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What is thw best diet for scleroderma patients?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can be hard problem
No simple answer. Scleroderma patients can have problems with chewing (soft diet helps), esophageal issues (poor contractions, lots of reflux-avoid fried, greasy, fatty, spicy foods, large meals, lying down after eating, chocolate, minimize coffee); can have diverticula and bacterial overgrowth in small bowel-causes diarrhea-may need episodic antibiotics; probiotics may help.
C doc and dietician.

In brief: Can be hard problem
No simple answer. Scleroderma patients can have problems with chewing (soft diet helps), esophageal issues (poor contractions, lots of reflux-avoid fried, greasy, fatty, spicy foods, large meals, lying down after eating, chocolate, minimize coffee); can have diverticula and bacterial overgrowth in small bowel-causes diarrhea-may need episodic antibiotics; probiotics may help.
C doc and dietician.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Well Balanced
There is not specific diet but because people with scleroderma can have intestinal problems; thus dietary approaches are best directed towards intestinal issues

In brief: Well Balanced
There is not specific diet but because people with scleroderma can have intestinal problems; thus dietary approaches are best directed towards intestinal issues
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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