Also indexed as:Duodenal Ulcer, Gastric Ulcer, Stomach Ulcers, Ulcer (Peptic)
Ulcer pain? Undo the damage. Peptic ulcers can cause serious discomfort and damage to the digestive system if left untreated. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Fight recurrences with fiber||Reduce the risk of new duodenal ulcers by getting enough fiber. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grain breads and are good fiber sources.|
|Sidestep salt||Salt is a stomach and intestinal irritant, so avoiding it may help improve ulcer symptoms.|
|Steer clear of sugar||Sugar has been reported to increase stomach acidity, which could aggravate ulcer symptoms.|
|Try some cabbage juice||People have found relief from symptoms by drinking a quart of cabbage juice per day for 10 to 14 days. Carrot juice may be added to improve the flavor.|
|Uncover allergies||Avoiding food allergens may be helpful for people with peptic ulcers. Talk to a doctor about possible food sensitivities; once you’ve identified problem foods, a low-allergen diet can help you avoid them.|
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