Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What Increases Your Risk
Things that increase your
risk for symptoms of
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include your lifestyle and certain health conditions.
- Being overweight.
- Drinking alcohol.
certain foods, such as chocolate or peppermint, that may relax the valve
between the stomach and esophagus.
pregnant. Many pregnant women
symptoms of GERD during pregnancy. Most of the time,
symptoms get better after the baby is born.
- Having a
- Taking certain medicines. If you
think that a medicine you take may be causing your GERD symptoms, talk to your
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 06, 2012
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