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Acid Foods To Avoid
If I leave all the acid foods alone chocolate and etc. Will that help my acid reflux to go away and help the fantodine work better. HELP PLEASE....
Acid reflux: You most likely have a problem with acid reflux. It is often a long-term problem. I would recommend that you avoid any particular foods which give you problems, particularly tomatoes, onions, chocolate, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also contribute. Continue your famotidine. Patients often need medications like this long term. Speak with your doctor about your medications. Good luck. ...Read more
When your trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if your taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.
Correct: Eating or drinking acid things will make the esophageal irritation worse. It may take time for the meds to work. If you are very pregnant, you probably have reflux and should stay upright as much of the time as you can (even to sleep) and take an antacid whenever you hurt as well as at bedtime or if you wake up in the night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid reflux-like symptoms, usually after acidic food. Won't go away until I end up vomiting. Been going on since 2007. OTC meds slightly therapeutic. Any advisement?
GERD: YOU need to modify your diet like not eating fatty or spicy foods. Don't eat large meals, don't eat late at night. Don't lay down for 2 hours after eating. If you smoke, quit! You may need prescription strength medicine long term and have an Upper endoscopy to rule out H.Pylori infections and other conditions like Barretts esophagus. Follow up with your PCP for a referral to a gastroenterologist ...Read more
Burp smells some acidic food I ate. As I burped, on the right side of forehead above brow ached. Idea? Have acid reflux & sinus infection
No: Although acid reflux has been reported to be associated with sinusitis, I am unaware of any double-blind study to support this link. Even if it does, I 'd doubt that it reaches the frontal sinus area. If this is a frequent problem in the absence of overeating or very tight garment, you may need treatment. ...Read more
Barium swallow and CT scan clean. I have lump in throat like being choked but not food related, I cut out acid foods. Just at 6pm-ish everyday, help!
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophageal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or cricopharyngeal ;/or esophageal dysmotility. A GI or ENT specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm not eating acidic food still feel pain in upper right side I have taken hpylori triple therapy one back stiill haviwburping is any dangerous?
Sounds likeheartburn: Hope your prescribing docs have discussed other lifestyle modifications with you besides not eating acidic foods? alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, late meals etc can all contribute. Are you really on two different PPIs and an h2-blocker? You should discuss this in more detail with a good PCP or GI physician. ...Read more
I get burps quite often these days and few of them end up with acidic food approaching my mouth. Is it something I should worry about?
See MD if chronic: What you describe is consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) which is common but treatable, and need evaluation to optimize. Start with omeprazole or similar, and if chronic should see Gastroenterologist to discuss options. Happy to consult. My recent publication (on PubMed) also highlights endoscopic (non surgical) options given mounting concerns of long-term PPI use. ...Read more
I found out adding just a pinch of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda alkalizes 250ml of water. Would this be a safe thing to do if occasionally I ate too much acidic food?
Wil heal: What were you eating that cut your mouth? Are you sure there are cuts and not something else? Allergy, virus, other causes? If it is from food then you need to avoid this in the future. Cuts in the mouth heal in a few days. Warm salt water rinses will, help you feel better. If it does. Ot heal in a week see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may: But not always. Some patients have no problems with eating while others have exacerbation of symptoms. ...Read more
When I breath it feels like my stomach ripping. If I have acidic food of alcohol this is when it happens also if I eat before bed. Am on zoloft (sertraline)?
Stop acidic foods: You may have reflux and that gives the sensation of ripping. Or gastritis (generalized stomach inflammation)> stop acid foods. Eat more alkaline foods (greens- avocado, cucumber, and celerry are acidic. You can do a web search for alkaline foods. You can also try enzymes with meals ad consult a chinese medicine practitioner as tcm (traditional chinese medicine) can help balance the body! ...Read more
How long should I wait after eating acidic foods to brush my teeth? I am going to the state science fair soon, and many of my judges from the school and district levels have asked me how long they should wait to brush their teeth after eating acidic food
Hello;: Hello; I'm having a little difficulty trying to interpret your question. Why would you want to wait a certain amount of time to brush your teeth after eating acidic foods? I must assume that your project addresses the effect tha acid has on the demineralization of the enamel matrix. The acids can be from citrus fruits, sodas, and from the bacteria that reside in your mouth, to name a few. So, in reality, to really minimize the effects of the acids on your teeth after ingestion you should brush your teeth immediately... But that is often not possible for most people. It is for that reason that we recommend limiting intake, and more importantly, frequency of intake of sugar laden foods and foods that are acidic in nature. Best of luck with your presentation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gums red swollen bleed w waterpik/brush and DON'T hurt. Periodontist thinks its sensitivity to acidic food. What is best care for gums when irritated?
Red swollen gums: You haven't said how long and how often this has been occurring. If you do not have a periodontal infection, then you may have a medical problem. Possibilities include viral infection, fungal infection, systemic illness. You may want to seek a second dental opinion, and have a thorough medical examination, especially if the bleeding gums is a long-standing condition. ...Read more
Does stomach cancer respond to ppi's or/and acidic food? I know stomach ulcers & gasritis do but was just wondering if this is the case for cancer?
Of course: Of course those meds and measures do not cure cancer. If your question is about the symptoms, many times they actually get ameliorated by meds and foods. But this is precisely the problem: people may minimize this way the (masked) (and sometimes only) symptoms and delay the diagnosis and treatment for years; which makes the prognosis worse. ...Read more
Acidity. After eating I burp & acidic food comes to my food pipe. Only taking PPI, I feel OK. I hv fatty lever with bit high SGPT/SGOT. Is that CA sym?
Gastroenterologist: In addition to taking ppi or zantac, (ranitidine) I feel your symptoms would improve by avoiding spicey and fatty, fried foods as well as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine all of which either relax your the valve separating the stomach from the esophagus or increase the acidity in your diet. Your symptoms aren't characteristic of cancer. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more