I am sending you the above url for oesophagitis. I do not know if this will be of help to you, but it does have info I believe you will not be able to find here. I am sorry your uncle is not well, but I believe I would find another doctor either in the practice or a different group of doctors who may be able to explain this to both you and your uncle. I bet if you went to the same doctor and explain that you did not understand him, I am sure he would do everything he can to help you. This forum is not monitored by a physician and it sounds as if your uncle has something a little more serious. Try to convince him to eat a bland diet, low fat, no red meat,no spicy foods. Stay away from coffee and caffine drinks and of course no alcoholic drinks. Fish and Chicken is the two meats I am allowed and I hate fish. So chicken or turkey that has been baked not fried is the only meat that does not hurt me. I love coffee and diet coke but now they hurt me. Here is some Good news, since I quit eating and drinking those foods, no pain! That is the only words of advice I can offer you, I hope it will help. Let us know how your uncle is doing. Good Luck!