Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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What Home Remedies Treat and Sooth Acid Reflux (GERD)?
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In some cases symptoms may be relieved by changing habits, diet, and lifestyle. The following steps may reduce reflux.
Talk to your health-care professional if you need tips on losing weight or quitting smoking.
Is There a Diet for Acid Reflux?
The diet for acid reflux (GERD) is one of elimination. People with GERD should avoid the following foods that may aggravate acid reflux
In addition, being overweight can aggravate symptoms of acid reflux. Losing even 5 or 10 pounds may help relieve some of your GERD symptoms. Talk to your doctor about a diet plan to help you lose weight.
What Foods Aggravate Acid Reflux?
Certain foods may stimulate the production of stomach acid and may irritate the esophagus. Common foods that may cause heartburn include:
Different people have different triggers. Your doctor may suggest you keep a food journal to find out what aggravates your acid reflux symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015
P John Simic, MD
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