Being overweight aggravates GERD. I am on Nexium. I find staying away from sugar; acidic foods like oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes; chocolate; and caffine helps me. I follow WW Core plan with good success.
HW 356 pounds - CW 135 - GW 137
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
I have severe GERD. I was born with it! But luckily I can keep it controlled pretty well with pills and lifestyle stuff.
I take nexium everyday. Also, no coffee! Or other foods like spicey stuff. And no mint either- it just loosens the esophogeal valve. Don't eat before bed. Raise the end of the bed up.
I also take reglan and zantac as needed. I find that keeping the GERD under controll helps me to lose weight. If it is flaring up I tend to nibble constantly because for me that helps with the acid, but after a while it turns on me so I need to eat again and it becomes this cycle. So its important to keep the reflux under control and be able to comfortably have an empty tummy for me.
Another awesome thing is ginger. Ginger is great for the stomach. Ginger tea rocks. You can drink it all the time- add splenda if you crave sweetness. Healthy and fluids- what more can ya ask for?
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