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I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?

I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?

Acid reflux (GERD): One of the best ways to control this is the use of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. There are several and they are readily available, some OTC. Your doctor can prescribe these for you as well. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How can I cure acid reflux and ulcers?

How can I cure acid reflux and ulcers?

See below: Most ulcers are caused by h, pylori infection that needs to be treated, some medications (nsaids) also do the same. Ulcers are usually curable (unless malignant ulcers) with medications, acid reflux however generally require prolonged and sometimes life long treatments. ...Read more

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How are ulcer and acid reflux distinguished from each other?

How are ulcer and acid reflux distinguished from each other?

See answer below: An ulcer has to do with erosion of the lining of the stomach, usually from stomach acid, which could result from stress. Acid reflux, however, usually refers to acid from the stomach traveling backwards up into the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth and stomach. Acid reflux may result from a loose valve connecting the esophagus and stomach. Both can cause a bit of discomfort and pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.

How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.

Esophageal/Stomach?: Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus.If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and most it happens when I get hungry does this mean I have ulcers and how do I cure it?

May be: You want to see your doctor for initial evaluation and possible referral to a gastroenterologist, meanwhile antacids/PPIs OTC can help, read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage and duration, good luck ...Read more

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What are the main differences in symptoms between acid reflux and stomach ulcers?

Location: Pain location with acid reflux is typically in mid-lower chest, and has a burning quality. Pain from stomach ulcers will localize in the upper abdomen; pressing over stomach is usually painful. ...Read more

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Hi I've told ihave 3 stomach ulcers - from acid reflux and now it's now it looks like a have udi.. Is there any link ?

Hi I've told ihave 3 stomach ulcers - from acid reflux and now it's now it looks like a have udi.. Is there any link ?

UDI?: Stomach ulcers can be caused by medications (nsaid such as Aspirin or ibuprofen), bacteria (h.Pylori) and other less common causes. I am not familiar with the acronym udi. Did you mean UTI (urinary tract infection)? ...Read more

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Endoscopy done no ulcers, I have acid reflux. But i still get this hunger pain in my upper abd chest & back what can it be? I'm worried! please help!

Acid Reflux Disease: Acid reflux disease alone is not caused by ulcers. The discomfort of ard is often a daily battle. You should consult with your gastroenterologist to consider a regimen of one or more "acid blockers" that can alleviate the recurring symptoms you describe. Do not worry - your symptoms are common and do not generally mean that there is a more sinister explanation to your discomfort! ...Read more

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If meal timings are greatly altered due to frequent changes in work shift. Can it cause gastritis/ulcer. OR acid reflux? Please explain the mechanism

If meal timings are greatly altered due to frequent changes in work shift. Can it cause gastritis/ulcer. OR acid reflux? Please explain the mechanism

Diet & Lifestyle Cha: Eating, diet, and nutrition do not play a role in causing or preventing gastritis, according to researchers. But as you are healing and taking medication to reduce stomach acid, you may want to avoid foods that can increase stomach acid production.Bananas, oatmeal, high fiber food, yogurt, melons , all can help in reducing acid.
Diet and lifestyle changes often begin with what to avoid. ...Read more

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Is it better to have hot or cold liquids/beverages for acid reflux and esophageal ulcers?

Listen to body: Neutral soothing small amounts best. Also consider hiatal hernia. Raise hands above head to lift the edges of diaphragm and raise up onto toes and jolt down then drink a small amount of water to put weight in stomach and then stroke from under left rib cage to navel 3 times to bring stomach below the diaphragm. Vigorous exercise increasing intraabdominal pressure pushes stomach above diaphram. ...Read more

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How do acid reflux and a stomach ulcer differ?

How do acid reflux and a stomach ulcer differ?

Related sometimes: A stomach ulcer is damage to the lining of the stomach ( hole) which can bleed, transform to something chronic, or just cause pain and suffering. Pain is a trigger to reflux, but so is a bad diet with excessive exposure to caffeine, alcohol, fizzy drinks, or fats which cause excessive acid production and leakage of acid into the esophagus. Both are treatable. Seek a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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I suffer from acid reflux, and peptic ulcers wats the best way to naturally remedy my problem!

I suffer from acid reflux, and peptic ulcers wats the best way to naturally remedy my problem!

Go with unnatural!: If you truly have peptic ulcer disease, going with the "unnatural" way is recommended. H. Pylori, a difficult to treat bacteria, is a common cause and unlikely to respond to natural remedies. It requires antibiotic and antacid treatment. Once treated, can then proceed with natural ways to prevent recurrence or minimize symptoms of reflux. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?

Can you tell me a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?

See integrative Dr.: There are several botanical's, ayurvedic, herbal, essential oil, homeopathic supplements that you can use. However, the list is extensive, and it's best if an integrative holistic medical doctor can examine you, in light of your constitution, overall stress and lifestyle to come up with the best treatment plan. Plus, you may need the assistance of a clinical nutritionist too. Slippery elm and marshmallow root come to mind, but see your doctor first, as there may be other things that are more appropriate based on your findings. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take NSAID's if you have a ulcer and or acid reflux disease?

Is it safe to take NSAID's if you have a ulcer and or acid reflux disease?

Not really: These meds can cause intestinal bleeding and irritation and would NOT be recommended for use with a history of an ulcer or reflux disease. ...Read more

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I suffer from acid reflux, and possible stomach ulcer, how can I manage the pain?

I suffer from acid reflux, and possible stomach ulcer, how can I manage the pain?

Block the acid: An acid blocker, such as Prilosec or Prevacid or Zantac (ranitidine) should help the pain. Also, avoid spicey or fried foods. ...Read more

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Is lipton black tea or green tea an appropriate treatment for ulcer or acid reflux?

No.: Caffeine in tea (green or black) increases the damaging effect of our own natural stomach acid and will worsen both ulcers and reflux. Sorry. A proton pump inhibitor like prevacid/prilosec once a day will be much more helpful! good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

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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