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Which types of food exactly, can I eat with GERD disease?

Which types of food exactly, can I eat with GERD disease?

Less fat, : Start with smaller meals less fat or fried food more whole fresh fruits and vegetables minimize caffeine- coke- coffee and tea from your diet. Try to eliminate for the short term see a doctor to determine if you need additional treatment and testing if the above doesnt produce satisfactory results. ...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


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What to do if I have GERD disease and i was wondering if i can eat pizza?

What to do if I have GERD disease and i was wondering if i can eat pizza?

Maybe: As a general rule, greasy and spicy foods, as well as tomato sauce can make gerd symptoms worse. But there is no study to confirm that. Best to use common sense. Try it. I have a patient that can eat any pizza, except pizza hut. It did take him a while to sort that out. ...Read more

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I am suffering from GERD as well as oesophagus candisis what medicines should be taken for both the disease?

I am suffering from GERD as well as oesophagus candisis what medicines should be taken for both the disease?

First..: How was this diagnosed? At your age, unless you have a disease that has compromised your inmune system you should not have candidiasis in your esopahgus ...Read more

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What are the risks of having to be on long term GERD medicines due to chronic condition? Can anything be done to minimize risks?

What are the risks of having to be on long term GERD medicines due to chronic condition?  Can anything be done to minimize risks?

Well tolerated meds: In general, proton pump inhibitors are well tolerated. Occasionally, they may result in headache or altered stool pattern. Rarely, they may contribute to hypomagnesemia (low magnesium blood levels) & increase risk of clostridium difficile infection. Significantly, particularly in postmenopausal women, they can increase risk of hip fractures. Checking a bone density scan can help define this risk. ...Read more

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Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

No: In fact people taking PPI class of drug for GERD often end up with low serum B12 level which may or may not be clinically important. ...Read more

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I have GERD (gastro reflux disease). What is done to treat this disease?

I have GERD (gastro reflux disease). What is done to treat this disease?

Medication: There are three main ways to treat gerd. First is behavior changes such as avoiding foods like fried and fatty foods, carbonated beverages, coffee, chocolate. Next would be medications to shut down acid like zantac (ranitidine) (h2 blockers) or Prilosec (ppi's).99% of people can be controlled this way but infrequently surgery can be done as well to prevent acid from getting into the esophagus. ...Read more

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Need tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with celiac disease and gerd?

Celiac maintenance: Managing your celiac takes priority. Isolating gerd symptoms is difficult if celiac is poorly managed (ie, not on a strict gluten-free diet). If you're biopsy-confirmed to have celiac, stay gluten free. After several months, with the help of your md, gerd treatment options may include: optimize acid blocking meds, weight management, dietary modifications, and lastly surgical alternatives. ...Read more

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For someone who has acid reflux disease or GERD how long do they have to take the pills?

For someone who has acid reflux disease or GERD how long do they have to take the pills?

Usually Indefinitely: Those with chronic problems may need long-term medication. Talk to your doctor to make sure it isn't something else causing it though. Sometimes, losing weight or changing diet (avoid spicy foods & overeating) can help as well as or even better than medication & some severe cases can require surgery. ...Read more