What Not to Do if You Have GERD

For many people who have been diagnosed with GERD, they will experience symptoms of heartburn. However, heartburn is not the same for everyone who experiences it. What I feel when I have an episode of heartburn may not be in the same area of the body, or of the same intensity, as what you feel. This being said, what a person shouldn't do if they have heartburn is basically the same for everyone. If you don't want to suffer from heartburn, this article on "What Not to Do if You Have GERD" you will find a list of things you shouldn't do if you have GERD. Related Resources: Weight and Heartburn Foods That Trigger Heartburn Nighttime Heartburn GERD Smoking and Heartburn Alcohol and Heartburn Exercise and Heartburn What Not to Do if You Have GERD originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 11:39:05.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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ConclusionSymptomatic GERD was found in 8.2% of respondents in this representative southern Indian community, being more prevalent in urban residents, women, older, and obese individuals.
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
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Publication date: October 2017Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Gastroenterology, Volume 31, Issue 5Author(s): Eivind Ness-Jensen, Jesper LagergrenAbstractGastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) develops when reflux of gastric content causes troublesome symptoms or complications. The main symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation and complications include oesophagitis, strictures, Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. In addition to hereditary influence, GORD is associated with lifestyle factors, mainly obesity. Tobacco smoking is regarded as an aetiological factor of GORD, while alcohol cons...
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I’ve always thought it sounded counterintuitive to use an acid to alleviate indigestion, but the number of times I’ve heard people treat their symptoms of heartburn with apple cider vinegar is too large to count. So, I decided to look into whether this strategy works, and to do some investigation about the idea behind its use. To my surprise, there is no research published in medical journals that addresses using raw apple cider vinegar to treat heartburn, despite widespread use and recommendations from blogs and websites. What is heartburn? Heartburn is most commonly caused by stomach acid contents traveling u...
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Conclusion: Overall, Amenity Health has created a very high quality product in their MedCline Reflux Relief System. It effectively prevents reflux and is, in my opinion, more comfortable than the more traditional wedges on the market. However, higher...
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Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
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Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
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Publication date: Available online 7 September 2017 Source:Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology Author(s): Eivind Ness-Jensen, Jesper Lagergren Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) develops when reflux of gastric content causes troublesome symptoms or complications. The main symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation and complications include oesophagitis, strictures, Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. In addition to hereditary influence, GORD is associated with lifestyle factors, mainly obesity. Tobacco smoking is regarded as an aetiological factor of GORD, while alcohol consump...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
You're reading The Enemies of Sleep – Avoid These 5 Foods to Sleep Better, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Can't capture that elusive eight hours of sleep?  Waking up in the middle of the night restless?  It may be what you're eating during the day that is stopping you.  Here are seven things that may be robbing you of the sleep you need.  And sleep is crucial for your well-being.  Caffeine.  This may be a no-brainer, but many are surprised by how soon they shoul...
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Conclusion This prospective cohort study aimed to see whether a test performed on patients with non-cancerous Barrett's oesophagus may be able to predict whether the condition progressed to oesophageal cancer.  Overall, they found genetic diversity in the oesophageal cell samples at the start of the study seemed to be linked to the risk of cancer progression. However, the research has limitations to consider: By design, this study is only able to draw links – it does not propose treatment or lifestyle steps to be taken to reduce risk. The sample of patients in this study is small, so we...
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