Monday, January 18, 2010

Gastric ulcer and pain recipes

This post is an attempt to research what foods will help relieve the pain of a gastric ulcer as well as sharing the foods I already tried.

Every time I go onto an antibiotic I suffer from gastric ulcer burn for ages afterward.
Apart from developing ulcers, I also have diarrhea (runny tummy) so only foods that did not aggravate the diarrhea were tested.

Food that relieved my ulcer pain the most was:
  • Gem Squash, cooked, mashed, and mixed with a little yoghurt, or as is. (A good baby food too)
  • Chicken noodle soup. (Including the noodles). I chose the chicken noodle soup to boost the protein content of my otherwise vegetarian diet.
  • Banana
Foods that helped for the pain to some extent,
  • Yogurt,
  • rice
  • drinks
The drink that I find the most snoozing is Rooibos tea.
I did not add the peppermint leaves or Ginger to the tea this time, but I could have.
Neither did I try any of the other wonderful herb teas.

I feel that I need to take a few spoonfuls of something every hour to keep my stomach lined.

In the old days we used to give the patients a glass of milk every hour, but that is no longer regarded as desirable. (Those were the days before yogurt was on the supermarket shelves)

Tomorrow I am going to try cabbage juice and see how that works.

Links to other health condition recipes

The following website suggests:

  • Drink plenty of water. It dilutes the acid in the stomach which will relieve ulcer pain.

  • - Eat yogurt to coat ulcers and relieve the pain when it flares up.

  • - Eat a banana. This neutralizes acid and coats the lining of the stomach.

  • - Eat apples, cranberries, celery and onions to inhibit the growth of the bacteria that causes ulcers.

  • - Eat slowly and chew food thoroughly

Remember when you experience persistent or severe pain or bleeding, contact your medical professional.

1 comment:

gastric bypass surgery Los Angeles said...

Banana and yogurt really help feel better from the pain and the burning.Yogurt is also a natural healer of the indigestion and water is a great liquid to flush the toxins from the body.