Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Causes of Acid Reflux (GERD) and it's remedy

Dear readers,

This is more for my study and a reminder methodology. This will also act as a guide to what I should avoid in my meals.

Causes (not limited to)
  1. Hiatal hernia - A hiatal hernia happens when the upper part of the stomach and LES move above the diaphragm
  2. Being overweight or obese
  3. Eating a heavy meal and lying on your back or bending over at the waist
  4. Snacking close to bedtime or lying down right after a meal
  5. Taking aspirin or ibuprofen, some muscle relaxers, or certain blood pressure medications
  6. Exercise may cause acid reflux by increasing the pressure in the abdominal cavity
  7. Liver malfunction (?)
Stuff to avoid
  1. Alcohol - don't consume anyway
  2. Carbonated beverages - don't consume anyway
  3. Chocolate - take note
  4. Citrus fruits, such as oranges or lemons - don't consume anyway
  5. Coffee or tea (regular or decaffeinated)
  6. Fatty or fried foods - reduction of intake mandatory - MANDATORY
  7. Foods containing tomato, such as spaghetti sauce, salsa, or pizza
  8. Garlic and onions
  9. Mint
  10. Spicy foods, such as those containing chili or curry
Target - one week

Follow the above guideline. Chelidonium M. and Nux V. twice daily. Mild exercise (not too heavy to trigger point 6). If things are not in control, will have to visit a doctor.


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