Acid reflux (GERD)

How do I cure my acid reflux without the use of drugs?

  • Before you stop the use of medicines, please consult with a gastroenterologist
  • Please view the video below which I have made specifically to help patients of reflux disease (GERD)
  • Please note that it is not possible or safe for everyone to stop medicines.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwup5wa-JnE

How do I cure my GERD for good?

  • While, a “cure” to GERD (Acid Reflux disease) is not possible, it can be managed. Dietary and lifestyle modifications are helpful in a majority of people, but still medicines may be required. Please consult a specialist for this.
  • Meats consumption (risk 1.9 fold)
  • Fried food (risk 1.9 fold)
  • In a country wide survery the following food items were found to worsen GERD.
  • Spicy foods (risk 4.1 fold)
  • Aerated drinks (risk 2 fold)
  • Tea/ coffee > 3 cups/day (risk 1.4 fold)

Follow the modifications below to help you with GERD.

Diet

  • Avoid fried foods and non-vegetarian food
  • Avoid aerated drinks
  • Avoid >3 cups of coffee or tea per day
  • Avoid very spicy foods
  • Eat smaller portion of meals at frequent intervals

Addictions

  • Avoid activities that involve bending forwards especially after meals
  • Avoid stressful activities

Activities

  • Stop oral tobacco products
  • Stop smoking

Sleep

  • Elevate the head end of the bed by 30 degrees or alternatively, put a wedge/slab under your bed to elevate it by 6 inches.
  • Avoid sleeping immediately after meals

Exercise

  • Regular exercise and weight loss will reduce reflux to a great extent