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A 19-year-old male asked:

i've been experiencing acid washing up in my throat, bad breath, light heart burn for 2 months. constipation comes and goes. any solution?tried zantac (ranitidine)

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 32 years experience
Acid Reflux: A possible, and regardless of the outcome, beneficial solution to your problem may be a change in your dietary habits. Avoid carbonated beverages, coffee, refined carbohydrates, fast foods, etc., and start consuming more fiber rich, alkaline foods such as vegetables, legumes, lean meats, non-acidic fruits, nuts, olive oil, and plenty of water, also, visit your md.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Your issue: Sounds like acid reflux, or gastro esophageal reflux. Please consult w your pcp or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Limit late meals, spicy foods, peppermint, wintergreen, coffee and sodas. Consider elevating your bed at the head board a few inches. Please see your md soon. Good luck!
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
Get treatment: You should see a gastroenterologist your symptoms are their specialty.

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