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Acid reflux; pregnant; should I eat less sugar?

Acid reflux; pregnant; should I eat less sugar?

complex: In general, less sugaris a good idea. Pay attention to what foods cause more reflux, and try to avoid those. Unfortunately, reflux is one of the many problems caused or worsened by pregnancy. Should resolve afterwords, notwithstanding the stress of rearing a child. It is still however a privilege. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Weakness,random bruises. Nausea while hungry, acid reflux...NOT PREGNANT!

Weakness,random bruises. Nausea while hungry, acid reflux...NOT PREGNANT!

Seek evaluation: This needs to be evaluated by your health care provider. Please schedule an appointment soon. ...Read more

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Could prenatal pills cause acid reflux?

Could prenatal pills cause acid reflux?

Yes: Yes they certainly can. The iron in those pills can also cause general indigestion, nausea, and constipation. Check with your physician if this is persistent. Might try taking them with a starch like mashed potatoes to see if that relieves some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

No it is not bad: It is not bad and it works for some people with occasional acid efflux, but if you have recurrent or persistant acid reflux you may need acid suppression with h2 blockers or ppis. ...Read more

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Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg a day still having acid reflux, any suggestions?

Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg a day still having acid reflux, any suggestions?

ConsultGastroenterol: Sometime we do prescribe PPIs in combinationwith H2 Blockers But before we do that I suggest you consult a gastroenterologist Meanwhile also modify your life style Quit Smoking,if obese loose weight,Cut down on alcohol,Dont eat too close to your bed time,avoid large fatty meals.avoid garlic&onions,tomatoes and citrus fruits etc ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

Yes: Tums is typically what i tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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Why do pregnant women get acid reflux?

Why do pregnant women get acid reflux?

Hormonal changes: Something called the lower esophageal sphincter (at the lower end of the esophagus, just above the stomach) is looser during pregnancy because of the effect of hormones. This looser valve allows the stomach acid to 'back up' , or, 'reflux' more easily with laying down flat, laying down on the right side, and as the baby gets bigger and pushes up under the stomach. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux worse on an almost empty stomach?

Is acid reflux worse on an almost empty stomach?

It can be: yes it can because you have acid in your stomach all the time actually food will dilute some of the acid but food will stimulate the stomach to produce more acid the bottom line is yes it can happen you can use anti acid make sure you stay on medicine all the time not only when you are having heartburn or diluted with red vinegar if not better you better see a doctor for endoscopy to make sure yo ...Read more

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I am having acid reflux with continuous burping (5-6) at times. I am also taking omeprazole 40 mg, can I take ACV to reduce my acid reflux?

Apple Cider vinegar: Hi, do you mean Apple Cider Vinegar? if that so then that would make you worse, any acidic food would make GERD worse, watch ur diet, avoid acidic food, spicy food, caffeinated drink, chocolate, greasy food, alcohol and if not better see your MD. ...Read more

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Can i take Fosamax (alendronate) after having h.Pylori and acid reflux?

Yes but be careful: Medications and dietary supplements that can irritate your esophagus and cause heartburn pain include: antibiotics such as tetracycline bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (fosamax), ibandronate (boniva) and risedronate (actonel) iron supplements pain relievers such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) and aspirin potassium supplements good luck. ...Read more

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Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?

Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more

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Can a women have acid reflux instead of morning sickness during pregnancy?

Can a women have acid reflux instead of morning sickness during pregnancy?

Acid Reflux: Pregnancy can potentially worsen pre-existing reflux or reflux symptoms can occur during pregnancy. The presence of acid reflux however does not necessarily mean that a person is pregnant . A person can have either or both symptoms during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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Could coffee give you acid reflux?

DGL licorice: Yes, coffee can give you reflux, as can anything acidic. A natural approach is to take dgl. Dgl is licorice tablets with an enzyme remove (because too much of it can raise bp). You need to take a lot of it but many find it helpful. ...Read more

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Does PPI stop reflux?? Or can you still reflux but lowers the acidity of your reflux from ppi?

Does PPI stop reflux?? Or can you still reflux but lowers the acidity of your reflux from ppi?

Varied results: PPI beneficial effect depends not only upon the severity of the condition but other confounding factors such as age, body habitat, dietary habits and use of other medications being used. ...Read more

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Can taking large vitamins cause acid reflux? Every time i take vitamins i end up in the ER with acid reflux. Why?

Yes: Multivitamins are combination of different essential vitamins and minerals.These nutrients have a variety of health benefits and can help maintain proper body functioning. Gastroesophageal reflux can occur when large multivitamin ingested. After you swallow, as the pill goes down, it could irritate your esophagus. Your multivitamin can also cause digestive acids from your stomach to wash back up. ...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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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