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Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

GERD prevention: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, nexium...). ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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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How to avoid acid reflux?

How to avoid acid reflux?

Recommendations: Don't overeat. Don't eat right before bed. Don't eat foods that you don't digest well. If symptoms continue, see your physician. ...Read more

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Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?

Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid  acid reflux?

Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid waking up with acid reflux?

What can I do to avoid waking up with acid reflux?

Bed trick: Many people find that elevating the head of the bed on cinder blocks is hugely effective. If you wake up with acid reflux, it's not just uncomfortable; you may be aspirating acid into your lungs without knowing it, and that's dangerous. Good luck. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided for acid reflux in kids?

What foods should be avoided for acid reflux in kids?

Reflux: Avoid spices, tomato sauce, fried food, sodas, cafeine, and fluid before bed time. ...Read more

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What are foods that should be avoided with acid reflux?

What are foods that should be avoided with acid reflux?

DGL licorice: Yes, coffee can give you reflux, as can anything acidic. A natural approach is to take dgl. Dgl is licorice tablets with an enzyme remove (because too much of it can raise bp). You need to take a lot of it but many find it helpful. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what fruits should be avoided when having acid reflux?

Could you tell me what fruits should be avoided when having acid reflux?

Citrus & Tomatoes: Contrary to popular belief, tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable. Citrus and tomatoes lower the tightness of the top of the stomach, and allow more acid to go up into the esophagus. Other foods to avoid include too much food (eat small meals), fatty foods, alcohol, chocolate, peppermint. Make sure you're taking a powerful acid blocker like prevacid/prilosec to avoid esophagus damage. Luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting acid reflux when i sleep?

What can I do to avoid getting acid reflux when i sleep?

Elevated head: You should be on medication such as Protonix (pantoprazole) and proton pump inhibitor such as protonix (pantoprazole). Do not drink caffinated beverages before going to bed. Watch choclate, fatty foods etc. Elevate head of bed by using a couple of pillows. ...Read more

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I started Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 2 weeks ago n can't figure out which foods to avoid without getting nausea n acid reflux. Smtime I feel great after eating ?

I started Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 2 weeks ago n can't figure out which foods to avoid without getting nausea n acid reflux.  Smtime I feel great after eating ?

GER diet: Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. People with acid reflux should generally avoid carbonated beverages, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, wine, and caffeine. Taking ADHD medications with food may help prevent some of the GI side effects due to the drug. ...Read more

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What is acid reflux?

What is acid reflux?

All you need to know: Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. Acid reflux usually causes a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation radiates up from the stomach to the mid-chest or throat. This is also known as heartburn. http://www.healthline.com/health/gerd?ref=global ...Read more

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What is a acid reflux?

Wrong way: It is a condition by which acid an food particles creep up into your esophagus . The minuscule between your esophagus and stomach is not working properly. Several causes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have acid reflux?

Stumped the doctor.: You really must give me more symptoms than that. ...Read more

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What helps acid reflux?

What helps acid reflux?

GERD: There are many non-medical measures you can take to help reflux, such as avoiding particular foods, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting your bed, and avoiding over eating before bedtime, but many people require long-term medication in addition to those measures. If you're developing new reflux symptoms at age 50, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which stops acid reflux?

GERD: If you mean absolute stopping it, see your GI doctor about newer surgeries otherwise you may control it by diet and medication. ...Read more

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How to cure acid reflux?

How to cure acid reflux?

Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more

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Can acid reflux be cured?

Medications are best: There is a surgery, but it is only for those who have failed medical therapy. Need to use mechanical and preventive precautions seriously. Then add h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more