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GERD & Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition where stomach contents flow back into the esophagus, causing chronic irritation from the stomach acid in the esophagus, throat, and mouth. It most often causes a burning sensation in the chest, with pain that can mimic a heart attack. Other symptoms of GERD include sore throat, bloating, hiccups, difficulty swallowing, and a feeling of a lump in the throat. 

People with GERD may experience fewer episodes of reflux and heartburn if they eat a high-fibre diet. In addition, it is important to remove fatty and fried foods, spicy and sour foods, garlic and onions, tomatoes, chocolate, carbonated and caffeinated beverages, as well as peppermint tea from their diet. Smoking and alcohol intake should also be avoided.


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