Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.
Yes, certain foods can cause inflammation and we need to avoid that as the area the CSF needs to flow is tight already...so avoiding those foods can be helpful or eating those that are anti inflammatory...we do have a list of those foods.
AS for exercise, I have not found anything that helps with symptoms, but the easiest on them is walking on a flat surface...no up hills....and rough terrain....swimming is also ok...for me tho I found I can swim better on my back as the arm and the way I need to hold my head up swimming the regular way was a bit much for me..
Have you had any new symptoms or issues since you were DX'd?
Or a new MRI to see if things have changed?
I was wondering if there were any kind of arm or even easy back/shoulder/trap exercises we could do to help with strength? I am losing muscle tone so fast its unbelievable in my shoulders and my arms. I have a hard time not taking a break while washing my own hair! Up until May I was a fairly healthy 34 year old woman!
Do curls with soup cans....light weights....they are the best thing we can do....I also lost upper body strength and found some has returned post op but I have a long way to go still...lol...and that is on me....
Hi, I was wondering where is the list of foods or can you tell me some of the foods that we should avoid because I have noticed that some foods that I eat are triggers for me not feeling well as soon as I swallow, I will get sick ( having an episode) It was difficult for me to track because when I tried having a food journal, some of the food that gave me an episode the first time, did not give me an episode the second time. Now I am having choosing what to eat because most foods are causing me to have an episode and extreme stomach pain!
Sure...no problem....the site is doing updates and it is not easy to locate the Health Pages....here is the link to the list of foods...
Let me know if you have any issues getting to this page or have more questions.
You may want a list of foods for those that have GERD.....let me know.
I always have the best intentions of keeping food journals. I even use myfitnesspal, etc. But, I'm so impatient.. LOL.. and I can't seem to stick with anything. I always say I'll track what I what I eat later and then I end up forgetting for three days. Then I never pick it back up. I need a personal assistant to follow me around all the time.
For more reasons than one obviously. LOL.