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.
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.