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We’re excited to announce the very first results of our ongoing study of Acid Reflux. At CureTogether, 2,826 people who experience Acid Reflux came together to rate 39 treatments.
In contrast to many of our other studies, patients rate acid reflux drugs as helpful for their symptoms, as well as eating habit changes (see the top of the green part of the chart). They rate other experiments, like a high fiber diet, peppermint oil, and apple cider vinegar, as less helpful. (see the botom of the green part of the chart above.)
The top 20 overall treatments reported for Acid Reflux are, as a list:
3. Endoscopic dilatation
7. Avoid overeating
8. Avoid high fat consumption before bed
9. Eat evening meal at least 3 hours before bed
13. Avoid food allergens
14. Eliminate tea and acidic drinks
15. Gluten-free diet
17. Alkaline diet
18. Eliminate refined carbohydrates
19. Elevate head of bed
20. Raw foods diet
The rest of the results are in the graph above, which is divided into four squares…
- Top right: the most popular and effective treatments (including Prilosec and eating 3 hours before bedtime)
- Top left: effective treatments that not many people have tried, so they may be options to think about (including AcipHex and a raw foods diet)
- Lower right: very popular but not very effective (including eating more fiber and less meat)
- Lower left: neither popular nor effective (including apple cider vinegar and peppermint oil)
Where did this data come from? This is the result of a 3-year CureTogether study on Acid Reflux. To thank everyone for participating, we’re publishing this study openly and freely.
This is part of our regular series of research findings. Of course, with each of these findings, there is a potential bias in patient self-selection and recall. We present these findings as just what they are – patient-reported data – to stimulate discussion and generate new insights for further research.
Please tweet, blog, or pass this along to anyone who can benefit or is interested in Acid Reflux. Thank you!