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Being aware of the food you eat and making simple changes to your diet may help your severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome from getting worse. Remember, changes in your diet are meant to complement your current treatment, not replace it.
Certain foods or eating habits are more likely to cause symptoms or symptom flare-ups related to carcinoid syndrome. Remember to talk to your doctor to determine if these tips are right for you.
When you have severe diarrhea associated with carcinoid syndrome, you can lose a lot of water. That means that you could become dehydrated and lose electrolytes. Watching what you eat can keep symptoms from worsening. But you may not have to give up your favorite foods altogether.
Check out the chart below to see what easy substitutions you can make to get the most from every meal.
Be sure to talk to your doctor before making dietary changes.
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