Can you drink coffee if you have an ulcer?


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Katie Harry Profile
Katie Harry answered
It is best to avoid coffee if you have ulcer because it has an acid-stimulating effect (acid reflux) in the stomach which would make your ulcer more uncomfortable. Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees both have this effect and both should be avoided. You should also try to reduce consumption of tea and especially sodas.

Some other foods that you would be better off away from are:

Spicy food
Foods with a high fat content
Limit intake of chocolate
Limit consumption of tomatoes, onion, garlic, citrus fruits and red or black pepper

Some foods might actually provide relief to you, such as:

Whole grains and beans
Fruits and vegetables (preferably with peel)
Milk/ dairy products (2-3 servings per day)
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
No, you cannot.  If you have a long history of drinking lots of coffee, then this may have caused you to have an ulcer.

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