I am suffering from mouth ulcer for 5 days minimum on a month. I get repetitive mouth ulcers and I can't eat or talk. I have a fatty body and but in some days I don't feel to eat or I don't like to eat much. Consulted a doctor near my home he said the ill is 'GERD' I wish to know What's my problem.
Stomach acids are necessary for the digestion of food. However, if too much acid develops in the stomach, it can cause acid reflux (heartburn) or a disease called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Obesity, pregnancy, and other medical conditions can also lead to increased stomach acid.
- Avoid fried, fatty, spicy food, chocolates, tomatoes and citrus fruits.
- Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
- Give your digestive system an assist from gravity by not eating too close to bedtime. Wait at least 3 hours after eating before you lie down.
- Lose excess weight.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
- Stop smoking. Smoking interferes with digestion and can damage the lining of the esophagus.
- Wear loose fitting clothes. Tight waistbands compress the internal organs and may block digestion.
- Raise the head of your bed 4 or 5 inches higher than the foot.
- Get enough sleep. Try sleeping on your left side.
- Avoid stretching or bending after meals.
- Chewing your food thoroughly makes it easier to swallow and digest, thus reducing or preventing symptoms of heartburn.
- Drink plenty of water. Water has a neutral pH, which can help neutralize stomach acids and help your body absorb nutrients easily.
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