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The Brat Diet For Ibs
BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated.Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more
Bananas are part of the BRAT diet, a diet many physicians and nurses recommend for children recovering from gastrointestinal problems, particularly diarrhea. BRAT stands for the different components that make up the diet: * Bananas * Rice cereal * Applesauce * Toast These are binding foods that may help make the stools harder. DO NOT feed these foods to young infants unless ...Read more
On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?
Colitits: Those medications and that condition make it important to eat carefully but doesn't have to be BRAT diet ( Banans, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) just nothing greasy or spicy or hard to digest - soups, rice, pasta, crackers, yogurt, etc- avoid any fast foods ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
See below: In food intolerance, an individual is intolerant to one or more specific types of food. This can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, or malabsorption. Diet elimination means systematically eliminating specific foods from the diet to see if symptoms improve. After several trials with different foods, symptoms may improve indicating that food is the offending agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have GI distress (diarrhea) and nausea for 2+ months. Esophageal Candida found during endoscopy. Bland diet and anti-Candida diet opposites. Help!
Elimination diet to test me for celiac disease and ever since on this gluten free diet my stools are green. Normal?
Elim diet: Elimination diet is not the way to test for celiac. As of 2013, the preferred way to test for celiac is an intestinal biopsy. If you suspect celiac, you should have the procedure to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?
Probably: Probiotic usually contains no dairy. The amount of lactose is usually much lower in yogurt such as kefir but I have found that the more liquidy yogurt may not be tolerated by some lactose-intolerant people and thus you will have to find out yourself as to which brand or type of yogurt you can tolerate. Another approach would be taking lactase tab prior to consuming dairy. ...Read more
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
BRAT diet: Brat diet is meant for stomach flu, which is layman's term for diarrhea in this context. It helps solidify your bms. It includes b-banas, r- rice, a- apples, t- toast. It gives your intestines time to recover as well so that it can tolerate the regular diet including protein and sugars in the diet. ...Read more
Sort of.: Coeliac is a reaction to wheat protein (gluten). Paleo diet certainly does not require gluten and has a trend away from it. Certainly a paleo diet will avoid the gluten that is hidden in very many processed foods (soy sauce, most sauces with flour thickeners, etc.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Constapation because of imodium (loperamide) and IBS, which on is better - stool softener or laxative?
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