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Acid Reflux – Healthy Diet may assist

Acid Reflux – Healthy Diet may assist

Diet is a key consideration for people who suffer from acid-reflux or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD is a chronic form of acid reflux). The GERD is not just related to how you swallow the food, but also share strong relation with the type of food you eat.

The most frequently observed symptoms of GERD include;

–       Heartburn

–       Regurgitation

–       Coughing, and

–       Choking

The Harvard Medical School identifies the malfunctioning of LES (a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter that keeps the food from reflux) as a reason that causes GERD. Even though, some food or beverages aren’t problematical, but others can make LES malfunction or aggravate reflux.

Planning the Diet

Not just a single diet or food can help preventing from all signs and painful symptoms of acid reflux; still, an appropriate diet plan to combat GERD is required. Discover the food that are well-tolerated and other that are triggers in worsening the symptoms. Ideally, maintain a food journal for full week to;

–       Track the food you eat

–       Note the Timings of day you eat and any symptoms experienced afterwards

When specific food/drinks are identified, modify the diet accordingly. Always consult your healthcare provider to connive a perfect diet plan for yourself.

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Rob Wart