Gastro-esophageal Reflux disease (GERD) Diet Plan

If  you or someone you love is diagnosed with GERD or may suffer symptoms associated with GERD remember to try and avoid foods that trigger heartburn. Specific triggers may vary from person to person, but here are some common triggers that may make heartburn worse:

  • Fatty or fried foods
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Mint
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy foods

In addition to avoiding foods that trigger heartburn you should also avoid lying down after a meal. Wait at least two to three hours after eating before lying down or going to bed.  If you must lie down be sure to elevate the head of your bed. An elevation of about six to nine inches puts gravity to work for you.


Every patient under the care of a Suburban Home Health Care professional will receive a detailed plan of care designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient. The information above is offered as a helpful resource to our viewers but should not be considered a substitute for professional medical attention. Call our office today and let us develop a plan of care for you or your loved one.