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Gerd Lose Weight
Why do people with GERD lose weight? Is this do to an upset stomach/digestive problems related to acid reflux?
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Tried many times to lose weight but after 2 -3 days of eating bit less my heartburn gets uncontrollable. 60mg Nexium (esomeprazole) wont calm it down. What can i do?
My doctor recently suspected that I have gerd...I've been having problems with weight [i am 110 lbs but losing weight. Could this be symptoms of gerd.?
I have GERD which makes it hard to eat how I used to. Its been a year and a half and I've lost weight. How can I put/keep weight on in a health manner?
DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Check w/your doctor about how much would be your optimal weight. He/she may suggest a food plan. Include lots of protein. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Since I have gerd and I'm only 20 (I'm a Healthy weight too) will I probably die before 50? How long do people with gerd usually live?
Long enough: You won't probably die from GERD. That being said, make sure to follow with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper follow-ups in the future. In rare cases, GERD, can transform into more advanced disease. As long as you detect these changes early, it shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Not typically.: GERD does not typically affect the stool either way. However, some antacids, particularly those based on magnesium, such as Maalox and Mylanta, can result in loose stool. If this is the case, using aluminum or calcium-based antacids, such as Alternagel or Tums, (calcium carbonate) can help. Good luck. ...Read more