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Ulcers was posted 12/30/1997 07:16 am by Rosemary
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I'm sending this off to Suzi but I thought I'd post it in case anyone else needs the info.I picked up my newly gifted "American Dietetic Assoc. Complete Food and Nutrition Guide": I suspected that would be the one place to turn for info on food recommendations in the treatment of ulcers. I found one short entry which was an answer to this question: "does eating spicy foods cause ulcer?" No. Your food choices neither cause nor cure ulcers. Most ulcers are caused by bacteria, called Heliobactor Pylori, and are treated with antibiotics.I moved on to my "Home Remedies" book and found that Pepto Bismol is used because the active ingredient, Bismuth, kills stomach bacteria. Some other advise: don't eat any food that seems to irritate the ulcer (thus, the food log is probably a good idea), Avoid MILK!!! Dairy used to be the food of choice but long ago it was noted that while it buffers stomach acid for a short time, it will cause an increased secretion of acid in order to digest it. Smoking seems to hinder healing of ulcers. Some people respond to the idea of six small meals vs. three normal meals. Use over the counter antacids. Don't take too many pain-relievers: aspirin has the bad rep, but other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are at least as hard on the stomach lining as aspirin. Avoid iron supplements--iron is a known gastric irritant. 'Hope something in there helps!Love & Friendship,Rosemary

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