Gastro esophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring muscle between esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women suffer from heart burn or acid indigestion caused by this disease.

In fact, many people occasionally suffer from gastroesophageal reflux. However, if an individual experience persistent acid reflux that occurs more than twice a week, under such conditions they may be diagnosed with GERD.

Fast facts on GERD
  • Stomach acid that washes up into the esophagus can cause dangerous tissue damage
  • GERD may result from a dysfunctional valve at the top of the stomach and bottom of the esophagus
  • Maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress, and quitting smoking can help you reduce the risk of GERD
Affected age group

















65 & older



Symptoms of GERD
  • Decay
  • Nausea
  • Dry cough
  • Bitter taste
  • Respiratory problems
  • Discomfort in upper abdomen
  • Difficulty or pain while swallowing
Worse effects of GERD
  • Obese
  • Stress
  • Asthma
  • Narrowing of esophagus
Diet tips for reflux diseases
  • Lean meats such as fish, turkey & seafood are low fat and reduce symptoms of acid reflux
  • Eat more & more vegetables as they are naturally low in sugar and fat and helps in reducing stomach acid

To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural and home remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242