• GERD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 1 My mother has GERD. Is it possible that I will get it too? Can I prevent it?

    While it is possible that you may develop GERD, certain precautions taken from an early stage will help to prevent it, like:

    • Lose weight. Overweight and obese people have higher chances of getting GERD.
    • Correct your dietary habits.
    • Change your sleeping pattern: Never lie down immediately after eating. Wait for at least 3 hours before lying down, and prefer to lie down on your left side. Make sure your sleep habits are regular. Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise!
    • Addictions: Quit Smoking and Alcohol consumption NOW!

  • 2 Is there anything else I need to avoid to get relief from GERD?

    Yes. It is essential to let go of certain addictive habits like smoking, tobacco chewing and alcohol to get sustained relief from GERD.

  • 3 Is there any particular diet that I need to follow in GERD?

    • Include fiber-rich foods like oats for your breakfast.
    • Include herbs like fennel, celery and parsley in your diet.
    • Have a gluten-free diet. Avoid wheat, refined flour and semolina.
    • Include millets in your diet.
    • Fruits like melons and bananas relieve GERD.
    • Avoid oily, fatty and spicy food.

  • 4 I work in a private company and my work schedule is too hectic. Because of this, I end up eating junk food every day. It is very difficult for me to change this lifestyle because of the demands of work. Will Homeopathy still help in GERD?

    Considering how competitive the world has become today and people facing time crunches everywhere, one can understand your situation. However, if changing your lifestyle is not entirely possible, you can start by correcting some food habits.

    Homeopathy can definitely help you with GERD, but if you really wish to get rid of the problem, some action needs to be taken from your side too. It is important to regularize your food, sleep, work and rest patterns to experience longer relief from GERD. To get Homoeopathic treatment from our expert doctors, click on Homeopathic Treatment

  • 5 I am a housewife. My diet is very healthy and I make sure to take care of the kind of food I eat. Why do I have GERD?

    Food is definitely one of the important factors in GERD. However, it is not the only reason behind having GERD.

    In Homeopathy, we believe that your mind, feelings, thoughts and behavior have a major impact in the development of disease, including GERD. So, if you are prone to excessive stress and depression, get angry easily or have any other psychological issues, GERD is possible.

  • 6 What happens if I stop the Homoeopathic treatment?

    To get the best results and to make sure the disease does not relapse, Homoeopathic treatment should be undertaken for the required course advised by your doctor.

    However, under circumstances where Homeopathy may have to be discontinued, do not worry of any unwanted side effects and the disease will not intensify.

  • 7 How will Homeopathy help me with GERD?

    Homeopathy works on the individual in the most natural way. By acting upon all the aspects, which are mind, body and spirit, it restores the life force of the body.

    Perfectly chosen homoeopathic medicines can smoothen out the functioning of the digestive system and get the health of the patient back on track for a more sustained period of time.

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  • 8 Isn't there an easier and safer way to deal with GERD?

    Yes, definitely. There is a much better way to deal with GERD than conventional medicines and surgery.

    Homeopathy is a system of medicine which treats the disease in the gentlest way and it makes sure that the immunity of the patient is strengthened in a way that the disease cannot recur again.

  • 9 What are the chances of the disease coming back after surgery?

    Surgery may help to reduce your symptoms for few periods of time. However, as long as the root cause is not taken care of, chances are possible that the disease will occur again.

  • 10 Can surgery help in cases of GERD?

    There are surgical procedures available for GERD like endoscopic fundoplication, endoscopic suturing of LES and application of radio frequency waves. However, there are no studies to demonstrate that they have superiority over medications. Click on TREATMENT FOR GERD to know more about these procedures.

  • 11 Will I have to take medicines for the rest of my life?

    If your GERD has been treated in the most natural way by a qualified homeopath, you may not require to take medicines for the rest of your life.