'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

Do any of you do weight lifting? With the acid reflux I have felt very down and find exercise helps me

Do any of you do weight lifting? With the acid reflux I have felt very down and find exercise helps me. Just done a few weights and it's made me feel sick. I feel sick most of the time anyway, Do you think it's just worth me carrying on? Exercise is important to me. I walk half an hour a day as well I have quit smoking about 3 weeks ago and am pretty stressed out by it and want to do a set of 8 reps every time I crave a cigarette or get stressed.


Wendy McMahon
Hi Rob, there is a weight lifter body builder on the facebook group page called Nissen. Have you been diagnosed with a hernia as well as the reflux? I had this and I could not exercise as the pressure from the hernia was on my heart and lungs as it had pushed up into the diaphram. This could explain your problem. All the best to you.

Susannah Garton
Oh Rob, I know how you feel! Before all of this happened I used to go to bootcamp, yoga.....loved my training sessions. Haven't been able to do any of it since. The stress of not exercising or stress in general won't help and may make it worse. Don't force it too much and try to think of an alternative when you start having cravings.

Rob Shoesmith
Not been diagnosed with anything yet. Just been having bad nausea and acid taste in mouth and throat for the last couple of months. It's made me feel very weak, I'm super stressed so I packed up smoking but it hasn't cleared yet. I find exercise helps me get my frustrations out about everything. I find it hard to sit down so thought the weights could be good for relaxing myself.

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Wendy McMahon
Yes I understand Rob, I too gave up smoking but it is the best thing to do even though it is so very hard to give them up. I too like to do exercise as a de stress. Could you ask your doctor about an endoscopy so that you can get a diagnosis? I do not think you would like it but what about trying Tai Che, there might be a group in you area? My teenage daughter has done some and it looks quite hard but is not so difficult on the stomach, such as straining and jiggling. Just a thought. :)

Rob Shoesmith
Thanks. Will look into the Thai Chi! Got an appointment with the ENT people first.

Cheryl Hernandez
yes i will admit anything i do that take effort or moves the abdomen area will stir up your acid reflux just think of it as a tight belt on your stomach ... i can barely wear a belt bc of my gerd yet if i dont my bridges will fall.. anyway i wiill admit i smoke here and there with friend when stress out or trying to finish something that need to be done. it not worth it art help my stress to extent depend on my mood.


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