GERD

GERD Diet Top Ten Tips

Read on to learn about GERD diet. Everyone's acid reflux is different. You are unique and your symptoms and pattern of heartburn are unique. Some sufferers have mild symptoms and less esophageal damage,while others may have much more severe symptoms and worse damage to their esophagus. Some people find that particular foods and drinks give them problems, while others find that it’s the amount of food and time of day that matters most. Some people experience heartburn during the day hours, while others suffer mainly at night.

GERD Diet Plan and Table

If you are following a GERD diet you should avoid large meals, eat small meals frequently, cut down on fatty food and not eat within 2-3 hours of bedtime. Keep a diary or mental note of foods eaten and their effect. If you are following an acid reflux diet this will help to decide which foods are causing the problem. With an acid reflux diet, avoid acidic foods, spicy and hot foods. Also avoid extremely hot foods and drinks. Let foods and drinks cool before consuming them.

What is GERD?

What is GERD? Well, GERD is short for Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

It is reflux of the stomach contents upwards and out of the stomach into the esophagus (the gullet).

Oesophagitis

Oesophagitis is inflammation of the oesophagus.

There are two main types: corrosive oesophagitis, caused by accidental or intentional swallowing of caustic chemicals, and reflux oesophagitis, caused by regurgitation of the stomach’s contents.

Corrosive oesophagitis

Chemicals that are likely to cause severe corrosive oesophagitis include many cleaning and disinfecting products. The oesophagus may rupture, with fatal consequences; alternatively it may heal but may result in an oesophageal stricture (narrowing of the oesophagus).

Oesophageal Diseases

Article about diseases of the oesophagus - technical

Essentials 

Defective conduit function of the oesophagus readily induces clinical symptoms and may have serious effects on nutrition and the lungs, the latter resulting from aspiration of gastro-oeophageal contents. Oesophageal pain and dysphagia caused by benign or malignant diseases of the muscular layer or epithelium are often disabling.

GERD Diet

Read on to learn all about GERD diet. Article written by UK doctor. Here is a doctor's advice if you have acid reflux.

Everyone is an individual, therefore your personal experience of heartburn teaches you which foods lead to heartburn and acid reflux.

However, there are common causes of heartburn such as fatty or spicy foods and there is a lot of general lifestyle advice that applies to most heartburn sufferers.

Peptic Ulcer Diet

Peptic ulcers develop in the stomach or duodenum. In the stomach they are known as gastric ulcers and in the duodenum as duodenal ulcers.

An ulcer is an open sore in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, where the protective lining has worn or eroded away. This is made worse by the acid secretions in the stomach, which are there to aid digestion of food. Peptic ulcers occur in about 10% of the population, are more common in men and may also have an inherited factor.

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