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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Make an: appointment with your physician or your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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
Possible gallbladder problem,Keep experiencing bad acid reflux/gas and I can feel the pain going up my spine. Is this related?
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
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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