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Heartburn and peptic ulcers diet

Please what is the value of Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Cabbage, lime, melon in the treatment of heartburn and Peptic ulcers?
(August 1, 2011)

Is chamomile tea good for peptic ulcer?    

Peptic ulcers or stomach ulcers are basically recognized by the symptoms that they cause such as a sharp pain in ones stomach, nausea, burning sensation, diarrhea and even unexplained weight loss or the presence of blood in ones stools. Chamomile tea for peptic ulcers is known to be very effective as it tends to treat problems such as nausea, stomach pain and bloating and helps the stomach muscles sleep, relax and also soothes the stomach lining. Chamomile tea and peptic ulcers are known to go hand in hand because chamomile tea is known to be easy to digest thereby treating the peptic ulcers.

Chamomile for peptic ulcers is highly effective on account of its antibacterial and anti-viral properties. In fact while consuming chamomile tea for peptic ulcers one may even add some honey or cinnamon to the tea to enhance the flavor and also to take advantage of the antibacterial properties of honey and cinnamon as well.

Along with chamomile tea for peptic ulcer one should also modify their diet to ensure that they do not consume any spicy foods as such foods are known to add to the stomach pain further irritate the stomach lining. One should also minimize the consumption of dairy products drink plenty of fresh drinking water to keep one’s self hydrated at all times.
Submitted by N on August 1, 2011 at 05:30


Is green tea good for peptic ulcer?

Peptic ulcers are like open sores that appear on the lining of the stomach, duodenum or the esophagus. They can be quite painful and usually cause a lot of discomfort. In order to control the painful symptoms of peptic ulcers, it is important to follow a specific diet. Since there are many health benefits that have been associated with green tea, many people wonder of it is good to drink green tea for peptic ulcers too. There are several reports on green tea and peptic ulcer easily available through many resources, but many of them seem to contradict each other.

It is a well-known fact that green tea is good for your health. It can help lower blood sugar, control blood pressure and prevent several health problems. However, there are traces of caffeine in green tea too, which can irritate the stomach to some extent. Therefore, many health experts advise people against the consumption of green tea for peptic ulcers.

Recent studies have indicated that the consumption of Asian green tea for peptic ulcer problem can be quite effective. However, there is no evidence to show a positive impact of green tea on the health of people who are suffering from ulcers. Therefore, most doctors still advise people against the consumption of green tea for peptic ulcers.
Submitted by N on July 24, 2011 at 05:29


Does sugar cause heartburn?

Heartburn is a condition wherein the person may find himself in an uncomfortable and painful condition that is experienced in the form of a burning sensation in the chest which is mostly caused on account of the stomach acid that find its way back up through the esophagus.  Those who are keen on knowing whether brown sugar causes heartburn should understand that one of the primary causes of heartburn is the type and quantity of food intake and as such the excessive consumption of sugar results in an abnormal amount of creation of acid.

Many a times heartburn after eating sugar is also experienced because the body is unable to actually utilize all the excessive sugar that was consumed. In such cases, sugar causes heartburn and other medical conditions because the excess sugar gets converted by the body into cholesterol that in turn tends to clog the regular flow of blood in one’s body. Food that contain sugar such as candies and carbonated drinks are also known to trigger the symptoms of heartburn. This is because the excessive sugar in the carbonated drinks tends to get absorbed into the blood stream of the individual and thereby causing the pancreas to be overworked and overtime the proportion of calcium in the body will also be lowered.

Submitted by N on July 19, 2011 at 05:27


Can food allergies cause heartburn?

Heartburn and Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) are common ailments, affecting millions of men, women and especially children around the US. While there could be several factors that cause these conditions, the most common one is the diet you follow and the foods you eat. There are many people, especially parents, who check and ask their doctors, “Can food allergies cause heartburn?”

Food allergies and heartburn:

It is a well-known fact that the diet you follow plays a vital role in the development of problems like heartburn and GERD. However, did you know that food allergies cause heartburn and GERD? In case you are suffering from certain kinds of food allergies, upon consumption of those foods, you are likely to experience symptoms like bloating, nausea, excess belching and acidity, to name a few. These foods could also increase the production of gastric acid or weaken your esophageal sphincter. Due to these factors, the stomach acids flow back into the esophagus, leading to GERD. Therefore, in order to prevent heartburn, you need to be aware of any food allergies that you may have and then make it a point to avoid such foods. Some of the most common food allergies observed in people include allergies towards eggs, peanuts, fish, seafood, milk and other dairy products. However, people can be allergic to any kind of food really.

There is a lot of information on food allergies and GERD, easily available through various resources. However, it is best to consult a doctor, in case you think you are suffering from any food allergies, or if you have heartburn problems regularly.
Submitted by N on July 12, 2011 at 05:26


Dietary Tips for Heartburn and Peptic Ulcers

Some foods are really beneficial in the treatment of peptic ulcer and its common symptom - heart burn.

  • Cabbage juice – raw cabbage juice (one quart daily) when taken in divided doses on regular basis has a wonderful healing effects on ulcer.
  • Onions may prove beneficial for peptic ulcer as they have a compound known as flavonoids which may help inhibit the growth of helicobacter pylori – which is a common cause for ulcer.
  • Some studies recommend high amount of garlic for the treatment of peptic ulcer, however this is very controversial as high amounts of garlic can in fact cause gastrointestinal distress. So it would be better to learn the key of moderation when it comes to garlic.
  • Lime or any citrus fruits and tomatoes should be consumed in moderate amounts as they are considered acidic foods and may aggravate the secretion of gastric acids and worsen heartburn.
  • Cucumber can be consumed in moderate amounts as it would provide fiber, but avoid consuming it in raw form. Melons can also be safely consumed in limited amounts but make sure to remove all the seeds from it before consuming.
  • Completely avoid alcohol, caffeine, caffeinated and carbonated beverages, smoking and tobacco. Take plenty of rest and exercise well as exercise is a good antidote for stress. 
Submitted by S M on April 3, 2008 at 05:09


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