A 26-year-old female asked:
can you eat honey if you have gerd , kronic gastritis , gerd, heartburn,?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Gerd: things that should be avoided are: coffee, soft drinks, spicy food, greasy food, tomatoes, smoking, but honey should not cause any problem
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Honey could: be problematic if you have a hard time breaking down fructose.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Could having heartburn mean I am pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
No: If you think you may be pregnant, you really need to take a urine pregnancy test that you can purchase at any drugstore or see a doctor.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How can wilson's disease patients reduce possible nausea and indigestion when taking zinc?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Take with food: High dose of minerals (or vitamins for that matter) can cause nausea; decreased with dosing with food.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, many medications can heal acid reflux. The strongest medications fall under the class of proton pump inhibitors. They block stomach acid production and can heal erosive esophagitis almost 90 percent of the time at 8 weeks.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
My infant has gerd, what is the chance that they have a hiatal hernia?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Very Low: Although not impossible, an infant that is growing, developing well, and meeting milestones is highly unlikely to have a major GI problem, even with reflux. In fact most babies do have some degree of reflux, and rarely does medicine help with this - although it can help with the discomfort associated with reflux.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Are there any herbal remedies for acid/gastric reflux?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening.
5.6k viewsReviewed Jun 28, 2020
Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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