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My boyfriend was just diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. What can I cook for him?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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Some foods cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, promoting acid reflux.
Excessive caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, peppermint, and fatty foods may cause bothersome acid reflux in some people. Tomato sauce, spicy foods and salads can also worsen symptoms at times.

In brief: See below

Some foods cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, promoting acid reflux.
Excessive caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, peppermint, and fatty foods may cause bothersome acid reflux in some people. Tomato sauce, spicy foods and salads can also worsen symptoms at times.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Advice for boyfriend

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: Advice for boyfriend

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
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