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Keeping a Heartburn Journal

A Simple Way to Find & Avoid Your Triggers

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  • I noticed that tomato based foods make it worse however when i take my
    Omeprazole i dont usually have any symptoms.. not that i have noticed - 9/17/2012 4:11:41 PM
  • Definitely going to put this into practice, wish me luck! - 6/29/2012 11:33:09 AM
  • WDEWYSE
    Tomato based foods really make my acid reflux bad..yikes..but fresh tomatoes do not ..which is good.. - 6/2/2012 2:56:28 PM
  • I am certain I read elsewhere that spicy foods DO NOT cause heartburn. However I do know that the only times I get heartburn is when I am upset at work. - 2/26/2012 6:50:57 PM
  • this is a great idea - 11/28/2011 7:23:30 PM
  • I've found that 2 things help mine a lot - one is losing weight, and the other is avoiding carbohydrates. Last year when I lost 25lb on a low carbohydrate diet, the heartburn vanished entirely. When I started eating "normally" again, including carbohydrates, and regained all but 4lb, the heartburn returned with a vengeance. - 4/5/2011 3:02:11 PM
  • Good advice- I have GERD symptoms at various times of the day and after eating a variety of food. Noting times and foods will help me pinpoint what is causiing my GERD.
    Allie - 1/26/2010 12:18:10 PM
  • Food allergies also contribute to GERD. My GERD largely abated after my celiac disease diagnosis and eating gluten-free. I control it with eating smaller meals more often - and I eat more alkaline-based foods (ie fruits and veggies). The food diary is SUCH a great tool. IgG antibody tests might be helpful too! - thanks for the article. - 2/24/2008 4:20:02 PM
  • Great article. - 2/24/2008 1:45:31 PM

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