Classes of GERD Triggers

The following is quoted from the tenth chapter of How I Learned to Manage GERD and Live Without Acid Reflux by Jim Notto. The first chapter can be found at https://www.healgerd.com/2011/12/16/my-experience-with-gerd-and-acid-reflux/. Before trying these strategies, or any other method or technique, for managing GERD or any other disease you should consult with a qualified physician. See the Terms of Use + warnings, cautions and sound advice before proceeding.

 

Discovering Classes of Triggers

By Jim Notto

My second revelation resulted from the trigger log I had been creating. When I reviewed those times that acid reflux flared up I realized that food was not my only trigger, and more importantly I realized I could group all my triggers into 3 distinct classes. This was important to me because I had quite a list of triggers assembled. By grouping them into related classes, I could focus on a whole class of triggers rather than on dozens of individual items.

The three classes of triggers I discovered are trigger foods, behavioral triggers and trigger states.

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