I definitely have more problems with GERD, the heavier I am. Also....another problem I think I have is that I am very high waisted. My waist sits high and my torso is short (compared to my long legs), and I feel like I have alot of pressure in my epigastric area.....just from not having enough space for everything! I definitely cause myself problems when I lean over to pick things up, tie shoes, etc. If I were thinner, it would be much less of a problem. Sometimes I think I give myself a sliding hiatal hernia, because of all that pressure when I work leaning over.