Upright Refluxer and Raising Bed

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   Posted 1/3/2013 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Was wondering if I'm refluxing in all positions, what the benefit or raising the head of my bed is? If anyone knows I'd love to know. Thanks.

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   Posted 1/3/2013 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi thegspeak,
From my understanding, just because you spray reflux even in an upright position, it doesn't mean that you'll not benefit from a raised head of bed.  My asthma doc, who is very knowledgable in the field of LPR recommends a raised head of bed--actually even post-surgery, which I'm sure wouldn't make you happy.  (I've been on this forum for 4 years and I'm the only one I've ever heard of who doesn't go back to a flat bed post-surgery.  It's just because I have asthma, and the tinest reflux can cause problems to sensitive lung tissue.)
Take care,
PS...for maximum protection, raise the bed 7-8".
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