Conclusions

Although the data to support the overall efficacy of lifestyle measures is modest, on the basis of the available scientific data, it still appears to be a reasonable adjunct approach to the treatment of patients with GERD. It would seem that lifestyle modifications alone have only a very modest effect on reducing symptoms of heartburn and GE reflux, but would add to an overall approach to the treatment of GERD to include over the counter and prescription medication. It also appears that more recent data suggest that lifestyle measures will be more effective in certain subpopulations of patients, such as obese females and patients with documented esophagitis. Implementing lifestyle modifications initially in patients presenting to a primary care physician could be limited primarily to dietary measures, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and avoiding sleep in the right lateral position.

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