Heartburn

Updated 24 June 2014

Are there certain foods that make GORD symptoms worse?

Absolutely. Topping this list are foods that have a high fat content or are very spicy.

Absolutely. Topping this list are foods that have a high fat content or are very spicy. All foods increase the acid in the stomach, but these foods increase the acid levels even more, thereby increasing the chances of reflux significantly. Very large meals also increase the chances of reflux occurring.

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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