COMMENTARY: Review: Sparse evidence supports lifestyle modifications for reducing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease

Wani, Sachin; Sharma, Prateek
September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p44
Academic Journal
The article presents comments on the review of studies related to lifestyle modifications for reducing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The disease is common and can reduce quality of life. Improvement in GERD variables were suggested in elevation of the head of the bed, left lateral decubitus positioning, and weight loss. However, such modifications cannot be recommended in patients with troubling GERD symptoms as the primary treatment.


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