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What foods for a bland diet?

What foods for a bland diet?

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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How many days would I stay on a bland diet following a diverticulitis attack?

How many days would I stay on a bland diet following a diverticulitis attack?

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

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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!

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

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I still have my gallbladder and until I see my surgeon he told me to go on a bland diet. Any suggestions?

I still have my gallbladder and until I see my surgeon he told me to go on a bland diet. Any suggestions?

Low fat: Low fat foods, higher fiber.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/gallbladder-diet-foods-for-gallbadder-problems

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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?

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?

See below: Increase fiber intake to 35 grams/day. Prunes and other dried fruit like apricots are natural laxatives and helpful. Drink an extra 4 glasses of water daily. Consult your doctor if you continue to have constipation. SEE: http://bit.ly/1uzOegm and http://bit.ly/1ysaKJv ...Read more

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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.

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.

No: It is not normal to have such pain daily, and if it is coming from gastritis, antacid medications should make it get better. Your doctor can evaluate you further for what the cause may be. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Glad to hear your medication helps. Please don't make any changes w/out consulting him/her. ...Read more

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What is a bland diet for people with stomach pain?

What is a bland diet for people with stomach pain?

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

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Why some people have gastritis for years if no h. Pylori and bland diet?

Why some people have gastritis for years if no h. Pylori and bland diet?

Chronic gastritis: The condition can be caused by taking Aspirin and/ or nsaids like ibuprofen. Stress is another cause as well as an autoimmune gastritis where the body turns on itself. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!

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

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I had my gallbladder removed 2 days ago. Is some nausea after a bland diet normal at this point? Otherwise, no complications at all.

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

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Can lpr be fixed by doing everything else such as ppi without the miserable bland diet?sorry but I can't hack it.my family cooks at houses.

Need the diet.: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but medications like PPIs don't stop the LPR, they just make it so that you don't feel the reflux — but it's still there. You can minimize the actual reflux through dietary and lifestyle measures. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Call your doctor: A second endoscopy could be indicated for this situation, to see how the disease is progressing. If your doctor feels it is necessary, he or she will schedule it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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?

GERD: Aside from diet you can modify other things line cigarette smoking, not eating shortly before bed, don't wear tight clothes, lose weight, alternatively medication may help you as well. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

PPI vs H2 block: Long standing reflux can be pre malignant and requires formal
evaluation ;management must include hygienic intervention such as avoidance of late food ;caffeine etc as well as medicines under physician supervision ...Read more

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Yellow stool after suspected food poisioning followed by bland diet. Normal?

Yellow stool after suspected food poisioning followed by bland diet. Normal?

Normal: Most likely a reflection of the bland diet and fluids. If bowel movements are persitantly light colored after a few days, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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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,?

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

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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?

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?

Have to give time: With pre-existing gastric (pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)) problems, it is only 9 th PO day, is not easy to digest raw veritable, you don't have to give up, be patient give few more days you will be fine, speak to your surgeon ...Read more

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What's the best way to manage a bland diet for GI issues on a college campus? Possible IBS or gallbladder issues

What's the best way to manage a bland diet for GI issues on a college campus? Possible IBS or gallbladder issues

GB unlikely: For your age. You can get an ultrasound to check the gallbladder and will probably be normal. IBS is certainly common.
You may want to discuss your diet with your doc or with a nutritionist. Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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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

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What surgery has best results for acid reflux.having trouble maintaining that bland diet birthday parties my family cooks.cant break old ladies heart?

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