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Diet change for a patient with stomach ulcer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   HI
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have ulcers in stomach , let me know what kind of food I should take
Doctor :   is the ulcer begign
User :   on and off for last 1 ye
Doctor :   What was reason?
User :   may be Night shift
Doctor :   Eat three small meals and three snacks evenly spaced throughout the day. It is important to avoid periods of hunger or overeating.
Doctor :   Eat slowly and chew foods well.
Doctor :   Be relaxed at mealtime.
Doctor :   Sit up while eating and for 1 hour afterward
Doctor :   Avoid eating within 3 hours before bedtime. Bedtime snacks can cause gastric acid secretion during the night.
Doctor :   Cut down on caffeine-containing foods and beverages, citrus and tomato products, and chocolate if these foods cause discomfort.
Doctor :   include a good source of protein (milk, meat, egg, cheese, etc.) at each meal and snack.
Doctor :   Caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea, and cola drinks) and decaffeinated coffee cause increased gastric acid production but may be taken in moderation at or near mealtime, if tolerated.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Spicy foods , masal foods should be avoided
Doctor :   Did that help?
User :   what about Night shift ?
Doctor :   As long as you are relaxed, getting good sleep, and it is imp for you to survive , I Have no suggestions
Doctor :   many are in night shift, they dont get ulcers
User :   oh so just for survival I should continue Night shift
Doctor :   Even if u r working in nights, u must be having fixed sleeping hours, fixed eating habits
Doctor :   Man, What do u want from me?
Doctor :   Counseling
Doctor :   or schedulung job
User :   but my shift keep chaging every 2 week
User :   how sholuld I manage ?
Doctor :   So what do u want from me?
Doctor :   Manage ulcer
User :   I just want how should I manage my diet while shift change
Doctor :   when do u get off from night shift
User :   every two week s
Doctor :   I am asking the time,
Doctor :   When u r on night shift, when do u start job and when doi u end the job in office?
User :   evening night 10 PM to 7 AM
Doctor :   so what have u been doing from 7AM to 10PM
Doctor :   How many hrs y\u sleeping and how many times u eat?
User :   I sleep from 9 AM to 5 PM
User :   not a sound sleep
Doctor :   If u do not want to continue job for survivial u can quit the job for health reason
User :   I have to think
User :   is this a problem in long run ?
Doctor :   Day jobs are healthy keep u in perfect rhythm
Doctor :   so u r sleeping 8 hrs
User :   not all time
Doctor :   and u can take breakfast before u sleep in day
User :   ya
Doctor :   u said u r sleeping from 9AM-5PM
Doctor :   See I can only counsel
User :   with break in between
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   I will follow the dient and will see
User :   how I feel
Doctor :   u can take lunch after 5-6 hrs after Breakfast
Doctor :   then eat dinner at 10
User :   ok
Doctor :   maintain a gap of 6 hrs in between food intake
User :   ok
Doctor :   i know it is tough
Doctor :   But if you can manage you can continue
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   if it problematic and not manageable, u have to quit
User :   bye
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