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Gastritis is a digestive condition that involves inflammation of the stomach lining. Symptoms include indigestion, burning stomach pain, nausea, and frequent burping. For some people, dietary changes can help.
There are different types and causes of gastritis. A common cause is infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. Other causes include the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a high consumption of alcohol, and some inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease.
Some foods may increase the risk of H. pylori infection, and certain dietary habits can trigger stomach lining erosion or otherwise worsen gastritis symptoms.
A person with gastritis may find it difficult to eat, resulting in a loss of appetite and unwanted weight loss.
Untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers, persistent pain, and bleeding. In some cases, it can become life-threatening. Chronic stomach inflammation also increases the risk of stomach cancer.
In this article, find out how certain dietary and lifestyle changes may help reduce gastritis symptoms.
Learn more about gastritis here.
No specific diet can treat gastritis, but consuming certain foods may help improve symptoms or keep them from getting worse.
Dietary changes may, for example, help protect the stomach lining and manage inflammation.
Foods to help prevent gastritis
Green tea and fresh fruits and vegetables may help protect the body from gastritis. These are good sources of antioxidants, which can help ward off cell damage and disease by reducing levels of unstable compounds called free radicals in the body.
Foods that may help inhibit the growth of H. pylori and reduce gastritis and ulcer formation include:
- cauliflower, swede, cabbage, radishes, and other Brassica vegetables
- berries, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries
- turmeric, a mild spice that may have anti-inflammatory properties
Antioxidants may also help prevent a wide range of other diseases. Here, learn more about antioxidants and the foods that provide them.
Foods to help prevent symptoms
Gastritis involves inflammation of the stomach lining. For this reason, an anti-inflammatory diet may help some people.
There is no single best anti-inflammatory diet. To combat inflammation, eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods, which are rich in antioxidants. It is also important to avoid processed foods and any containing unhealthful fats and added salt or sugar.
Learn more about an anti-inflammatory diet here.
Foods to help treat gastritis
Two foods that may help treat gastritis are broccoli and yogurt.
Broccoli contains a chemical called sulforaphane, which has antibacterial properties. It also contains antioxidants, which can help protect against cancer. For this reason, eating broccoli sprouts may help relieve or prevent gastritis and decrease the risk of stomach cancer.
Authors of an older study, published in 2009, found that participants with H. pylori infection who ate 70 grams — more than half a cup — of broccoli sprouts per day for 8 weeks had lower levels of infection and inflammation than those who did not eat broccoli.
In 2006, another team investigated whether eating about 2 cups of probiotic yogurt daily before using a combination of antibiotics could boost the ability of the medication to combat drug resistant H. pylori infection.
After 4 weeks, the researchers found that the participants who consumed the yogurt and antibiotics tended to eliminate the infection more effectively than those who only took antibiotics.
The results may have stemmed from the yogurt’s active cultures of beneficial bacteria that help improve the body’s ability to combat infection.
The following dietary changes may help prevent or manage gastritis:
Eat little but frequently: Eating five or six smaller meals throughout the day — rather than three large meals — can help reduce the production of stomach acid.
Manage weight: Overweight and obesity increase the risk of developing gastritis. A doctor can help develop a weight loss plan to reduce the risk of gastritis and other associated health issues.
Use antacids: A doctor can also advise about medications to reduce symptoms.
Ask a doctor about supplements: Some dietary supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics, may lessen the impact of gastritis.
Omega-3 supplements and probiotic supplements are available for purchase online. However, speak with a doctor before trying these or other supplements, as they may interfere with treatments for other issues.
Also, some supplements, such as iron, may increase the risk of gastritis.
Which other home remedies may help with gastritis? Find out here.
Foods that can make symptoms worse include:
- spicy foods
- acidic foods
- fried foods
Sometimes, an allergen can trigger inflammation. In this case, a doctor may recommend an elimination diet, which involves excluding certain food groups from the diet to see whether it affects symptoms.
For example, one team of doctors reported that dairy and eggs caused a type of gastritis in one person. The team had also investigated wheat, nuts, soy, seafood, and rice.
Anyone who is considering an elimination diet should speak to a doctor first, as it can cause nutritional deficiency.
Foods that increase the risk of gastritis
A person may be more likely to develop gastritis if they consume:
- red meats
- processed meats
- foods that are pickled, dried, salted, or smoked
- salty foods
- fatty foods
Studies have shown that salty and fatty foods, for example, can change the stomach lining. High-salt diets can alter the cells within the stomach, making them more prone to H. pylori infection.
A high intake of alcohol can also contribute to stomach inflammation and make symptoms worse. It can also cause erosion of the stomach lining.
To help prevent or manage gastritis, try:
Quitting smoking: Smoking increases the risk of inflammation and mouth, esophageal, and stomach cancers.
Reducing stress: High levels of stress can trigger stomach acid production, which can worsen symptoms and inflammation.
Checking any medications: Regularly using NSAIDs can increase the risk of damage to the stomach lining, which can trigger or worsen symptoms of gastritis. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are all examples of NSAIDs.
Gastritis is a common digestive problem. Dietary changes may help prevent it and reduce symptoms, though there is no evidence that any specific diet can help.
It may be beneficial to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods and others high in added fat and salt.
Cooking and Ulcer Care – Ulcer Center
“These items may or may not be problematic and are based on the individual’s personal tolerances,” Boyd notes.
Cooking for the Ulcer Patient: Foods to Choose
Although there is no strong evidence that any foods prevent or heal an ulcer, a healthy diet is the best policy. Pick from these wholesome choices:
- Lean meats, fish, beans, eggs, or tofu as good protein sources
- High-fiber foods, especially fruits and vegetables, as long as they don’t irritate the stomach
- Caffeine-free drinks
- Nuts and nut butters
- Heart-healthy oils, such as olive or canola oils, for cooking
- Fat-free or low-fat mayonnaise and salad dressings
“Because added fats and oils are high in calories and fat grams, moderation is important,” Boyd cautions.
Cooking for the Ulcer Patient: Best Prep Methods
You may be wondering if there are cooking methods that are better or worse for your loved one with a peptic ulcer. Boyd recommends that you avoid deep-fat frying; using spices that may cause discomfort, such as pepper; and limiting additional fats and oils, such as butter, margarine, regular salad dressings, mayonnaise, and sour cream.
She recommends cooking methods that call for limited added fat, such as:
Boyd also suggests using cooking spray in pans, rather than butter or oil.
Cooking for the Ulcer Patient: Meal Planning
When planning meals for your loved one with an ulcer, keep in mind the following:
- Think small and more often. “Smaller, frequent meals may be better tolerated for an individual with an ulcer, especially when [she is] experiencing discomfort,” says Boyd.
- Pay attention to timing. It may help your loved one to have the last meal or snack of the day two hours or more before bedtime, notes Boyd.
The bottom line is that there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to foods for ulcer patients, other than avoiding those foods that cause discomfort, says Boyd. The good news is that your loved one should not have any trouble getting adequate nutrition. If either you or your loved one is concerned about what foods to eat, or if certain foods seem to be aggravating the ulcer, consult your doctor or a registered dietitian. You can find a registered dietitian in your area through your local phone book, by asking at your doctor’s office, or by logging onto the American Dietetic Association Web site.
Diet and good foods for a stomach ulcer (peptic, gastric or duodenal ulcers)
A natural approach to helping yourself through your diet
by Monica Wilde
10 Nov 2012.
Ulcers are sores that can happen in your digestive tract, including your lower throat (oesophagus), stomach and intestines. Ulcers are usually caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori that many of us have in our bodies already. The symptoms can be made worse by your stomach acid.
It is not entirely clear why ulcers start but stress and diet, especially a fatty diet, are big contributing factors. A higher intake of fat can greatly increase your chance of getting an ulcer in the first place and cause other gastrointestinal problems. High salt intake is also implicated.
STOMACH ULCER Treatment
You can treat ulcers. A doctor will recommend antibiotics to kill the bacteria, a medical herbalist will recommend herbal antibiotics such as goldenseal.
Carefully controlling your diet is crucial to successful treatment. This is to make sure that your stomach produces less acid when digesting your food. Eating large meals requires the stomach to produce large amounts of stomach acid. So it is best to eat small meals. Ideally, you should be having 5 to 6 small meals a day and not 2 or 3 large ones.
Your meals should be low in fat and sugar and high in fibre. A diet based on fruits, vegetables and whole grains is just that. The reason for avoiding fatty foods, is that they are harder for you to digest, so your body then produces more stomach acid and aggravates your condition. Foods that are low in fat can speed up your recovery.
Herbal teas will also help you to feel more comfortable and support the body’s healing process, especially herbs such as marshmallow root, liquorice, chamomile and peppermint.
CUTTING DOWN ON Red Meat
Red meat can be fatty, which will make your ulcer worse. Meat also contains a lot of protein and, even if you don’t have an ulcer, it takes longer to digest. Because it takes longer, it stays in the stomach for longer – therefore more acid is released to digest it.
Most red meat is higher in fat content than white meat. You can’t always see this as the fat is marbled right through the meat, giving it its flavour. So just trimming off visible fat is not enough. Ideally avoid red meat until your ulcer has healed.
If you do eat meat, stick to very lean cuts and eat tiny portion sizes (4 oz or less) to make it easier for your body to digest. Cut off any visible fat before eating. Eat the meat at least three hours before bedtime to give your body a chance to digest it. If you eat meat too close to bedtime, you may feel worse when you lie down.
You need protein in your diet. Eat white meats such as chicken or turkey and fish. Remember to remove the fatty skin from chicken.
Oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, sardines and herring contain omega-3 fatty acids. They help to reduce the risk of ulcers by producing compounds called prostaglandins, that help to protect the lining of the stomach and intestines (Mori et al, 2006).
Omega oils contain EPA and DHA which are the active compounds in this case, so if you are not eating a lot of fish take a krill oil, cod liver oil or seed oil supplement that is high in EPA and DFA. Prostaglandins appear to have a similar effect as the drug omeprazole prescribed for excess stomach acid, but without the drug’s side effects that trouble so many people.
You can also use low-fat cheese, yogurt and peanut butter, as well as tofu and other soy products.
Fruit and vegetables
Eat more vegetables and fruit, such as carrots, kale, broccoli, red/green peppers, cabbage juice, grapes, apricots and kiwi fruit, for their beta-carotene and vitamin C content, in order to help protect the lining of the stomach and intestine.
Many fruits such as berries contain high levels of antioxidants which lower the risk of ulcers and ease symptoms when an ulcer has already developed.
There is a lot of scientific evidence that seaweeds have an antiulcer effect (Mori et al, 2006). This is because, like oily fish, they release prostaglandins. If seaweed is hard to incorporate you can take seaweed as capsules but ideally the powder from the food should be added to your food as a seasoning.
Vitamin E from foods like wheatgerm, hazelnuts, cold-pressed sunflower seed oil, soybean oil, will help along with zinc, found in seafood and whole grains.
Amino acids also have a healing action. Good food sources include: seaweed, wheatgerm, cheddar cheese, almonds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Alternatively, L-Glutamine can be taken to help an ulcer improve.
Slippery elm foods
Slippery elm has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been clinically proven to improve IBS symptoms (Hawrelak & Myers, 2010), is also used to treat stomach ulcers (Langmead et al, 2002) and is a key ingredient in the Essaic Formula used to support people with stomach cancer (Seely et al, 2007). It works by making a viscous mucilage that lines the stomach and intestines, calming inflammation, absorbing toxins (Choi et al, 2002) and destroying free radicals.
Slippery elm foods are mixed low fat and soy milk powders, with other herbs or antioxidants that benefit and protect the stomach lining. They can be made into a drink, milkshake, added to yoghurt or smoothies. Slippery elm should be taken before every meal in order to protect the gut.
Foods and drinks that contain, like chocolate, coffee and soft drinks, can make your ulcer worse. Avoid them. Some people even find decaf coffee is irritating.
Many dairy products are high in fat. Avoid them or use low-fat alternatives. Spicy foods and seasonings Avoid chili peppers, black pepper, mustard, curry and other strong spices.
Salt and salty foods
There is evidence that people with a Helicobacter pylori infection who have a high salt intake are at greater risk of developing stomach cancer (Kuriki et al, 2007). Reduce your salt intake. Try using seaweed instead of salt to provide flavour.
Foods commonly high in sodium include: canned soup, tortilla chips, potato/corn chips, salted nuts, salted meats (eg. bacon), blue cheese, cornflakes. There can also be a lot of hidden salt in soy sauce, pickled vegetables some preserved or canned vegetables, packaged and processed foods, and pre-prepared meals. Read the labels and choose low sodium varieties.
Cut out smoking and alcohol. They interfere with your stomach lining and increase production of stomach acid.
If you have health concerns or over the counter remedies do not help as much as you would like, we advise you to see a medical herbalist.
You can find a qualified herbalist at Napiers, NIMH or the CPP or email us for advice
EPA eicosapentaenoic acid
DHA docosahexaenoic acid
IBS inflammatory bowel syndrome
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Slippery elm food mixed into low-fat yoghurt
A bowl of oatmeal with berries
Or scrambled egg on wholemeal toast
Marshmallow herb tea
Oatcake with hummus
Liquorice herb tea
Whole grain bread
Bottled or filtered water
Fresh fruit such as grapes or kiwi
Steamed fish or baked chicken seasoned with seaweed
Mashed potato mixed with chopped kale
Lightly steamed broccoli or french beans
Dry roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds (unsalted)
Chamomile herb tea
Slippery elm bark is a soothing and nutritional food supplement that helps to calm and protect an irritated gut lining.
Gastritis and Ulcer Diet: Foods Allowed (& To Be Avoided)
If you have gastritis or an ulcer your diet should be based on natural foods, rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods, and poor in industrialized and processed products like sausages, fried foods and soft drinks.
This diet facilitates the digestion process, causing food to pass quickly through the stomach, preventing stomach acid from being released in excess, which causes heartburn, pain and any ulcer to worsen.
The foods allowed in a diet for gastritis are those that are easily digested and low in fat, like:
- Fruit in general, although if acid reflux or pain occurs you should avoid acidic fruit such as lemon, orange and pineapple;
- Vegetables in general, eating cooked vegetables during a painful crisis, because they are more easily digested;
- Lean meats, without fat. You can eat chicken and fish, preferably roasted, grilled or boiled;
- Skimmed milk;
- Plain whole milk yogurt;
- Whole grains, such as brown bread, brown rice and whole grain pasta;
- Teas except green, mate and black tea, or any that contain caffeine;
- Decaf coffee;
- White cheeses such as ricotta, soft cheese, or cheese curd;
- Natural seasoning such as fine herbs, garlic, onion, parsley, coriander and mustard.
Drinking ginger tea also helps digestion, decreases heartburn and nausea.
There are foods that are more difficult to digest and are highly processed so they should be avoided because they are rich in additives and preservatives that irritate the stomach, such as:
- Processed meats: sausage, bacon, ham, turkey breast, salami and mortadella;
- Cheese: Yellow and processed cheeses such as cheddar, and provolone;
- Ready-made sauces;
- Seasoning in cubes, meat broths and instant pasta;
- Frozen ready-made food and fast food;
- Beverages: soft drinks, ready-made juices, coffee, green, mate or black tea;
- Alcoholic beverages;
- Sugar and sweets in general;
- Refined foods and fried foods, such as cakes, white bread and biscuits;
- White flours, such as seasoned cassava flour, corn flour and, in some cases, couscous;
- Foods high in fat such as fatty meats, chicken skin, liver and excessively oily fish such as salmon and tuna.
In addition, whole milk and acidic fruit such as lemon, orange and pineapple should also be avoided if symptoms of heartburn or stomach pain occur after eating them.
The diet for gastritis follows the same rules but presents many variations, depending on the tolerance of each patient. So, the list above is just a guide. In addition, if gastritis appears mainly in times of stress or tension, it may be a sign of stress-induced gastritis.
3-day diet menu example
The table below is an example of a 3 day diet to treat gastritis and ulcers:
|Meal||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
Watermelon juice + 1 slice of whole grain bread with ricotta and an egg
1 cup of decaffeinated coffee + 2 scrambled eggs with soft cheese + 2 slices of papaya
Strawberry smoothie made with skimmed milk + 1 slice of bread with soft cheese
1 apple + 5 cashew nuts
1 mashed banana with 1 tablespoon of oats
1 glass of green juice
4 tablespoons of whole grain rice + braised vegetables + chicken breast with tomato sauce
1 roasted fish fillet with potato, tomato, onion and a dash of olive oil
Whole grain pasta with chicken breast and pesto sauce + green salad
Whole milk yogurt + 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 tablespoon of oats
Papaya smoothie made with skimmed milk
Decaffeinated coffee + 2 slices whole grain bread with ricotta and an egg
Diet recipes for gastritis
A good option for your morning or afternoon snack is to eat baked or boiled fruit.
Preparation: Place on a baking tray 6 apples or 6 pears arranged side by side and add 3/4 cups of water. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the fruit is tender. You can add 1 stick of cinnamon in the center of the apple or the pear to make them tastier.
2. Natural jelly
Fresh jelly is a good dessert option for the main meals.
Preparation: Add 1 package of unflavored gelatin to a 200 ml glass of pure grape juice and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
3. Fish broth
Fish broth is an excellent choice for a light dinner, and should be consumed not too hot.
- 500 g of fish fillets in cubes;
- Juice from 1 lemon;
- Salt to taste;
- 1 medium onion, chopped;
- 3 cloves of minced garlic;
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
- 1 chopped tomato;
- 1/2 chopped pepper;
- 2 medium potatoes;
- Chopped parsley to taste;
- 1 teaspoon of paprika.
Season the fish with lemon and salt to taste and let it marinate for 15 minutes. In a saucepan add the other ingredients, starting by braising the onion and garlic. Then add the water, potatoes, pepper, tomatoes and bring to the boil. Add the fish to the mixture and leave to cook for a few more minutes. Finally add the chopped parsley, turn off the heat and set aside.
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What are the best foods to eat with a stomach ulcer?
Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are fairly common. The majority of people with stomach ulcers do not experience any symptoms, but some may experience pain, nausea, diarrhoea, or bloating.
Current research into stomach ulcer diets is based on evidence that suggests that Helicobacter pylori infection plays a role in the formation of stomach ulcers.
Stomach ulcers usually require a combination of medications, including antibiotics. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that eating certain foods can also help get rid of stomach ulcers or, at least, reduce the symptoms they cause.
Keep reading to learn more about the best diet for stomach ulcers, including which foods to eat and avoid.
As well as taking any prescription medications, a person could try including the following food types in their diet:
H. pylori infection can upset the balance of bacteria in the gut. Taking probiotics such as Lactobacillus, which is naturally present in the gut, could help restore the natural balance of bacteria.
A 2014 review of clinical studies concludes that taking probiotics alongside prescribed medications can make treatment more effective. The side effects of taking medications also decreased.
Some research also suggests that taking certain strains of probiotics may help reduce antibiotic treatment-related side effects, improve the balance of gut bacteria, and help make treatment more effective.
People can take probiotics as a supplement or consume them in fermented foods. However, it is worth keeping in mind that most studies have focused on supplemental probiotics, not on diets rich in probiotics.
Several factors may affect the balance of microbes in the gut. These include unhealthful diets and certain illnesses or medications.
Fermented foods are rich sources of microbes, such as bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. Eating foods that contain these microbes can restore the balance of the gut microbiome.
Some fermented foods include:
Broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain sulforaphane, which is a phytochemical that inhibits the growth of H. pylori.
In a 2017 study involving people with H. pylori infection, eating 70 grams of broccoli sprouts per day reduced stomach inflammation and significantly reduced infection markers compared with baseline levels.
Sulforaphane is also present in other cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. To optimize consumption levels of this substance, it is best to eat the vegetables raw or to steam them lightly for up to 3 minutes.
Fruits have many health benefits, but berries might be particularly helpful in reducing H. pylori infection.
In one older laboratory study, extracts of various berries inhibited the growth of H. pylori in a petri dish.
There is also some evidence to suggest that cranberry juice may be useful in treating H. pylori infection.
Although these results are promising, research must continue into the effects of berry intake on stomach ulcers.
The following berries might be useful to include in a stomach ulcer diet:
People have used honey since ancient times as both a food ingredient and a medicine. It is naturally antimicrobial, and some types — including manuka and oak tree honey — are particularly potent.
In one 2015 study, 150 people with dyspepsia, or indigestion, added honey to their diets at least once per week. Consuming honey was associated with a lower presence of H. pylori infection.
Olive oil has inhibited H. pylori growth in laboratory studies, but it has not proven as potent in human study participants.
In one study from 2012, people with H. pylori infection took various doses of olive oil every day for 14 days. The results were mixed, but the researchers conclude that olive oil might be moderately effective in treating H. pylori infection.
Using olive oil to cook and bake with, and in salad dressings and dips, could have some benefits for people with stomach ulcers.
Stomach ulcers are associated with a buildup of acid in the gut. Certain foods and beverages increase acid production and can make stomach ulcers more likely.
For this reason, it may be best to avoid the following items:
Drinking alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and liquor can inflame and irritate the lining of the stomach. Excessive alcohol use is associated with experiencing symptoms of stomach ulcers.
Foods fried in oil at high temperatures can aggravate stomach ulcers and upset the digestive tract’s natural layer of protection.
They can also be high in fat and salt and, if cooked away from the home, might be fried in oil that a kitchen has used several times over.
Fried foods include potato chips, fries, onion rings, fried chicken, and donuts.
Some foods are naturally acidic, and, even though they have some health benefits, they are best avoided on a stomach ulcer diet.
Other foods have a high dietary acid load, which means that they contribute to an acidic environment in the body.
Some people with stomach ulcers may need to avoid or limit the following foods:
- citrus fruits, such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruits
- refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, and processed cereals
Highly processed foods
Avoiding high fat, salty, and sugary processed foods may help relieve symptoms in people with stomach ulcers.
People with stomach ulcers often have diets low in fibre and antioxidants. However, choosing high fibre, unprocessed foods can help slow digestion and reduce bile acid concentration, which may help reduce symptoms such as bloating and pain.
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Foods to Avoid When You Have a Stomach Ulcer
Avoid spicy food if you have a stomach ulcer.
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If you’re up for a good challenge, try identifying the foods to avoid when you have a stomach ulcer. Although general guidelines exist, your physician knows your body best, so she (or he) can provide nutritional guidance that meets your needs.
These Foods With a Stomach Ulcer
To minimize your stomach ulcer discomfort, try consuming smaller meals, and eat more often throughout the day. Some patients have experienced ulcer symptom improvement after this eating pattern change. In addition, note these foods to avoid when you have a stomach ulcer (along with alcoholic beverages), as they can make your ulcer symptoms worse.
First, limit (or stop) your milk consumption, as large quantities of this beverage can lead to more stomach acid generation. If you banish dairy completely, ask your doctor about taking a calcium supplement. Stop drinking caffeine-based beverages, such as coffee, hot cocoa, tea and caffeinated sodas.
Decaffeinated tea and coffee can make your ulcer symptoms worse, so take these beverages off your list of foods to eat when you have a stomach ulcer. Onions, garlic and peppery spices won’t stop your ulcer from healing, but these foods can lead to unpleasant heartburn.
to Calm an Ulcer
Understanding stomach (or peptic) ulcers is key to following treatment protocols that will provide relief. First, realize that peptic ulcers have two common causes. Taking over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs) has been associated with stomach ulcer development.
Ulcers are also caused by the troublesome Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. Both culprits essentially attack your stomach’s mucus-like protective layer, often causing pain and discomfort.
First, don’t ignore the problem, as putting off stomach ulcer treatment can lead to serious complications. Schedule an appointment with your physician, who will likely prescribe a medication that decreases your stomach acid. If the H. pylori bacteria has taken up residence in your gut, you’ll also need a course of antibiotics. Stop using the NSAIDs, as they only aggravate the issue and can increase the likelihood that your ulcer will return after treatment.
Naturally, you want your stomach ulcer to heal as quickly as possible. By limiting your alcohol consumption and quitting smoking entirely, you’ll set the stage for positive results. However, remember that even if your symptoms subside, the ulcer can reappear and require additional treatment.
to Ease Stomach Ulcer Pain
Stomach ulcer pain is no joke, and you’ll do everything you can to alleviate the discomfort and feel better. To get some relief, place vegetables, fruits and whole grains on your stomach ulcer diet menu.
Add foods that contain probiotics, such as yogurt, miso and aged cheeses. Because milk consumption can lead to excess stomach acid production, ask your physician if milk is one of the foods to avoid when you have a stomach ulcer.
Because stress can aggravate your peptic ulcer symptoms, pinpoint ways you can knock down your stress level. Delegate some responsibilities at work or home, treat yourself to some form of daily exercise and spend time with people who are important to you.
Adequate sleep is another stress-fighting tool, and getting some extra rest will also support your immune system. So, turn off your devices (and the TV), and ensure that you’re getting plenty of sleep every night. If you don’t nosh on your favorite snack before bedtime, you’ll set yourself up for a good night’s rest.
Ask your physician to recommend a pain reliever that won’t trigger stomach ulcer problems. Next, realize that heavy alcohol consumption can erode and irritate your stomach’s mucous lining, setting the stage for bleeding and inflammation. Limiting (or preferably avoiding) alcohol should considerably reduce that risk.
Finally, smoking ramps up stomach acid production and affects the stomach lining, making conditions more favorable for ulcers to take up residence there. By giving up smoking, you’ll be less likely to experience more ulcer episodes, and you’ll also take a step to improved health.
Read more: Diet Plan for a Stomach Ulcer
These Foods for a Stomach Ulcer
Medical professionals generally agree that healing a stomach ulcer requires a two-pronged approach. Besides taking medications that target the ulcer, the patient should ideally modify diet and lifestyle until the ulcer has healed. However, there’s now a divergence of thought on the best stomach ulcer diet menu. As a result, the list of foods to eat when you have a stomach ulcer has undergone some changes.
Previously, physicians recommended a bland diet for their stomach ulcer patients. However, Gastrointestinal Associates note that the development of increasingly powerful ulcer medications has reduced the bland diet’s importance in patient treatment. With that said, some patients have found relief while eating “bland diet” foods.
Read more: High Antioxidant Fruits & Vegetables
Bananas Good for Ulcers?
Bananas are well-known nutritional powerhouses, as these popular yellow fruits contain over 10 percent of the recommended daily total for fiber and potassium. A typical banana is also packed with vitamin C and vitamin B6. These tasty fruits are popular breakfast staples, and they also make satisfying on-the-go-snacks.
With bananas’ many recognized benefits, however, should they be on your list of foods to eat when you have a stomach ulcer? The answer appears to be a qualified “yes.” A comprehensive scientific literature analysis, published in the September 2017 Pril (Makedon Akad Nauk Umet Odd Med Nauki) Journal, focused on green bananas’ possible therapeutic applications.
The analysis’ authors concluded that green bananas do have a role in complimentary treatment modalities for several medical conditions. Specifically, green bananas’ active component flavonoid lencocyanidin appears to possess a strong ulcer-fighting capacity.
What to Eat What to Avoid When You Have a Peptic Ulcer
People used to say stomach ulcers were caused by too much stress or spicy food, and the best thing to do when the pain flared up was to drink a nice big glass of milk. It turns out everything about that statement was wrong.
What they are
A peptic ulcer is an open sore that develops on the inside lining of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. They typically cause burning stomach pain, especially when the stomach is empty. They also may cause bloating, belching, heartburn, nausea, or intolerance to fatty foods. Occasionally, ulcers can cause severe symptoms, like blood in vomit or stools, or trouble breathing, and can lead to gastric cancer.
Since 1982, when scientists discovered that many peptic ulcers are caused by a bacterium called H. pylori, antibiotics, along with medicines that decrease stomach acid, have been the main treatment. Ulcers also can be caused by over-the-counter pain medications, including aspirin, ibuprofen (like Motrin and Advil) and naproxen sodium (like Aleve), but not acetaminophen (Tylenol). Smoking and stress can make ulcers worse.
What to eat
That cup of milk may feel good at first, but then it may cause an increase in stomach acid that makes stomach pain worse. But there are foods that can help a peptic ulcer get better. In general, experts recommend vitamin-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains to give your body the nutrients it needs to heal. Foods with lots of vitamins A and C may be particularly helpful. If the acid in vitamin C-rich foods, like citrus fruits and tomatoes, make stomach pain worse, there are lots of other options.
What may help
For ulcers caused by H. pylori, a 2015 review in the journal Nutrition Research explored which foods help, and which don’t. The following foods and extracts are the most promising choices to help fight H. pylori:
–Probiotics in yogurt, the fermented milk product kefir, and commercial probiotic products may help standard therapy work better and could lessen treatment side effects (look for Lactobacillus or Saccharomyces boulardii).
–Broccoli sprouts contain isothiocyanate sulforaphane, a phytochemical that kills H. pylori.
–Cabbage juice is a traditional remedy, and has been found to help stomach ulcers in gerbils.
–Moringa leaves have chemicals with strong antibacterial activity.
–Okra fights H. plylori, and may protect against intestinal ulcers.
–Fruits and fruit juices not only have vitamins that help healing, many also have anti-bacterial effects. Studies using cranberry juice had good outcomes, but blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates, and apples may be helpful as well.
–Fish oil shows anti-H. pylori activity in humans, and evening primrose oil, garlic oil and blackcurrant seed oil may be helpful, too.
–Essential oils extracted from some herbs have antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating activity. Lemongrass essential oil fights H. pylori, and a combination of peppermint oil and caraway oil can reduce symptoms. Carrot seed, clove, manuka, and lemon oils may help as well.
–Spice extracts from cinnamon, rosemary, turmeric, finger root, nutmeg, ginger, and licorice all inhibit H. pylori growth.
–Green tea extract may fight the bacteria and the tissue damage it causes.
What may not help
Research is finding these popular remedies are not looking so promising.
–Honey kills H. pylori in the lab, but not in the stomach, where it’s too diluted by stomach acid to work.
–Garlic fights H. pylori in the lab, but studies in humans haven’t been encouraging.
Along with stress and tobacco use, these foods can irritate your ulcers or make them worse:
–Alcohol is known to increase risk of peptic ulcers and slow healing of existing ulcers.
–Milk and dairy products can increase stomach acid and make pain worse.
–Spicy foods can be painful for people with ulcers.
–Acidic foods like citrus and tomatoes may be painful to eat.
If you have a peptic ulcer, follow your doctor’s treatment advice, minimize stress, avoid alcohol and tobacco products, stay away from spicy or acidic foods and milk if they cause your pain to flare, be sure to eat a nourishing diet with plenty of foods rich in vitamins C and A, and, if you’re diagnosed with H. pylori, consider adding some of the promising bacteria-fighting foods above.
(Reprinted with permission from Environmental Nutrition, a monthly publication of Belvoir Media Group, LLC. 800-829-5384. www.EnvironmentalNutrition.com.)
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90,000 Diet for varicose veins of the lower extremities
The correct choice of products improves the condition of blood vessels.
This may seem like an exaggeration.
But you can’t argue with the facts – diets are useful even for varicose veins.
Many people are familiar with this disease firsthand.
Varicose veins is a simple term. But behind it are hidden consequences that are more serious than it seems at first glance. It’s just that many do not know how dangerous this disease really is.
Varicose veins find people in any part of the world. Only in developed countries, more than a third of women suffer from varicose veins. For men it is a little “easier” – only every tenth has diseased vessels. But even so, we are talking about hundreds of millions of people.
What is the danger of varicose veins?
Varicose veins – disruption of the venous valves, leading to an increase and elongation of blood vessels. Healthy veins allow blood to flow in only one direction – to the heart. Their valves prevent blood from flowing to the legs by gravity.When they weaken, some of the blood remains in the vessels and overflows them. The increase in pressure destroys the venous walls.
Early disease causes:
- Itching and burning in the legs
- Spider veins
- Feeling of heaviness
- Discoloration of the skin on the legs
Without treatment, varicose veins develop. It provokes trophic ulcers and promotes the formation of blood clots.These symptoms no longer just cause discomfort, but also directly threaten the patient’s life.
You ask: “Why does this disease occur? Is heredity to blame, myself or external factors? ”
The answer is simple – all together. Therefore, when treating it, you need to think about all the risk factors. For example, diet for varicose veins of the lower extremities plays an important role. Yes, it is impossible to be cured only at the expense of it, but it is an important part of complex treatment.
Nutrition with varicose veins can both slow down the development of the disease and accelerate it.
If you want to know if you need a special diet – look at the risk groups for varicose veins. Now we will tell you who often encounters vascular diseases.
Under the gun of varicose veins – how to know that you are threatened by varicose veins
Usually, no one thinks about vascular diseases until they appear and begin to seriously spoil life.
This is not surprising – we just do not believe that this will happen to us.
For example, you heard somewhere that varicose veins occur if you cross your legs.You don’t, and you think the problem has been resolved. And then all of a sudden, the veins in my legs expand, twisting around them like the roots of a tree.
What’s the matter?
It’s simple – there are many causes of varicose veins. If you forget at least one, you will not be able to protect yourself from the disease.
But even this is not the worst thing.
Not all factors in the development of varicose enlargement depend on your actions. Some of them will always pose a threat. And if you are at risk, then perhaps forever.
So, let’s see who is most threatened with vascular disease. There are 5 most important factors:
- Hereditary venous valve weakness
If you were born with a weak circulatory system, then the likelihood of developing varicose veins will never disappear. Increasing the stress on the veins will easily lead to their expansion and impaired circulation. Check the medical history of relatives. If any of them have varicose veins, avoid any factors that lead to bloating of the veins.
Problems with blood vessels occur in women 3 times more often than in men. They often appear during pregnancy or due to the use of hormonal drugs.
- Old age
Blood circulation deteriorates with age. Therefore, due to aging, the likelihood of varicose veins increases.
- Increased pressure in vessels
The load on the veins increases for a variety of reasons: sedentary lifestyles, obesity and heavy lifting.It makes sense that many office workers and weightlifters will easily find vascular problems.
- Bad habits
Drinking alcohol dehydrates the body. The blood thickens. Therefore, it moves heavily from the feet to the heart. Blood stagnation forms, leading to varicose veins.
If you are in one of the risk groups, then you need to carefully monitor the condition of the vessels and consult a phlebologist at the first signs of varicose veins.
We suggest reading about the diet for varicose veins. Our advice will help prevent the onset of the disease or stop its progression. Unfortunately, even the best diet will not cure you. But it will help the doctor restore the health of the vessels quickly and without surgery.
Dietary barrier to vascular disease
The question of what to eat with varicose veins is as important as the choice of treatment method. Only a comprehensive fight against the disease gives the best results.
You need to eat right after recovery. In the future, a relapse may occur and vascular problems will arise again. A varicose vein diet will help prevent this problem.
Here is a list of foods that have a beneficial effect on the venous system.
Fish and Meat
In order not to harm the body, choose only non-fatty varieties. They contain all the necessary nutrients.
Eat baked meat, boil it, or steam it.Do not even use vegetable oils for cooking – this will only increase the level of cholesterol in the body.
Fish dishes should become an obligatory part of the diet. It’s even better if you supplement them with seafood. For example, seaweed and squid are very useful. They contain copper. It promotes the production of elastin – this substance strengthens the venous walls, and they are easier to resist stress.
What vegetables are included in the diet for varicose veins of the legs?
There are good reasons why vegetables are good for varicose veins.
They contain fiber, vitamins and minerals that strengthen diseased blood vessels. You can eat vegetables every day.
The only exception is potatoes. It contains a lot of starch, which contributes to weight gain, and hence pressure on the venous walls.
Fruits and berries
Another indispensable element of the diet for varicose veins of the lower extremities.
Cherries and cherries are especially useful. They contain vitamin K, which strengthens the venous walls. Consume them as often as possible and you will see how the symptoms of varicose veins diminish.
Among fruits, give preference to sour fruits – apples, kiwi, citrus fruits. Just one apple will do more good than the sweetest watermelon.
Dried fruits are also good for blood vessels. Dried apricots, raisins and dates are important sources of potassium. They improve the work of the heart, which increases blood circulation and reduces stress on the walls of the veins.
Unfortunately, we are not talking about the juices sold in stores. In terms of benefits, they are not comparable to freshly squeezed juices. Even if they are natural and not so tasty.
One glass of fresh juice will help the vessels more than a two-liter sachet of drinks from the store.
If natural juice is too sour for you, dilute it with water by one third. Useful substances will not disappear anywhere, and the drink will taste more pleasant.
When treating varicose veins, it is useful to eat food with vitamin E. There is a lot of it in olive oil, although there are also a lot of calories in this oil.
How to be?
Use olive oil for salad dressing. A teaspoon of oil on a salad is enough to deliver vitamin E to the vessels.
“Forbidden” food – what prevents to cure varicose veins
We told about useful products.It’s time to figure out what you can’t eat with varicose veins.
Unfortunately, such products are excruciatingly abundant. Moreover, you probably love some of them and do not want to give them up. The law of meanness always works here. But if you need to get rid of swollen blood vessels, then you have to limit yourself, at least until recovery.
Not to be banned once and for all, but only to reduce their consumption.
And then for a while.
Here is a list of the most dangerous foods that accelerate varicose veins.
These are high-calorie foods. If you consume them regularly, your body weight will increase rapidly. This is where the threat to blood vessels lies.
The more the weight, the more blood circulates through the veins. The load on the venous walls increases, as does the likelihood of their destruction.
If you want nutrition with varicose veins not to harm the vessels – limit the use of baking.
They are bad for veins for the same reason as baking – weight gain.
Of course, many of us love to treat ourselves to something sweet from time to time. And oh, I don’t want to give it up.
And if this really happens once a week and in small quantities, then it’s okay.
But in general, if you need to get rid of swollen veins, you will have to forget about sweets for a while.
Let the special nutrition for varicose veins of the lower extremities not bring pleasure, but the disease will be over, and you will restore health to your legs.
Fragrant grilled meat looks and smells tempting. Unfortunately, it also serves as a source of cholesterol and heavy carbohydrates.
Of course, kebabs or cutlets are a real feast for the taste buds. But the vessels are unlikely to thank you for such a treat.
Fatty meat increases the thickness of the blood and it is more difficult for the veins to pump it to the heart. Blood clots often form and block blood circulation.
Make a choice – short-term pleasure from delicious food or maintaining healthy blood vessels.
It enhances the inflammatory processes in the veins. Therefore, blood clots form faster, and the likelihood of severe complications with varicose veins increases.
Fried food affects the viscosity of the blood. Blood circulation slows down, and blood stagnation occurs very often.
Salted, smoked and spicy
These foods cause fluid retention.If you often use them for vascular disease, then edema will become your constant companion.
Is it really necessary to do without salt?
Fortunately, no. However, we recommend that you prepare food without salt and add it only before meals. This dietary restriction for varicose veins will help reduce the symptoms of the disease.
How diet helps to fight varicose veins
Changing habits is difficult. Especially harmful.
But for the sake of vascular health, you have to do it.This is not only about changing the diet, but also about a new routine.
Optimal nutrition for varicose veins of the lower extremities – frequent intake of small portions of food. Eat no more than 200 grams at a time. This is not only beneficial for blood vessels, but also helps to lose weight.
We also recommend eating only fruits and vegetables, at least one day a week. The tone of the veins will improve, as will the blood circulation.
These are general guidelines. Next, let’s take a look at the tips specifically for each meal.We have compiled them based on the diet of the inhabitants of the Mediterranean.
Make a cheese sandwich. Use crispbread rather than bread to reduce calories. Eat 150g of any fruit.
Wash down breakfast with tomato or carrot juice. Half a glass is enough.
Eat yogurt, but not fatty. Wash it down with a glass of fruit or green tea. These drinks have a beneficial effect on blood vessels.
Boil the rice and bake the fish. Cut fresh vegetables to them. For taste, you can add sour cream or milk sauce to the dish.
Limit yourself to fruit or vegetable salad. Season it with a spoonful of olive oil or yogurt. The result will be a delicious, but not high-calorie dish.
Prepare an egg or cottage cheese dish of your choice. If you don’t like these options, we offer tomato soup with bread.
Even if every meal cannot be called a feast, believe me, you will not have to starve. Drink water before meals to help you feel fuller faster. It is very simple and does not require additional costs.
How to get rid of varicose veins – consultation and treatment in the clinic “Institute of Vienna”
Our recommendations will help you fight varicose veins. But, as we have already said, diet alone is not enough to cure blood vessels. First, you need to consult with your doctor.
We suggest contacting the clinic “Institute of Vienna”. Our institution specializes in the treatment of various stages of varicose veins.
Don’t worry, no one will drag you to surgery right away.
First, doctors will examine and make an accurate diagnosis. If there are problems with blood vessels, you will be offered to undergo a course of treatment. If the disease is at an early stage, then we will cure you without surgery. But you should not be afraid of surgical intervention either.
Our phlebologists have successfully operated on more than 4000 patients, and they have cured even more people using non-surgical methods.Through their experience, they will easily determine how to help you.
We do not employ yesterday’s students, but doctors and candidates of medical sciences. For example, Oksana Ryabinskaya and Rustem Osmanov manage not only to masterfully operate on the veins of patients, but also write scientific articles – their works are regularly published in medical journals on phlebology.
Our doctors participate in international conferences. In particular, over the past two years, Oksana Ryabinskaya has performed at phlebological forums three times: in 2018 in Melbourne, in 2019 in Yaremche and Krakow.
Make an appointment with the Vein Institute. Here your veins will be checked on the Toshiba APLIO ultrasound equipment – it shows any irregularities in the work of the vessels. This makes diagnosis easier and helps doctors choose the best treatment.
Even the most severe cases of varicose veins, our phlebology will heal in 60 minutes or faster, without scars and pain!
Doctors of the clinic “Institute of Vienna”
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Diet 1 table according to Pevzner – therapeutic diet number 1: table of products, menus, nutrition – February 25, 2021
What is diet number 1 according to Pevzner
Diet table number 1 was created by the Soviet nutritionist M.I. Pevzner and has been practicing for several decades. Diet 1 is considered tough, but it is she who supports the proper functioning of the digestive tract and helps to recover in the safest way during the period of various diseases.
Such a diet, with adequate nutrition, reduces the chemical, mechanical and thermal effects on the gastrointestinal tract, reduces internal inflammation, accelerates the healing of ulcers and normalizes stomach functions. A person eats, maintaining the ratio of BJU, but limits the effect of pathogens and irritants on the internal organs.Food is used pureed, boiled in water or steamed, dishes are prepared without breading and crust.
Each patient, without exception, is prescribed a diet by a gastroenterologist. This is due to the fact that the treatment program is divided into several “tables”: 1, 1a, 1b. Only the doctor determines what type of food the sick person needs.
Who needs a therapeutic diet 1
Therapeutic nutrition according to Pevzner is prescribed for diseases:
- exacerbation of chronic gastritis with preserved or increased secretion;
- acute gastritis: on days 2-4 of treatment and during the recovery period;
- a sharp exacerbation of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer (in the first 6-8 days of treatment).
Diet table 1: Products
Acceptable foods and meals can be divided into the following groups:
- Soups: slimy consistency, you can add semolina, oatmeal, pearl barley or rice, cream or butter ;
- Cereals: Liquid slimy porridge made from semolina, pureed buckwheat, rice or oatmeal. You can also add cream or milk;
- Meat and fish: lean veal, beef, chicken and turkey, without skin, fat, fascia and tendons.For cooking, you need to boil, pass through a grater or meat grinder, use in the form of mashed potatoes or soufflé;
- Eggs: soft-boiled or steam omelet, no more than three eggs per day;
- Fruits and berries: sweet fruits, boiled or baked; compotes, rosehip broth;
- Dairy products: milk, cream, steam soufflé from freshly mashed cottage cheese.
- Beverages: weak tea with milk or cream, weak cocoa or coffee with milk;
- Additionally: jelly, sweet fruit jelly, milk jelly, honey.
- Excluded: vegetables, herbs, sweet and starchy foods.
Dishes are prepared with unsalted butter or refined vegetable oil. Other types of oils are excluded.
Ingredients: 100 g beef, two potatoes, medium carrots.
Boil the products, pass through a meat grinder: in the prepared minced meat, stirring, pour in ½ cup of milk, put to simmer over low heat.Remove after 3-5 minutes, add a little salt.
Ingredients: two eggs, 60 ml of milk, a little salt, two teaspoons of butter.
Dissolve eggs with milk, beat, salt a little, add butter. Pour the resulting mass into a small bowl, which you put in a pot of water. Cook, stirring constantly, until the consistency of porridge.
Pour the egg mass into a saucepan with a little warm water, cook like a regular porridge until thickened.Strain the rest of the water.
Carrot soufflé with cottage cheese and honey
Ingredients: 500 g carrots, 250 g cottage cheese, 150 g milk, a teaspoon of sugar, egg, 50 g semolina, a cube of butter.
Cut the carrots into slices, cover with milk, boil until tender.
Grate or whisk in a blender, add grated cottage cheese, sugar, yolk and semolina. Stir the mixture well, and only then add the whipped protein. Place in a greased bowl and steam.Serve with honey if desired.
Ingredients: 250 g of curd (up to 9% fat), three eggs, a little sugar, 250 ml of milk, semolina flour.
Wipe cottage cheese, add yolk, sugar, milk, flour. Whisk and add whites, mix well. Put in a mold, steam. Serve with condensed milk.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese (up to 9% fat), egg, 150 g of beef, butter.
Meat without tendons and fascia: Boil and cool. Pass the beef and cottage cheese twice through a meat grinder. Beat the egg, leave a small part to grease the cutlets, pour the rest into the minced meat. Add oil, mix well until smooth. Form patties, spread on a baking sheet, brush with an egg. Bake in the oven until tender.
Diet menu No. 1
- meat pate with whole grain baguette, baked apple, tea;
- sandwich with cheese, liquid semolina porridge, tea;
- steam omelet, crispbread, milk tea;
- oatmeal in milk with pears, green tea;
- soft-boiled egg, milk rice porridge, milk tea;
- fresh non-acidic cottage cheese, rosehip decoction;
- steam omelette, loose buckwheat porridge, tea with milk;
- steam omelet, noodles with grated cheese, weak tea, berry jelly.
- Baked fruits with honey or powdered sugar;
- marshmallow with tea;
- berry jelly, compote;
- curd pudding;
- baked apple with sugar.
- fresh non-acidic cottage cheese, rosehip decoction;
- pudding, soufflé;
- compote with dry biscuits or dryers.
- vegetable soup, boiled buckwheat with chicken fillet, carrot and spinach salad;
- broccoli, chicken and potato puree soup, banana with cottage cheese;
- soup without meat, noodles with steamed meatballs, bread;
- rice soup with minced meat, fruit jelly;
- grated soup with oatmeal, steamed fish soufflé, fruit jelly;
- buckwheat porridge with milk;
- semolina porridge with milk, egg omelet, sweet tea with milk;
- meat soufflé, curd casserole, jelly;
- permissible cereals with steamed cutlets, milk;
- mashed potatoes with chicken meat, bread;
- steamed rice and cutlets.
A variant of the therapeutic diet table 1A – one of the diet No. 1. Usually, the diet is prescribed in the first week of treatment for an exacerbation of peptic ulcer disease or gastritis during an exacerbation. The menu is shorter, but also a shorter treatment period. Of the features: the food should be warm, the drinking balance should be observed, the daily calorie content is 2000 kcal. You need to eat in small portions, five to six times a day.
Excludes flour, raw fruits and vegetables, sour cream, cottage cheese, cheese, sauce, spices.
You can eat soft, mushy food without additives, boil or steam food.
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What is reflux – esophagitis? / Professional articles / Family clinic “Tanar”
Esophagitis is a common disease that affects the digestive system
If you suffer from insufficiency of the cardiac sphincter (this is a muscular valve that closes the gap between the stomach and the esophagus), then digestive juices and part of the food enter the esophagus.In the normal position, the sphincter should be tightly closed, it should only open when food or water enters the stomach from the esophagus. That is, in the event of a sphincter insufficiency, it is constantly open, and the contents of the stomach, in which hydrochloric acid is present, can be freely thrown from the esophagus into the stomach.
If hydrochloric acid constantly acts on the lining of the esophagus, it will become inflamed. This disease is called reflux – esophagitis.
Symptoms of reflux esophagitis.
Symptoms of reflux – esophagitis: heartburn that worsens when you bend forward or when lying down.
Also, the symptoms of reflux – esophagitis are: hiccups, regurgitation, belching with air or food, pain behind the breastbone or “under the spoon”, which radiates to the region of the heart, left shoulder and may resemble an attack of angina pectoris.
To identify the cause of the pain, it is worth visiting the clinic.
The diagnosis of “reflux esophagitis” can be confirmed using special research methods: fluoroscopy, esophagogastroscopy, esophagomanometry.
What causes cardiac sphincter insufficiency?
If you are pushing hard, love to overeat, lift heavy weights, abuse alcohol, or maybe just lean forward a lot.
Also, reflux esophagitis disease can appear against a background of diseases: hiatal hernia, chronic gastritis, stomach ulcer, duodenal ulcer, cholelithiasis, obesity.
To prescribe the correct treatment, you need to recognize the cause of the disease.
If you have cardiac sphincter insufficiency, do not lift weights more than five to six kilograms; do not wear tight belts and bandages; do not do physical exercises that involve bending forward, tightening the abdominal muscles; watch your daily bowel movements.
You need to sleep so that the head is raised, on a pair of pillows, it is also desirable that the entire upper body is in the raised position.This position of the body avoids the throwing of stomach contents into the esophagus.
Nutrition for reflux – esophagitis
- You need to pay close attention to the diet. Let it be fractional – five to six times a day.
- You need to eat in small portions, the last meal should be done no later than three to four hours before bedtime.
- You can’t go to bed right after lunch. You need to sit or walk for one hour: to accelerate the evacuation of food from the stomach into the intestines, which will accordingly reduce the reflux of acidic stomach contents into the esophagus.
- You can only eat foods that do not provoke the appearance of heartburn.
- A sick person must follow the doctor’s recommendations – which implies the rejection of some products, the introduction of their full-fledged substitutes into the diet.
- Also, you can not overeat, you need to give up foods that cause bloating (fresh cabbage, sauerkraut, black bread, mushrooms, green peas, beans, some types of fresh fruits and berries, chocolate, hot spices, alcohol, soda).
- All of these products increase intragastric and intra-abdominal pressure, which is why the contents of the stomach are thrown into the esophagus.
- You can track which specific vegetables, fruits, berries caused such a reaction, and limit their use. And it’s better – just don’t eat them fresh: you can cook compote from fruits, vegetables can be stewed or baked.
- You can’t eat late. You cannot go to bed after eating, you cannot perform actions that are associated with inclinations (washing, cleaning, etc.) after eating.). It is better to walk or sit after eating.
In case of exacerbation of reflux – esophagitis, the doctor may prescribe a more strict diet: “esophageal” table or diet No. 1 according to Pevzner.
Diet for reflux – esophagitis permits consumption:
- eggs, soft-boiled,
- sour cream,
- eat a little pureed low-fat non-acidic cottage cheese,
- various types of cereals cooked in water, milk porridge
- Eat mashed meat and fish soufflé,
- cook meatballs, steamed burgers,
- Soak croutons and bread in water or tea,
- baked apples, grated apples
- low fat milk;
- low-fat fish varieties;
- various compotes.
90,025 yesterday’s bread;
Do not eat foods such as:
- all types of alcoholic beverages;
- all kinds of sour juices;
- fresh cabbage, sauerkraut;
- black bread;
- marinade, smoked;
90,025 legumes – green peas, beans;
90,025 spices, especially hot;
During an exacerbation of the disease, give up the use of fresh vegetables and fruits – it is better to steam them, boil, bake.
When you find out – what specific foods provoke heartburn in you – also exclude them from your menu.
Observing a diet for reflux – esophagitis, take into account your individual characteristics – after all, various foods can provoke an exacerbation of the disease.
Reflux esophagitis treatment
Taking medications – to neutralize aggressive stomach acid, protect the esophageal mucosa, increase the tone of the esophageal sphincter.A positive effect can be achieved by taking antacid (alkaline) drugs – maalox, megalac, phosphalugel. They have an anti-acid action, an enveloping action, an astringent action, which helps to achieve an anti-inflammatory effect.
Also, take antacids at night as the acidity of the stomach contents increases at night, and a long stay in a horizontal position contributes to the appearance of reflux.
Now pharmacies offer a huge selection of medicines for the treatment of this disease, but do not treat yourself, consult your doctor.
But, it is imperative to be treated: in the absence of a diet, treatment, it is possible that severe complications may occur – stomach ulcers, bleeding, narrowing of the esophagus.
Also, you need to remember that after the treatment, you must follow what the doctor has prescribed for you: follow a diet, try to avoid stress, do not drink strong coffee and tea, it is also advisable to quit smoking, do not relieve pain with aspirin, avoid the use of medicines without a doctor’s prescription.
Try to get along with your illness. If you follow all the doctor’s recommendations, you can achieve a stable remission, which will minimize the inconvenience that the disease causes you.
Deputy Chief Physician of the TANAR Family Clinic Natalya Borisovna Vorobieva.
The information in this section cannot be used for self-diagnosis and self-medication. In case of pain or other exacerbation of the disease, diagnostic tests should be prescribed only by the attending physician.For a diagnosis and correct treatment prescription, you should contact your doctor.
Flatulence – causes of occurrence, in what diseases it occurs, diagnosis and methods of treatment.
Excessive gas formation in the gastrointestinal tract leads to severe discomfort, especially if the gas cannot be trapped. The gaseous substances that fill the lumen of the stomach and intestines include hydrogen, methane, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.Air can enter the stomach with food, but mainly gases are the product of the vital activity of microorganisms, and also arise as a result of the interaction of hydrochloric acid in the stomach with bicarbonate coming from the pancreas. Increased gas production is accompanied by bloating, bloating, and pain. This phenomenon is called flatulence.
In some cases, spastic conditions of the gastrointestinal tract interfere with the discharge of gases, and sometimes a person cannot control this process even with an insignificant content of gases in the intestine.
Varieties of flatulence
Flatulence occurs with increased gas production and deterioration of intestinal motility.
Excess gas is removed from the stomach by belching , from the intestine through the rectum . In addition, gases can enter the bloodstream and be released with exhaled air. Gases formed in the intestine are absorbed only in the small intestine, where their bubbles are mixed with liquid contents.In the large intestine, gases are not absorbed into the bloodstream due to the high density of feces, so there is only one way out for them – through the rectum, which occurs on average 15-20 times a day. Participating in the regulation of the intestine, gases affect its function in different ways: methane slows down the passage of feces and contributes to the development of constipation, hydrogen reduces the motility of the ileum, but promotes the movement of contents in the final sections of the colon.
Possible causes of increased formation and incontinence of gases
The reasons for the development of flatulence may be associated with: 1) dietary habits; 2) indigestion; 3) an imbalance in the composition of the intestinal microflora; 4) violation of intestinal motility.The overflow of gases in the stomach leads to the occurrence of belching, which often worries patients with incomplete closure of the cardiac sphincter with a hiatal hernia , gastroesophageal reflux disease .
In addition, impaired motility of the gastrointestinal tract in gastric ulcer, biliary dyskinesia, some intestinal diseases is also accompanied by frequent belching, sometimes even with regurgitation.With the development of putrefactive processes in the stomach with gastroparesis, belching may have an unpleasant odor.
However, belching is often not a symptom of a disease, but an indicator of malnutrition.
For example, when hastily eating food, a person may swallow large amounts of air. Also, excess gas in the stomach occurs after drinking carbonated drinks.
If gas overflows the intestines, a feeling of bloating appears.
It can occur due to the excessive content of gaseous substances, or be subjective due to the increased sensitivity of the intestinal mucosa.
Often this symptom occurs in functional disorders: irritable bowel syndrome, diseases of the pancreas , accompanied by enzymatic deficiency, reproduction of pathological microflora. The increased formation of gases occurs when a large amount of legumes, cabbage, onions, carrots, raisins, bananas, apples, grapes, yeast dough products are consumed.Evidence of functional disorders is the appearance of bloating some time after a meal. In the morning, before breakfast, this feeling is absent.
An unpleasant symptom is gas incontinence, which is possible even with a slight accumulation of gas in the intestines. This problem can occur in patients with fissures and fistulas in the anus.
Gas incontinence is also a concern for patients with anal sphincter insufficiency. As a rule, this condition accompanies other types of pathology – hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse. Sometimes internal anal sphincter insufficiency can result from neurological disorders, surgery, or injury accompanied by scarring and stricture formation.
The sphincter muscles weaken with age, which is why the problem of gas incontinence is more common in older people.
With diverticulums of the intestine – saccular protrusions of the mucous membrane and submucosa of the intestine – bloating and profuse discharge of gases are almost always noted.
In addition, there are feelings of fullness and heaviness in the abdomen, pain in the left iliac region and irregular, spastic stools (“sheep”). Often there is a rumbling in the abdomen and frequent passing of gases with an unpleasant odor.
In women, uncontrolled passing of gas develops in the last months of pregnancy, after childbirth due to pelvic floor dysfunction. The same problem is found in a third of patients with prolapse and prolapse of the uterus, and in a small percentage of cases – with pathological lengthening of the cervix .
Gas incontinence occurs with lesions of the central nervous system due to trauma to the spine and head, and in this case, it is accompanied by uncontrolled feces and urination. With an epileptic seizure in the relaxation phase, urine, gas and feces may also pass. Gas control is lost in mental disorders, (manic-depressive syndrome, dementia) and psychoemotional stress.
Which doctors should I contact?
The problem of increased gas production and uncontrolled discharge of gases can occur in different states of the body.In any case, you should visit
therapist for the initial examination. If the symptoms of flatulence bother a woman during pregnancy, after childbirth, or the discharge of gas is accompanied by other symptoms, you should consult
gynecologist. If you suspect intestinal diverticula, anal sphincter insufficiency, or gastrointestinal dyskinesia, consult
Diagnostics and examinations
If uncontrolled passing of gas occurs during pregnancy, additional testing is usually not required after childbirth.If you complain of constant passing of gas without symptoms of bloating, it is necessary to check the condition of the anal sphincter and intestines. For this, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are performed.
90,000 Medvedeva told what her future in sports depends on – NEWS.ru
Evgenia Medvedeva, two-time world champion in women’s single skating
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Two-time world champion in women’s single skating Evgenia Medvedeva shared her impressions of her debut as a partner, and also told what her future in sports depends on.The figure skater’s words are quoted by Sport24.
On July 9, Sochi hosted the premiere of the Anna Karenina ice show, in which Evgenia Medvedeva performed in tandem with Alexander Enbert.
The skater admitted that it was not difficult to make supports, but scary.
All my figure skating took place at a height of no more than 30-40 centimeters. And here – two meters and more. I was afraid of heights. I jumped off the support, and Sasha had to catch me , – said Medvedeva.
Also, the two-time world champion, who did not make it to the Russian national team for the upcoming season, noted that her return to the sport will depend one hundred percent on her health.
Evgenia Medvedeva – two-time silver medalist at the 2018 Olympic Games. In addition, the famous figure skater is a two-time world champion in 2016 and 2017, a two-time European champion in 2016 and 2017, and has the title of “Honored Master of Sports of Russia.”
Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian Olympic champion in figure skating Oksana Baiul told why at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang she rooted more for Evgenia Medvedev than for Alina Zagitova.
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