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Eating spicy foods or acidic foods makes my chest/heart hurt..Possible cause?

Eating spicy foods or acidic  foods makes my chest/heart hurt..Possible cause?

Reflux : Common with spices foods caffeine sources and alcohol if occasional liquid antacid good for immediate relief. If chronic should see physician. ...Read more

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Does avoiding acidic foods matter if you're acidic?

Does avoiding acidic foods matter if you're acidic?

Meaningless result..: ...Without understanding the context in which your acidity was checked, your presenting problems that prompted the need for medical advice, your risk factors, your underlying health history. The testing you describe is of questionable value when spot checked so don't let someone now try to sell you a lot of expensive supplements/treatments to "correct" a pH problem you possibly have. ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read more

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Could eating sugary foods cause acne?

Could eating sugary foods cause acne?

No: The link between diet and acne is weak, the strongest being with dairy as a cause and even this is soft. If you have to ask, you should be taking advantage of what real science can offer for prophylaxis. Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% once a day to prevent, or 2x/day to treat; if not clear after this, your personal physician has many options. ...Read more

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How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

Spicy foods: especially in people with acid reflux, spicy foods can cause hyperacidity. The best way to avoid this is to avoid the foods in the first place, but if you're having heartburn after eating spicy foods, taking chewable or liquid antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta often helps. Regular use of medications to decrease stomach acid is sometimes necessary too. If this is frequent, see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Could eating chocolate or greasy foods cause acne?

Could eating chocolate or greasy foods cause acne?

No: It is a common misconception that "fatty foods" and chocolate causes acne. In most cases, food plays a very small role in acne. Studies have shown that soda, chips, caffeine, fried foods, and chocolate do not cause acne. So why the link? Stress may aggravate acne, and it may simply be that we eat certain comfort foods (like chocolate) when we are stressed hence the link. ...Read more

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What can prevent spicy food symptoms?

What can prevent spicy food symptoms?

Moderation and...: Are you referring to exacerbation of gerd (acid reflux) with spicy food? If so, try acid reducer medicines (h2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors) and moderate your intake of spicy, greasy foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, fizzy drinks. If spicy foods are worsening irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, consider available probiotics, fiber supplements, ask our doctor about antispasm drugs. ...Read more

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Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sphincter and aggravate th reflux. If you already have reflux irritation, nthe spicy food can aggravate it like salt water can make a wound burn. ...Read more

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Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) before eating spicy food and avoid gastritis?

Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) before eating spicy food and avoid gastritis?

Maybe: If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided. Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice. ...Read more

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What foods are described as bland foods? Diverticulitis

What foods are described as bland foods? Diverticulitis

Bland : Bland foods usually are not spicy or acidic or interesting. Think cheese sandwich, cream of mushroom soup, crackers...... If is sounds too good, it's probably not on your diet! ...Read more

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

Gum recession: Gums recede for a number of reasons: age (40 and up), vigorous tooth brushing with a hard toothbrush, poor oral hygiene, tobacco chewing and gum disease. The food that you mentioned do not cause gum recession. There is a treatment for this condition. Rec.: see your dentist or periodontist for consultation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Maybe: A host of studies of diet and acne have produced little in the way of consistent findings; a link to dairy is weak but stronger than chocolate. You need to understand that looking for a cause of outbreaks is seldom productive and you need to manage acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Do acidic foods cause RA flare ups?

Do acidic foods cause RA flare ups?

Watch your body: Most of what you read about "acid" and "alkaline" foods online is "misleading" at best. The link between diet and the exacerbations and remissions of autoimmune disease is poorly understood. Anecdotally, there are cases of RA that stop when a particular problem food is identified & eliminated. Ask your physician if a trial of an elimination diet is right for you. ...Read more

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Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

It may: But not always. Some patients have no problems with eating while others have exacerbation of symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more

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Which foods trigger acid reflux?

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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Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

It may: But not always. Some patients have no problems with eating while others have exacerbation of symptoms. ...Read more

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Acid reflux-like symptoms, usually after acidic food. Won't go away until I end up vomiting. Been going on since 2007. OTC meds slightly therapeutic. Any advisement?

Acid reflux-like symptoms, usually after acidic food. Won't go away until I end up vomiting. Been going on since 2007. OTC meds slightly therapeutic. Any advisement?

GERD: YOU need to modify your diet like not eating fatty or spicy foods. Dont eat large meals, dont eat late at night. Dont lay down for 2 hours after eating. If you smoke, quit! You may need prescription strength medicine long term and have an Upper endoscopy to rule out H.Pylori infections and other conditions like Barretts esophagus. Follow up with your PCP for a referral to a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What kind of foods are acidic foods?

What kind of foods are acidic foods?

Acidic foods: Sodas and coffee, citrus fruits. Pineapple , bananas, raspberries tomatoes, vinegar containing products (some salad dressings, pickles canned beets). ...Read more

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What can I do to add more acidic foods to my diet?

What can I do to add more acidic foods to my diet?

Citric fruit: Consider citric fruit such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits if you want to increase acidic foods into your diet. Apples, blueberries, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, nectarines, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums, raspberries are also in the acidic range as are bananas and melons. ...Read more

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Does avoiding acidic foods matter if you're acidic?

Meaningless result..: ...Without understanding the context in which your acidity was checked, your presenting problems that prompted the need for medical advice, your risk factors, your underlying health history. The testing you describe is of questionable value when spot checked so don't let someone now try to sell you a lot of expensive supplements/treatments to "correct" a pH problem you possibly have. ...Read more

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Do acidic foods cause RA flare ups?

Watch your body: Most of what you read about "acid" and "alkaline" foods online is "misleading" at best. The link between diet and the exacerbations and remissions of autoimmune disease is poorly understood. Anecdotally, there are cases of RA that stop when a particular problem food is identified & eliminated. Ask your physician if a trial of an elimination diet is right for you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?

Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?

Avoidance/veggies: If you are sensitive as I am avoidance is best. The balance is the important thing. Vegetables are alkaline and will help to balance out the acidity of carbs and sugars. Alkaline water is also very effective in neutralizing and soothing acidic foods and problems. ...Read more

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When your trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if your taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.

When your trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if your taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.

Correct: Eating or drinking acid things will make the esophageal irritation worse. It may take time for the meds to work. If you are very pregnant, you probably have reflux and should stay upright as much of the time as you can (even to sleep) and take an antacid whenever you hurt as well as at bedtime or if you wake up in the night. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed and admitted to hospital with gastroduodenitis. I need a list of non acidic foods. Thank you?

I've been diagnosed and admitted to hospital with gastroduodenitis. I need a list of non acidic foods. Thank you?

Google it: Look up foods to be avoided in GERD and you will likely get what you want to know. Briefly: coffee/tea (even decaf), tomato, vinegar (pickled) , citrus, alcohol will be tops on the list. More importantly, avoid NSAIDs whenever possible and make sure you don't have a H pylori infection in the stomach. ...Read more

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Im not eating acidic food still feel pain in upper right side i have taken hpylori triple therapy one back stiill haviwburping is any dangerous?

Im not eating acidic food still feel pain in upper right side i have taken hpylori triple therapy one back stiill haviwburping is any dangerous?

Sounds likeheartburn: hope your prescribing docs have discussed other lifestyle modifications with you besides not eating acidic foods? alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, late meals etc can all contribute. are you really on two different PPIs and an h2-blocker? you should discuss this in more detail with a good PCP or GI physician. ...Read more

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Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Food: Not in general. No. If they were billions of people would be hurt on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of recurring mouth ulcers? I rarely consume acidic foods.

What could be the cause of recurring mouth ulcers? I rarely consume acidic foods.

Aphthous ulcers?: Aphthous ulcers (whitish, shallow ulders with red rims) are quite common during early/late adulthood. They can be quite painful. The exact cause is not known, but it is believed that an autoimmune process and/or viral infections are causing such. Treatment is usually controlling the symptoms, as they will resolve. Also, possible herpes stomatitis, thus consult doc if u r concerned. Good luck. ...Read more

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Like to conceive for a baby girl.What list of acidic foods do i need to take,from when to start(like a month before or from month i try to conceive)?

Like to conceive for a baby girl.What list of acidic foods do i need to take,from when to start(like a month before or from month i try to conceive)?

Worthless myth: There no magic rituals,foods, herbals or meds that can help you pre-select the sex of a baby. With the aid of a fertility center you might be able to select a female embryo for implantation, but short of this expensive method, you get what you get. ...Read more

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When I eat, what could be the cause of my stomach feeling like it is on fire? It happens with all food, not just acidic foods.

When I eat, what could be the cause of my stomach feeling like it is on fire? It happens with all food, not just acidic foods.

Gastritis: that is usually gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) you should try to take medication like omeprazole 20 mg twice a day for one month with mild food during this period if you don't fell better then you need more investigation it can be sever inflammation or even infection with H pylori and you need treatment watch for dark stool to make sure there is no bleeding hope you feels better ...Read more

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I get burps quite often these days and few of them end up with acidic food approaching my mouth. Is it something I should worry about ?

I get burps quite often these days and few of them end up with acidic food approaching my mouth. Is it something I should worry about ?

See MD if chronic: What you describe is consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) which is common but treatable, and need evaluation to optimize. Start with omeprazole or similar, and if chronic should see Gastroenterologist to discuss options. Happy to consult. My recent publication (on PubMed) also highlights endoscopic (non surgical) options given mounting concerns of long-term PPI use. ...Read more

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How can I avoid tooth erosion after eating acidic foods?

How can I avoid tooth erosion after eating acidic foods?

Limit duration : Although a healthy body and salivary response should buffer a regular intake of acidic foods, additional precaution may be taken by limiting the time duration of exposure of your teeth to the acid. Also limit any mechanical abrasion like tooth brushing immediately after acidic intake. Better to wait 30min then brush. A balanced approach is important. ...Read more

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Eating spicy foods or acidic foods makes my chest/heart hurt..Possible cause?

Reflux : Common with spices foods caffeine sources and alcohol if occasional liquid antacid good for immediate relief. If chronic should see physician. ...Read more

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Swollen lips! it seems when i eat acidic foods my lips swell! this is the worst and they are crazy painful! what can I do to help pain/swelling?

Swollen lips! it seems when i eat acidic foods my lips swell! this is the worst and they are crazy painful! what can I do to help pain/swelling?

Allergic?: You may be allergic to citrus fruits. Take some benedryl and either avoid those foods and liquids in the future or see an allergist to find out what foods you may be allergic to. ...Read more

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