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chrisrob
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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Topic: "Surgery beneficial in heartburn"
    Posted: 08áNová2008 at 9:18am
"People with persistent heartburn should be considered for early surgery to prevent a lifetime of popping pills, NHS research suggests."
 
Article on BBC on-line news this morning. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7716207.stm
 
Also has links to previous stories of interest:
'I thought my heartburn was incurable'  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6275755.stm (from 2007)
"Gut drugs carry pneumonia risk"  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3955207.stm (from 2005)
"Genetic link to heartburn"  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3065197.stm (from 2003)
 
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Quote bjuliette Replybullet Posted: 12áNová2008 at 7:07am
I don't know, I am still not comfortable with the idea of getting a surgery. As far as possible, I am in favour of natural treatments. Of course, after a certain stage it's not an option anymore...
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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 12áNová2008 at 9:17am
Hi Juliette,
I agree. Most people will be happier on PPI's and experimenting with diet. (But after 16 years of this, I'm now ready for my surgery!)
Have seen your site (advertised at the bottom of your posting) before and it is helpful, though some I disagree with - particularly chicken breast which, being dry, can stick in the gullet. Personally still water refluxes with me. (I see no advantage of mineral water over tap water. Let it stand in the fridge to remove chlorine.) We are all different and can react differently to different foods.
Do you have Barrett's yourself? (I ask out of concerned interest.)
Keep up the good work with your research & writing.


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Quote Suzy Replybullet Posted: 12áNová2008 at 10:45pm
Hello Juliette,
I have only recently been diagnosed with Barretts so am new to all of this and struggling with what to eat.  Like you, I prefer all things natural if possible so was interested to see your "Acid Reflux Diet".  However, I disagree with some items you have included such as chicken, bread, bananas, peas, to mention a few as they do not agree with me, so I think it must be a question of trial and error for each individual.
I was interested to see water was your only recommended beverage. It appears it is always advisable not to have coffee but no one ever mentions tea or herbal teas.  Does anyone think these would be ok, or is it water only?
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