Anti-Reflux Regimen

Foods to Avoid

Fatty, greasy or fried foods:

  • French fries
  • Fast food
  • Donuts
  • Potato chips
  • Etc.

Spicy foods:

  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Tomato based products
    • Salsa
    • Spaghetti
    • Pizza sauces
    • Tomato juice
    • Tomato soup

Caffeine drinks:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Colas

Citrus drinks:

  • Orange
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple juices

Chocolate, alcohol and nicotine

Lifestyle Changes

  • Do not eat for three hours prior to lying down.
  • Avoid tight-fitting clothes and belts.
  • Do not over-stuff yourself. Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
  • Avoid activities that involve heavy lifting or bending over after meals.
  • Exercise regularly and lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Avoid excessive use of aspirin and other non-steroidals (Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aleve, etc.)