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indrajit taliwongso
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   Posted 1/17/2012 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I'm new here and I don't know wheteher this topic has been discussed, but is there a relationship between Gerd and weight loss? I've lost 20 lbs??

And has anybody tried the ebook like barton report or the heartburn nomore?

Thanks a lot

Indrajit

bcfromfl
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   Posted 1/17/2012 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
The subject line to your thread suggests something pretty severe, but you offer no other details. There is no direct relationship between GERD and weight loss. There might be a relationship if you were to adopt dietary changes in an effort to manage it, or if you had surgery and were limited to a liquid/soft diet, etc.

I don't know anything about the ebooks you mention, but, as with all such things on the internet where someone is trying to profit from someone else's misery, I'd apply a heavy dose of skepticism. I would say that there is similar, or even better information available to you here on this messageboard in the various threads, and the stickies at the top of the main page.

-Bruce

aciphexo
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   Posted 1/17/2012 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Indrajit -

I lost close to 15 pounds myself when my troubles with GERD/LPR started. You should get an endoscopy done to rule out anything else. My GI did one on me right away (the next week) because I'd lost so much weight. I did gain about 8-10 pounds back as things stabilized and improved.

If you've read about the various ways of managing GERD already from the other websites: DGL, Aloe Vera, diet, inclined bed, orange-peel extract etc. - then I don't think that book will help you much. My 2 cents.

I know there are other threads on these topics on this forum. Use the search box at the top right corner and search for keywords: lost weight, heartburn nomore etc.

indrajit taliwongso
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   Posted 1/17/2012 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear all, i had endoscopy, biopsy, and it says sliding hiatal hernia, and small gastritis, but doesn't seem much, i did complete blood test and chest xray and....nothing

Dear PPI-LESS, could you please share how you gained your weight back?

Thanks all
Indrajit

bcfromfl
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   Posted 1/17/2012 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
PPI-LESS --

Did your weight-loss have no other apparent cause, i.e., you had a normal appetite and were eating normally? Or, did the GERD make you nauseous or lose your appetite?

I'm not aware of any studies showing GERD as the cause of weight loss in and of itself. If it causes nausea or appetite loss, then yes, but those are indirect symptoms.

Indrajit -- perhaps we need to know a bit more to answer your questions more specifically. None of the diagnoses you've shared should be behind weight-loss, unless this is an indirect symptom as I described. Also, a 20lb loss for someone who weighs 250lbs is a much different story than someone with a 20lb loss who weighs 130.

I lost weight following my TIF surgery because of the somewhat restricted diet, and my stomach is slightly smaller now, so I get "full" more quickly and don't eat as much. I'm lighter now than I was by a few pounds, but not as a direct result of the GERD.

Other GI conditions can cause weight-loss directly by interfering with food digestion/absorption.

-Bruce

indrajit taliwongso
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   Posted 1/17/2012 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bruce,

Can the weight loss was because of stress?

Thanks
Indrajit

bcfromfl
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   Posted 1/17/2012 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't tell you that. Are you not eating normally (i.e. nausea or loss of appetite), or are you eating normally but still losing weight? There's a huge difference between the two conditions.

-Bruce

aciphexo
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   Posted 1/17/2012 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bruce, Indrajit -

It could be that I had throat symptoms and because of that I lost my appetite (or desire to eat much). It could also be because of the achy throat and the swallowing pain that I stopped eating as much as I used to. I _have_ heard other LPR patients also lose weight though.

The first GI I went to got worried about that and wanted to rule out any strictures or any other esphageal problems which do result in weight loss, I believe.

Once my throat started to heal .. I gained some weight back. I was at about 150 before LPR/GERD .. went down to 135 in the first 2 months and then I am now at 145.
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