GERD/Acid Reflux Management

The primary care physician will typically diagnose GERD based on a patient's symptoms and medical history.

GERD/Acid Reflux Management 

GERD is a chronic condition that affects the esophagus and the stomach. It is caused by an increase in stomach acid, which can lead to heartburn, chest pain, and difficulty swallowing. GERD can also cause inflammation of the esophagus and damage to the lining of the esophagus.

Q. What are the symptoms of GERD?

  • heartburn
  • regurgitation
  • the feeling of food caught in the throat
  • coughing
  • chest pain
  • problem swallowing
  • vomiting 
  • sore throat or hoarseness

Q. What foods should I avoid if I have GERD?

  • spicy foods
  • fried foods
  • fatty foods
  • chocolate
  • tomato sauces
  • garlic and onions
  • alcohol
  • coffee and carbonated drinks
  • citrus fruits

Q. How to prevent symptoms of GERD?

  • maintain a healthy weight 
  • eat small frequent meals rather than large amounts
  • reduce fat intake 
  • sit upright while eating
  • avoid eating before bedtime
  • stop smoking
  • cut out trigger foods

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