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What should I eat when you have bad acid reflux?

What should I eat when you have bad 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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

See below: Excess acid production in the stomach can be treated with proton pump inhibitors. A hiatal hernia can contribute to acid reflux. Diet has a large influence..Learn what foods are most harmful. Sleeping with the head elevated can help to minimize. ...Read more

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I have bad acid reflux ! please in is much pain i can't move sit stand or lay down. What do I do?!?

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

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I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if i don't treat it will i lose my singing voice?

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

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My 8 month old has really bad acid reflux and chokes on it and her meds won't help what can I do?

My 8 month old has really bad acid reflux and chokes on it and her meds won't help what can I do?

Acid reflux: Give your baby small frequent meals, have him sit in an infant seat for 1/2 hour.Elevate his bed when he is sleeping and continue to give a protein pump inhibitor 30 minutes after eating teice daily.Make sure the dosage is correct. ...Read more

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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

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I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

No it is not bad: It is not bad and it works for some people with occasional acid efflux, but if you have recurrent or persistant acid reflux you may need acid suppression with h2 blockers or ppis. ...Read more

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I'm down to pretty much rice and coconut. Is there a special diet for bad acid reflux?

I'm down to pretty much rice and coconut. Is there a special diet for bad acid reflux?

Several: There are several diet changes that can help with reflux and some of this can depend greatly on the person. Some people will get reflux with certain foods that never bother many others. Would recommend you call your physician for general advice specific for you. Certainly can decrease tomato paste and acidic and spicy foods in the meantime as a trial. Also try to eat regularly/not skip meals. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to do if im having a bad acid reflux attack I also have a hiattial hernia?

Whats the best thing to do if im having a bad acid reflux attack I also have a hiattial hernia?

See your doctor: Antacid medications prescribed or over the counter can be helpful. Avoid eating late at night, do not eat for several hours before lying down. What tests did you have that diagnosed a hiatal hernia? A gastroenterology evaluation may be indicated, as I do not have enough of your clinical information here. ...Read more

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Have a father with bad acid reflux, very concerning to me now. Please help. What can I do for him?

Have a father with bad acid reflux, very concerning to me now. Please help. What can I do for him?

Lots of things: Reduce volume; more that's in stomach, the higher the pressure, more reflux. Eat smaller meals, 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. Make sure he takes a powerful acid blocker (prilosec/prevacid) daily. May be heart problem, see dr.! ...Read more

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I have really bad acid reflux to where it wakes me in the night and I have to sit up and wait for hours till it stops. Laying down only makes it worse and water doesn't seem to help. What's wrong?

I have really bad acid reflux to where it wakes me in the night and I have to sit up and wait for hours till it stops. Laying down only makes it worse and water doesn't seem to help. What's wrong?

Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more

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Have constant gagging been chewing on altoids for about 5 years to help with it. Now have bad acid reflux guessing because of peppermint. Any idea?

Have constant gagging been chewing on altoids for about 5 years to help with it.  Now have bad acid reflux guessing because of peppermint.  Any idea?

Uncertain: Ingestion of too much peppermint oil can cause nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, v heart rate, respiratory problems & dizziness. However, Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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Noticed 1 left supraclavicular node is enlarged. Small, moveable. Recently got over a bad cold and bad acid reflux episode.No other symptoms. Concern?

Watch and wait: Check the node, no more than once in two weeks. If it more than doubles in size or additional lymph nodes appear, see a doctor. Otherwise watchful waiting is okay. ...Read more

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Lost over 45lbs within 9mo. When an see a specialist did an endoscopy and they say it's bad acid reflux. But i'm still having pain and vomitting help?

Persistent reflux: Acid reflux causing weight loss is a significant problem, and other underlying causes must be eliminated. If you are having persistent symptoms you should discuss with your doctor, and if you aren't satisfied, seek a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had very bad acid reflux and discomfort few months and I am now on medicine TECTA and NEXIUM , but it seem not work well for me. is there any better?

I had very bad acid reflux and discomfort few months and I am now on medicine TECTA and NEXIUM , but it seem not work well for me. is there any better?

Acid refelux which: does not respond to simple medication should be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist and usually upper GI examination (gastroscopy) is indicated! There will be a medication or combination of medications which will control your symptoms! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad acid reflux I feel like I'm going to throw up?

What to do if I have really bad acid reflux I feel like I'm going to throw up?

Make an: appointment with your physician or your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have really bad acid reflux, how long after eating should I wait to walk of my food?

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GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), acid reflux or heartburn can be treated w/o medication by avoiding those foods which exacerbate the discomfort, remaining upright (including walking) for a period of time after each meal, eating smaller (more frequent) meals. You can walk immediately after washing the dishes as there's no requirement to wait. Just don't run or race. Your body will tell you. ...Read more

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Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away . no other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away . no other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Inflammed food pipe: It may very well be inflammation of your esophagus causing you chest pain. I'd advise you to to change your diet to non-spicy diet and avoid caffeine, tomato sauce and sour foods. Try taking Zantac (ranitidine) when you feel the reflux symptoms and you made need something a little stronger that a doctor can prescribe for you. Also avoid eating late and large meals. It it doesn't ease up, see your doc soon! ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Reflux (Definition)

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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