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.