Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition. GORD is a term used to describe a range of symptoms acid reflux, heartburn and oesophagitis.
Acid reflux or heartburn affects different people for various reasons. Some issues may be medical related and others may be caused by diet.
Most symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn can, however, can be reduced or resolved through a suitable diet.
Common causes of acid reflux
- Being overweight
- Hiatus hernia
Medications that either neutralise the gastric acid or suppress acid secretion can be effective. It is important to discuss your symptoms with your GP.
How can diet help reduce symptoms?
Diet and lifestyle modifications including weight loss, reducing the intake of fatty foods and smoking cessation can help reduce reflux. I can assess your symptoms and tailor the dietary advice according to your needs.
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