Is acid reflux a long term problem?

Hi so I’m researching acid reflux as my boyfriend has it and I want to be aware of how I can help him and what to avoid. He has been diagnosed by a doctor who recommended he cut a lot of stuff out of his diet. I was wondering does he just have to cut these things out for a couple of months or whatever and can he go... show more Hi so I’m researching acid reflux as my boyfriend has it and I want to be aware of how I can help him and what to avoid. He has been diagnosed by a doctor who recommended he cut a lot of stuff out of his diet. I was wondering does he just have to cut these things out for a couple of months or whatever and can he go back to eating them or is acid reflux a life long issue that can come back at any time and you need to constantly avoid certain foods?
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