eat as much eggs and dairy as you can."

- "Try to avoid drinking water."

- "Try to increase the amount of fiber intake."

Rationale

Encouraging the client to decrease beverages such as caffiene or alcohol, food that contains eggs, dairy, and wheat, and to increase the intake of water and fiber will allow the bowels to rest and heal.

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