It’s estimated that approximately 60 million people in the United States will experience an attack of indigestion and heartburn at least once a month; of this measured statistic, about 15 million people say that they experience chronic attacks of heartburn at least once a day. Of these statistics, about 20% of the people measured will develop the condition we’ve already described as GERD.
If you are trying to cut down on instances of heartburn associated with GERD after you have been diagnosed, then one of the first things your doctor will tell you to cut down on is meat. Especially meats that are heavy in fat content will be more likely to trigger a heartburn attack, and it could even settle in your gut and add to the problem further. Did you know that meat can take weeks to months to digest in the colon? Combined with GERD, this can be dangerous to your health.