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Bland Diet Sample Menu
Non-spicy, low-fiber: A bland diet (soft, low-fiber, non-spicy) may include: lowfat milk and other lowfat dairy; cooked, canned, or frozen vegetables; cooked or canned fruit such as applesauce or canned peaches; white flour breads, crackers, and pasta; refined (lower fiber) hot cereals, such as oatmeal and cream of wheat; tofu; soup broth; mild tea; lean meats, such as poultry, fish, and seafood, without added oils... ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how bad the attack is. Sometimes diverticulitis attacks are bad enough that they require hospital admission with IV antibiotics. Sometimes they can be treated with antibiotics by mouth as an outpatient. If the attack is bad you might be kept nothing by mouth for a few days. Or it is possible that you could be kept on clear liquids for a few days while the attack resolves. ...Read more
Can you tell me if slimgenics works? They won't say much on the phone. Can you recommend an easy to prepare, bland diet book? Thank you!
For some it may.: Most diet plans and supplements are modestly helpful, if you combine them with healthy foods and regular exercise. In general, if patients are willing to spend money on losing weight I recommend weight watchers. Consumer reports shows that they outperform the competition by a wide margin. Ww teaches good nutrition and backs this up with friendly accountability. ...Read more
I still have my gallbladder and until I see my surgeon he told me to go on a bland diet. Any suggestions?
I'm on a bland diet for gastritis, gluten, diary free and vegeration as well. I eat 4 times/day small meals, but I have 1stool/week. What can I do?
Is it normal to have prolonged pain for three hours every day. I have been like this for three months diagnose gastritis no bacteria. On bland diet.
Got lpr tried the bland diet couldn't hack it.will it go away with rest of changes I know what that they not room to type it all only 150 word limit?
Marginal benefit.: Realize that medications don't stop the damaging refluxate, but merely make it so that you can't feel the burning of an acidic refluxate. Lifestyle measures, including the dietary recommendations, will reduce the amount of the refluxate, which is better in the long term. ...Read more
Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet? Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.
Bland diets don't!: Bland diets were the staple of gastritis and ulcer treatment for years. They did not work. Paradoxically, spicy foods, stimulate the stomach with time to produce cytoprotective prostaglandings which inhibit gastritis and ulcer. People with a spicy and hot diet have fewer ulcers than people who live on bland diets (mexico vs us). The transition takes time but occurs. See your doctor for meds! ...Read more
I have an 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
I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!
No restrictions: After the gallbladder is removed there is no need to avoid fatty foods. Prior to surgery, a patient with gallbladder problems should avoid fatty foods to avoid symptoms. A small percentage of patients will get post op urgency, which is an urgent need to have a bm about 30-45 minutes after meals. This will be self limited, or easily quelled with Imodium (loperamide) ad. Good luck. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed 2 days ago. Is some nausea after a bland diet normal at this point? Otherwise, no complications at all.
Yes , you will be OK: It is only just 2 days post op, you will e back to normal in few days, don't over eat and go back to your surgeon for post-operative follow up. ...Read more
Would you recommend a second endoscopy if persistent gastritis won't heal? No H pilory in first biopsy results. Bland diet, I have for six months.
It seems like whenever I'm not on a bland diet, I suffer from bad acid reflux and all usual symptoms of gerd. Will I have to stay bland for life?
Can a combination of a PPI and H2 blocker work after esophagitis secondary to a medication reaction. I'm now on a bland diet and 150mg rantadine BID.
My birthday coming end of month may have lpr.will meds alone fix it without that miserable bland diet? I will have bland foods chasing me in my dream
Surgical tx: There are several procedures for LPR. If you go to a proper center you may have incisionless options available. http://www.thegerdbusters.com/endogastric-solutions. Otherwise, avoid drinking, smoking, loose weight if needed, sleep on few pillows, do not eat 3 he prior to sleep. Medications are more like a bandaid. Hides your symptoms, does not treat problem. ...Read more
Are h2 blockers like Pepcid (famotidine) everyday less bad for you than ppis? I eat that bland diet still get reflux been that way for years I have take something
Dr did a scope I have bad ulcer & gastritis will and can my ulcer heal I'm on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and raditidine and on a bland diet, I'm so scared plz help?
I am on a bland diet (per my doctor) until my visit with him next week. What are some fruits and vegetables I can eat that comply with the "bland diet" my doctor has asked me to maintain until then?
Bananas,,apples: Plain green beansGet a more detailed answer ›
I was taken lot antobiotics for 2 months now have gut flora bland diet, ho long for my gut to heal, and what can I drink except water,?
Probiotics: You need probiotics. Start gently and increase. Consider kombucha, kefir, and other naturally fermented foods. Make sure you get saccharomyces boulardii with the probiotic mix. Eat lots of organic fruit and vegetables. Can drink green tea and herbal teas as well. Glutamine can assist in gut healing. ...Read more
Gallbladder out 9 day ago! Eating raw veggies! Lots pain pressure into neck shoulders chest — gas. Should give this up for good!? Total bland diet?
What's the best way to manage a bland diet for GI issues on a college campus? Possible IBS or gallbladder issues
How come my mild gastritis won't heal if I don't have bacteria no NSAID, on bland diet, taking Carafate (sucralfate) PPIs??? 3 months in pain.
No longer mild: The pain pattern is critical in establishing the diagnosis, before or after meals, periods of high stress, etc. How was your diagnosis made? In case you did not have an upper endoscopy, you might need one. Would recommend that you keep a log with the type of food/ drinks that you ingest and the timing/character of your pain and bring it to your follow-up visit. ...Read more
What surgery has best results for acid reflux.having trouble maintaining that bland diet birthday parties my family cooks.cant break old ladies heart?
GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is fancy term for acid reflux. Failing lifestyle modification such as avoiding foods that aggravate symptoms, and not lying down soon after eating, there are at least 3 classes of medications to try before considering surgery: calcium carbonate, H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors, in that order. All are available over the counter. Chat w/Family Doc re EGD ...Read more