LPR Relux Diet
How To Properly Craft An LPR Reflux Diet Plan
Patients that suffer from LPR reflux symptoms should control their diets and eating habits thus they lay a good foundation for treatment. Typically, LPR is treated with medications such as PPI and H2 blockers, however, if you don’t control your diet with suitable specifications, taking the medication will only produce minor effects in your body. You should attempt to limit your consumption of fruits that are acidic such as strawberry, oranges, apples and the like. Foods such as garlic, onions, vinegar dressing, salad dressing and other sour food should not be eaten to excess. Beverages that are caffeinated or carbonated should be limited from your new diet as well as they are known catalysts of silent reflux. Cigarettes and alcoholic beverages are no good because they can cause the esophageal sphincter muscle to relax, and when the esophagus muscle relaxes, the acid will flow back into the throat; if you didn’t already need a reason to quit cigarettes now is the time.
Dairy product such as milk and cheese have been known to aggravate the condition of LPR. If you want to drink milk, try and avoid 100% whole milk, instead you can drink milk with 1 – 2% fat which is significantly lower than the amount of fat in comparison to whole milk. Fat free dairy products are safe for laryngopharyngeal reflux patients. Examples of fat free dairy products you can eat include: fat free yogurt, feta cheese and similar products. Breads and pastas are good for your stomach because they have ingredients that will bind the acid in your stomach; by binding the stomach acid, there is lesser chance that you will develop a case laryngopharyngeal reflux. More on lpr reflux diet continued below
As always I highly recommend that you eat your dinner early so that the stomach will have enough time to digest before you go to sleep. If you lie down immediately after dinner, you are putting pressure on a now full stomach that pressure will cause the stomach acid to backwashed into the throat and aggravate your condition. If possible try and limit your meals away from extremely large size portions. You should eat slowly and eat portions that are manageable for your throat and esophagus to pass without strain; if you eat too fast, the laryngopharyngeal reflux can pop up. It is recommended that you have several small meals every day rather than a few large meals.
Before embarking on a LPR reflux diet, you should determine the type of food that causes discomfort to you. You can use a journal to record the food that worsens the laryngopharyngeal reflux symptom.Continue to record your data of the food you eat for at least one week so that you can get an idea of the foods that are harmful for you. After that, you should make a list of good food that will not induce the stomach to secrete acids; examples of food that normally get included in the good food list include bread, steak, carrots, cabbage, fat free cream cheese, rice, cookies and jelly beans (believe it or not). Keep a lookout for cooking recipes that use ingredients that won’t cause the stomach to secrete extreme acid. You can use the internet to search for recipes that is beneficial for your laryngopharyngeal reflux condition. Also don’t forget to keep a list of the different types of condiments that you can enjoy without any problems. Ones good food list and bad food list should be updated frequently. If your laryngopharyngeal reflux condition does not improve after the dietary change it may be time to seek out further natural remedies or even see a physician.
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