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A 28-year-old female asked:

I was taking turmeric capsules for lupus(as well as my prescribed meds)& my gerd is horrible,egd showed gastritis a while ago can turmeric worsen gerd?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Interactions: Tumeric is known to interfere with acid reducing medications that are used to treat GERD. Thus, stomach acid production can rise, and the symptoms of GERD can increase.
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Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Tumeric: Not a lot of controlled studies to give much advice on this. Tumeric is known to reduce stomach acid so theoretically it should improve GERD. Try a little Aloe Vera juice before meals.
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Last updated Jun 22, 2014

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