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This festive season, Say Goodbye To Gastric Issues

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Variety of cuisines and lot of merriment and feasting can often lead to gastric problems like heart burn, bloating, GERD etc.

Some basic precautionary tips can actually help in avoiding these problems and allow you to enjoy the festivities without fear and discomfort.

GERD Management

  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid spicy food and chocolates
  • Reduce intake of caffeinated drinks and citrus juices
  • Eat small frequent meals
  • Eat two hours before sleeping
  • Raise the head of the bed by six inches

Heartburn Management

Trigger Foods

Avoid eating the following foods on an empty stomach:

  • Tomatoes and tomato based products like ketchup, tomato puree and salsa, pizza with tomato sauce
  • Chillies, capsicum, radish
  • Fruits containing citric acid like oranges, lime, lemons, mosambi, grapefruit
  • Pudina (mint) candies or gums with peppermint
  • Onions and garlic
  • Chocolates(methylxanthines in chocolate relaxes the smooth muscle around the sphincter)

Bloating Management

Management of gas and bloating depends on the cause of symptoms.

Six Organic Causes Of Bloating

  1. Lactose intolerance
  2. Intestine infection through contaminated food and water
  3. Bacterial overgrowth
  4. Malabsorptive conditions like coeliac disease, where the person has intolerance to wheat protein
  5. Some surgical procedures which are used to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or hiatus hernia
  6. Intestinal obstruction can also happen due to increased gas production or obstructed gas transport

Try to avoid a daily consumption of:

  • Dietary fibre, though it might be beneficial for constipation
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Vegetables like beans and broccoli

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