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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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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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 to eat if you have acid indigestion?

What to eat if you have acid indigestion?

Tums, (calcium carbonate)the antacid.: Tums (calcium carbonate) are very cheap and work very well.Also a great source of calcium. ...Read more

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What causes acid redlux to make you gag? And what generally can cause acid reflux. I usually don't have acid reflux.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is acid from the stomach going up the esophagus and causing pain from irritation. Usually diet is the most common cause of acid reflux. Avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Try not to lay down after eating. Weigh loss and avoiding tight constricting garments will also help. Recurrent or persistent abdominal pain or reflux should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are foods that I should avoid due to acid reflux?

Avoid....: carbonated beverages, caffeine, spicy foods, peppermint, chocolate, over eating. ...Read more

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What to do if I have acid reflux disease. Would tomato sauce give me an acid reflux episode?

What to do if I have acid reflux disease. Would tomato sauce give me an acid reflux episode?

Probably: One of the causes of acid reflux is random openings of the valve between the esophagus and stomach. These random events can also be triggered by such things as citrus juice, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and fatty foods. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are okay to eat if you have acid reflux?

GERD: Avoid acidic foods: citrus, tomato, vinegar based salad dressings, strawberries. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat barley when you have acid reflux?

Is it safe to eat barley when you have acid reflux?

Should be fine: Should be fine. Anti-reflux measures that you should consider include eating small meals, avoiding excesses of alcohol and elevating the head of your bed. ...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 can you do to stop acid reflux without acid blockers?

Talk with doctor: Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Are you overweight? Snoring and sleep apnea is a cause of acid reflux. Talk to your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help. ...Read more

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Is it alright to eat popcorn with acid reflux?

Depends on how made: (acid reflux is a common cause of feeling of heartburn.) if air popped & eaten in moderation, popcorn likely won't cause problems. If buttered, cheesy, or cooked in oil, more likely to increase acid reflux. Everyone is different; if it seems to worsen heartburn or acid brash, avoid it. Avoid:fatty/greasy/oily foods, cheese, peppermint, chocolate, alcohol, tomatoes, caffeine, citrus, overeating. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate foods to eat to help acid reflux?

What is the most appropriate foods to eat to help acid reflux?

Avoid food triggers: Change eating habits and avoid food triggers 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?

What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?

No single food but: Diet can play a huge role in reversing this. Apple cider vinegar can temporarily alleviate symptoms but to permanently cure this you need a low carb diet as part of a program to rebalance your GI flora- see http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit.Ly/1nujy57 ; http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html#acv. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods are safe to eat when you have acid reflux?

GERD: Foods that make the stomach produce extra acid are many though you should avoid large fatty meals that take longer to digest and require lots of time and enzymatic breakdown in the stomach. You should also avoid spicy foods, foods with high acid concentration ie. Citric fruits, caffeine, and alcohol are the most common. Any lighter foods are ok chicken, rice, fish, vegetables. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cinnamon if you have acid reflux?

Is it okay to eat cinnamon if you have acid reflux?

Maybe: Every person is different in their triggers for ace reflux and i would look at how your body reacts to it. There are some reports of cinnamon helping gerd and certainly it may trigger the symptoms in others. ...Read more

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How to lower uric acid levels? What to eat or not to eat?

How to lower uric acid levels? What to eat or not to eat?

Uric acid: The best dietary move to make to lower uric acid is to decrease your intake of proteins. ...Read more

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What can you eat and drink if you have acid reflux?

Not so much WHAT...: Volume is an issue -- the more that's in your stomach, the higher the pressure. 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) etc. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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