2 thoughts on “Episode 5: Gastro-esophageal Reflux disease

  1. The Silence of Pain says:

    Well, I have GERD and have had it for many years. Don’t know how I got it especially since I am a healthy eater: no red meat, no msg, no dairy, no pop, light on starches, eat lots of fruits and vegees. I suppose no one is exempt, but I believe how you eat is the key. Sometimes it is inherited if you have other autoimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia, sjorgrens, etc. I have both of those too. So, not really sure what the deal is. What I do know is that I have to watch what I eat. Stay away from caffein products, liquor, heavy foods, pizzas, etc (all the fried foods). I currently take OTC prevacid, and they help (somewhat). If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.

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    • CommonRounds says:

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had to put up with GERD. Whilst diet is a potential trigger there are many causes and triggers. We would encourage you to consult your GP/family physician to rule out other possbile causes.

      Take care

      HS

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