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Severe acid reflux while pregnant. Is this normal. How can I treat this?

Severe acid reflux while pregnant. Is this normal. How can I treat this?

Common: It's common, but not normal. Most times, Tums (calcium carbonate) are effective. If it persists, call your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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I just found out that im 5 weeks preagnant, few weeks before i took Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and sertraline for panic attacks. Is that safe for the baby?

I just found out that im 5 weeks preagnant, few weeks before i took Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and sertraline for panic attacks. Is that safe for the baby?

Likely OK: Nexium (esomeprazole) not a problem. The jury is not in yet on sertraline during pregnancy. The problems that have been suspected with sertraline appear to be more of a problem later in pregnancy, closer to delivery, with some of these meds being suspected to be involved in some cardiac/breathing problems in newborns at the time of birth with a condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What is a acid reflux?

What is a acid reflux?

Wrong way: It is a condition by which acid an food particles creep up into your esophagus . The minuscule between your esophagus and stomach is not working properly. Several causes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have acid reflux?

Stumped the doctor.: You really must give me more symptoms than that. ...Read more

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Which stops acid reflux?

Which stops acid reflux?

GERD: If you mean absolute stopping it, see your GI doctor about newer surgeries otherwise you may control it by diet and medication. ...Read more

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How to cure acid reflux?

How to cure acid reflux?

Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more

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Can acid reflux be cured?

Medications are best: There is a surgery, but it is only for those who have failed medical therapy. Need to use mechanical and preventive precautions seriously. Then add h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Heartburn: Commonly known as heartburn, acid reflux can cause burning in the esophagus and a sour tasted in the back of the throat. If left untreated it can cause scarring of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Is milktea bad for acid reflux?

Is milktea bad for acid reflux?

Probably: Tea/coffee as well as fatty food worsen reflux. Thus non-fat milk would be better for you. As for tea/coffee, it doesn't matter whether it is caffeinated or not. ...Read more

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Natural remides for acid reflux?

Natural remides for acid reflux?

Ginger!: First try to figure out what is giving you the acid reflux. Type of foods? What time id it worse? Is it associated with meals? Activity? Does it get better when you eat? Seeing a dr ? Has h.Pylori been ruled out? Weight issues? Assuming all this has been done a couple of tips: fresh cut ginger┬┤root, about 1 tsp, pour boiling water over it , 1 cup, simmer 10 min, add juice from 1/2 lemon, sip. ...Read more

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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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How can acid reflux be treated ?

Couple ways: With lifestyle modification (try a web search for simple tips) also with prescription medication as well as over the counter meds. You may wish to try an over the counter medication and if no improvement see your dr for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are pancakes bad for acid reflux?

Are pancakes bad for acid reflux?

Not the pancake: It is the butter which makes them bad for reflux. ...Read more

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What are good foods for acid reflux?

Avoid: caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking and any food that makes it worse, Avoid laying down within 2 hours of eating,do not overeat, There are no foods that help it. ...Read more

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Hi, what are symptoms of acid reflux?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of acid reflux include heart burn, chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting and others. See your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms to confirm the diagnosis and to give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How strong is the acid in acid-reflux?

How strong is the acid in acid-reflux?

Strong: The stomach acid is strong. It is mostly hydrochloric acid and potassium and sodium chloride. It has a ph of 1.5 to 3.5. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for acid reflux?

Antacid: Start with otc Pepcid (famotidine) or mylanta. If does not work try Prilosec otc. If you still have reflux and pain go to your doctor for possible referral for upper endoscopy to look inside your stomach. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have acid reflux?

It causes heart burn: When acid moves up and down your esophagus, you will know because you will burp often and food can regurgitate into your throat/mouth and often there would be a heart burn causing discomfort in your upper abdomen. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't treat acid reflux?

What happens if I don't treat acid reflux?

Mucosal changes: In the worst case scenario, longstanding untreated esophageal reflux can lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus that may increase risk of certain esophageal cancers. You should see your doctor to discuss whether or not your pattern of reflux puts you at higher risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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