Some observations I've made about GERD etc..

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Steve J
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   Posted 11/16/2005 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I think a lot of it is caused by the foods we eat today. I don't remember hearing about my grandparents or great grand parents having had it. I think today we eat way too many foods with tomato products and too many citrus foods and juices including vitamin C enriched foods. And too many aspirins. If we could avoid all of these entirely, our symtoms may get better. And losing weight would probably help too.

mlp
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   Posted 11/16/2005 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
That's probably true. I think it's part of the point behind the low carb diets as well. There are way too many processed carbs in our food. I don't know if carbs are really the source of a lot of acid reflux, but cutting down on the carbs may certainly help many individuals' health. My wife was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few years ago and adopted a low carb lifestyle. Not only has the diet cut out acid reflux (she had a mild case) and lowered her blood sugar, but her cholesterol has declined.

I've been having serious acid reflux since August. I have not adopted a stricly low carb diet but I have cut out a lot of the carbs. I've eliminated most bread products, pasta, etc. I'm still eating some high fiber carbs, such as high fiber wraps instead of bread. I have been feeling much better for the last couple of weeks. Well, at least until yesterday when I cheated. My wife and I are considering going on the South Beach Diet, which allows the high fiber carbs. Unfortunately it suggests some spices and tomato sauces, which I've had problems with in the last several weeks.

My gastroenterologist thinks my symptoms are the result of a bad gallbladder. THe problem is that I don't have many of the classic symptoms although a CT indicates it's contracted and has multiple gallstones. A test of the efficiency of the gallbladder indicates it's at 27% but the lab said it was hard to see my gallbladder and the results aren't certain. I still haven't decided whether I should have it removed. Of course, the bad gallbladder is probably the result of our modern diet.

skooby
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   Posted 11/16/2005 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Steve
 
Not to mention excuse my words crap and perservatitves they put in food these days. They never did that 100 years ago thats probably that is why there is so much cancer and diseases in our world today.
 
Sorry if I sound to harsh its just I have a major gripe with this. mad
 
Marsha

Steve J
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   Posted 11/17/2005 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
You're probably right Marsha.
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