From the article: What You Need to Know About Acid Reflux Disease and GERD
If you have been diagnosed with GERD, you have probably had to make some changes in your daily habits, including your nighttime routines, when and how you eat, and in the foods you eat. How did you explain your GERD so that family and friends could better understood your changes? How did you tell them about any restrictions you needed to make (e.g. what foods you can eat, no alcohol)? Sharing your experiences may help others find a way to discuss GERD with their family and friends.