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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

Caffeine: Different foods create symptoms for different people. Some people it's spicy, my daughter it's garlic, etc. Caffeine containing foods ae very common culprits. Also, avoid over-eating. Try small, frequent meals instead of a big meal. Eat slowly, chew food well. ...Read more

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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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