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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is gerd worse when hour stomach is empty? is that why they say to eat small portions every couple of hours - to keep your stomach from being empty?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Empty stomach is not worse. Small meals are advised rather than large meals to limit the rise in intraabdominal pressure and regurgitation of food. If you are overweight, losing weight is imperative, not easy, but essential. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!

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Last updated Dec 2, 2020

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