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when my gerd acts up sometime s i feel lightheaded especially after bending over. cause? vagues nerve? what do i do to stop it?

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Dr. Girish Kalva
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Diet change: No soda ever. Lose weight if obese. No liquids with food. Eat dinner at. 6 -7 PM latest. Avoid mint, caffeine and chocolate as well as spicy food after lunch. If not better, then get an upper GI endoscopy.

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