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Gastric reflux diet

hello,i need a diet chart for chronic gastric and reflux.can you emil me one?thanks
(April 2, 2008)

Diet for Gastric Reflux 

The most common symptom of gastric reflux is heart burn where you feel a burning sensation just behind your chest bone after having a large meal. This is actually a digestive disorder which is termed as gastric reflux where in the acidic contents from the stomach tends to flow back in to the esophagus. Our esophagus is not blessed with a protective membrane to withstand the abuse from the gastric juices and acid which then ultimately leads to a variety of symptoms. For relief from these symptoms you need to follow certain dietary and lifestyle modifications not just for a week but till the symptoms subside.

  • It would be wise to lose weight if you are overweight, as losing even few pounds would help to decrease the symptoms of acid reflux.

  • Have small meals at frequent intervals instead of three large heavy meals.
  • Eat your meals 3-4 hours before going to bed, especially at night as the symptoms of gastric reflux are often experienced at night.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and caffeine altogether as both these tend to trigger the production and secretion of stomach acids. Also other products containing caffeine, fatty foods, chocolates, carbonated beverages, soft drinks, sodas and tea all affect the production of gastric acid and thus should be avoided whenever possible.
  • Acidic foods like citrus fruits, tomatoes, lime, lemon, pineapple, and grapefruit should all be avoided as they may also increase the production of stomach acids.
  • Learn to relax and avoid taking any kind of stress.  
Submitted by S M on April 2, 2008 at 06:47


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