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Doctor insights on: Helicobacter Pylori Foods To Avoid

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can ...Read more


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Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

GERD prevention: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, nexium...). ...Read more

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Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) before eating spicy food and avoid gastritis?

Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) before eating spicy food and avoid gastritis?

Maybe: If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided. Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice. ...Read more

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How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

Spicy foods: especially in people with acid reflux, spicy foods can cause hyperacidity. The best way to avoid this is to avoid the foods in the first place, but if you're having heartburn after eating spicy foods, taking chewable or liquid antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta often helps. Regular use of medications to decrease stomach acid is sometimes necessary too. If this is frequent, see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

GERD control: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Which food to avoid for favism?

Which food to avoid for favism?

Favism: Also known as g6pd deficiency a metabolic enzyme defect. Must avoid fava beans and certain meds like Dapsone which can trigger hemolytic anemia due to breakdown of red blood cells. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

It depends: You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms. ...Read more

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How to avoid acid reflux?

How to avoid acid reflux?

Recommendations: Don't overeat. Don't eat right before bed. Don't eat foods that you don't digest well. If symptoms continue, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can infection with h pylori lead to stomach nodules?

Can infection with h pylori lead to stomach nodules?

Yes: H pylori may be asymptomatic or cause gastritis, peptic ulcer and occanionally stomach cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori. ...Read more

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What food should i eat to prevent and cure ; Distal oesophagitis, H. pylori associated gastritis ?

What food should i eat to prevent and cure ; Distal oesophagitis, H. pylori associated gastritis    ?

Eat normally: There are no foods that will cure H. Pylori gastritis - this has to be treated with antibiotics. Esophagitis usually needs acid reducers but reducing/avoiding caffeine, smoking, and alcohol can help reduce acid reflux. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do allergies to food cause gastritis?

Do allergies to food cause gastritis?

They may: There are many ways to cause distress. First, go see your doctor. Make sure nothing else is causing this. Then try an elimination diet for 30 days, adding foods back one at a time (every 5 days), watch for reactions.You may have outright allergies or food intolerances. Both can cause distress. Meanwhile try dgl (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) before each meal to start to heal the stomach lining. ...Read more

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Food to eat for fast bone healing? And foods to avoid?

Food to eat for fast bone healing? And foods to avoid?

No magic: Plenty of protein, enough vitamin d, vitamin c, zinc and calcium. Generally, a prudent & healthy diet as you'd do well to follow at all times. A cheap daily vitamin-and-mineral supplement might be in order as you recover from injury. You'd get the idea from the internet that food choice is the key to medical treatment -- it's not. ...Read more

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Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Weight matters: The surgery can help reflux, but many people get relief with losing weight, modified diet, and elevating head of bed. Your GI doctor can probably predict your chance of getting better without surgery and recommend a good surgeon if you need one. ...Read more

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I'm on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for GERD. would it be wise to eat cultured yogurt to balance gut bacteria?

I'm on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for GERD. would it be wise to eat cultured yogurt to balance gut bacteria?

REAL fitness, buddy!: No -- and here's why. You already acknowledge that you suffer from anxiety and are on medications. You're 19 years old. Your peers' health questions are about fitness and sex. This time is for advancing career, relationships, and worthwhile hobbies rather than reading subscientific fantasy websites and worrying over your intestinal bacteria. Hit the gym, swim &/or run. You'll feel much better. ...Read more

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What foods do I avoid with and h pylori and a ulcer?

What foods do I avoid with and h pylori and a ulcer?

Spicey/acidic foods: Chronic infection with h. Pylori can cause gastritis/ulcers in your stomache/duodenum and that can cause pain when exposed to acid etc..Thus spicey/acidic foods (tomatos, citrus fruits) can cause you additional misery. I assume you had take antibiotics already? Continue your acid-suppressing meds and follow up with your doc. Good luck. ...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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Are you forbidden to eat spicy food if you have gastro-esophageal reflux disease?

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Are you forbidden to eat spicy food if you have gastro-esophageal reflux disease?

Common sense: Nothing is forbidden- however, if spicy food is giving you problem and make your reflux worse- then you may want to avoid it so that you are not going to suffer. ...Read more