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Can GERD patients do fasting ?

hi i m lhaye and i am having medication for a GERD prob..i just want to know if people with GERD prob can do fasting without any problem???? tnx
Fri, 13 Jan 2012
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Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
Fasting does not have any positive or negative effect on gastro esophagial reflux disease.
So, you can do fasting and continue your treatment for GERD.
Best wishes for your health.
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