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What To Eat To Avoid Hemorrhoids
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
If you have food: allergies - avoid those foods. Do you already think you have a GI bug? If yes - Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. Take care. ...Read more
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
Avoid acidity: During a gastritis flare, your stomach is producing too much acid. Using otc zantac, (ranitidine) etc can help but avoid foods that are acidic such as tomatos, onions, citrus (orange juice, lemons), spicy foods and caffeinated drinks since they are also very acidic. Eat smaller amounts, stay up right after eating, and try deeper green vegetables since they are more alkalanizing. ...Read more
Stress: Eat slowly, be thoughtful as you approach food and express your concerns about your day before you approach food. Stress eating is an avoidance of what is truly troubling you. Address directly the anxiety you have in life, share with someone close to you. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low purines: Google low purine or gout diet to see the foods low in purines to eat and those high in purines to avoid. Purines are important in making uric acid, the cause for gout. If you do not secrete enough uric acid or over porduce uric acid, you may come down with an acute gout attack. Force fluids, always. Stay well hydrated and follw this diet as best you can. Follow with pcp/ with rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Food not the answer: There are a huge number of studies on diet and cancer that have yielded a morass of utterly contradictory results. The book that claims vegans don't get cancer assumed the accuracy of death certificates during mao's famine -- the health benefits have proved elusive to hard science. Why not eat what you like, avoid greasy / sugary / salty stuff, get enough protein & enjoy your life? ...Read more
BRAT diet: Different if (short-term) or chronic diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea needs further evaluation. Bananas, rice (white, digestible), applesauce (has pectin), toast (white, digestible), tea (has tannins, helps). Plenty of fluid, not just water. Miso soup easily digestible. Add boiled, broiled chicken, fish for protein, potato. Probiotics, e.G florastor can help. Hold on dairy; add cooked vegs. Advance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial: The widely held belief in india is that foods that are excessively sour should be avoided by vitiligo patients. These foods include citrus fruits, sour yoghurt, sour pickles etc. The simultaneous consumption of milk and fish is also discouraged. Although there are numerous websites that host dietary advice for vitiligo patients, there is no scientific data to support or refute these beliefs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid irritants: There are no good foods to slow incontinence, but there are bladder irritants to avoid. These foods are not damaging to the bladder but affect bladder control: coffee, tea, caffeine, carbonated drinks, acid drinks/food such as citrus, tomato. However, cranberry, blueberry & lingonberry do help protect against uti. Use fresh berries or juice, not cocktail, which is full of sugar & calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor...: Heartburn is very common. If symptoms are persistent for months at a time and/or cannot be relieved with dietary or lifestyle changes then it will be necessary to see a gastroenterologist and endoscopy may be needed to further evaluate. Common dietary recommendations include avoidance of citrus, chocolate, onions, mints, peppers, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Also, avoid overeating! ...Read more
New comfort activity: I know it is hard when you've become accustomed to using certain foods to make yourself feel good but it's not just good enough to substitute one food for another. You need (with work, perseverance, and conviction) substitute another activity for comfort food. For example, watch a movie you like, go to a favorite park that you feel safe and at peace in, do some type of hobby or exercise. ...Read more
Depends: Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It can be caused by an infection or by interstitial cystitis. Foods wont prevent infectious cystitis but bladder inflammation can happen to some people when they consume carbonated beverages, caffeine or spicy foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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