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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?

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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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.

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

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Im having gerd, what food should I eat and avoid?

Im having gerd, what food should I eat and avoid?

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

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Can GERD be cured by avoiding foods I am allergic to?

 Can GERD be cured by avoiding foods I am allergic to?

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 more

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Can I avoid getting GERD from spicy foods?

Can I avoid getting GERD from spicy foods?

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

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Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

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, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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I have problem of GERD. Its being years. The pain in my lower esophagus is very sharp. I am avoiding all foods that irritate it. So what shall I do?

I have problem of GERD. Its being years. The pain in my lower esophagus is very sharp. I am avoiding all foods that irritate it. So what shall I do?

GI consultation: and testing for underlying GI infection for possible H. pylori infection/ulceration. You will need upper endoscopy with a history of longstanding pain and irritation. Call for an appointment today! ...Read more

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Which foods can help me avoid gallbladder pain and gerd?

Which foods can help me avoid gallbladder pain and gerd?

Low fat: For ideas see: http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/low-fat-diet-sheet also cut back on caffeine and spicy foods for the gerd. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more