A 25-year-old female asked:
Whats the best way to treat gerd? what and what causes gerd?
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undefined 47 years experience
Antacids such as mylanta,zantac,prilosec (all are no OTC). Avoid eating late. You may need to sleep with a few pillows to elevate your head. The sphincter that helps block digestive fluid from going from the stomach to the esophagus is too relaxed.
Answered Mar 21, 2021
Dentistry 35 years experience
From a dentist perspective harm from GERD can be addressed with a high fluoride toothpaste, a nightly ‘Retainer Gel’ containing baking soda and xylitol, and avoidance of food and liquid before bed. Long term use of GERD meds have some risks that need to be discussed with a physician.
Answered Sep 19, 2021
A 42-year-old member asked:
What is the best way to treat my gerd?
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undefined 31 years experience
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What is the best way to care for gerd?
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undefined 30 years experience
Dietary habits: For occasional heartburn, remember to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Avoid large, rich, acidic, or spicy meals, and do not lie down after eating for several hours. For heartburn more than a couple times a week, try over the counter Prilosec at a dose of 20mg 1/2 hour before breakfast each morning. 3 inch blocks to raise the head of the bed can stop night time symptoms.
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Last updated Sep 19, 2021
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