Acid reflux diet and food choice helper tool to make identification of good and bad foods for Acid Reflux, GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and heartburn symptoms easier.
The foods listed can be helpful to reduce Acid Reflux / GERD symptoms for people with Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Comprehensive list of foods and whether they are Good, Bad, Or Neutral for Acid Reflux and heartburn.
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- General Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Diet and heartburn info, with common symptoms such as heartburn, bad breath, dysphagia, vomiting as well as some common causes of acid reflux disease.
Why should you care about acid reflux disease?
While acid reflux is a fairly common disease and some of the symptoms such as bad breath, dysphagia, and chest pain may seem mild, GERD can have some serious long term complications such as wearing away of the teeth, esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett's esophagus.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, or chronic heartburn, is a long term condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications.
Risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, smoking, hiatus hernia, and taking certain medicines. Medications involved include antihistamines, calcium channel blockers, antidepressants, and sleeping medication. It is due to poor closure of the lower esophageal sphincter (the junction between the stomach and the esophagus). Diagnosis among those who do not improve with simpler measures may involve gastroscopy, upper GI series, esophageal pH monitoring, or esophageal manometry.
Treatment is typically via lifestyle changes, medications, and sometimes surgery. Lifestyle changes include not lying down for three hours after eating, losing weight, avoiding certain foods, and stopping smoking. Medications include antacid, H2 receptor blockers, proton pump inhibitors, and prokinetics.
remedies: chewing gum, licorice, aloe, slippery elm, apple cider vinegar
causes: alcohol, chocolate, fried foods (e.g. french fries), mint, onions, garlic, tomatoes
We do not perform any testing ourselves. All compiled data should be used as guidelines not as basis of fact. Consult your physician before beginning any new diet. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace the advice of your healthcare professional.