Some dietary tips for after an attack:

l Following a healthy, balanced diet low in saturated fat is very important.

l Changes in food consistency might be necessary so that the food can be eaten with more ease.

l Avoid your stomach becoming distended by having too-large meals

l Eat enough fibre- rich foods and drink enough water. Consult your dietician for more specific guidelines.

l Avoid stimulants such as caffeine in coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate.

l Avoid alcohol at first

l Sufficient dietary intake is essential, but if the person is overweight, weight loss may be beneficial and a dietician should be consulted.

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