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Will changes in my diet help my esophageal ulcers?

In the past, doctors thought that ulcers were caused primarily by spicy foods. Now, they understand that there is a great deal more to ulcers such as esophageal ulcers. However, changes in your diet can still impact your esophageal ulcer. This ulcer, which creates a sore in the lining of your esophagus, is associated with GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux. When you stop eating the foods that cause reflux, you can lower the amount of stomach acid produced. This should benefit your ulcer.

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