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Unformatted text preview: physician if signs of Gut Reaction: Heartburn
Gnawing pain or burning in upper chest
• Occasional heartburn affects about 50% of U.S.
Results when stomach acid enters esophagus • Causes: Pregnancy, smoking, excess body fat,
alcohol, caffeine, citrus juice, onions, chocolate,
mints, fatty foods, spices, and eating too much at one
time Gut Reaction: Peptic Ulcer
• Sore in the lining of the stomach or
– Deep, dull upper abdominal pain ~2 hrs after eating • Often caused by Helicobacter pylori
– Antibiotics to eliminate Helicobacter pylori
– Identification and avoidance of aggravating foods Factors That Increase Risk of Peptic
Ulcers Insert Table 4.B Gut Reaction:
AIrritable to 30% ofSyndrome (IBS)
ffects ~10 Bowel adults
• Intestinal cramps and abnormal bowel function (ranges
from diarrhea to constipation) Unknown
Treatment causes — linked to stress
includes stress management Elimination of foods, such as milk and milk products,
legumes, and certain vegetables...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2013 for the course FOOD AND N 254 taught by Professor Varnon during the Spring '13 term at Southeast Missori State University.
- Spring '13