I have found that I can not drink any liquid with a meal, I have to wait at least 1/2 hour or regurgitation becomes a problem. I also make a habit to break up a meal, will have salad then later on my main course. Sometimes in spite of doing everything right, during a flare up, I still rely heavily on my meds which I hate because of side effects.
Without garlic and citrus (can't do salt high blood pressure) what do you use for seasonings?? Believe someone asked about foods. There is quite a bit of info on SparkPeople. Copied just a few foods and comments under prevention. ■ Avoid foods that cause the esophageal sphincter to relax during their digestion. These include: ■ Coffee
■ Fatty foods
■ Whole milk
■ Limit acidic foods that make the irritation worse when they are regurgitated. These include citrus fruits and tomatoes.
■ Avoid carbonated beverages. Burps of gas force the esophageal sphincter to open and can promote reflux.
Edited by: SHARSHA3 at: 2/22/2013 (16:20)
current weight: 215.0
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I also find that if I keep something in my stomach I feel better. I eat a couple of whole wheat crackers or a toast...anything dry. High protein foods help me too...almonds or a yogurt. Too much fruit can cause flairups. Also bad for me is coffee without anything to eat.
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It MAY be that you aren't eating enough, or eating too much at one time, or eating a lot of foods like tomatoes, kiwifruit, oranges, pineapple etc. and/or more coffee. Sometimes too much water can cause this, too. Try having many LITTLE meals during the day. Another thing which helps is a couple spoons of low-fat yoghurt! Try sipping at the water instead of drinking a glassful at time.
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