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

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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.
Answered on May 27, 2012

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