Great review article popped up on my Twitter feed a few days ago with some great diet recommendations for dealing with GERD. GERD is commonly agreed upon to be problematic in about 20 percent of the North American population. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, is a long term condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications. Symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, and wearing away of the teeth.
When the symptoms of GERD occur more than twice a week for a period of more than 3 weeks, it is considered to be a chronic disorder.
Check out the following tips over at Medical News Today:
When foods that trigger GERD are avoided, it greatly helps to improve our patients quality of life, usually by helping them sleep with less acid reflux / GERD symptoms.