it’s not only about controlling stomach acid. Improving the overall health of
your digestive system matters, too! So it’s worth a try to continue with a
healthy-balanced diet, even though when the inflammation has healed.
having strong body immune system is so helpful to heal the inflammation more
quickly and fight against H. Pylori infection (a bacterial infection that can
increase the risk of gastritis and stomach ulcers). And your diet is a good way
to boost your immune system.
a kind of sugar found in milk and dairy products, is another thing to worry.
It’s hard to digest, making gas and abdominal bloating more likely. The
challenge mounts if you have lactose intolerance, a condition in which the
digestive system cannot fully digest lactose.
is no cure for lactose intolerance. So the best way to cope with is to avoid or
cut down on your dietary lactose. Here are a few strategies:
- You may not need to completely
skip lactose, but you have to be more careful with it. For instance, if you
want to add milk or dairy products in your regular meals, add them only in
- Avoid consuming large amounts of
lactose at once! A significant increase in lactose makes the flare up more
- If you do love ice-cream or other
dairy products, choose ones with lactose-reduced /lactose-free label!
diet low in milk and dairy products doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your
dietary calcium and vitamin D. Besides milk substitutes mentioned earlier, get
more vitamin D from eggs, salmon, and even spending time outdoor (sunlight
exposure) will help a lot.
food alternatives include spinach, broccoli, calcium-fortified breads, pinto
beans, and oranges. If necessary, ask your doctor whether it’s OK to take
supplements! Even many adults without lactose intolerance also have various
deficiencies of vitamin D and calcium.