Samosa, Pakora (Asian Food) and Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Last Updated on March 9, 2023 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a neuro-gastrointestinal disorder in which a person is very worried due to various symptoms like abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea and constipation etc. It is not life threatening but it does not allow to live like a normal person. The patient has to constantly take care of himself and eat every food and drink with the thought that the symptoms may appear after eating this thing. For detailed information about Irritable Bowel Syndrome Click Here

What are Samosa, Pakoras?

Samosa pakoras are items that can be considered as fast food in Asia mostly but it is also available in market in the other countries. People have been making it for centuries and basically pakoras are an advanced form of potato chips i.e. potatoes are mixed with chopped onions and spices and then deep fried in vegetable oil. For detail about pakoras watch video

Samosa is also a food item similar to pakora, it is made of thin wheat flour or chickpea flour kneaded into small flat breads and spiced potato inside it. It is taken later and eaten with sweet and curd sauce . sauce is an essential ingredient of samosas and pakoras. For detail about samosa watch video

How is Samosa, Pakora in IBS?

In IBS, the patient has to take special care to avoid such food that can make him show the symptoms.

Pakoras and samosas are not suitable for IBS at all. Immediately after eating it, the stomach starts cramping, gas begins to form and the stomach starts to feel irritated. And as time goes by, the symptoms increase and these symptoms last until, this food remains inside the gut. The patient’s sleep is disturbed and the stool does not come properly, i.e. it comes haltingly or there may be a complaint of constipation.

How to relieve symptoms due to IBS Samosa, Pakora

Most of the ingredients used in pakoras and samosas are not suitable for IBS and the symptoms will appear, so if this is happening to someone, take the medicines prescribed by the doctor as soon as possible, along with ice cream. Apply hot water bottle on gut area little by little and go to sleep early at night.

Written By:

  • Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Reviewed By:

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

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