GERD Risk Assessment
GERD is the acronym for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. As the name suggests, this is a condition that is characterized by the retrograde movement of the contents of the stomach into the food pipe due to weakness of the sphicter that separates the other organs. Use this interactive tool to assess your risk of suffering from this problem.
It is always advisable for a person suffering from GERD to eat small and relatively bland meals. Vices like smoking and alcoholism should be stopped, and a gap of at least 3 hours must be left after a meal before lying down. Spicy, fatty, and caffeinated foods are best restricted in such cases as these mostly aggravate the discomfort associated with the problem.