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Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Yes: Gerd can be exacerbated by many different drugs, including anticholinergics, beta blockers, bronchodilators used for asthma, calcium channel blockers, Dopamine agonists, sedatives, and tricyclic anti-depressants. It is best to talk with your physician if you are on other medications to see if they may cause your gerd symptoms to worsen. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Are there any neurological conditions that alcohol can 'trigger' or make worse?

Are there any neurological conditions that alcohol can 'trigger' or make worse?

Heck yes: Acutely you can develop Wernicke's disease, which in extreme cases can be fatal. Chronic alcohol abuse can burn out just about every part of your nervous system: Alcoholic myopathy (muscle), alcoholic neuropathy (nerves), alcoholic myelopathy (spinal cord), alcoholic cerebellar degeneration, and Korsakov's amnestic dementia (brain). The last one can cause some really entertaining confabulation. ...Read more

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What are some things that can make asthma worse?

What are some things that can make asthma worse?

More causes: In addition to the exacerbating factors already mentioned: in some women, the menstrual period; Aspirin and NSAID in up to 20% of adults; acid reflux from the stomach. In some patients, sulfites, present in red wine, packages of dried fruit and in salads and restaurants. Poorly controlled allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, exposure to pets, cigarette and marijuana smoke are major problems. ...Read more

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Are there certain medications or supplements you recommend for hyperfocus in someone with inattentive adhd. Are there any that can make it worse?

Are there certain medications or supplements you recommend for hyperfocus in someone with inattentive adhd. Are there any that can make it worse?

Nothing: Replaces a face to face consultation with a psychiatrist to evaluate, rule out any medical conditions &/or contra-indications, diagnose and treat someone with adhd, inattentive type. To give you some advice without clinical exam would be unethical. Hope you are not too disappointed by my answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any good OTC drugs that make you less gassy?

Are there any good OTC drugs that make you less gassy?

Simethicone: Simethicone is used to help reduce gassiness. It actually reduces foaming effects by causing smaller bubbles to form larger bubbles that then are more easily removed from the GI system. There are many over-the-counter products that contain simethicone, including: gas-x and mylanta gas. ...Read more

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Are there any illnesses or medications that makes the symptoms of hypoglycemia worse?

Are there any illnesses or medications that makes the symptoms of hypoglycemia worse?

Coffee, phentermine: The symptoms of hypoglycemia are tied to an adrenaline surge, leading to a jittery, shaky, light-headed state. If you are drinking coffee or taking meds which cause a jittery feeling, then the symptoms would be even worse. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that can help prevent bronchitis?

Are there any foods that can help prevent bronchitis?

Yes: Food can prevent bronchitis but only as it pertains to general health. Eating healthy will help to maintain the body's immune system. Things that can be done to directly prevent bronchitis include frequent hand washing. And covering your cough to to prevent spread of germs to others. ...Read more

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If I have acid reflux, are there in remedies to make it better without medication?

If I have acid reflux, are there in remedies to make it better without medication?

Diet and weight loss: Lifestyle changes avoiding foods and beverages which cause acid reflux, weight loss if you are obese, not eating before going to bed may be tried and may help some. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more

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Are there any medications that will help with coughing resulting from acid reflux disease?

Are there any medications that will help with coughing resulting from acid reflux disease?

Yes: The reflux is triggering the cough. Once the reflux is inder control, the cough generally improves. There are 2 major classes of medications that are prescribed. Zantac, (ranitidine) prevacid, and Prilosec are some of the more common ones and can be found over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What are some foods that can help control GERD that are gastroparesis friendly

What are some foods that can help control GERD that are gastroparesis friendly

Protein: Protein rich foods help with gerd. Fatty foods can make it worse. Other foods to avoid: caffeine (coffee, black tea, energy drinks), carbonated beverages, acid foods (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tomatoes), spicy food, chocolate, mint. Alcohol and smoking are very bad for gerd. ...Read more

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Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read more

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What are some medications that can cause hypertension? What, if any, are some medications or drugs that have the ability to cause hypertension? .

What are some medications that can cause hypertension? What, if any, are some medications or drugs that have the ability to cause hypertension?

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Many: To name a few of them... Nsaids, psuedoephedrine, otc meds like ginko, green tea etc. Any med that helps with weight loss, getting more energy or help with concentration will almost always have a stimulant . Chk with your doc before you take any new meds or supplements. ...Read more

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Are there any bipolar meds that do not cause the "zombie effect"?

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Are there any bipolar meds that do not cause the "zombie effect"?

Bipolar: Most mood stabilizers & psychotropics ex. Abilify (aripiprazole) at optimum dosages. Discuss further with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that help with concentration that do not require a perscription?

Are there any medications that help with concentration that do not require a perscription?

NO!!: There are unfounded and unscientific claims for a number of substances. Any possible effect for most of them can be explained as placebo effect! ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more