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Esophagitis (cont.)

Reflux Esophagitis Diet

Diet is often a key to limiting symptoms of esophagitis.

The GERD diet is aimed at reducing acid reflux, the main cause of esophagitis.

  • Avoid fatty foods
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Avoid acidic foods and beverages such as citrus and tomatoes
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Eat soft foods that are easily digested
  • Avoid coffee (even decaffeinated), alcohol, soda, and chocolate

Lifestyle Changes

Other suggestions that may alleviate symptoms of GERD and esophagitis include:

  • Stop smoking
  • Remain upright while eating and for a time afterwards
  • Take small bites and chew food slowly
  • Avoid eating within 3 hours of bedtime
  • Lose weight
  • Wear loose clothing
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2016
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