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what foods should i eat for gerd?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Non aggravating: Anything that does not trouble your stomach avoid spices ppi generally speaking follow up with your doc.
Dr. Martha Hidalgo
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Avoid certain foods: Spicy food, greasy food, chocolate, spearmint/peppermint, alcohol, carbonated drinks. Avoid heavy meals and avoid lying down after eating.

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What is gerd?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Spit + pain: Gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies spit up but don't have pain or fussiness, that's just spit-up, not gerd.
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What are the symptoms of heartburn?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies as to age: In an infant heartburn might manifest itself solely as discomfort, a fussy baby. Or there may be neck turning or back arching which actually are mechanisms for reducing reflux. These symptoms may are may not be associated with vomiting. The older the child the more specific the complaints are usually upper abdominal pain and/or burning worse 1/2 -1 hour after eating.
A 32-year-old member asked:

If my late night snack involves milk, will that help reduce the occurrence of heartburn?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not most of the time: The calcium in milk may help temporarily decrease heartburn for some women but it will normally come right back in a couple of hours. Also, some pregnant women develop an intolerance of milk products and will feel worse if they have milk. If your heartburn is bad, over-the-counter medications like zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet and Pepcid are all safe during pregnancy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some good foods to eat for gerd?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: In general, low fat, smaller meals are recommended for gerd. You should also avoid caffeine, tomato sauce, chocolate, spicy foods, alcohol, salads and celery. You shouldn't eat late meals (within 3 hrs before bedtime).
Chicago, IL
A 40-year-old female asked:

During 24 hr pH test, are you supposed to eat foods that trigger your GERD symptoms? I read that you are but got no instructions on this.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Ph test: My understanding is that during a 24 hour ph test you are supposed to eat meals and continue normal activity. I think it would be helpful to eat foods which trigger your gerd during monitoring especially if previous tests like a barium swallow or gastroscopy failed to demonstrate a reflux disorder.

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