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diet for a patient with esophageal varices

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andris Kazmers
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varices: Best not to consume alcohol, particularly if cirrhosis is the cause. If so, protein and salt intake may also be an issue. This is something that shoul ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet for varices: Rule of thumb is to avoid foods with sharp edges (like potato chips). Also should be on a stomach acid blocking pill and limit spicy foods. Otherwis ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Liver health: Esophageal varices are usually related to liver cirrhosis . There are several dietary concern with liver cirrhosis specifically limiting sodium. addit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Wow: We have only 400 characters here, answering your question minimally would require a lot more. Explanation and diet is not possible here; but advice is ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Think easy: Foods that are easy to digest will be easy on the stomach (less churning, less acid needed). You will find low fat, dairy and vegetable meals to be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diet&Avoid stress: Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not eating vitamin-rich foods may make it difficult for your ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: It is important to know what is the cause of the dysfunction. If it is related to removal of the gall bladder- do not use too much oil and fats. Fat, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
High protein: There are many high protein, high energy commercially available drinks such as Boost and Ensure. Also try chicken or beef broth, Egg Drop Soup, pudd ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Diverticulitus: Diverticulitis means an active infection of small pouches of the colon that needs treatment with antibiotics. With an active infection, foods should b ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
Maybe..: When deciding which weight loss operation is best for you, bariatric surgeons look at all of your medical history and problems and come up with the be ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Mange Carbs: If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood sugar. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No fried food: Avoid all greasy food, fried food, and very spicy food.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
By treating an ulcer: It would help only if the outlet obstruction is from ulcer disease and the vagotomy is part of an ulcer "curing" surgery.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Find out why this is: Work w/ an integrative doctor to find out why your body is responding like this. Try an elimination diet for a month, add back foods one at a time, o ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience Psychiatry
Diet : Make sure diet rich in fiber drink plenty of fluids prune juice can be helpful stool softener colace (docusate sodium) can be very helpful twice day m ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edelman
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Eat a well balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids. Hydration is so important. Stay away from sodas. It is okay to have salads but cooked vegetab ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
LOW SALT DIET: If you have chronic liver disease you should avoid diets high in sodium content as they may result in the developement of edema(swelling) and even asc ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Healthy: Avoid fried fatty greasy foods. Avoid all alcohol drinking. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, ? Motrin, advil, aleve, (naproxen) etc. Eat healthy foods & plen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Well balanced: There is no specific liver diet, but it is important to consume a healthy well-balanced diet low in sodium.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Celiac disease: Sometimes people with celiac disease may have no gastrointestinal symptoms at all. Celiac disease symptoms can also mimic those of other conditions, s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Amount matters: The more important issue with gastroparesis is to eat small portions. Certainly difficult to digest foods can cause problems as well as foods that pro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Diet, activity: Try a high fiber diet, lots of fluids and regular exercise. This is the most natural way to fight constipation.

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