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Posted by: liz | 2006/07/27

Hiatus Hernia

Dear Cyba Doctor,
I am asking on behalf of my sister in law she is 67 and has a 'Hiatus Hernia' which foods must she not eat, please help
Thank You Liz

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Dear Liz
some guidelines:
Don't use tobacco
Do not lie down immediately after eating. Avoid late evening snacks.
Avoid tight clothing and bending over after eating.
Eat small, frequent portions of food and snack if needed.
Lose weight if overweight.
Elevate the head of the bed six to eight inches to prevent reflux when sleeping. Extra pillows, by themselves, are not very helpful.
The following foods aggravate acid reflux, and should be avoided:
fatty or fried foods ,peppermint and spearmint, whole milk, oils, chocolate, creamed foods or soups, most fast foods
The following foods irritate an inflamed lower esophagus and may need to be limited or avoided:
citrus fruits and juices (grapefruit, orange, pineapple, tomato), coffee (regular and decaffeinated), caffeinated soft drinks , tea, other caffeinated beverages
Spicy or acidic foods may not be tolerated by some individuals.

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