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Is there anything to do to stop heartburn?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Darla Bryant
Specializes in Family Medicine
Food/medicine: Foods to avoid to decrease heartburn include alcohol, acidic foods and juices, such as orange juice, some people are sensitive to spicey foods, caffeine. Avoid smoking and antiinflammatory medications, such as Aspirin and ibuprofen. It is helped by omeprazole, ranitidine and other over the counter medication. If lasting 3 years, you should have an endoscopy by gastroenterology specialist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Heartburn approaches: Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, corn, fried foods,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
dairy, fatty food, potato chips, creamy or oily dressings, marbled sirloin, high fat bakery items, raw onions, tomatoes, potatoes, spearmint, & peppermint. Orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice & lemons or lemonade can be problematic. See if any specific spices bother you. Medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists may help.
May 27, 2017

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How to stop heartburn?

4 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Antacids: Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from ge reflux and not , say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See md. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. Otc ppis or h2 blockers can help. Still have sx, or frequent, see md.
Last updated May 27, 2017


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