How citrus fruit & fibers are helpful in irritable bowel syndrome

Last Updated on September 11, 2022 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

As we all know IBS is a get disorder and does not allow our lives to go smoothly.  Although it is not life-threatening but with IBS person can not live a normal and healthy life. It has many symptoms that change with the food environment and special conditions at night and man cannot live a normal life and remains in disturb.

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Is Citrus Fruit Beneficial for IBS?

As far as citrus is concerned, it is good for IBS, but not all of it, because we know that oranges are good for the digestive system and strengthen it.  It Stimulates and speeds up the digestive system and is useful for IBS-C in such a way that feces are easily excreted out of the body.

The main reason for this is that there is more absorption of water and hardening of the stool which we also call constipation.  As you consume more citrus fruits, the fibbers in it soften the feces in the esophagus to anas so that food can move easily.

You go to the washroom early in the morning. Your stomach becomes lighter, which makes you feel a proper appetite.  The movement becomes normal.

Using citrus fruits with food

Patients with IBS who have been suffering from this disorder for a long time since they have been taking oranges with their diet find it easier because oranges fiber combines with food to form of gelatin, like material which the whole material then becomes soft and protrudes and does not cause constipation.

 Excessive use of citrus fruits and IBS

The more you use citrus, the more the digestive system will be stimulated, which can lead to discomfort in your abdomen. There may be a pain in the large intestine, but this pain will be after you have a bowel movement.

This is because the digestive system is overactive.  Overactivity of the digestive system can lead to digestion can lead empty of intestines. But these moments can cause crampings in the digestive system.

And these crampings cause pain and discomfort in the digestive system. In some cases issues related to gas was also reported.

 When citrus fruits can be used in IBS?

It depends on the situation you are in and what kind of citrus fruits you are using and when these fruits you are using. If you use less sour citrus fruits you can benefit from it but too much use of it can badly affect your digestive system.

You can eat a good amount of stress immediately after meal eating and then do not eat anything and walk for 30 minutes then you will have a good morning wash in the washroom. 

The following are some of the citruses that can benefit you

How citrus is not beneficial for some people

Very sour citrus can create discomfort in IBS patients, it could be the precursor of acid reflux and other abnormal activities of the digestive system. so very sour citrus fruit must be avoided by IBS patients. only fresh, properly ripened, and less sour citrus use.[1]

Written By:

  • Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Reviewed By:

  • Dr. Muhammad Khan Malik
  • Syeda Noor-ul-Ain Naqvi

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