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Can Eggs Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

People who are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome often look for ways by which they can minimize the pain and can feel better. People have experienced that there are a series of food items that when included in the diet can trigger the problem of irritable bowel syndrome and make the condition worst. On the contrary, when such food items are eliminated from the diet can make a huge positive difference. One does not need to stop the food items immediately, instead patient should first identify the food that triggers the problem and then should minimize the intake of those items to experience the difference.

Can Eggs Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Can Eggs Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Food items that trigger irritable bowel syndrome vary from individual to individual, some of the common food items that causes irritable bowel syndrome includes; Red meat, dairy and poultry items and Eggs. Out of these; eggs is one of the most common sources that lead to trigger the IBS syndrome. Egg white does not cause any harm, instead; it is a very good source of healthy protein. Egg yolk is also very nutritious with high protein but it also contains a lot of fat. This makes it difficult to digest and can also cause constipation.

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome symptoms should eat food that decreases excess heat from the body. But egg yolk creates more heat inside the body which disturbs the digestive mechanism. Doctors suggest that patient suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome should strictly avoid eggs in any form specially when facing the painful symptoms.

Other poultry items can also trigger irritable bowel syndrome. Some people have a misconception that all poultry items are bad for health. However, this is not true some of the poultry items like skin free chicken any form of meat with skin can cause many problems in people. This is so because meat with skin contains a lot of fat, which is not good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Hence, one should ensure that if they want to chicken then should only take skin less chicken but is easy to digest, high in protein and also light on stomach. Red meat is very high in cholesterol content and is very complex to digest. Hence, people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome symptoms or heart problems should strictly avoid the intake of red meat from their diet.

Till date no success treatment has been coined for irritable bowel syndrome. The only way to treat this problem is to avoid the triggers. This can be done by adopting a healthy lifestyle and by taking balance diet. Incorporating healthy and easy to digest food items can assist in facilitating easy digestion. If the condition of patient becomes worst, then the only treatment form adopted by medical practitioners is colon removal surgery. This is the only sure shot way to get rid of the problem but after this surgery the life of patient becomes very difficult. Hence, patients should identify their health condition and should adopt a healthy lifestyle as early as possible. Regular exercise is also one of the best ways to get rid of the painful problem of irritable bowel syndrome.


  1. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Probiotics: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/probiotics-what-you-need-to-know
  2. International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) – Diet, Eating, & IBS: https://www.aboutibs.org/ibs-diet.html

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 8, 2023

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