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Health Tip: Watch Your Diet if You Have an Ulcer

Health Tip: Watch Your Diet if You Have an Ulcer

02/28/11

(HealthDay News) -- Watching your diet can help manage a peptic ulcer, simply by avoiding irritants and eating the foods that can help promote healing.

The ADAM Encyclopedia suggests these dietary practices:

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink only moderate amounts of milk, and include yogurt in your diet.
  • Limit coffee to a maximum of three cups per day.
  • Avoid large amounts of garlic, peppers or spices if they irritate your stomach.
  • Consume olive oil, which may be effective in combating many strains of H. pylori bacteria, which have been shown to be a major cause of peptic ulcers.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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