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What Foods To Avoid When You Have H Pylori
Gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammatory condition of the stomach lining. You should be checked for the presence of a bacteria called heliobacter pylori which would require treatment with medication for two weeks. You want to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic and carbonated beverages, mint, chocolate and any food that you notice that makes your stomach feel worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is H Pylori and what foods should I avoid? Are there any natural things to eat or drink to help with symptoms?
2 questions here: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer, then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, please re-ask. ...Read more
Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?
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
Avoid constipation: Hemorrhoids are exacerbated by constipation and the "pushing" necessary. Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Don't sit for long periods on the toilet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H. Pylori: H. Pylori affects 1/2 of world population. Acquired by food or water containing fecal matter. Treatment usually with two antibiotics + ulcer medication for 7-14 days. This depends upon specific medications used, good high fiber , low fat diet recommrnded . If an ulcer is identified limited coffee, tea& alcohol. Also avoid foods which cause discomfort. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You have posted: 2 questions, one about diverticulosis and one about diverticulitis. The diet for each is different so the differentiation is important. "itis" is low fiber diet until complete resolution usually 4-6 weeks. The "osis" is high fiber diet. Can be confusing so having the right diagnosis and terminology is critical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gastritis: For one, stop the alcohol completely -- your info indicates drinking 8-14 alcoholic drinks a week. This "fruit of the vine" will irritate your stomach lining. You can eat foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea. This may help stop the growth of any h. Pylori present. Also avoid high fat foods (like avocados). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
H pylori: If you could not tolerate any of the treatments, then you would have to live with the H pylori infection. However, there are many different regimens of antibiotics which can get rid of the infection, so it would be unlikely for you not to be able to tolerate all of them. Stick with a good gastroenterologist and he will get you through that. Good luck. ...Read more
Bland: It depends on the cause. If you are actually talking about the stomach itself ,, bland would be my answer. NO caffeine or pop or acid type products. If you are talking about the 'stomach' as the abdomen in general . If you are having diarrhea or gaseous issues see your doctor for further advice for both situations. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Avoiding lactose, gas-producing food (e.g. Beans, onions, celery, carrots, raisins, bananas, apricots, prunes, brussel sprouts, wheat germ, pretzels, and bagels), certain carbohydrates and gluten may help. Determine if there is food allergy and avoiding those specific foods may help. There is no one answer; trial and error. ...Read more
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