A 36-year-old female asked:
Want to eat a high (good) fat low carb diet but it makes my acid reflux act up terribly. take daily prevacid (lansoprazole) now. any advice?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Avoiding triggers: Daily or uncontrolled heartburn despite a PPI (like Prevacid) is a warning sign to stop whatever is triggering it. Fats commonly trigger acid reflux &heartburn, & are thought to do so by relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter.Although Gaviscon is a good add-on med,& lifestyle measures (raise head of bed, avoid eating late, avoid caffeine etc) can lower symptoms,it's best to avoid known triggers.
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Last updated Apr 28, 2015
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