Group: Diet for Carcinoid Patients

What about other vitamin or dietary supplements?

October 17, 2015

I do endorse a multiple vitamin supplement and all patients with carcinoid syndrome should take low doses of niacin to prevent subclinical pellagra.…


Are there any dietary restrictions for patients other than during the 5-HIAA test?

October 5, 2015

No. Bananas and other serotonin containing food need only be avoided when collecting urine for 5HIAA testing. Tumors make their own serotonin independent of dietary sources. See page for how to prepare for the urine 5-HIAA test.