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Acid Reflux Pillow Wedge
Yes: Raise the head of your bed 4 or 5 inches (10.2 to 12.7 centimeters) higher than the foot. ...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
Is a wedge pillow safe? My daughter is currently congested plus suffers from acid reflux. Doctor wants her elevated but daycare will only use wedge.
Depends: I see the baby's age noted at 0, so I am concerned about this. If the baby is less than 12 month of age then she is still at risk for SIDS. Wedge pillows have been associated with SIDS or accidental suffocation in emerging studies. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/news/20121121/infant-deaths-sleep-positioners Put a thick book under her entire crib mattress to elevate bed. ...Read more
Is brownish yellow drool caused by acid reflux while sleeping? Stains on mattress but nothing on my pillow. Normal saliva when I spit in the morning.
Well : Probably is or could be a sinus infection. Recommend Healthtap consult or primary care physician consult for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies dont work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more
One way is: to not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more
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
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