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What generally triggers acid reflux?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Diet, position, meds

Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods, carbonated beverages.
Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, don't lie down for 2-3 h after eating. Some meds increase heartburn and reflux. Lose weight, if overweight. Elevate head of bed. Freq., chronic, or severe see md-don't want ca.

In brief: Diet, position, meds

Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods, carbonated beverages.
Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, don't lie down for 2-3 h after eating. Some meds increase heartburn and reflux. Lose weight, if overweight. Elevate head of bed. Freq., chronic, or severe see md-don't want ca.
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Dr. Tri Huynh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: GERD

Acid reflux can be caused by several risk factors, which include overweight, eating large/fatty meals, caffeinatd beverages, citrus fruits, tomatoes, garlic, onion, spicy foods, choccolate, minty gums, eating late at night within 3 hours of lying down, wear tight clothes, smoking.
Some diabetic patients can commonly have gerd due to gastroparesis. Gerd is due to weak lower esoph sphincter.

In brief: GERD

Acid reflux can be caused by several risk factors, which include overweight, eating large/fatty meals, caffeinatd beverages, citrus fruits, tomatoes, garlic, onion, spicy foods, choccolate, minty gums, eating late at night within 3 hours of lying down, wear tight clothes, smoking.
Some diabetic patients can commonly have gerd due to gastroparesis. Gerd is due to weak lower esoph sphincter.
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