Acid reflux diet and food choice helper tool to make identification of good and bad foods for Acid Reflux / GERD / heartburn symptoms easier.
The foods listed can be helpful to reduce Acid Reflux / GERD symptoms (bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, dysphagia, gas etc) for people with Acid Reflux / GERD / heartburn.
- Comprehensive list of foods and whether they are Good, Bad, Or Neutral for Acid Reflux and heartburn.
- Search by food and beverage.
- Lookup by food category.
- General Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Diet and heartburn info, such as common symptoms ( heartburn, chest pain, bad breath, breathing problems, dysphagia, vomiting etc.) and causes.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, or chronic heartburn, is a long term condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications.
Come common symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, dysphagia, gas, and wearing away of the teeth. Complications include esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett's esophagus.
Risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, smoking, hiatus hernia, and taking certain medicines. Medications involved include antihistamines, calcium channel blockers, antidepressants, and sleeping medication. It is due to poor closure of the lower esophageal sphincter (the junction between the stomach and the esophagus). Diagnosis among those who do not improve with simpler measures may involve gastroscopy, upper GI series, esophageal pH monitoring, or esophageal manometry.
Treatment is typically via lifestyle changes, medications, and sometimes surgery. Lifestyle changes include not lying down for three hours after eating, losing weight, avoiding certain foods, and stopping smoking. Medications include antacid, H2 receptor blockers, proton pump inhibitors, and prokinetics.
remedies: chewing gum, licorice, aloe, slippery elm, apple cider vinegar
causes: alcohol, chocolate, fried foods (e.g. french fries), mint, onions, garlic, tomatoes
We do not perform any testing ourselves. All compiled data should be used as guidelines not as basis of fact. Consult your physician before beginning any new diet. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace the advice of your healthcare professional.
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Ratings and Reviews
Pretty dang good but room for improvement
Helps a lot since I was literally diagnosed yesterday and this helps me pick out my items I buy from the store, a thing that could make it better is if you add comments to the food. So that someone who rated it bad can tell the reason behind that.
A decent double check
Use this app for checking on acidity of various foods. The limited database will continue to grow as app gets more users and each item within data base has community votes directing whether or not said food product may contribute to GERD/reflux.
This app does not tell you about portion control or meal planning as that is not its intent. It's a free app that helps you check to see if your food choice may contribute to GERD/reflux. It will not take place of a dietician or self control.
This app list foods that you should either avoid or are considered okay or remedies for acid reflex. The lists are pretty limited though and there is no specification of quantity for the food.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.