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Acid Reflex Diet
I have had heartburn/acid reflex for the last 5 days every night. Diet is not the issue (bland foods)...Rarely had this before. ?
Other stuff: Good hydration is important. Drink water between meals. Also rule out gluten or food sensitivity. Consider good probiotic foods such as kombucha and kefir (can be made with water or goat milk instead). Consider adding betaine hcl as a supplement, taking it in the middle of the meal. Chew food well. ...Read more
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I often get heartburn, stomach pains, and acid reflex after eating. I don't have a balanced diet. What should I do?
Change habits: Start with smaller meals less fat or fried food more whole fresh fruits and vegetables minimize caffeine- coke- coffee and tea from your diet. Try to eliminate for the short term see a doctor to determine if you need additional treatment and testing if the above doesnt produce satisfactory results. ...Read more
Acid reflux: Acid reflux or gerd technically is caused by poor tone of the sphincter that opens and closes between the esophogus (tube from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. This allows food to come back up with the stomach acid. It may also be caused from a lack of stomach acid that allows food to sit in the stomach too long and then can reflux back up. The stomach acid helps break down the food. ...Read more
Acid Reflux (GERD): To have occasional acid reflux is ok and modifying your diet and raising the head of your bed up on blocks six-eight inches is a good way to start. You can use otc meds such as Tums or mylanta however you may suffer from rebound reflux. You can also use h2 blockers such as Zantac ancd Pepcid that are now otc as well and finally proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole). See a GI doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do this: If overweight, get to your normal weight, eat small frequent meals, avoid eating within three hours of bedtime. Stay away from caffeine products such as soda, coffee or tea unless you choose decaff. Avoid alcohol as well as fried and fatty foods- they irritate the lining of the stomach and cause more acid secretion. ...Read more
Acid reflux: Dr simmons gave great information . There is one other thing to do. Get evaluated for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can cause acid reflux. Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Are you overweight? Do you have high blood pressure? These are other symptoms of sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acid reflux diet: The general dietary rule of thumb for acid reflux sufferers is to avoid foods that are spicy, acidic, caffeinated or greasy. Examples of include some meats, oranges, chocolate, liquor, coffee (this is not a full list). Foods that can be consumed include apples and apple juice, bananas, low fat foods, oatmeal, carrots, some meats, fish, water. (this is not an exhaustive list). ...Read more
Depends: Every time you swallow your own spit (happens silently) the stomach entrance opens.If it is squeezing food it can backwash producing injury/pain.Consuming caffeine (chocolate, tea,sodas,etc.)increases the opening time.If you lay down after meals reflux pressure increases. Avoiding this and trigger foods helps.Depending on age and severity, there are OTC or prescription meds that can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Long-term complications of uncontrolled reflux are esophageal strictures (that may need repeated endoscopic procedures to fix), Barrett's esophagus (a precancerous condition that will need regular endoscopic monitoring) and of course esophageal cancer. A lot of this will depend on some other risk factors such as smoking history, family history to name a few. ...Read more
Rare, but..: Major concerns are longterm complications. Reflux causes injury over years, potentially leading to cancer. Depending the amount/degree of refluxing, there are certain subgroups that can have more acute injury/complications. Some infants have sids thought to be associated with gerd. Some adults may have significant lung disease and/or infection associated with refluxing. ...Read more
Depends on…: Symptoms. Do u get a lot of gas & loose bm's after dairy foods? Or do you get heartburn, sour taste in mouth after fatty foods, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine, certain meds (aspirin, tetracycline, beta-blockers)? Lactose-free products or lactase tablets + simethicone can relieve those symptoms. For other condition described, acid reflux meds will work best. If combined problem, use both. ...Read more
Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use DGL, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. Experiment and see if staying away from the popcorn works for you. Replace it w/an apple. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What can we do? My girlfriend has acid reflex badly, is there any medicine that she can take (over the counter)?
Acid reflux: Acid reflex can be very treatable. It starts with anti-reflux measures, such as avoiding certain foods, avoiding caffeine/alcohol, and perhaps tilting the bed up on blocks. Details can be found under "tips and checklists" for avoiding heartburn under my name on this site. She could potentially try using over-the-counter Zantac, but she should see her doctor if she's not better after two weeks. ...Read more
I have this cough that will not go away and I have been coughing since i had acid reflex about a week ago what is the cause that i'm still coughing?
Still reflux?: Laryngopharyngeal reflux or lpr may be the answer. You may not feel like you have reflux all the time but you still may have a slight reflux that burns your throat a little. This continued irritation can cause you to have a continuous cough. Also a bad reflux could cause inflammation that takes a while to go away. Your cords could still be irritated from that. ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
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