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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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Acid reflux and pregnancy; what not to eat?

Acid reflux and pregnancy; what not to eat?

Chocolate/fried food: Avoid late-night snacks, chocolate, tomato (including sauce) and fried foods if you are pregnant and suffering from gerd. Try Reglan (metoclopramide) and tums, (calcium carbonate) with your obstetrician's approval only. ...Read more

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What food to eat for acid reflux?

What food to eat for acid reflux?

Diet : If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available.Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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What can I eat for my acid reflux?

What can I eat for my acid reflux?

Lecithin: Lecithin, limonene and galactan - first comes from avocado, second from orange peels, third kefir probiotics. ...Read more

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What can you eat to reduce acid reflux?

What can you eat to reduce acid reflux?

What to avoid: Rather then eat foods to reduce reflux, i try to counsel patients on foods to avoid that trigger reflux. This may differ in everybody but known triggers are caffeine, chocolate, nicotine, alcohol, soda, licorice, peppermint. You should keep a dietary log to see what your triggers are. And if you have red flags like difficulty swallowing, weight loss, vomiting or black stools, please c md. ...Read more

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Can you eat one burger with acid reflux?

Can you eat one burger with acid reflux?

You CAN but..: you may experience an acid reflux flare. Most people with acid reflux have an idea of which foods/drinks trigger their symptoms and these items are to be avoided. If you have tolerated burgers before, you will probably remain comfortable, especially if you eat it without condiments, onions and tomatoes. ...Read more

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What can I eat to help with acid reflux?

What can I eat to help with acid reflux?

Avoid...: Stay away from sauces, greasy foods, spicy foods, caffeine, bread, mint. Some vegetables like tomato and broccoli can also trigger acid reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I eat when you have bad acid reflux?

What should I eat when you have bad acid reflux?

Not so much WHAT...: But how much -- the more that's in your stomach --> higher pressure --> more reflux. Eat smaller meals, and stay upright for at least an hour afterwards. Avoid tomatoes, citrus, chocolate, caffeine, peppermint, alcohol, and fatty foods -- these all make reflux worse. Milk may soothe the esophagus; otherwise there are no foods that help. Make sure you take a powerful acid blocker (prilosec). ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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