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The last week or so I've had GRD symptoms and the only thing I'm doing different is having white wine instead of red wine. Could that alone be the cause or what else could it be? I got rid of all dairy in the last few weeks as well. Please share your thoughts.

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The last week or so I've had GRD symptoms and the only thing I'm doing different is having white wine instead of red wine. Could that alone be the cause or what else could it be? I got rid of all dairy in the last few weeks as well. Please share your thoughts.

Do you mean GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)? If so, reflux is often caused by foods and beverages including alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, onions and garlic. Those foods cause the lower esophageal valve to relax at inappropriate times (when you're not swallowing) and allow stomach acid into the esophagus. Tomatoes and citrus fruit can irritate an already inflamed esophagus. However, GERD is rarely caused by too much stomach acid. Rather too little stomach acid often causes reflux. Nevertheless, any food allergies can also cause reflux. I had persistent reflux until I was diagnosed with dairy allergy, but eating any of my allergens can cause reflux for me.

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On the same subject, do you have a good resource that says garlic causes GERD? Not that I don't believe you, my husband does not and eats a ton of garlic and the dentist says he has acid teeth errosion from GERD and I think it is from the garlic. So that is why I ask? I'd love to say here is the proof.

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eating anything that is rich, spicy, or greesy? My GERD loves to act up with, for example, a large steak (yes, i'm bad and i eat the small amount of fat on it.... soooo goooooooood). What about stress? Carbonated drinks?

-knocks on a piece of wood-

Luckily, mine has calmed down a bit (here nearly a year later). At its high point, it had caused damage to my throat (which took about a year to heal on its own).

I always keep a stash of pepermint tums on hand just in case. Water too.

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GERD can be caused by a variety of things. I have gastroparesis and that in and of itself can cause GERD. I don't usually find problems with the foods that I eat but I can not have any chocolate at all. Chocolate just kills me! My friend can not have any onions or peppers and neither can my mom. I know other people who can't have any form of tomato product. I don't know about alcohol because I don't consume it.

I've been taking D Limonene. That's supposed to help. I have rarely had any symptoms since taking it. Maybe a couple of incidents after I went to bed. I'd wake up choking on bile. Couldn't relate it to anything that I ate or drank though.

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Hi

Chocolate can do it to me and in the past I've had my suspicions about grapes too.

Luckily, only get it rarely - don't want to encourage that.

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I don't think peppermint is a good choice for GERD symptoms. GERD is caused by acid entering the esophagus. Peppermint relaxes the esophageal valve and makes it easier for acid to get into the esophagus. So it is the opposite effect of what is desired. Peppermint relaxes muscles, so it can also be bad for C issues.

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In answer to your subject title question, read "Why Stomach Acid is Good for You" by Jonathon Wright, MD. He explains the biochemical and physical process of reflux and lists all the common causes, as well as effective treatments for heartburn and GERD.

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i'm aware of what peppermint does. However, i cannot have any of the other flavors of tums.

I also have to sleep with one of those wedge pillows.

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