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Old 06-09-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Help with acid reflux

I have acid reflux, and the things that have helped me include:

Not eating foods such as citrus fruits, peppermint, caffeine, chocolate, hot and spicy, soda pop, fried, acidic, oily and dairy. This means I can't have orange juice, tomatoes, pizza, hot peppers, curry, fried chicken, potato chips, ice cream made with milk, chili, french fries or anything under these categories. I have to be very careful about what I eat, but I manage to find lots of good foods to eat. I also have gastritis, so that's also why I have to avoid these foods.

Sleeping with the top half of the body elevated. I use a styrofoam wedge I ordered from a medical supply company. It's like a large triangle-shaped pillow, and it keeps the top half of my body elevated while I sleep. It's good if your spouse doesn't have reflux, because he/she might not want to sleep on an elevated bed, if the whole bed is elevated. Sometimes I don't use it, because I have to sleep on my back or stay in one place, but if I'm having symptoms or want to avoid them, I will use the pillow.

Not eating four hours before bedtime is a great help. It also helps me sleep better, and it helps with weight control.

Drinking a glass of water helps sometimes.

Chewing gum and not smoking have been suggested.

Taking proton pump inhibitors, one hour before eating.

Taking anti-acids when needed, but not within two hours of taking a proton pump inhibitor.

Acupunture.

Eating several small meals per day, in stead of 2-3 large ones.

Last edited by tj707; 06-18-2009 at 07:52 PM.

 
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