U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

How would you encourage someone with ulcers to get on a diet?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
In the olden times: The diet was the only answer. Dairy and especially milk, liquid antacids and avoidance of spiced foods. We now know that ca++ stinulates gastrin, a hormone that stimulates acid prodcution. The modern attack is on the systems that produce gastric acid, the focus of treatment like ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole. Avoid foods causing dyspepsia.

Related questions

A 35-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 51-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated May 27, 2012
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.