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Top GERD Treatments - Lifestyle Modifications

By February 26, 2013

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One of the first steps, along with dietary changes, doctors advise their patients to do when treating chronic heartburn is to make lifestyle changes. Lifestyle modifications can help control heartburn. Below are tips on for dealing with heartburn in different aspects of your life.

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May 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
(1) Diex says:

I cured an acid reflux preolbm preolbm with diet. The preolbm came on slowly and began getting much worse. Initially I was self medicating with antacids. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night from the pain. It got to the point where the antacids where having no beneficial effect. A friend who has successfully treated his chron’s disease with diet, recommended I try his diet: no milk, only hard cheese, no wheat, no sugar, and eliminate most carbs. I was fine from the day after I started the diet. The theory is that for some people certain foods promot intestinal flora that in turn produce acid or promote acid production. Medications including antacids will make the underlying preolbm worse. Correcting the population will resolve the preolbm. It is true that after 6 months on the diet, I cautiously relaxed the diet with no further preolbms for almost 2 years now.I explained my history and solution to my brother who was also experiencing the same preolbm. He had the same positive experience with this treatment. Your case may be different.

March 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm
(2) tieuvodanh says:

- I and my mom’s friend have the same bad ending : take pain medications for other problems then get GERD then follow the advice to eat many small meals a day then we get compulsive eating disorder (even after GERD is cured) i.e he ate 9 meals per day complaining of constant hungry at certain times and I also was obsessed with food all day long. That means eating many small meals per day created an obsession with food. And the end result is now he passed away (since he got diabete & other problems also) while I got stomach inflammation. I think we are prone to compulsive eating because other illnesses made us become lonely and inactive. (such as laying in bed all day because of arthritis).

Note that this site didn’t advice eating many small meals per day (a common advice for GERD from other sites) but I want to share my lession to other people : 1- we should take advice from those who really get the disease themselves 2- we have a habit to see only the good side of an advice and follow it because the negative effects are difficult to predict.
From my experience, my advice is we should eat less meals and less food for each meal (for the duration of the illnesss)

Have a nice day!

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