Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Make These Changes In Your Diet And Lifestyle To Fight Symptoms Effectively – NDTV


Posted: January 9, 2021 at 9:56 am

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can be managed with a healthy diet and lifestyle

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GRD is a digestive issue in which the stomach acids flow back into the esophagus. You might have heard about acid reflux. If you experience acid reflux frequently, it is termed as GERD. This condition can cause a burning sensation in your chest often known as heartburn. You might also experience a bitter taste and difficulty in swallowing. If left untreated for a prolonged period, GERD may lead to esophageal ulcer. Factors like meal timing, caffeine consumption, smoking, alcohol use and more can affect this condition. You can make certain changes in diet and lifestyle to control the symptoms of GERD.

According to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Diet and lifestyle factors can make a significant influence on gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms. As per JAMA internal medicine, the Nurses' Health Study II mentions that factors like healthy body weight, regular exercise, no use of tobacco, controlled consumption of caffeine, healthy diet and more can affect the symptoms.

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Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can help control GERD symptomsPhoto Credit: iStock

Dr. Philip Abraham who is a gastroenterologist at P.D. Hinduja Hospital says, "Diet and lifestyle changes are the first step in the management of GERD. Medications follow if the relief with these changes is not adequate."

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He further suggests these modifications in diet and lifestyle to fight GERD symptoms effectively:

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(Dr. Philip Abraham is full time consultant gastroenterology at P.D. Hinduja Hospital)

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