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 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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