Frequently feeling heart burn- is it GERD??
Hello, I am very frequently feeling heartburn, acidity. I got online clinical consultation which suggest that this is a case of GERD? Is this a serious illness? How to get rid of it without having pills?
Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease, it presents with acidic burps, heart burn and sometimes sore throat in the morning. Most cases are mild and easily treated with antacids, acid secretion blockers and lifestyle changes. If ignored, it may lead to serious consequences in long term.
Hi, I am having acidity from few days, I have been prescribed some medicines but what lifestyle changes should I adopt?
Lifestyle and food habits have a lot of effect on acidity
- Eat small meals frequently
- Quit smoking and alcohol
- Reduce coffee and tea intake
- Avoid junk foods
- If you have reflux, sleep in incline with head end a little raised
- Take your medicine regularly as prescribed.