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Can a person with IBS take Whey protein?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: I have been previously diagnosed with Gastritis and Irritable bowel syndrome - as a swimmer, I excercise regularly and train daily. I need to keep a good diet which includes protein supplement such as Whey, but I have noticed that I am sort of allergic to it (pimples). I wanted to know if it is OK to try Egg Protein Powder the days I am training. And if it is OK with my irritable bowel issue. Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you may try it if your IBS is not Diarrhea type (IBS-D)!!!

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the consultation at my virtual clinic!
I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns today and will put my best efforts to get you out of this situation.

You may try with special caution of you have IBS-D diarrhea subclass of the IBS. Otherwise it is ok to go with the try for egg protein powder. It will help remain active and will fulfill your energy needs.

You may also take Salmon fish as it is a good source for proteins.


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DR. XXXXXXX HANIF
USA

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Can a person with IBS take Whey protein?

Brief Answer: Yes you may try it if your IBS is not Diarrhea type (IBS-D)!!! Detailed Answer: Thanks for the consultation at my virtual clinic! I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns today and will put my best efforts to get you out of this situation. You may try with special caution of you have IBS-D diarrhea subclass of the IBS. Otherwise it is ok to go with the try for egg protein powder. It will help remain active and will fulfill your energy needs. You may also take Salmon fish as it is a good source for proteins. Hope I answered all of your questions. Let me know if you have further clinical concerns or doubts. I will be more than happy to get back to you with expert opinion. Please don't forget to give Five Star rating to help me assist my patients in a better way; and, please don't forget to 'Close This Discussion'. For any disease you have, a timely follow-up is very necessary regarding the treatment efficacy and to see if there is a need to change the treatment options. So keep a follow up to see how you doing (Always write down my name in the start of your questions at this forum & I will be with you in no time). Regards! DR. XXXXXXX HANIF USA