Acid refux in relation to diet, especially beef.

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Sometimes my friends or family suggest that my diet is causing my acid reflux problems.  I do have a hard time going vegitarian for more than a week or so.  If you suffer from acid reflux, I would like to know your basic diet.  If you are vegitarian or vegan I would especially like to hear from you.

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    Hi! I've recently been diagnosed with acid reflux and have found the dr gormet website to be useful (though for me, some ingredients still cause problems, you need to try and identify the culprits!). There are some vegetarian meals too, but I seem to do best with chicken or fish and some veg. A very dull diet, which for me hasn't cured the problem but it's early days I guess. I hope you find a dietary solution to your problems. All the best smile
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    Hita John!

    It definitely has a lot to do with diet. In fact, you can take all the medications you want to but it won't change a thing until and unless you go a low-acid, low-fat, high fiber diet for a few months. Before I got diagnosed with gastritis and GERD, I used to eat fast food and drink loads of soda like there was no tomorrow. I've been doing this for years and I then my stomach finally hit rock bottom, particularly due to the soda. Even after a month of medication, I was still feeling like crap because of my improper diet. Switching over to a dull diet was kinda hard in the beggining but I got used to it fairly quickly (Thanks to the internet. I got all sorts of nightmares because i thought I might have some really serious disease so I quickly adopted my new diet plan). Although you might feel a very minor difference in the begining, it will definitely make you feel better after a few weeks. give this forum a read. The diet plan is kinda extreme but you'll get the general idea about your preffered diet.

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/how-i-cured-my-gastritis-185914?order=latest+&page=0#topic-replies

    By the way, having a high-fiber diet is optional but sometimes a diet plan may lack sufficient amount of fibers and thus you may end up with constipation.

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      Thanks ahmad:  I am reading the reference and am prepared to make some diet changes although jon08211 below is a vegitarian.  That concerns me.  I was hoping that no vegitarians had acid reflux.  I did take Nexium at first and thought I was cured.  But, the side effects were not worth staying on it for life.  Now, I've weened myself off and trying diet and natural supplements.
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    Hi, I have reflux problems, and am basically a veggie, as the rest of my family are. I find chestnuts a good alternative to meat, and they seem to help my reflux. I can even eat them in the evening without problems, which is good for me as I tend to choke at night after eating or drinking almost anything else. I discovered this around Christmas time, having roast chestnuts,  and now buy them ready cooked in tins - they are costly though maybe not as much as some meats.
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      Thanks jon:  I was hoping that going vegitarian would mean no acid reflux.  Maybe it is partly food sensitivity that triggers some of the acid. 
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    Hi John, the specialist at the hospital told me not to eat after 7pm, and to sleep sitting up in bed, i just slipped down every night ! online found a long wedge made specially for people with acid reflux, so your throat is much higher than your tummy, it works for me, I was told to eat a low fat, and high fibre diet, eat white fish and meats [chicken ect] I take Omeprazole x 1 after meals, and Gaviscon Advanced - take 10 mils with every meal, and at night, it works for me,

    my worst problem is  foaming phlegm !!!

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      Thanks lilacs:  I have been using a wedge, though I often slide down and end up in a worse position.  Taking  Gaviscon has helped me since I got off of Nexium, but it also has nasty ingredients.  I am currently adding lots of probiotics and supplements.  I am also modifying my diet.  thanks for your advice.
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    Hi John,

    I'm afraid it's trial and error to see what you can and can't eat. I can eat very lean cuts of beef, such as sirloin or silverside - but they can be expensive. I eat a lot of chicken now, as well as fish and occasionally very lean pork. I can't have any fatty meats at all - and I can't eat lamb anymore even if it is lean! 

    I have a long long list of things I can't eat - but sticking to what I can has made my reflux more manageable. 

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