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i'm having a reflux problem and i'm taking esomoperazol in the morning i want to know what is it caused by and how can i heal it and what can i eat?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is an inflammation of the esophagus from reflux of acidic stomach contents. Esomeprazole decreases the acidity of the stomach. You can try to limit caffeine, nicotine, citrus foods, tomato sauce, spices. These relax the lower esophageal sphincter and lead to more reflux. Also sleep elevated at night. Eating blander foods might help.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
GERD: has many causes and occurs for different reasons in different patients. Obesity or decreased muscle tone in the GI tract may contribute. Many foods may cause heartburn including mint, alcohol, chocolates, spices and garlic. Try cutting some of these foods out of your diet and assess your body`s response. Esomeprazole is usually a good medicine but alternatives such as ranitidine may help.
Answered on Nov 17, 2014
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