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Are Garlic Pills Bad For Acid Reflux
After taking a pill oxyelitepro I got very bad side effects which are acid reflux and head tightness for almost 2 months now how long will it last!
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
Female, 21, had baby 5 months ago. I'm having really bad pain in between my ribs area. Throwing up, huntched over in pain. Taking acid reflux pills.
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for evaluation. Thus should not be happening. Get to the doctor and get your disgnosisvsndvtreatmenr so you feel good to take care of your baby ...Read more
I have persistant heartburn that gets so bad that I throw up then I feel a little better. I have tried acid reflux pills, and heartburn pills but nothing helps. I don't know what is causing this.
At this point it is time to see your doctor. You will likely need an endoscopy (a procedure where your doctor will be able to look at your upper GI tract including your stomach). You may have a hiatal hernia, ulcers, gastritis/esophagitis etc. This is a serious issue since you are now vomiting for relief. Please schedule a visit with your doctor right away. In the meantime avoid any spicy foods, caffeine, acidic foods, medications including ibuprofen, aspirin, or aleve (naproxen).
Best of luck. ...Read more
Bad stomach pain after doctor at hospital gave me a single dose of zpack 1000 mg which is 4 pills will this harm me I already have bad acid reflux?
Side effect: Common side effect with this family of drugs. It will get better and should not affect your heart burn for long time. ...Read more
Is garlic and garlic powder harmful or helpful or neither for those who suffer from acid reflux? I've heard different things. Also, is tomato sauce and decaf coffee out of the question?
Acid reflux: Many patients improve on Nystatin oral solution (anti yeast that affects the cardiac valve between the stomach and esophagus) as well as Heartburn Free, an orange peel supplements that tightens the valve. Garlic works because it is anti-yeast but may irritate the stomach and make one more prone to bleeding. Tomato sauce and coffee are acidic, which causes yeast to grow. ...Read more
Acid reflux seems to have gotten worse after stopping coffee at once after over 25 yers daily regular use. Is coffee really bad for acid reflux?
Not so much WHAT...:
But how much -- the more that's in your stomach --> higher pressure --> more reflux. 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). ...Read more
Yes: Yes, however it depends on the type of pill you overdosed. Visit your local physician as soon as possible for more information ...Read more
OTC PPi: Such as prilosec. If not better in 1-2 weeks see your doctor. ...Read more
Please make an: Appointment with your physician or your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Bad/GoodThings: Bad is caffine, choclate, fatty meals. All increase acid production in the stomach. Good foods: apples, most vegtables, dairy products, multi grain bread and cereals, egg beaters, red licorice etc. ...Read more
Lifestyle: If you have enough risk factors (age, sex, family history) along with chronic gerd you may need an egd to rule of barrett's esophagus. Otherwise we commonly recommend life style changes - i.e. Weight loss, decrease tobacco/caffeine/etoh. It's reasonable to try otc ppi for 2weeks, but if symptoms continue consider seeing a doctor. ...Read more
I've been taking acid reflux pills for over ten years and nothing seems to work. What should I do?
Confirm reflux: If you have true gerd, medicines are almost always effective. The type of medicine and the dose may impact the success of the specific medicine. For example a proton pump inhibitor such as Prilosec is more effective than an h2 blocker such as tagamet (cimetidine). If you are not better when taking strong meds with recommended dosing there are ways to confirm that your symptoms are due to gerd. ...Read more
I have bad acid reflux! Please in is much pain I can't move sit stand or lay down. What do I do?!?
Maybe its not reflux: Lack of response to acid suppression ; antacids raises several possibilities: 1) you have excessive acid production; 2) your reflux is of non-acid material; 3) your esophagus is severely inflammed, infected, or ulcerated; 4) you have heightened esophageal sensitivity; 5) your present symptoms are not reflux-related. If in that much distress, seek your doctor's help asap for evaluation ; relief. ...Read more
I suffer from acid reflux but I don't take any pills 1keep a moderate diet and I still have acid reflux what will happen?
Aggrevation +?: Persistent reflux is not comfortable - best to treat it for that reason alone. But best to see your physician to get evaluated to rule out gallbladder issues and to discuss other causes of reflux that might be curative or at least relief-achieving. Also persistent reflux can do damage to the esophagus and cause other problems. Check with your doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
GERD: GERD symptoms are worsened by late night eating, eating in excess and consumption of high fat processed foods that are poorly digested. The first approach to control of reflux symptoms is behavioral. Obesity and rapid weight gain increase pressure in the abdomen to worsen reflux. Untreated chronic reflux leads to erosive esophagiitis...a risk factor for esophageal cancer in white males by age 50. ...Read more
May change it: Bad acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords. Can lead to swelling, edema, scarring, nodules, polyps, tumors of same. All of these could affect the sound quality, timbre, vocal strength, as well as general health of your throat (and general health). ...Read more
Acid reflux is basically acid squirting from your stomach up in the direction of your throat. If you are upright, gravity generally speaking keeps the acid towards the bottom of your stomach.
But if you lay flat, that acid has an easier time getting to your throat. Food/liquids generally will cause your stomach to make more acid.
Putting it all together, laying flat after eating = more heartburn. ...Read more
My 8 month old has really bad acid reflux and chokes on it and her meds won't help what can I do?
Hi there! Having a bit of a problem with either anxiety (which I have a bad case of unfortunately) and or acid reflux, not sure which one though.
Quite possibly both,: As several studies have shown a link. One huge demographic study showed a 3.2-fold ^ed risk of gastroesophageal reflux in people with anxiety without depression. Both need diagnosis & treatment. See your doctor for referrals to a gastroenterologist, a psychiatrist &, for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a psychologist. Drug interactions exist between some anti-anxiety & anti-reflux medications. ...Read more
Ever since taking proponolol 80mg day, suffering from acid reflux, coincidental or can the drug do this? Lansoprazol 15mg don't help when it gets bad.
Sure not common: There isn't a direct connection between the two. Not associated to any great degree. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of acid reflux. What is the symptoms of really bad acid reflux? Please tell me bcuz my 13yr old child may have it im scared 4 her
Acid reflux: Acid reflux, also termed gastroesophageal reflux, is spillage of acidic gastric juice into the esophagus causing it to get inflamed. Symptoms include stomachache, nausea, vomiting, heartburn or burning sensation that extends to the chest, chronic cough, morning sore throat and acid or metallic taste. ...Read more
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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