As gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a digestive problem, diet and nutrition play an important part in its management. Most people with GORD find that their symptoms are influenced by what they eat and drink, as well as how they eat. It's recommended to avoid eating large meals, avoid eating late at night, and to not lie down straight after eating.
A few people get complications associated with GORD. These can be quite serious such as an oesophageal ulcer or oesophageal cancer. Most complications can be treated, and if your doctor thinks you have an increased risk of developing oesophageal cancer, you may be referred for regular monitoring tests.
Last reviewed: November 2016