SN teaching about Gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ). Examples of things to reduce or steer clear of in your diet include: high fat foods, caffeine products, chocolate, onions, peppermint, carbonated beverages, citrus and tomato products. Do not lie down immediately after eating, avoid late evening snacks, avoid tight clothing and bending over after eating. Elevate the head of the bed six to eight inches to prevent reflux when sleeping. Extra pillows, by themselves, are not very helpful.
SN instructed that gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ) is a normal phenomenon, typically occurs transiently after eating. Gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ) is a condition where the degree of exposure of esophageal mucosa to gastric contents is greater than normal. Most common symptom is heartburn, but patients may have other symptoms. Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD ) not only causes improvement in symptoms like heartburn, but early recognition & treatment of clinically significant gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ) may prevent the development of further complications. Bleeding obstructions, even malignancy may complicate matters in the long run. Most peptic strictures can be effectively dilated by gastroenterologists without resorting to surgery. Perforation is a known complication of surgical procedures. Patient / caregiver verbalized understanding to the instruction regarding gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ), stated the etiology, 2 s / sx of exacerbation and 2 preventive measures.