Dietary management of heartburn and reflux: Tips for the festive season
It's estimated that 20% of Australians experience symptoms of heartburn at least once a month.1
Persistent acid reflux may be indicative of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Patients with chronic GORD can present with Barrett’s oesophagus, which increases their risk of oesophageal cancer 10-fold.2
RISK FACTORS FOR GORD3
The risk factors are multifactorial and include the following:
- Obesity3,4 – particularly increasing BMI and adult weight gain.