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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. Mark Ingerman
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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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Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Lots: Fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint and late meals to name some if the most common. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia or acid reflux?

Preeclampsia or acid reflux?

One answer: See your doctor. Preeclampsia is serious and needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more

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What generally triggers acid reflux?

What generally triggers acid reflux?

Diet, position, meds: Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods, carbonated beverages. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, don't lie down for 2-3 h after eating. Some meds increase heartburn and reflux. Lose weight, if overweight. Elevate head of bed. Freq., chronic, or severe see md-don't want ca. ...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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Gastroesophageal reflux disease worse with spicy foods?

It may: Spicy foods may make reflux symptoms worse but not always. If you have gerd and do fine with spicy foods then there is no reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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What distinguishes acid reflux from laryngopharyngeal reflux?

What distinguishes acid reflux from laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Keep it simple here: Lpr is acid reflux from stomach that reaches your throat. There it may cause symptoms in that area like hoarseness, cough, sensation of something stuck there, throat clearing tendency. ...Read more

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Will depression/stress trigger acid reflux?

Will depression/stress trigger acid reflux?

Can contribute: It can contribute as well as anxiety, but they are not the only contributors or causes. ...Read more

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Can milk cause acid reflux?

Can milk cause acid reflux?

Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can acid reflux or overusing Zantac (ranitidine) cause spitting up blood?

Spitting up Blood: This is an emergency. You do realize that don't you? The problem is what is causing the acid reflux. What ever the cause of the acid reflux is getting worse...It is not getting better with zantac (ranitidine). You need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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Can drinking coffee affect acid reflux?

Yes: The caffeine in the beverage has a direct effect on the lower esophageal sphincter (tightening muscle).It makes it more likely not to close fully.That increases the chance of reflux. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more