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A 37-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how to cure my acid reflux?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Get checked out!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those organs. A good doctor will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr., & good luck!

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are preemies more susceptible to acid reflux?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Reflux is more common in premies as the muscle at the lower part of the esophagus that contracts to prevent milk from regurgitating back up from the stomach is less developed (and "weaker") in a premie than a term infant. Positioning the baby upright and burping frequently during feedings helps to control reflux symptoms. Sometimes medications may be helpful, especially if the baby is having pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How is acid reflux treated?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps. In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How long does acid reflux last?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
It depends: You can have a single episode of esophageal reflux or it can be a lifelong disease.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

I have acid reflux. How much time should I wait between meals?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Individual guidance: Acid reflux can be partially managed by smaller, more frequent meals. One can also wait for the meal to pass through the stomach, but this timing varies wildly between different people.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to cure acid reflux without taking meds/going to doc?

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Dr. Larry Marcus
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
No cure: You only control reflux, never cure it. Things to control it yourself may be having several small meals a day instead of a few large ones, not eating less than two hours before bedtime, decreasing carbs and fast food, raising the head of your bed to avoid symptoms overnight. However - it is important to make sure it is controlled - otherwise you may have more severe problems later in life.

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