We all know that carrying extra weight can cause a variety of health complications, but did you know it can also make your GERD worse? It's true, and it's just one more reason to consider starting a weight loss program. But getting started (and sticking with it) isn't always easy. Hopefully, the tips in this article can help.
Since water has the potential to reduce acid reflux symptoms by a dilution effect, we've wondered if alkaline water (pH 9) might provide an additional benefit to GERD sufferers due to its alkaline nature. To test this theory, AQUAhydrate, a manufacturer of alkaline water, agreed to support a small, unscientific study to evaluate if drinking alkaline water could reduce acid reflux symptoms and the need for medication. RefluxMD then recruited a small (but courageous and risk averse) group of its members to be our “test subjects”, and the study was officially launched last month. Frankly, we were surprised at the results.