Exercise for GERD sufferer

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marj
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. Any suggestion for good exercise  for GERD/haital hernia sufferer? is badminton alright? please suggest alternatives. thanks

stkitt
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   Posted 1/25/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
marj,

To the best of my knowledge, exercise has no effect on hiatal hernias. Exercise, however, can increase acid reflux in people who are prone to acid reflux, presumably those individuals with weak lower esophageal sphincter muscles. (Exercise increases intra-abdominal pressure and can force stomach acid back into the esophagus through a weak lower esophageal sphincter.)

Please do check with your physician re an appropriate exercise plan just for you.

Good luck,

Kitt

joe1619
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   Posted 2/7/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
kitt, what do we do for exercise. i am afraid to run/lift weights because of severe lpr and gastritis, but i really want to, hoping it will help with gastric emptying as well as my poor mood and anxiety

couchtater
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   Posted 2/7/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
joe, Kitt is on vacation for this week. Does running make you have reflux? Have you tried exercising without eating beforehand? Maybe exercising on a empty stomach would be okay? I know that lifting weights can put a strain on your LES, so I think it would be wise not to do it.

Have you considered having the reflux surgery? If you're LES is so weak maybe it would be good to think about. I know you've heard many bad things about the surgery, but as I like to say, "the squeaky wheel always makes the loudest noise".

I had the surgery on December 22 of last year. I had very little pain, even though others have said you go through a lot of pain. The hardest part for me has been reducing the amount of food I'm used to eating. I do love to eat. ; )

I wish you luck in whatever you decide.

Joy

joe1619
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   Posted 2/7/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
running doesnt aggravate it and the gi doc said "just do it" i also love to eat and this disease has left me on anti-depressants which just make me hungry. my last endo came back gastritis-chronic, patulous les(i saw it its completely open, and reflux carditis(gerd), and the ent adds esophoghitis and lpr. i do think a new les would fix this. i just dont know which procedure or where to go. in ia they only do the fundo which i think is too dangerous. i cancelled my appt at mayo, but know they have more surgeries to choose from. i wish i knew some place that offered 4 or 5 separate procedures. also, i try to run between meals but do drink constantly... not sure if thats good. in a country where we transplant organs i cannot believe how doctors cant fix this easliy..frustrating

couchtater
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   Posted 2/7/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I would stick with the Mayo Clinic. They have the best reputation on everything. I would talk with several surgeons before I decide who and what I want.

Joy
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