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Why does flying make my gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) worse?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms can be brought on by air travel. A change in the type of food consumed, the length of time between meals and sleeping habits can cause heartburn. If possible, when traveling, try to eat small, frequent meals, avoid foods high in fat, get enough sleep and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

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