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How long does it typically take acid reflux to go away

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Acid reflux tends to be a chronic recurrent problem. Each persons treatment varies on the frequency and severity of their symptoms. I do warn my patie ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: When the cause is gone, so will the symptoms be gone. Medications, illnesses, posture, obesity and diet, will need to be addressed. Massage for any ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends...: ...on the extent of mucosa damage (if any), the effectiveness of peristalsis (e.g. acid clearance), lower esophageal function, the rate of gastric emp ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Within weeks: If you're not getting significant relief within two weeks, see your prescribing physician for followup.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
Needs treatment: Acid refluxJ will not go away on its own unless it's treated. The best treatment is too elevate your head end of bed by putting something under the l ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends : If these are few and far between, then an over-the-counter antacid like Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) ac will work within an hour. However, if you have ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not really: Acid reflux is a chronic/life long disorder. It is rare to die due to it. That only happens if you developed more complications like cancer of the eso ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: In general fatty foods take longer to digest with or without acid reflux. However, you do need to get treatment for acid reflux as it can have many un ... Read More
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Dr. Ayaz Samadani
56 years experience General Practice
Acid reflux: If you're reflux was related to iron tablets then 6 to 8 weeks is sufficient time to get relief from the symptoms. If symptoms persisted upper G.I. co ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Chronic gerd can cause changes to the distal esophagus. These cellular changes are called barrett's esophagus. Once seen on biopsy, these changes mu ... Read More

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