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

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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.

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