Like how? I have severe GERD and cannot keep down any food.

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Max Davis



Like how? I have severe GERD and cannot keep down any food.

Don't listen to that answer above. No one has the right to tell you that you are lying about how you can barely eat. I am young and have chronic anxiety accompanied by acid reflux. Tips and tricks !!

  1. Eat bread or any food that absorbs excess stomach acid. Ginger, oatmeal, and fruits (which are not citrus) are good. Avoid chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine, and citrus fruits. There are many dos and don'ts of lists.
  2. Make sure you stay upright while and after eating. An hour or so to sit upright / stand up after eating can help you get down (no walking / running).
  3. Eat slowly and try to relax and establish a
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Don't listen to that answer above. No one has the right to tell you that you are lying about how you can barely eat. I am young and have chronic anxiety accompanied by acid reflux. Tips and tricks !!

  1. Eat bread or any food that absorbs excess stomach acid. Ginger, oatmeal, and fruits (which are not citrus) are good. Avoid chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine, and citrus fruits. There are many dos and don'ts of lists.
  2. Make sure you stay upright while and after eating. An hour or so to sit upright / stand up after eating can help you get down (no walking / running).
  3. Eat slowly and try to relax and set aside a specific time to eat.
  4. Consider getting extra strong antacids. (Gelusil is good.) If you like all natural, I heard that moringa can help.

Please let me know if any of these were helpful :)

From a fellow sufferer.

As others have said, see a doctor as soon as possible. Gastric reflux can be a symptom of esophageal cancer, as well as being very painful.

Meanwhile, OTC omeprazole may give you some relief by reducing the acidity of your stomach contents.

GERD is a functional disorder caused by long-term abuse of your digestive system. Basically, it has caused damage to his digestive system and has taught him some bad reflexes.

There are a number of reasons that cause or contribute to GERD:

- Eating bad food in large quantities for a long time.

- Frequent increased pressure in the stomach caused by a constantly full digestive tract, eating excessive amounts of food, and excessive gas production from carbohydrate-rich foods.

- Chronic irritation / inflammation of the stomach lining that triggers the gastroesophageal reflex

- Chronic imbalance of stomach acid production cau

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GERD is a functional disorder caused by long-term abuse of your digestive system. Basically, it has caused damage to his digestive system and has taught him some bad reflexes.

There are a number of reasons that cause or contribute to GERD:

- Eating bad food in large quantities for a long time.

- Frequent increased pressure in the stomach caused by a constantly full digestive tract, eating excessive amounts of food, and excessive gas production from carbohydrate-rich foods.

- Chronic irritation / inflammation of the stomach lining that triggers the gastroesophageal reflex

- Chronic imbalance of stomach acid production caused by poor eating habits.

- Dysbacteriosis caused by global pH and enzyme imbalance throughout the digestive tract.

- In some cases, compression of the spinal nerves supplying the stomach and esophagus can make existing GERD worse.

PPIs, Tums, H2 blockers, baking soda / whatever will never heal you on its own, only reduce / mask symptoms and eventually cause a digestive imbalance on their own, among other side effects. This disorder is functional and you will basically have to retrain your digestive system for a long time. To "get cured," you must follow a strict diet for at least 2 months and then a support diet for about 6 months. And then keep eating healthy for the rest of your life to keep it that way!

Usually:

- No coffee, tea, soft drinks, citrus fruits, raw onions, mint products, spicy foods, fast food

- The only food you can eat is the one you cook at home, stay away from any restaurant food. At work, eat only what you bring. You will have to cook every day and shop for food frequently.

- Avoid foods rich in carbohydrates (potatoes, anything baked and sweet, pasta)

- No spices and minimal salt in all your kitchen.

- Do not drink tap water, look for bottled water that is slightly alkaline (Nestlé, Fiji, Deer Park).

- Identify and completely avoid the specific foods that cause GERD in your case (citrus, onion, tomato, spices, chocolate, daily, bell peppers, strong liquors).

- Don't smoke, stay away from alcohol as much as you can.

- Reduce the fat and carbohydrates in your food. In general, avoid anything fatty, spicy, and fried.

- Eat 4-5 times a day in small portions, 300-400 cal / meal. Do not eat more than 1500 cal / day. Avoid drinking water with food. But drink plenty of water between meals.

- Buy Maalox, Pepto-Bismol or Mylantha (Mylantha is the least effective), take it 3 times a day between meals for 3-4 weeks.

- LOSE WEIGHT if your weight is excessive. Start walking at least 5 miles a day. Swim if you can, but it is best to start swimming when symptoms subside.

Start / when is really bad:

- eat only what you cook at home (although you can have plain oatmeal at Starbucks)

- NO coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, mint products

- just boiled or steamed

- eat REALLY small portions, do not drink when eating, eat 4-5 times a day

- the last meal is 3 hours before sleeping.

- eat oatmeal frequently

- eat soup (chicken breast, a little potato or noodles)

- the best garnish is buckwheat boiled with minimal butter or a buckwheat-based soup with just carrots (Google cooking instructions)

- meat: fish or chicken breast boiled or steamed, without spices and with a minimum of salt

- do not eat: no restaurant / processed food, potatoes, noodles, bread products, daily, no spicy, no fatty, no fruit, no raw vegetables

- no alcohol, no smoking

- take vitamins (look for the formulation that does NOT have zinc) and probiotics

- if you are taking PPIs or H2 blockers, take them for about a week and start reducing the dose

When you've calmed down a bit:

- NO fast food!

- stay away from any restaurant food

- No coffee or tea, mint, raw onions, spices, citrus fruits, soft drinks, chocolate

- avoid fruits and vegetables that make your symptoms worse

- keep eating small portions, do not drink water during meals

- avoid trigger foods

- reduce carbohydrates and fats

- avoid everything fried or grilled, eat more than boiled / baked / steamed

- occasional beer is fine, but stay away from hard liquors

- No Smoking!

When it went down

- keep eating small and healthy portions, do not drink water when eating

- Stay away from fast food, hard liquor, and tobacco.

- avoid spicy foods, coffee, soft drinks, citrus fruits, chocolate, mint

- you can eat bad food but only once in a while

It will probably take about a year of self-control, hard work, and dedication to fully "heal".

GERD is the reflux of any material from the stomach into the esophagus. Because the stomach contains highly concentrated acid, reflux is usually acidic.

Symptoms of GERD may include heartburn (a burning sensation caused by acid), chest pain (caused by signals through the vagus nerve that runs against a spasmodic esophagus as it passes through the hiatus opening in the diaphragm), cough (when the reflux broke the upper sphincter too (often called LPR) and sucks into the respiratory system.

There can be many other symptoms, as described here: Appendices - Symptom Checker. However, GERD

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GERD is the reflux of any material from the stomach into the esophagus. Because the stomach contains highly concentrated acid, reflux is usually acidic.

Symptoms of GERD may include heartburn (a burning sensation caused by acid), chest pain (caused by signals through the vagus nerve that runs against a spasmodic esophagus as it passes through the hiatus opening in the diaphragm), cough (when the reflux broke the upper sphincter too (often called LPR) and sucks into the respiratory system.

There can be many other symptoms, as described here: Appendices - Symptom Checker. However, GERD is not caused by particular foods and, conversely, cannot be relieved by particular foods.

Stomach acid is produced and regulated by hormones and neurotransmitters as described here: How the Stomach Produces Acid and acid do not cause reflux.

Reflux is due to a malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter, as described here: Bottom line. Acid reflux into the esophagus can cause inflammation (= esophagitis). Certain foods exceeding this can irritate existing inflammation producing discomfort or pain. However, it is not those foods that are causing the problem. Pour lemon juice into your hand and it just feels wet; Pour it on an abrasion and it will hurt, but it wasn't the lemon juice that caused the abrasion.

If your symptoms are primarily due to heartburn / esophagitis, taking acid-suppressing medications (eg, an H2 blocker or PPI; see Medications) for a few weeks may allow the inflammation to heal, so eating normal can be tolerated again. However, it is important to control reflux by modifying your lifestyle (anti-reflux remedies).

This Food section of the free Down With Acid encyclopedia provides more information.

NB If you experience acid reflux frequently, see a doctor. It can cause permanent changes in your esophagus (= Barrett's esophagus) that can mutate into cancer.

What motivates you to eat healthy continuously?

Above all the taste and fun of cooking. About 2 years ago my wife and I went mostly plant based. We eat some fish and I eat some pork or chicken at the rate of once every two months. This new style of eating required new recipes and new techniques. I'm a foodie and a pretty accomplished cook, so I took a dip. What happened was that I started cooking like my grandparents did. Think of a little house on the prairie. I buy bread but I also bake mine. I make pizza dough and always have what it takes to make a healthy pizza on hand. My top pantry items

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What motivates you to eat healthy continuously?

Above all the taste and fun of cooking. About 2 years ago my wife and I went mostly plant based. We eat some fish and I eat some pork or chicken at the rate of once every two months. This new style of eating required new recipes and new techniques. I'm a foodie and a pretty accomplished cook, so I took a dip. What happened was that I started cooking like my grandparents did. Think of a little house on the prairie. I buy bread but I also bake mine. I make pizza dough and always have what it takes to make a healthy pizza on hand. The main items in my pantry are salt, pepper, fresh garlic, and lemons and limes. All of my marinades and sauces are from scratch, and my herbs are fresh from my garden. Everything is from scratch and that makes everything quite healthy, since I don't eat meat or prepared foods. I took care of all the shopping and cooking and my shopping lists contain the items I need for the dinners I want to prepare. I buy fresh produce, nuts, beans, seafood, and I never think about putting sandwiches and junk on the list. Since we don't have snacks except for the occasional fries around the house, we stop craving them. We also rarely eat out because I always want to come up with the next recipe that calls me. There are no fast food, packaged or frozen meals, or highly processed items that make it into our kitchen. Why would I want them when I can have grilled swordfish with lemon basil butter, blistered asparagus, Herbed grilled potatoes and freshly baked artisan bread? And the convenience? This weekend my wife is going to make her marinara sauce and I am going to make lasagna. We will eat a little bit the same day and then I will vacuum seal and freeze the other 10 servings in 2 freezer bags. Now I have 10 servings of lasagna ready to go. Who needs Stouffer's preservative-filled garbage? By the way, my recipe feeds 2 for around $ 2- $ 3. I do the same with the chili, and I make large batches of soups that provide multiple servings and are gone before they need to be frozen. Fast food has been replaced by tacos made with TVP, veggie burgers, soy hot dogs, fajitas made with soy curls, and of course my pizza. Last night it was a 15 inch white pizza that cost me $ 3 to make. As for desserts, sometimes we indulge ourselves in restaurants or occasionally I bake bread or banana cake. I also make fresh fruit sorbet when available. Right now in my freezer I have cherry, lemon, and mango sorbet, all made with whole fruits. The mango was from my neighbor's tree. What unhealthy options could you enjoy more than these healthy ones?

As a CGRN for over 20 years, I have heard, seen and felt GERD. The most important conclusion for me is this; If you do nothing, you have allowed the acid to continue to damage the lining of your esophagus and increase your risk of throat cancer. Many people do not have any symptoms, such as pain, so they are not even aware that harm is taking place.

Have you seen a gastroenterologist? That should definitely be your first step.

The pills your doctor is "throwing" at you are likely acid reducers, which will eventually decrease acid, reducing pain.

The gold standard for diagnosing acid d

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As a CGRN for over 20 years, I have heard, seen and felt GERD. The most important conclusion for me is this; If you do nothing, you have allowed the acid to continue to damage the lining of your esophagus and increase your risk of throat cancer. Many people do not have any symptoms, such as pain, so they are not even aware that harm is taking place.

Have you seen a gastroenterologist? That should definitely be your first step.

The pills your doctor is "throwing" at you are likely acid reducers, which will eventually decrease acid, reducing pain.

The gold standard for diagnosing acid damage is to have a procedure, an EGD, performed by a gastroenterologist. EGD actually refers to the path traveled by the endoscope; esophagus, gastric (stomach) that often ends up entering the first section of the small intestine (duodenum).

Lifestyle changes often help, like;

1. Quit smoking 2. Wait several hours after eating before going to bed 3. Place blocks under the head of the bed, any upper body lift will put gravity on your side 4. Stay away from high acid foods such as tomatoes, citrus fruits 5. Eliminating those foods that cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter thus allowing the acid to splash into the esophagus. These include peppermint, chocolate, 6. lifesavers, 6. lose weight, and 7. continue to exercise.

Rather than explaining all of this to an American patient, who often prefers a quick and easy solution, doctors will prescribe an acid-reducing medication such as omeprazole and provide them with a brochure on lifestyle changes to reduce symptoms of GERD.

If the drug does not reduce acid production, the patient may be examined for an acid-producing tumor, known as Zoller Ellison syndrome.

There are more invasive treatments for GERD that has progressed to a more serious condition, acid damage resulting in Barrett's esophagus. This can be a long-term treatment to prevent esophageal cancer.

I don't smoke, I rarely drink, but I developed painful GERD when I was pregnant with twins. So far, the side effects of this drug are minimal, but worth it if it prevents esophageal cancer. In these stressful times, having one less thing to worry about can't hurt.

Reflux is normally caused by a faulty sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach. No dietary modification will fix the problem permanently. Surgery is the only permanent solution (more on that in a minute). Eating small, frequent meals and eating foods that require less stomach acid to digest are probably the changes you mean and it's hard to stick with that diet forever. Your provider may prescribe an H2 antagonist or PPI to reduce acid production. Thus, when gastric content refluxes through the defective sphincter and reaches the esophagus,

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Reflux is normally caused by a faulty sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach. No dietary modification will fix the problem permanently. Surgery is the only permanent solution (more on that in a minute). Eating small, frequent meals and eating foods that require less stomach acid to digest are probably the changes you mean and it's hard to stick with that diet forever. Your provider may prescribe an H2 antagonist or PPI to reduce acid production. That way, when gastric contents back up through the defective sphincter into the esophagus, you will not have burning or risk of damage to the esophagus that Barrett's esophagus can cause, predisposing it to cancer. The drugs are not supposed to be used for more than eight weeks, but ' It is not uncommon for people with reflux or ulcers to use them long term. I have stomach ulcers and have taken them daily for two years. You may need to try several of them and adjust the dosage (preferably the lowest dosage to make you comfortable to reduce or avoid side effects). Many are available without a prescription, so you can try some for yourself. Just remember: take them for at least a week to get the full effects, take them daily as directed, use the lowest dose that helps, and include the drug on your drug list. Regarding surgery, I have never had a patient have it done because it is reserved for the most severe cases and resistant to medication. It's called a fundoplication, and part of your stomach is wrapped around your esophagus to reinforce the faulty sphincter. It's not risk-free either, so surgeons don't offer it unless it's the only option left. I hope you can find relief without restricting your diet so much. Good luck!

May be sensitive to FODMAPS. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. It refers to a type of carbohydrate known as a short chain carbohydrate. The human body does not make all the enzymes necessary to digest FODMAPS. For some people, this can be problematic. Undigested food is found in the large intestine, where it is rapidly fermented by intestinal bacteria. As the FODMAPS ferment, they release gas. This can cause bloating, stomach bloating, gas, and cramps. Certain foods are higher in FODMAPS. It is not necessary to avoid all FODMAPS, only the

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May be sensitive to FODMAPS. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. It refers to a type of carbohydrate known as a short chain carbohydrate. The human body does not make all the enzymes necessary to digest FODMAPS. For some people, this can be problematic. Undigested food is found in the large intestine, where it is rapidly fermented by intestinal bacteria. As the FODMAPS ferment, they release gas. This can cause bloating, stomach bloating, gas, and cramps. Certain foods are higher in FODMAPS. You don't need to avoid all FODMAPS, just the ones you are sensitive to (if that's the case).

You can read more about it here:

Low FODMAP Diet Provides Proven Results for Multiple Chronic Conditions - Health Uprising Now

I can tell you to avoid carbonated drinks, red wine, onions, and mints to prevent reflux. There are foods that are particularly hard on the stomach, these include fruits especially melons, tomatoes are acidic, peppers are also acidic. for chicken or fish, also avoid foods that are high in fat, such as hot dogs or fried foods. People with GERD may have the added problem of lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity.

It is better if you eat 5 small meals a day instead of 3 large ones. Avoid eating 2-3 hours before bed, sleep on two pillows, or buy a wedge. I know this list is re

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I can tell you to avoid carbonated drinks, red wine, onions, and mints to prevent reflux. There are foods that are particularly hard on the stomach, these include fruits especially melons, tomatoes are acidic, peppers are also acidic. for chicken or fish, also avoid foods that are high in fat, such as hot dogs or fried foods. People with GERD may have the added problem of lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity.

It is better if you eat 5 small meals a day instead of 3 large ones. Avoid eating 2-3 hours before bed, sleep on two pillows or buy a wedge. I know this list is restrictive. You also need to see your gastroenterologist so that he can monitor and adjust any medications accordingly and monitor Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous change that occurs in people with uncontrolled GERD.

As for medications, avoid taking Motrin or Advil because they can cause bleeding ulcers. Hope this has helped you a bit.

Avoid citrus fruits and juices like lemons, pineapple, oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes.

Eat non-citrus fruits like apples, pears, bananas, melons, apples.

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Propolis is good for stomach ulcer. It may not be as effective for acid reflux and GERD, but it should also be harmless.

Elevating the head of the bed at least 30 degrees while in bed is one way to decrease the incidence of aspiration with gerd.

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