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Gerd Diet Foods To Avoid
A relative is vegan (2 years) and has had horrible GERD for the past 10 years. What sort of diet can he follow? What foods are good for him?
Diet helps but...: Gerd is a complex problem. Yes, a proper diet can help but will not cure; the underlying causes are usually related to a deficiency (not excess!) of hydrochloric acid and imbalance of intestinal flora. A diet low in simple/processed carbohydrates will help but the primary role of that diet is to improve the balance of flora. See http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs and follow the link to chris kresser's report. ...Read more
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?
Whats the proper diet, for gerd? High fiber foods are casuing gas, which si bad, and i heard low fiber creates fat, which is bad too. I am confused.
Please see below: One thing you can do to reduce your risk for heartburn and acid reflux disease is to eat low-fat, high-protein meals. Also, eat smaller meals more frequently; stop eating before you get too full. It may also help if you avoid certain beverages and foods, like coffee and carbonated drinks as well. ...Read more
Make it worse : Avoid foods that make your symptoms worse. This is by trial and error. Common gerd inducing foods and drinks include fatty foods, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, and citrus. Stress and exercise can also worsen symptoms. If its too bad, consider a consultation with a surgeon experienced in anti reflux procedures. ...Read more
Absolutely: Yes! The best way to combat "Gerd", more commonly known as heartburn is by dietary modification. Foods that cause Gerd are not true allergens but rather "irritants". Try avoiding foods such as alcohol, spices, chocolate and mint. Different foods affect different people, try experimenting with your diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moderation and...: Are you referring to exacerbation of gerd (acid reflux) with spicy food? If so, try acid reducer medicines (h2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors) and moderate your intake of spicy, greasy foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, fizzy drinks. If spicy foods are worsening irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, consider available probiotics, fiber supplements, ask our doctor about antispasm drugs. ...Read more
GERD control: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more
Somewhat: Small portion meals that help prevent over-eating (i.e. "stuffed"), limiting alcohol intake, limiting caffeine, etc... May all help. But, currently as noted, there are good medications to alleviate the "heart burn" pain/discomfort of the acid refluxing back into your esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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