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can acid reflux be cured?

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Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
No; managed.: I don't know about "curing" reflux. You already know you have the tendency to make it - now, it is a matter of managing that tendency. Avoid chocolate, peppermint, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, carbonated beverages, and other trigger foods you have identified. Take pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, or prevacid.
Answered on Dec 5, 2019
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Medications are best: There is a surgery, but it is only for those who have failed medical therapy. Need to use mechanical and preventive precautions seriously. Then add h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors.
Answered on Jul 28, 2018
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