Close this search box.

Your Guide to Managing Bowel Obstruction with Diet Changes


Bowel obstruction is a condition that can seriously disrupt your daily life and even be life-threatening. It’s often caused by adhesions or internal scars that form in your small and large intestines. These adhesions act like glue, preventing your intestines from functioning properly. The good news is that making some dietary changes can be a valuable part of your treatment plan and help you manage the symptoms of digestive disorders.

Reducing Fiber Intake:

One way to manage bowel obstruction is by reducing the amount of fiber in your diet. Why? Because this can lead to fewer bowel movements and smaller stools, which in turn can decrease discomfort such as gas, abdominal cramps, and pain. If your symptoms are relatively mild, a low-fiber diet might be suitable for you. But if they’re more severe, you might need to follow an even stricter minimal fiber diet or even a liquid diet. The specific diet plan you should follow will depend on your unique condition and symptoms.

Consult Your Doctor:

It’s crucial to keep your doctor in the loop about any dietary changes you make. If you notice changes in your bowel movements like constipation, nausea, vomiting, or pain, be sure to inform your healthcare provider immediately. Your doctor can provide valuable guidance and monitor your progress.

Finding Your Ideal Diet:

Remember, digestive disorders affect everyone differently. So, figuring out which foods work best for your body might involve some trial and error. Be patient with yourself, as you work towards finding the ideal balance of foods that can help you manage your condition.

In-Depth Guide Available:

For a more detailed look at diet recommendations, recipes, and sample menus to help you manage bowel obstruction, you can download our comprehensive “Bowel Obstruction Diet Guide.” Inside, you’ll find a wealth of information to assist you on your journey to better digestive health.

Treating Bowel Obstructions and Adhesions Non-Surgically

Watch the following video which explains how Clear Passage can alleviate bowel obstructions, naturally.

If you’d like a free consult, please take 20 minutes and fill out this form and we can determine if therapy would be a good fit for you.
Contact Information
Who We Are
An image of a doctor treating a patient with SIBO.

Clear Passage®️ strives to provide our patients with the finest hands-on therapy in the world. We team with each patient and focus 100% of our effort on each patient’s goals, in a professional but compassionate environment. 

Send Us A Message
Conditions We Treat