Our expert says:
Dear KV, thank you for your query. There are a few general dietary guidelines that can assist with gastroesophageal reflux disease which include: avoiding large, high fat meals and opting for small, regular meals throughout the day, avoiding eating prior to lying down or going to sleep but instead remaining upright after meals, avoiding rigorous activity after eating, avoiding tight fitting clothing, optimising fibre intake and avoiding smoking, alcohol and caffeine. There are foods that can irritate the gut lining such as highly acidic or spicy foods and foods. Given that you are taking a number of medications and are trying to address more than one condition, it is recommended that you visit a registered dietitian for personalised nutrition advice that takes all of this into account.
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