Can GERD Sufferers Consume Black Sticky Rice?
In the afternoon, I want to ask if people affected by GERD can they consume black sticky rice? And what are the effects if they consume it?
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Having a history of GERD and black sticky rice consumption, this might make it more severe for complaints of GERD (gastroeophageal reflux disease). GERD is a condition in which excessive stomach acid production and rises into the esophagus to the pharynx due to weak stomach sphincter. Gastric acid that rises into the esophagus can cause irritation and burning sensation in the esophagus, so you will feel uncomfortable when swallowing food. In addition, some other accompanying complaints can also be felt, such as nausea, vomiting, coughing, abdominal pain, bloating or headache.
GERD complaints will increase, especially if you consume black sticky rice that has undergone fermentation. However, if you consume black sticky rice in processed foods that are commonly consumed, such as porridge, or cakes and you consume a reasonable amount, then this is safe for patients with GERD, because the benefits of black sticky rice are maintaining healthy digestive tract with fiber content and having the effects of probiotics in it.
However, even if you consume black sticky rice in the form of porridge or other non-fermented rice, and you still experience complaints of indigestion, then you should avoid consuming black sticky rice until your first condition is recovered or healthy. So you can focus on grooming and handling for GERD that you experience.
Besides black sticky rice, other conditions can also aggravate your GERD complaints, such as:
1. late eating
2. physical fatigue
3. consume spicy foods, instant foods, foods containing excessive salt-MSG
4. lack of sleep
If your GERD complaint is bothering you, or this complaint is increasing after you consume black sticky rice, then you should consult with your doctor as early as possible. This is to prevent GERD complaints from getting worse and make you more uncomfortable. By consulting your doctor, the doctor can conduct interviews and physical examinations. The doctor can also plan the necessary investigations, such as blood tests or radiological examinations. The results of the examination will be a reference for doctors to provide care and treatment.
For now, several things you need to pay attention to, such as:
1. avoid sleeping late
2. avoid physical fatigue
3. identify what foods increase your GERD complaints, and limit or avoid them
4. Inadequate healthy food and adequate fluids
Thus the info we can convey.