Re: Increase in acid reflux after weight loss or diet change
I think that is highly likely. I also lost weight (diet) and the symptoms became more obvious. However, the disease was already present as indicated by discolorisation on the roof of the mouth and tongue before dieting. The doctors just simply failed to recognise the symptoms.
Abdominal pressure and exercise might also make the latent symptoms more obvious.
One point to consider (and hopefully dismiss) is gluten intolerance or coeliacs disease. My diet was high fibre (and wheat based) and I won't be satisfied until I am cleared during my next endoscopy.
Neddy has advocated a low carb diet and he might be pointing to the solution for some people on the forum. I still think the way to go is surgery (especially for refractory reflux), although I would definitely check for food intolerances as well.
It's both a pity and frustrating. We take actions that should improve our health (exercise, lose weight, eat high fibres, diet), but the changes actually cause our health to deteriorate.
Last edited by christopher1mil; 05-15-2007 at 11:55 PM.