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Food For Acidity Patient
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
Diet : If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available.Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more
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
Reflux: Foods that can trigger gerd: fatty or fried foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, carbonated beverages, chocolate and mint. Foods that help prevent gerd: leafy greens, melons, bananas, oatmeal, tofu, fennel, parsley, and rice. ...Read more
Lean meats: Perhaps try lean proteins such as chicken and fish. They can be prepared many ways, and you can determine whether different sauces or cooking methods aggravate you or not. For sure i would not fry them, but would suggest baking, broiling, or grilling. ...Read more
I have thyroid & acidic reflux problem. How to balance because thyroid pill demands 30min waiting after its intake for food & acidic reflux needs food?
Not difficult: Most common acid reflux medicines work best if taken about 30 minutes before a meal, so if you took both of them, and waited for 30 minutes, and then ate, you'd probably be fine. Best bet is to check with your pharmacist to help make a medicine schedule for you. Good luck. ...Read more
PH balancing foods!: Gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease, also referred to as acid reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter does not close properly and stomach contents back up or reflux into the esophagus. Consider broccoli, cabbage, carrots, green beans, peas, ground beef, extra-lean meat, ground beef, turkey, skinless chicken, egg whites, egg substitute, baked potato, fish, feta or goat cheese. ...Read more
Trans fats & sugars: Cholesterol does not cause heart disease but inflammation does, so whether cholesterol is high or low it's best to avoid foods that cause inflammation- esp. Trans fats (fried foods) and sugars! see http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having acid indigestion and heartburn while eating since 5 days. How to treat acid indigestion? What type of food to eat and what to avoid?
Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?
High protein: There are many high protein, high energy commercially available drinks such as Boost and Ensure. Also try chicken or beef broth, Egg Drop Soup, pudding, yoghurt, ice cream, milk shakes, eggs, etc. consult with a Nutritionist who will have lots of great ideas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Something else.: You are suffering from something else. Body "acidity" is not generaly user adjustable. Alterations in acid status indicate very serious underlying illness and are usually life threatening. If you eat a regular vegetarian diet your "acid" status will be normal. If you are having symptoms that are bothersome see someone about it. ...Read more
What type of diet should I follow for gastritis, dyspepsia, Ibs and acid reflux? I've been trying to drink more water and eat vegetables and fruits.
Diet for GI problems: The recommended diet would be different for each of those G.I. problems. The best diet for you would depend on which of these are actually causing you the most symptoms. I would see a gastroenterologist to help sort out your predominant problem and base your diet on that. Until then, a high fiber diet low in citrus fruits and tomatoes would be a good place to start. Good luck. ...Read more
Is the the stomach more or less acidic after a meal? The stomach makes acid to aid digestion, but then food buffers acid. I'm confused.
Good question: The acidity is maximum as you start eating, when all the acid pumps are triggered by smell of food, chewing, etc. Food may or may not buffer the acid, based on the food acidity. The acid pumps are then turned down as the stomach fills up. In other words the acidity is max when we start eating and minimum after a meal. Or it should be. ...Read more
Think easy: Foods that are easy to digest will be easy on the stomach (less churning, less acid needed). You will find low fat, dairy and vegetable meals to be well tolerated. Softer meats, prepared in low fat ways and eaten slowly (well chewed) will do well. Don't be afraid of fruits and vegetables. Natural acids will help digestion of grains and meats. ...Read more
Protein and heart: Protein itself is not injurious to hearts. However, excess protein is stressful for kidneys. Aim for 0.8 gram of protein per Kg body weight per day. Avoid saturated fats. Take in polyunsaturated fats and plant fats. Avoid sugars and refined carbohydrate foods. Stay complex with fruit and vegetables. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Lose weight to ideal body weight with calorie reductions. Exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?
Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is) does not qualify for a tax deduction. If there are medications or doctor's visits, these would qualify. ...Read more
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