View Full Version : Diet pertaining to ulcer experience.

04-03-2010, 03:37 PM
Okay here goes.

My boyfriend and I have lost weight successfully just watching calories in < out while have a wide variety of food in our diet etc. We're still working toward it as a goal in progress.

Just recently it's become obvious to us that he has a bad stomach ulcer caused by acid reflux disease. That being said, my question is: has anyone had experience with diet (as in food you eat) this in any sort of fashion while trying to lose weight?

I've surfed numerous sites all just as extreme as the next. All low-no fat, extremely limited, no tomato product, zero citrus - I've even seen no broccoli etc.

He's going to the doctor sometime next week but I was just looking to see if there was anything anyone knew we could be doing in the meantime.

Thanks in advance.

04-03-2010, 04:11 PM
is he sure that its not that the acid reflux is caused by the ulcer? most ulcers are caused by bacteria

04-03-2010, 05:20 PM
Likely. We hadn't thought of it vice versus but he's always had acid reflux we assumed it perhaps antagonized the latter and most sites acted like it was that way. I do remember reading something about bacteria on one of the sites.

Whatever has caused it, of course this is strictly assumption here, both my mother and his have had stomach ulcers and his symptoms are no different, we could visit the doctor next week and find out it's something entirely different.

Thank you for your insight.

edit: Just looked -

Doctors used to think ulcers were caused by stress or by eating food with too much acid in it. We now know this isn’t true. Most ulcers are caused by an infection. The infection is caused by a bacteria (germ) called Helicobacter pylori (say: hell-ee-ko-back-ter pie-lore-ee”), or H. pylori for short. Acid and other juices made by the stomach can contribute to ulcers by burning the lining of your digestive tract. This can happen if your body makes too much acid or if the lining of your digestive tract is damaged in some way. Physical or emotional stress may not necessarily cause an ulcer, but it can aggravate an ulcer if you have one.