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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 4/6/2011 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I read so much on the tinternet but the "chronic" part never goes into since this is the GERD forum, what are your understanding of chronic Gerd.
Is it heartburn everyday....refluxing everyday.....
I have just taken up cycling and unfortunately it triggers my reflux off, no heartburn just acidic taste in my mouth when I get home from my ride :-( ....not the best but how else am i going to lose weight !
Matt :-)

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 4/6/2011 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Matt,
Welcome to Healing Well! yeah yeah yeah It sounds like you're definitely in the right place. Chronic GERD is a different experience for different people. Some suffer much more than others, with food and acid refluxing into their mouths on a daily basis. Others only suffer with intermittent heartburn, and still others have GERD related lung problems, or hoarseness. I'm sure you've surfed the net looking for answers, and probably already checked out this resource, but just in case, check this out for more answers...

I can see why leaning forward to ride a bike could cause problems with reflux. One suggestion would be to be sure you don't ride after eating...when your stomach is full, it puts more pressure on the LES valve that holds the acid and food in your stomach.

Be sure to stick around. I'm sure others will be by to share their experiences and support.
Take care,

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 4/6/2011 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe buy a bike where you ride it sitting upright? I own a three wheeler (yes, a trike) and I sit upright when I ride it. It's great exercise because it's a heavy bike (70lbs). The effort to move it and my weight is a good workout.
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