Does anyone know if GERD causes any long term damage?
GERD has been one of my major symptoms of gluten intolerance for about 40 years. Since being gluten free (last December - and I am getting so much better at this) I have had occasional episodes. Nothing too bad and lasting for a short period of time. As I have been doing FODMAPs I now keep a food diary along with symptoms and notice in the last month that I have had GERD symptoms twice. These occurrences appear to be arbitrary ie not associated with food that I am intolerant to (possibly reaction to stress). I am wondering if this condition has taken some months to heal and because I avoid the dodgy food this has given my gullet time to recover. It is so good to feel comfortable all day and night.