regboi45 asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

what foods could i eat to lower my acid reflux?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    the issue in gastro-esophageal reflux is reflux which means BACKFLOW . its not like someone who has an ulcer , where ANYTHING irritating to the stomach should be avoided, rather , only factors causing food to go up the food-pipe are to be avoided

    1-A LITTLE !

    that word is most important for you to keep in mind!

    a little at a time !

    even LIQUIDS will torment you if you fill your stomach .

    2-the foods you should AVOID is more important :-

    too much fatty food makes the meal stay in the stomach for a longer time .

    chili, spices, onions and garlic cause the upper stomach valve to dilate , making the food go up your esophagus when you lie back .

    pepsi,coke,coffe,tea all contain CAFFEINE which also causes the upper stomach valve to dilate .

    NICOTINE in cigarettes will also dilate the upper stomach valve .

    alcohol also causes the same by dilating the whole stomach like in people who drink beer .

    in general , EATING A LIGHT MEAL RICH IN VEGETABLES AT LEAST 1 AND A HALF HOURS BEFOREYOU GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT .

    3-timing :-.

    TIMING is important because if someone eats then IMMEDIATELY reclines (sleeping) the food will be PUSHED up by gravity .

    so there should be a gap between EATING and SLEEPING .

    4- pressure on the belly

    when pressure on the belly increases (like in otherwise healthy PREGNANT WOMEN ) food is pushed upward from the stomach to the foodpipe .

    avoid tight clothes .

    if you are OBESE , do exercise to decrease the BELLY size .

    Cough also increases reflux , so that should be treated .

    Source(s): 1-i am a doctor . 2-i used to have severe reflux to the extent that i would wake up at night and vomit my dinner . this all got better when i followed a diet and lost weight .
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