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Which foods are recommended for someone with a stomach ulcer?

Which foods are recommended for someone with a stomach ulcer?

No fried food: Avoid all greasy food, fried food, and very spicy food. ...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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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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Is Prevacid effective for gastritis?nexium (esomeprazole) causes diarrhea for me.also can gastritis cause constipation..have had some of that with gastritis flare up

Is Prevacid effective for gastritis?nexium (esomeprazole) causes diarrhea for me.also can gastritis cause constipation..have had some of that with gastritis flare up

Nexium can't: cause gastritis; however, diarrhea has been reported. Additionally, gastritis, does not necessarily cause constipation. It is time to consult your prescribing physician and, if you are self medicating: STOP! ...Read more

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What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

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 (ranitidine) 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

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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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What blood work should have people with ulcers or gastritis?

What blood work should have people with ulcers or gastritis?

Testing: H. pylori blood and breath testing, CBC, sed rate, liver profile, amylase. lipase and abdominal ultrasound for starters. ...Read more

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Is soy milk good for people with gastritis or gastric acid?

Maybe: No more effective than any other food that will neutralize the acid in your stomach (for a few hours). ...Read more

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Good meal for someone with acid reflux and diverticulitis ?

Good meal for someone with acid reflux and diverticulitis ?

BALANCE AND NO BOOZE: For reflux, avoid alcohol and tobacco, carbonation, and large meals. Don't lie down after meals for a couple hours. For the acute inflammation of diverticulitis, you should eat a lower residue diet, but once the inflammation has subsided, you may eat almost anything. I recommend avoiding peanuts and popcorn, and try to incorporate some fibre, as well.Keep hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Yes: There is no reason not to eat a regular diet unless the cancer has somehow impaired their ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Which type of foods should I eat for a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Which type of foods should I eat for a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Need to determine: Cause. Gastritis and stomach ulcer may be due to helicobacter infection, Aspirin and other drugs, vascular problems, alcohol etc. Please see your doctor for an evaluation and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can Coumadin (warfarin) be given to people with gastritis/ stomach ulcers?

Can Coumadin (warfarin) be given to people with gastritis/ stomach ulcers?

Yes, but: It can and is every day, but the risk of bleeding is higher when those conditions co-exist. Coumadin (warfarin) should not be given to anyone with active bleeding. The decision to use or withhold Coumadin (warfarin) is based on the potential risk versus the expected gain and is a judgment call best made by the doc who knows you and your health history the best. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Seldom a diet issue: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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What foods should be eaten for patients with gastric acid?

What foods should be eaten for patients with gastric acid?

Avoid spice and acid: Everyone is a bit different in this regard, but spicy and acidy foods like tomato sauces tend to bring on the symptoms. The bottom line is to notice what brings on the symptoms in you and avoid those foods. ...Read more

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Intestinal bacteria and duodenal ulcer with excessive belching (eat, drink, lying down) and flatulence. Currently taking probiotics to no avail.?

Intestinal bacteria and duodenal ulcer with excessive belching (eat, drink, lying down) and flatulence. Currently taking probiotics to no avail.?

Bacteria vs acid: Could be several things. If you have an infection called hpylori along with these symptoms..You need treatment. This could also be a sign of esophageal reflux (heartburn). Try an otc acid blocker. If no results see your pcp or GI doc. ...Read more

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Do they look for cancer if h pylori is present with gastritis and ulcers?

Do they look for cancer if h pylori is present with gastritis and ulcers?

Yes: Whenever an endoscopy is done and gastritis and ulcers are diagnosed, we are always looking for tumors, whether or not h. Pylori is found. ...Read more

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Can someone have both stomach ulcers and reflux?

Can someone have both stomach ulcers and reflux?

Yes: Poor digestion and poor diet are common themes for those who suffer both reflux and ulcer problems. Pain and dietary restrictions can be hard to live with, thereby adding to stress and sleep problems. Perhaps a long appointment with your physician will sort out the "chicken from the egg". They are both treatable conditions. ...Read more

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Can gastritis with acid erosion cause gastroperisis? I have both and my symptoms are nausea that prevents me from eating solid foods.

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis or lack of movement of the stomach is most common in long term diabetic patients. Difficulty with solid foods could be either achalasia(spasm of the esophagus) or a stricture(narrowning) from your reflux ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more