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Bland Diet For Ulcers
I have a Ulcer and already taking meds for 1 week and on bland diet but I'm getting a lil chills is that normal?
See your doctor...: It's hard for me to know what's going on completely without your medical record and examining you in person. When you say ulcer, I assume you mean a peptic ulcer in the stomach/small intestine. There are a few types that are treated differently. Chills may represent either an infection or allergy to the meds you are taking. You should go back to your treating doctor to discuss these new symptoms. ...Read more
Dr did a scope I have bad ulcer & gastritis will and can my ulcer heal I'm on Dexilant and raditidine and on a bland diet , I'm so scared plz help?
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. ...Read more
What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...Read more
Depends on cause of: .Most ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori.And if it is treated with antibiotics and acid suppression other causes are from prolonged use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. Alcohol and tobacco use these are treated with stopping the drugs, alcohol and nicotine along with long term acid suppression diet is also important to avoid red meat, corn beef, hot dogs, sausage etc, diary prod. ...Read more
Diet and reflux: The following foods worsen gastroesophageal reflux: caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes, exacerbate the injury to the esophagus caused by reflux, and usually worsen heartburn. Other common offenders are peppers, spicy foods, and fried foods. A higher protein content in a meal can help decrease reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 & http://tinyurl.com/mwxb522 Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more
No actual diet: I recommend my patients, who are dealing with ulcers, try to keep some food in their stomach, even a snack before going to bed. There's no foods that have to be avoided, except those that are personally irritating. So, super spicy foods or snacks should probably be left alone. and, avoid tobacco and alcohol while healing. Just graze all day, and take your medications as directed. Good luck. ...Read more
No not all ulcers: Most ulcers in stomach are caused by infection with h pylori a bacteriaand is treated with antibiotics and acid suppression, but few ulcers can be caused by nonsteroidal meds like aspirin, ibuprofen, narosyn etc and these may heal with diet and acid suppression with antacids and meds like Omeprazole and others.And rarely ulcers are due to cancer.The diagnosis is usually made by endoscopy. ...Read more
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