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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: It can work. but ther are other treatment options and some people respond differently ot different medications. ...Read more
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
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
What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?
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
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
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