The full form of GERD is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This disease affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the ring of muscle connecting your esophagus and stomach, causing the acid to flow back to the throat from the stomach. The symptoms are heartburn, chest pain, chronic cough, and difficulty swallowing.
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How do I stop eating non-food items?
Query: Hello doctor, I fairly often ingest such things as paper, rubber bands, fingernails, scabs or dead skin, string, grass, small amounts of wood, certain rubbers and plastics. Although I do not have cravings for non-food items or ingest them in large amounts. I do not eat dirt, rocks, metal or toug... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your disorder. Yes, you are suffering from pica, disorder of eating non-food items with no nutritive value. You understand that this is a bad habit and still you chew all these unwanted materials. In near future you would develop some infec... Read Full »
Can you suggest a weight gain diet for a GERD sufferer?
Query: Hi doctor, I have GERD and I need a weight gain diet. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI (body mass index) is 18 and it belongs to the underweight category. At this age, you have a difficulty in gaining weight. For having a detailed diet chart, you need to provide your food habits and mention whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Please... Read Full »
Please suggest a diet chart to help with my acidity and GERD.
Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain and UTI last year for which I was prescribed antibiotics, and also I had a blood infection for which again I was given heavy antibiotics. I have burning in the stomach and severe acidity. So I request you to make a diet chart for me. I am suffering from acidity, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your sugars are normal now without medications, you need to follow a diabetic diet chart as your weight is on the higher side. You are overweight by 20 kg. Diet chart: Morning: sugarless tea. Totally avoid on coffee. Tea also should not be overboiled and have ... Read Full »
Though I take food regularly, I am unable to get enough nutrition. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have GERD and gastritis. I eat three times daily and timely but I am not able to meet enough nutrition gain. I want you to help me in the proper management of food. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For how long have you been suffering from this problem? Are you taking any medications for GERD? Is your weight is too low for your height? Do you smoke? If yes, please stop immediately. What about consumption of coffee/ tea? It should not be more than 3 cups daily (12... Read Full »