GERD

Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acid reflux, including reflux-friendly recipes, tips for dining out, treatments, and more.

How to Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue With GERD

Having acid reflux doesn’t have to get in the way of summer fun, as long as you plan ahead and eat smart.

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5 GERD-Friendly Summer Recipes

These tasty recipes, from appetizer to dessert, will make your mouth water — without that reflux burn.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Should You Really Avoid Whole Groups of Food With Acid Reflux?

For the most part, there is not enough evidence to avoid entire groups of food, according to the American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Practice Guidelines.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Common Heartburn Meds Increase Pneumonia Risk in Seniors

A class of drugs used to reduce stomach acid in people with heartburn or ulcers may not be completely safe for older adults, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

Exercising With Acid Reflux: What You Should Know

Learn which exercises are best and other tips to help prevent reflux from worsening.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Does Acid Reflux or Barrett’s Up Cancer Risk?

A 2018 study is a reminder that reflux patients must remain vigilant in taking care of their health.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Can Self-Dosing OTC Reflux Meds Harm Your Child?

While easier access to reflux medications can be helpful, it can also lead to problems if you’re not careful.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

5 Fashion Tips to Reduce Reflux Symptoms

Clothes that don’t fit well can make your acid reflux symptoms worse, but these tips can help.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

9 Tips for Exercising With Acid Reflux

Living with acid reflux brings a whole new meaning to “feel the burn.” Here’s how to exercise without exacerbating symptoms.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Is Your Acid Reflux Worse in the Morning?

Are your symptoms at their worst first thing in the morning? You may have “riser’s reflux.”

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

The Links Between Sleep and GI Health

A look at the reasons why sleep disturbances are common in those with gastrointestinal disease.

By Martin Reed

Meet the Experts

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.