Q. I have gastritis and GERD. Please advise proper food management.

Answered by
Subharanjini Ramesh
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 31, 2020

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.



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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 (120 ml each) with a half teaspoon sugar. Please get back with all details to give proper diet advice.

Small frequent meals are advisable. In between snacks, you can take buttermilk which is not sour. All fruits and vegetables are allowed. If you are sensitive to citrus fruits, avoid it. Do not eat any kind of fermented foods. If idly and dosa are sour, avoid it. Better if the batter is made at home, first day of both are allowed.

Avoid all kinds of junk stuff, processed, bakery products, rich sweets, fatty foods, etc. Have light dinner by 8-8:30 PM, so that you have ample time before bed. Whenever you are eating high protein foods, followed by a light meal later. Include ghee two to three tablespoons daily in your diet.

I hope this helps.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up with all the details for better understanding.

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