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what are diets that are good for an ulcer patient?
(July 30, 2011)

Can food allergies cause ulcers?

Many people are unaware of the fact that food allergies cause ulcers and therefore what we eat is extremely important in avoiding ulcers. Several experimental and clinical studies have proved the link between food allergies and ulcers and therefore eliminating allergy causing foods from the daily diet can greatly help in treating and curing this condition. If ulcers are caused by food allergies they will continue to recur until the allergy causing foods are completely eliminated from the person’s diet. Ironically many people who suffer from mouth ulcers have a tendency to drink cold milk to soothe these ulcers while the truth remains that milk is a highly allergic drink which may only worsen the condition.

Studies on food allergies and mouth ulcers have shown that most people who suffer from ulcers have been suffering from allergic respiratory diseases.

In the case of duodenal ulcer patients doctors generally recommend a high fiber diet to treat the ulcers. Cigarette smoking can also worsen mouth ulcers and hence should be avoided as far as possible. A diet which is rich in vitamins especially A and E is very beneficial in treating ulcers. The best way to avoid ulcers is by staying away from allergy causing foods and drinks.
Submitted by N on July 30, 2011 at 05:24


Do spicy foods cause ulcers?

A person’s diet plays a vital role in the upkeep of his or her body and can be the cause as well as the healing factor when it comes to a number of medical complications as well. One of the most common myths about diets is that people are of the opinion that spicy foods cause ulcers along with substantial amount of stress. However, the truth is that neither of these can be considered to be the root cause of the development of peptic ulcers in the stomach. Ulcers are the result of a bacterium known as Helicobacter Pylori. The second possible cause of the development of ulcers is usually administration of Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs, also known as NSAIDS.

The misconception regarding spicy foods and ulcers probably started the first time a medical report was created with a person suffering from ulcers and was probably a matter of coincidence that he or she had consumed spicy food just before the attack. The causing bacteria is present in almost half of the entire human population, but is considered to be dormant and may only be triggered in a few individuals. The root cause of an individual suffering from peptic ulcers could easily be hereditary as well.
Submitted by N on July 24, 2011 at 05:24


What vitamins are good for ulcers?    

Mouth ulcers are basically a medical condition where the delicate tissue in the inside of the mouth gets lost or eroded resulting in the formation of round sores in ones mouth. Treatment including vitamins for ulcers in the stomach include the consumption of fruits and vegetables that are known to be rich in vitamin A . Vitamin A is effective in protecting the lining of the stomach from sores and also helps in the quick healing of existing sores.  Similarly vitamins for ulcers in the mouth include the consumption of foods that are rich sources of vitamin C as vitamin C is known to control the growth of the bacteria that results in mouth sores and ulcers.  Fruits and vegetables that have high fiber content are also known to be rich in vitamins and hence are effective against ulcers in the mouth as well as in the stomach.

Vitamins for ulcers are also beneficial as they tend to help in strengthening the immune system of the individual thereby allowing the body to fight the infection or the bacteria causing the ulcers. In case of peptic ulcers that tend to develop in the stomach, if the bacteria that causes this ulcer grows abundantly then the absorption of vitamin C is adversely affected and the person may even develop stomach cancers.

Submitted by N on July 17, 2011 at 05:21


Is milk good for ulcer?

There are several different types of ulcers that have been known to affect people, like duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers and peptic ulcers. They can be quite painful and could cause a lot of discomfort. While a diet cannot cause ulcers, it can definitely aggravate the problem and therefore, you need to be careful about the food you choose to eat. In the past, most people believed that the consumption of milk and dairy products was excellent for alleviating the discomfort caused by ulcers. Therefore, most of them recommended milk for ulcers. However, recent studies have indicated the opposite; they advise patients against the consumption of milk for ulcers, claiming that the production of gastric acid gets stimulated by milk, which in turn irritates the ulcer further. Therefore, it is best to avoid milk and other dairy products in case of ulcers.

This does not apply to goat milk, which is believed to provide superior nutrition as compared to cow’s milk. Moreover, goat’s milk relieves the pain and discomfort caused by ulcers. Therefore, many health experts do recommend drinking two glasses of goat milk for ulcers each day. It is better to use unpasteurized milk if possible.

You doctor may also advise you to drink almond milk for ulcers instead of regular milk. This is because almond milk is highly beneficial and supplies your body with good quality protein. It also binds the excess amount of acid in the stomach, acting as an effective home remedy for ulcers.

However, before making any changes to your diet, it is best for you to consult your doctor, especially if you are suffering from any health problems, like ulcers.
Submitted by N on July 12, 2011 at 05:20


Ulcer diet Tips 

Individuals affected with peptic or stomach ulcers may have allergic reactions to certain ingredients and components in food. These ingredients may provoke burning sensation, unreasonable acid production, and heartburn. A diet designed to help such patients would include some important points:

  • Consuming frequent number of small meals a day instead of large meals. Smaller portions of meals are far comfortable and easier on the stomach than large meals that may prove to be heavy on the stomach.
  • A diet high in fiber content, particularly from fruits and vegetables
  • Eat slowly, chew well and have a relaxed disposition during meals
  • Avoid fried foods, spiced foods, high fat foods, caffeine related products and beverages, aerated drinks, citrus fruits, tomatoes, chocolates, alcohol etc.
  • Eat approximately three hours before bedtime
  • Include low fat sources of protein such as milk, eggs, lean meats etc. as part of your snack or meal diet
  • Keep sipping lots of water throughout the day, in small quantities, especially before meals.
  • Abstain from smoking or using nicotine patches as it raises acid levels in the body
  • Aspirin of any kind, including painkillers and medications for arthritis tend to worsen stomach ulcers. Speak to your doctor if you are suffering from any of the disorders, for an alternative treatment.
Submitted by C N on April 9, 2008 at 12:38


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