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Gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed. What can't I eat?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Thank
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.

In brief: See below

You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms.
Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Thank
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Prevent GERD

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.

In brief: Prevent GERD

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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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