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Are Garlic Pills Bad For Acid Reflux
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
Apple: Eat an early supper- well before bedtime. Do not eat an overly large meal. Consume a moderate amount of fluids with your meal. Eat a medium apple for desert with dinner as desert. ...Read more
What are safe & effective medicines for bile reflux found in stomach that might contribute to laryngopharyngeal reflux?
None: Really reflux?: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those. A good dr. Will ask questions: what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr. & get proper diagnosis/treatment! ...Read more
Does 60 mg of ascorbic acid or cocoa powder cause acid reflux? I have been told citrus and chocolate are not good.
They can - depends: Every person is different, and every stomach reacts to different foods by producing a different amount of acid (for a different period of time). Thus, while citrus and chocolate have been reported to cause worse acid reflux in some people, so have tomatoes, spicy foods, peppers, vegetables, and even antacids! The only way to know for u is to change your diet and see if the symptoms get worse. ...Read more
Proton pump inhibito: Omeprazole belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors. Other options include pantoprazole & lansoprazole among others (http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/proton-pump-inhibitors.html). A step down in strength are H2 blockers (http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/h2-antagonists.html). Basic start is calcium carbonate such as Tums & Rolaids. Of course, try lifestyle options 1st. http://goo.gl/s1Ukdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancakes & GERD.: The main thing that concerns me about pancakes in this context would be the size of your breakfast. Pancakes are usually the main part of a large breakfast, and large meals can trigger reflux. Using a citrus product on them, like an orange marmalade, could trigger reflux as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?
No single food but: Diet can play a huge role in reversing this. Apple cider vinegar can temporarily alleviate symptoms but to permanently cure this you need a low carb diet as part of a program to rebalance your GI flora- see http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit.Ly/1nujy57 ; http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html#acv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Ginger and antacids can help. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to cure bad breath from acidity ?Been prescribed rabeprazole 20mg, taking probiotic supplements, belching, nothing helps. Oral health is perfect
Do Deglycyrrhized licorice (DGL) and zinc carnosine (Polaprezinc in Japan) work for treating acid reflux and GERD?
Unknown.: There are not good human studies for either one of them to be able to assess their effect on G.I. diseases. There do not seem to be bad side effects for zinc carnosine. It is less clear for DGL. It can have bad interactions with other medications and other supplements. If you want to take either of these, discuss it with your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause acid reflux? I have tried ppis, h2 blockers, Gaviscon advance and lifestyle/diet changes for months; no effect from these.
Silent/Asymptomatic?: Presuming you are referring to gastric reflux into the esophagus, this is commonly intermittent, often asymptomatic, ?ed with longitudinal esophageal spasm producing hiatal hernia, commonly comes ; goes ; is unlikely to be affected or changed by citric acid supplements. These are all brain controlled, emotionally driven hidden internal behaviors. Gi specialists ; tests only see results not cause. ...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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