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A 43-year-old male asked:

I hv acitidy kind of prob, if i eat bit late night, the food is not digesting, stomach is giggling throughout the night, nthng in endoscopy,pl advise?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Reflux: You likely have acid reflux despite the normal endoscopy findings. A pH monitor would be more accurate. Consider avoiding eating/drinking at least 2 hours prior to bedtime (3 hrs preferable). Avoid acidic or fatty foods. Try sleeping on a wedge with 4-6 inches of elevation. If the above measures failed, consider taking an anti-acid pill at bedtime.
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Dr. Amy Bruner
A Verified Doctoranswered
Gynecology 30 years experience
Digestion problem: Stomach acidity, or reflux, may have many causes. A few more common reasons may be food sensitivities, overeating, eating at the wrong time. Eating and drinking too close to bedtime can result in incomplete digestion and when you lie down, it is easier for the acid to come up. Try to avoid eating and/or drinking a few hours before bedtime. Try to avoid foods that seem to make it worse.
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Last updated May 8, 2018


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