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Doctor insights on: Stomach Ulcers And Diet

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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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Does moderate antrum gastritis interfere with food digestion and cause gases and bloating in the stomach?

Does moderate antrum gastritis interfere with food digestion and  cause gases and  bloating in the stomach?

Possible...: Gastric delay to due inflammation? Belching is caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching.Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk with a mild stomach antrum gastritis and tiny duodenum ulcer?

Can I drink milk with a mild stomach antrum gastritis and tiny duodenum ulcer?

That sounds fine.: Milk should have no deleterious effect on gastritis nor ulcer. Citrus drinks, like orange juice, would cause some irritation. ...Read more

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Can ibd cause ulcers on the tounge and stomache bloating ?

Can ibd cause ulcers on the tounge  and stomache bloating ?

IBD: Ibd is a term to describe either ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. Their manifestations are quite different from one another. With crohn's disease, it can present with inflammation at anywhere in the intestinal tract, so oral ulcer development is possible. Ulcerative colitis localizes in the colon only. Abdominal pain/distention can occur in both. ...Read more

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Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

GI care: It seams that you are being evaluated for these conditions. How long on Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate and how much benefit? Are some of your symptoms newer since on this regimen? Bloating and yellow stool may be suggestive of a need for eval of liver, your blood work would better tell this story. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Diet for high blood pressure cholesterol and a stomach ulcer?

Diet for high blood pressure cholesterol and a stomach ulcer?

Diet fot HTN gut: Yes Do the DASH. Here is book number I recommend. ISBN 9780743410076 I specialize in high blood pressure and salt and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

That depends: Upon whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking too much cabbage to help with stomach gastritis & stomach ulcer?

What are side effects of taking too much cabbage to help with stomach gastritis & stomach ulcer?

Tends to be heavy: cabbage tends to be heavy on the stomach and many people experience increased gas. probably won't hurt gastritis or an ulcer but probably won't help a lot either. broccoli is known to contain molecules that do help the stomach and is actually the source of molecules used in many reflux medications ...Read more

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Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

It may: But not always. Some patients have no problems with eating while others have exacerbation of symptoms. ...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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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 bed rest and eating fatty and sugary foods for a few days to a week cause GI stress like pain and stomach upset and gassiness?

Can bed rest and eating fatty and sugary foods for a few days to a week cause GI stress like pain and stomach upset and gassiness?

Fatty and sugary: food are bad for health unless it's good fat such as coconut oil or olive oil. Please see your doc about your GI symptoms. Consider taking a good probiotic. Doctor Ohira brand is a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do acid reflux and a stomach ulcer differ?

Related sometimes: A stomach ulcer is damage to the lining of the stomach ( hole) which can bleed, transform to something chronic, or just cause pain and suffering. Pain is a trigger to reflux, but so is a bad diet with excessive exposure to caffeine, alcohol, fizzy drinks, or fats which cause excessive acid production and leakage of acid into the esophagus. Both are treatable. Seek a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. and foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. No real things are "good" specially for gastritis though there may be things that feel better than not. ...Read more

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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