What you eat can contribute to digestive problems. Many people eat too much processed food and sugar, and not enough fiber, fruits, and vegetables. Poor eating habits, such as eating too quickly or skipping meals, can also be part of the problem. Many digestive problems can be prevented by eating a healthy, balanced diet.
The following are lists of healthy foods that may be incorporated into your diet.
No one knows for sure how H. pylori spreads or why some people develop peptic ulcers without being infected with H. pylori, so prevention is difficult. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine to prevent infection.
If you have already developed a peptic ulcer, there are things you can do to prevent worsening of your symptoms. They include:
Avoid foods that irritate your stomach. Use common sense: If it upsets your stomach when you eat it, avoid it. Everyone is different, but spicy foods...
Some people with digestive system difficulties may find they have problems after eating certain foods. Through a process of trial-and-error, you can find a variety of healthy foods to add to your diet. There are, though, certain symptoms of digestive problems that should be evaluated by a health professional. Be sure to report any of the following symptoms you have to your health care provider: