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Will a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Scott Beede
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
No: Gastroenteritis means an inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. There are many causes. Self-limited viruses are the most common cause. Other causes include lactose (dairy) intolerance, celiac disease (wheat gluten sensitivity), inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) and others. If it is recurring, it should be further investigated by your doctor.
Dr. Ben Eggleston
Radiology 19 years experience
Depends: Better nourishment of your body, slowed aging, less (even eliminate) cardiovascular disease are possibilities with a low fat vegan diet. However, the intestines and your mind need an adjustment period. Meaning, all the fiber of healthy foods may cause diarrhea for a while. Also, it may take time to find which foods your intestines tolerate well. There will be work involved in finding new recipes, use the many websites for ideas.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Why recurring gastritis? Lots of different causes. Vegan diet may be irrelevant.

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Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes it can: Depending on what you are eating. Light healthy vegetarian diet is good for GI health. Rice and lentils are good source of carb and protein during diarrhea, make sure eat plenty of yogurt and probiotics for good bacteria.

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