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My wife has GERD. How before bedtime should she stop eating

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My wife has GERD. How long before bedtime should she stop eating food so the stomach will be empty when she goes to bed? How long before bedtime to stop drinking water?
Dear customer,

The empty time for stomach after a standard meal is roughly 4 to 5 hrs.It takes 2-3 hrs for 50% of the stomach content to be emptied.

Here is the link for more detailed about stomach empty time

emptying time for stomach

treatment of GERD

Let me know if you need any more information

Thank you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
That is a good answer to half the question. The second half was the time for just water to pass through. She will stop eating 4 to 5 hours before bed time, but how long before bed time could she have some water or tea?
Dear customer,

The clear liquid like water empty inin stomach exponentially, 90% within 1 hour and virtually all within 2 hours.

Here is the link for detailed information

clear liquid empty time

Let me know if you have any doubt.

Thank you
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