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Foods and Drinks Believed to be Good for GERD Patients Are Not Completely Accurate?

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Dream - In recent years, we may often hear or see friends and family members who suffer from GERD. Generally, this disease is often translated as a condition where stomach acid is at a too high level, causing pain to the sufferer. 

Medical professionals define GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux as a condition where Acid reflux occurs when the contents in the stomach rise back into the esophagus. This condition is also called acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux. 

If you have acid reflux symptoms more than twice a week, it is likely that you have GERD. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) explains that GERD affects about 20 percent of people in the United States. If left untreated, it can sometimes lead to serious complications. 

Some people may prefer to start with home remedies to treat GERD. Others believe that GERD problems can be reduced by changing their lifestyle, although most also require medical intervention. 

Quoting from Healthline, here are some foods and drinks that are believed to suppress GERD symptoms but have not been scientifically proven 100 percent.

Chewing gum

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Saliva is slightly alkaline, chewing gum stimulates it by chewing gum after meals can help neutralize acidity in your mouth and throat.

While a study in 2005 did find some benefits from this approach.

 

Consuming ginger

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Ginger is a common home remedy for problems like nausea and acid reflux, but it is still unclear whether ginger can really help relieve occasional heartburn symptoms.

In fact, in many studies, heartburn is a symptom of consuming too much ginger.

 

Milk

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Due to its natural alkalinity, milk is another home remedy often mentioned as a way to relieve symptoms of stomach pain.

Unfortunately, although initially soothing, the fat and protein it contains can ultimately worsen symptoms of stomach pain after milk is digested. Low-fat milk may be more easily tolerated by some people.

(Source: Healthline)

Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.
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