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How can diet help prevent carcinoid syndrome?

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Avoid certain foods and drinks that can trigger symptoms, such as:

It might take some trial and error to see which are triggers for you.

  • Alcohol
  • Nuts
  • Cheese
  • Chili peppers
  • Hot liquids

From: Carcinoid Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Octreotide."

American Family Physician: "Carcinoid Tumors."

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Carcinoid Tumors and Carcinoid Syndrome," "Carcinoid Syndrome."

National Cancer Institute: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Carcinoid Syndrome."

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Carcinoid Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Radionuclide Scanning (Nuclear Medicine Imaging)."

UpToDate: "Treatment of the carcinoid syndrome."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 19, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Octreotide."

American Family Physician: "Carcinoid Tumors."

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Carcinoid Tumors and Carcinoid Syndrome," "Carcinoid Syndrome."

National Cancer Institute: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Carcinoid Syndrome."

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Carcinoid Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Radionuclide Scanning (Nuclear Medicine Imaging)."

UpToDate: "Treatment of the carcinoid syndrome."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 19, 2020

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