Posted 8/1/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -6)
Does your GI physician have a plan of care for you ?
A proper food plan can also prevent other sorts of digestive problems that could be associated with acid reflux or heartburn. It is important that you find the right plan that fits you. Knowing what foods to avoid is the key to preventing or relieving your acid reflux symptoms.
Most acid reflux sufferers will find relief by eliminating the foods that cause them their acid reflux condition. High fat foods such as fried foods, high fat dairy products and high fat meats. Foods high in acid are also large contributors of acid reflux. Foods high in acid content include citrus fruits such as lemons, grapefruits and oranges. High acid vegetables include tomatoes and onions. There are drinks that cause acid reflux such as caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea. Soda pop can also contribute to acid reflux.
If these types of foods and drinks cause your acid reflux symptoms then it is important that you eliminate them from your diet. The importance of a proper food plan is imperative in controlling your acid reflux symptoms. It means that foods you really enjoy cannot be a part of your new food plan. Foods with a lot of spice and pepper are out. Fruits and vegetables that are gassy should not be in your food plan as well. Unfortunately, this means that some healthy choices are not a part of your food plan. Supplements can replace the gassy fruits and vegetables. The safest beverages for the acid reflux sufferer are water, mineral water, no fat or low fat milk, decaffeinated tea or non-citrus juices. You may want to keep a food diary for a couple of weeks to keep track of what foods cause you acid reflux symptoms and what foods do not cause the symptoms.
Consult a Doctor or Nutritionist so they can advise a new food plan based on your findings from your two-week review period. It is very important to consult your doctor before altering your diet. Find out whether you really have acid reflux or not. If you do have acid reflux then a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle will go a long way in relieving you of your acid reflux symptoms.
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