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Diet for IIH Patients

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:03 pm
by Hannah01
What are the food and activities to consider and avoid by IIH patients

Re: Diet for IIH Patients

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:19 am
by Shelly
Hi Hannah, a few years ago we were advising to cut out things like Vitamin A, caffeine and artificial sweeteners as they can affect ICP. There was once a list containing lots of different foodstuffs to avoid but some people were taking it to the extreme and cutting out almost everything on the list :o so it was removed.

We now advocate that eating a healthy diet including the RDA of Vit A and other vitamins is the best way to maintain health. It is often trial and error. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame can affect some peoples ICP quite badly but then for others, such as my daughter, it has no affect what so ever.

Keeping a food diary is a good way of finding out what your triggers are, that way you can learn about what foods affect you as an individual and if badly affected find a level that suits you.