Avoid eating just two large meals in a day. Instead, of eat five or six smaller meals every few hours. Don’t go on an empty stomach for long time. Avoid eating close to bedtime. Eat your dinner about 2 to 3 hours before going to sleep and take a walk for 20 minutes after having your dinner. Do not ignore the importance of water. Try drinking a full glass of water when symptoms arise and a glass with every meal. Decrease stress, as it can positively worsen your symptoms. Stress can trigger an increased free of stomach acid and increase inflammation. Stop smoking, as it raises the recurrence rate of ulcers and also makes it more likely you’ll develop infections.
Avoid Carbonated Drinks
Any kind of carbonated drink can irritate the lining of your stomach and small intestine, two common areas where ulcers develop. Mainly carbonated drinks have citric acid as a preservative and flavor enhancer, which increases the beverage’s acidity. So, when you drink such beverages, the volume of stomach acid can rise much higher than what your stomach naturally needs for soft functioning.
Avoid Milk and Dairy Products
Some people may find that cold, creamy cups of milk provide some temporary relief, but in reality it worsens the symptoms of a peptic ulcer. Whole milk as well as many dairy products is lofty in fat that can magnify your current symptoms. Also, the protein in milk may encourage the production of overload stomach acid that can make an ulcer worse. Even drinking milk on a full stomach can make things bad. Along with whole milk, strong-flavored cheeses, cream and buttermilk should also be avoided.
Avoid Salty Foods
High intake of salt is linked to a high risk of stomach ulcers. In fact, if you are already suffering from a stomach ulcer, you should avoid adding salt to the food on your plate and look at food labels so you can choose low-sodium options. More salt eating means aggravating the present symptoms.
In fact, a high-salt diet may induce gene activity in pylori, making it more virulent and increasing the likelihood that you’ll suffer from severe symptoms. High sodium intake may also make the medications used for treating stomach ulcers less effectual. Try to evade foods that are high in salt, such as cornflakes, blue cheese, bacon and other salted meats, salted nuts, corn and potato chips, tortilla chips, canned soup and etc.