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What makes GERD symptoms worse?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse.

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Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Daniel Wiener
Surgery - Thoracic
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There are some foods that cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and thereby make reflux worse.
These include caffeine, alcohol, peppermint, smoking, chocolate. Other foods can cause direct irritation to the esophagus that may already be inflamed by gerd. These include the spicy, acidic foods such as salsa, citrus, etc.

In brief: See below!
There are some foods that cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and thereby make reflux worse.
These include caffeine, alcohol, peppermint, smoking, chocolate. Other foods can cause direct irritation to the esophagus that may already be inflamed by gerd. These include the spicy, acidic foods such as salsa, citrus, etc.
Dr. Daniel Wiener
Dr. Daniel Wiener
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