A 60-year-old member asked:
i have recent diagnosis of gerd. it comes and goes no matter what my diet. i have stopped spicy foods and alcohol. on prilosec 2x day. why does it come/go?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Other triggers: Caffeine, soda pop, fried/fatty foods, chocolate can also trigger reflux. If you're overweight, that can exacerbate gerd. Reduce weight, exercise, consult with your doc about possibility of hiatal hernia.
Answered on Apr 17, 2012
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