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Could chinese medicine treat acid reflux (gerd)?

Could chinese medicine treat acid reflux (gerd)?

Yes: The other remedies are DGL- Deglycerinized licorice. Chew 1-2 tablets in between meals.Licorice may elevate BP, but not DGL. Pure aloe liquid also can relieve heartburn. Consult an expert in Chinese medicine for details. Long term use of acid reflux medications have a lot of side effects in the form of osteoporosis,inability to absorb calcium,magnesium,Vitamin B12 etc. Susceptibility to TB.etc ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn (Checklist)

Use an over-the-counter heartburn medication
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Avoid eating heavy meals
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Limit fatty or acidic foods
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Avoid alcoholic drinks
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What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

Tums (calcium carbonate) won't do it: Please get examined by a doc. A natural approach is to use lots of dgl. Dgl is licorice supplement but it has an enzyme removed that can raise BP licorice is eaten over a long period of time. Avoiding acid-forming foods can help and don't lie down right after eating. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Consume foods and beverages that are high in Vitamin C
Daily
Boost your immunity by taking a multivitamin in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

See a specialist: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Sunburn (Checklist)

Apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream to the sunburned skin
3x day
Apply over-the-counter pramoxine cream for comfort, if okay with your doctor
2x day
Wear clothes and a hat to block additional sun damage
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Will flagyl worsen my reflux and burping/hiccups? I'm treating d.fragilis

Will flagyl worsen my reflux and burping/hiccups? I'm treating d.fragilis

Yes: 75 to 80% of patients wih d.fragilis have resolution of their symptoms by taking a course of metronidazole even though half of those will still have evidence of the organism in their gut. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, dizziness, metallic taste, and others. It is one drug that will truely make you sick if you drink ANY alcohol while taking. ...Read more

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Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or lpr, is typically treated with proton pump inhibitors to reduce the acid in your stomach. I have people raise the head of your bed about 4-5 inches to get your throat above your stomach while you sleep. Feel better. ...Read more

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Treating Laryngitis (Checklist)

Rest your voice
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See a voice specialist if not better within 2 weeks
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What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 & http://tinyurl.com/mwxb522 Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more

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What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Several treatments. : Several treatments are available for gerd. The first is lifestyle modifications. These include raising the head of your bed, avoid eating late, losing weight, and avoiding reflu inducing foods. The second is meds, including h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) and ppis (nexium, prilosec, dexilant). The third is surgery. These include nissen fundoplication, tif (transoral fundoplication) and linx. ...Read more

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Treating Burns (Checklist)

For minor burns, run cool water on the area
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Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage
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Use over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
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How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

Hard to say: It can work. but ther are other treatment options and some people respond differently ot different medications. ...Read more

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Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply a cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
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Avoid scratching by covering your hands with mittens or socks
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Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
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How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Same: eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Not more effective: Within the category of proton pump inhibitors. It is a more potent acid inhibitor than tums, zantac, Pepcid and cimetidine, but so are omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, etc. Ultimately, it is about which one works the best for you. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Return to GI doc.: If the h pylori has been fully treated, and the symptoms recur, you must have it reevaluated by a gastroenterologist. It may not a simple ulcer, you may have a hyper acidity or something else that may require further evaluation, including upper endoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

See a general or colorectal surgeon
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Use stool softeners
Daily
Increase your fiber intake
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Increase your hydration
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How is acid reflux treated?

How is acid reflux treated?

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. ...Read more

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Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more

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Treating Urethritis (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with your doctor for an exam and testing
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Ask your doctor to test you for STDs
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Ask your doctor if you need a prostate exam
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Take all your medications as they are prescribed
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Is Omeprazol a heartburn medication?

Omeprazol: Omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) is a Proton-Pump inhibitor. It can be used in the treatment of heartburn, ulcers, & gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

Depends: depends on the cause, for example, weight loss might help if one is more than 20% over their ideal body weight. Try to find the cause and you will have an idea for the best treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Pleurisy (Checklist)

Avoid inhaling chemical fumes or cigarette smoke
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Use medication such as ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve pain
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Alert your doctor if you start having fevers, muscle aches or chills
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What is most currently known about the effectiveness of orange oil in treating heartburn? I've taken it OTC, and it works, but how, and how safe is it

What is most currently known about the effectiveness of orange oil in treating heartburn? I've taken it OTC, and it works, but how, and how safe is it

D-limonene: ...is the active ingredient in orange peel oil. There are no peer-reviewed published studies on orange peel oil in reflux. There is speculation that it may increase clearance of acid from the esophagus or act as a surfactant. If and how it works is not really known. It seems generally safe, although if inhaled may make asthma worse. If you have chronic reflux, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Get evaluated for gallstones
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Get evaluated for lipid abnormalities
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Can you please describe the natural remedies for treating heartburn?

Can you please describe the natural remedies for treating heartburn?

Read below: Read this short article to relieve heartburn effectively, without using any dangerous medications: https://www.kaushikmd.com/heartburn-do-you-know-this/ ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for treating heartburn? Ginger? Mint?

What are some natural remedies for treating heartburn? Ginger? Mint?

DGL,slippery elm: Chronic or recurring heartburn needs to be checked out by a doc to make sure there aren't ulcerations, erosions, infection, cancer etc. Heartburn can be worsened by mint, chamomile, tobacco, alcohol, sweets, coffee, chocolate, fried food, spicy, or acidic food, large deglycyrrhinated licorice can coat the esophagus (w/o adrenal/kidney side effects); slippery elm can help-ok short term. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea. If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd( 95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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Treating Mania (Checklist)

Track your moods using a mood graph
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Identify your lows and highs
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Try to match your behaviors to your mood
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What is the difference between heartburn and gerd?

Really the same: Some doctors may call more regular episodes of heartburn gerd i.e. Daily as opposed to episodic heartburn that you get from eating too much pizza. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

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