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Can A Vegan Diet Cause Stomachache?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: I've been on a plant-based diet 3 weeks in an effort to bring my blood pressure and cholesterol down. I have developed pain in my gut. I think it's because of all the fiber.

I want to know what to take otc. I did this years ago for the Pritikin diet and stopped the diet when it began to hurt. I don't want to fail at this again.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take omeprazole 20mg daily!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have reviewed your details fully. Take omeprazole 20mg daily. It is available at most grocery shops over the counter.

Dietary measures to control high blood pressure and high cholesterol are good but when done aggressively tend to cause undesired harm. I strongly recommend that get gentle at this when you restart.

I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (23 hours later)
Thank you. I used Omeprazole about two years after I had a bleed caused by nsaids. I stopped taking it because I stopped nsaids. Maybe I shouldn't have. I'll start back up with it. XXXXXXX Howard
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Keep me updated!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

Keep me updated with the response to omeprazole a few days after you start taking it.

I wish you well!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can A Vegan Diet Cause Stomachache?

Brief Answer: Take omeprazole 20mg daily! Detailed Answer: Hi, I have reviewed your details fully. Take omeprazole 20mg daily. It is available at most grocery shops over the counter. Dietary measures to control high blood pressure and high cholesterol are good but when done aggressively tend to cause undesired harm. I strongly recommend that get gentle at this when you restart. I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me for more information and clarifications if need be.