Is taking coffee is helpful in irritable bowel syndrome

Last Updated on November 7, 2022 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

What is Coffee?

Coffee is a drink that is enjoyed in almost every part of the world. It is basically a plant seed that is passed through a special procedure and then ground to make coffee.
People also drink it in plain water and drink it by adding it to milk. Many people prefer to use coffee instead of tea.
Coffee is mostly used in the winter season because it provides heat to the body and keeps the body fit. It is quite bitter in terms of taste but people like its taste very much.

What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is basically a disorder which is known for its symptoms i.e., sometimes abdominal pain, sometimes cramping in the bowels sometimes gas sometimes constipation starts which makes the patient feel difficult. It becomes difficult to lead a normal life. Keeping this in mind, the patient consumes such foods and drinks that minimize the symptoms of IBS.

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How to take coffee in IBS?

Coffee is beneficial in IBS, especially in IBS-C. Put it in plain water and drink it, it stimulates the digestive system. It reduces the symptoms of IBS.
As soon as an IBS patient drinks coffee, such changes occur within the stomach that helps to heal if there are problems in the gastrointestinal track. Similarly, if there is constipation, the stool moves forward with the help of coffee.

How coffee is harmful in IBS

If you have persistent IBS symptoms, or you have an IBS attack and you are experiencing abdominal pain, then you should not consume coffee. It will increase and there will be more trouble.

When taking coffee, IBS patients should take care that the coffee should be consumed after a meal.

If the intestines are empty and you take coffee, you may suffer from IBS symptoms, which can be a prelude to a distressing situation for the patient anyway.


Diabetics should never use sugar in coffee
People who are allergic to coffee should not consume coffee

Reviewed By:

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

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