Acid Peptic Disease: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Carrots (because of the beta-carotene they contain), red peppers and apricots because they help to heal and scar over sores in the intestinal lining
  • Lean meats, cereals, seeds, eggs, cereals, avocados, and vegetables contain vitamin E that cures sores in the organic linings
  • Lean meats, fish, poultry and skim lactose products are protein rich and they stimulate the esophagus valve (in particular the gullet)
  • Soluble fiber found in cereals, bread and brown rice helps to prevent constipation and releases tension in the colon without pressing on the stomach
  • Bananas and cabbage juice help to reduce gastric acid. Drink 2 or 3 times during the day
  • Eat one yogurt every day, because it helps to maintain the bacterial levels that help the digestive process.
Foods to be avoided
  • Fried foods, alcohol, tea, coffee and soft drinks because they produce excess gastric acid
  • Meats, black pepper and spices, which irritate the stomach
  • Milk, because although it neutralizes acids, over time, it can increase acid production

Yoga and Exercise

  • Choose light exercises like walking, swimming etc. Avoid exercises that require a reclining position like sit-ups and stomach crunches. Be sure to keep well hydrated when exercising. 
  • Breathing exercise pranayama helps in soothing the body.
  • Vira Asansa
  • Baddha kona Asana
  • Makara Asana
  • Shava Asana

Music and Meditation

Home Remedies

  • Sleep by elevating the head of the bed slightly
  • Avoid spicy, caffeinated and alcoholic foods
  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Avoid eating within three hours of bedtime
  • Eat meals slowly to avoid ingesting excess air

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