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  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus.

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    <p>&nbsp;<a href="">Registered Dietician,</a> discusses gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).</p>

     Registered Dietician, discusses gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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    <p>&nbsp;<a href="">Family Physician</a> discusses gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn.</p>

     Family Physician discusses gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn.

  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Acid Reflux and Diet

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is when your lower esophageal sphincter doesn’t close properly, meaning that often times, contents from your stomach can go back up into your esophagus. local family physicians  are a great place to start to get information. 


    GERD can be triggered by various foods such as spicy and high-fat dishes, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, citrus fruits, and mint flavorings. It's important to note that food triggers can vary from person to person, and there may be other foods that affect you differently than they do for others.

    There are some foods that have acidic properties, like pineapple and tomatoes, which may or may not be suitable for you. It would be wise to try out these foods in small amounts and monitor your symptoms. Consulting with a local family doctor, physiotherapist, registered dietitian, and athletic therapist can be a helpful approach to managing this condition.

    Examples of food that you probably won’t have any problems with if you do suffer from GERD, would include less acidic foods such as fruits and vegetables like zucchini, squash, bell peppers, carrots, to name a few. Fruits that might be on the safe side would be things like papaya, melon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and blueberries.

    If you think you have GERD, or if you have more questions, you should visit your local registered dietitian for more information.

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