Many people experience reflux at times in their life, but if you’re experience reflux on a regular basis it is worth speaking to your GP to see if you have GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder). As well as medications to help with your reflux, there are some simple changes you can make to your eating habits which may help. Eat your meals slowly and avoid eating so much that you become uncomfortably full. Try and remain upright for at least half an hour after meals too, as gravity will work in your favour to keep food down. Some people find that certain foods like coffee, alcohol, fatty foods, spicy foods and acidic foods give them reflux but before you cut them from your diet, it is worth keeping a food and symptom journal to look for any patterns. Write down what you eat each day and keep a record of any times you experience reflux. A dietitian can then analyse your these records to look for foods which are likely triggers.
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