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A 35-year-old member asked:

how much time does acid reflux last?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Minutes to years: "Los Angeles classification" is the most widely used system to describe endoscopic appearance of reflux esophagitis &grade its severity. Reflux can be episodic, progressive & recurrent, as well as atypical (laryngopharygneal reflux), even silent. Both acid & nonacid material can variably reflux.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are preemies more susceptible to acid reflux?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Reflux is more common in premies as the muscle at the lower part of the esophagus that contracts to prevent milk from regurgitating back up from the stomach is less developed (and "weaker") in a premie than a term infant. Positioning the baby upright and burping frequently during feedings helps to control reflux symptoms. Sometimes medications may be helpful, especially if the baby is having pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How is acid reflux treated?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps. In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How long does acid reflux last?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
It depends: You can have a single episode of esophageal reflux or it can be a lifelong disease.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

I have acid reflux. How much time should I wait between meals?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Individual guidance: Acid reflux can be partially managed by smaller, more frequent meals. One can also wait for the meal to pass through the stomach, but this timing varies wildly between different people.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Which foods trigger acid reflux?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Lots: Fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint and late meals to name some if the most common.

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