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Alternative Medicine For Acid Reflux
Zantac or Pepcid: If you are just starting to be bothered by gerd, then otc zantac or Pepcid should work well. Those are "h2 blockers" a more potent class of acid-reducing medicine is the ppi class. These include Prilosec and prevacid of course, you should do your part and decrease your intake of peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, citrus, and carbonated beverages if none work, c ur md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recently i started taking medicine for acid reflux and symptoms got better but didnt go away fully. When symptoms flare burping feels better. ideas?
Increase acidicty: .There are several different thoughts on the subject. One is you can take Gas X tablets up to 8 a day for gas and stopping the burping. Sometimes if you do not have enough acid in your stomach the food doesn't digest and it ferments causing gas and burping Adding some apple cider vinegar helps fresh fruit etc will help with digestion and stop burping ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was given some medicine for acid reflux and bubble/gas popping noise..acid has suppressed down but still have bubble/gas noise will it go away?
Reflux/gas: Were you checked for H pylori a bacteria that causes gastritis? Are you on simethicone that absorbs gas? Other consideration food intolerances, like milk intolerance,gluten sensitivity, IBS,early ilietis. If the underlying cause is treated all the symptoms should resolve. If there are still symptoms then something else is complicating the picture and more evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
I was given some ppi medicine for acid reflux and to stop gas bubble popping feeling in stomach was wondering how long will it take to heal or will it?
I have popping noise in stomach sounds like gas bubbles bursting i was given medicine for acid reflux but it still makes noise..what could it be..gas?
GERD: There are 2 main classes of medication: 1- PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) which Lansoprazole (prevacid) is within this class, other medications in this class are Omeprazole, Esmoprazole, Pantoprazole, etc 2- H2 blockers (Antihistamin class) includes Pepcid, Zantac, tagamet and Axid. PPI is superior to H2 blockers to reduce acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GERD: There are many dietary and life style modification along with medicine that are helpful for gerd. Here is a summary: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more
Nexium probably best: Of course expensive or highest tier of co-pay. Omeprazole (prilosec & generics) usually very effective, metooclopramide (reglan) should not be used > 3months. Pantoprazole (protonix) & Prevacid are also effective medications. Best discuss with your dr. And carefully read all packege inserts before taking. ...Read more
What can I do for acid reflux I am on medicine, but got woke up choking from fluids that came up.What i do?
Discuss with DR: If you have reflux to such a degree, it is reasonable for you to discuss your gerd with a surgeon. The medications will generally not stop the refluxing. They should help with the acid/burn component of the disease. All said, lifestyle changes are good not only for gerd, but for over-all health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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
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