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Ask Dr. Gourmet

Can you exercise if you have GERD / Acid Reflux?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

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For some folks exercising can be a trigger for GERD (acid reflux). As with most triggers, however, exercise may affect some and not others. The general recommendation is to not exercise too soon after eating. Start slow with something simple, like walking, and keep a diary of your symptoms so that you can learn what will be a trigger for you.

Here are some links to resources here on that you might find helpful:

General information about GERD (includes Five Steps to Reducing Acid Reflux)
GERD-friendly recipes
The Dr. Gourmet Diet for People with GERD / Acid Reflux:
Paperback ($19.95 + s/h) or PDF ($14.95)

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet