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What fruit or vitamins or vegatbles would be helpful in easing the effects of this disease

By Anonymous September 20, 2011 - 6:54pm
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Good feedback on GERD (which I have along with IPF) and most of the other patients I talk to have GERD in common. Another approach along with the excellent information by Rosa is the Paleo diet. Its a diet that tries to emulate what our caveman ancestors ate and eliminates grains, milk, fried foods, and emphasizes meat, eggs, healthy oils, nuts along with an aggressive exercise program. Some research shows it also all but eliminates GERD along with weight loss. Do a google search for Paleo and you'll find tons of web sites and articles.

November 4, 2011 - 7:14am

Hi Anon,

If your Idiopathic Pulmonary Disease is caused by GERD then you will need to eliminate certain foods/fruits and makea few lifestyle changes.

Avoid foods that may cause symptoms, such as:
High-fat foods
Fried foods
Spicy foods
Onions and garlic
Citrus fruits
Carbonated drinks
Eat smaller portions.
Allow at least 2-3 hours between meals and lying down.
Lose weight .
If you smoke, quit .
Avoid belts and clothing that are too tight. This may increase pressure on the abdomen.
Elevate head of bed 6-8 inches.

You can take a multivitamin daily, if you wish. However, if you really want something that will help improve your symptoms, please speak to your doctor about medication or changing your medication if it isn't helping you.

Best Wishes,


September 21, 2011 - 6:58am
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