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What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Yes: Gastric reflux can be quite damaging. Please be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. And how long has it been since your last Dental check-up. Thermal be other coincidental reasons for your halitosis in addition to gastric reflux. ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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Stomach acid reflux and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Stomach acid reflux  and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Chicken or egg?: Could be, however in some cases reflux may trigger anxiety. See your doctor to be sure you get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Only when greasy: It would be the fat in popcorn which worsens reflux and not the popcorn per se unless you are eating buckets of them at a time. Smaller meals usually work better. ...Read more

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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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Constant burping, occasional regurgitation and hiccups, heartburn and coughing. Do I have acid reflux?

Constant burping, occasional regurgitation and hiccups, heartburn and coughing. Do I have acid reflux?

Sure sounds like it: We can't diagnose here, but you've certainly described many features associated with acid reflux (GERD). Usual first measures include dietary and lifestyle modifications and over the counter medication. Seek eval if no improvement to avoid worsening and long term risks. Gastroenterologists are specialists in this area. ...Read more

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Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Eno: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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Are pancakes bad for acid reflux?

Are pancakes bad for acid reflux?

Not the pancake: It is the butter which makes them bad for reflux. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause burning pains in stomach and trouble breathing?

Yes: Acid reflux can cause these symptoms but many other issues can as well. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. In the meantime, you can start an over-the-counter reflux medication. ...Read more

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Are acid reflux and diarrhea related?

Not usually.: Although both maladies affect the digestive tract, they are usually not related. Since they are both fairly common, it is possible that you could have both problems happening at once. They probably are not related though. If either are out of control, see your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria. Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases. Psychological factors. ...Read more

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Suffering from gas pains, indigestion and acid reflux please help!

Suffering from gas pains, indigestion and acid reflux please help!

GERD: Follow a light,bland diet; take prilosec; take mylanta four times a day. Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle or heat to the abdomen helps break down the gas and moves it along. Avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worse as conditions like gastritis,gall bladder disease,peptic ulcer and pancreatitis would have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Why does eno alleviate acid indigestion and heart burn?

Why does eno alleviate acid indigestion and heart burn?

Eno: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralises excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. ...Read more

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What is acid integestion and heartburn?

What is acid integestion and heartburn?

Heartburn/indigestio: Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach refluxs or splashes up into the esophagus (and sometimes the mouth or throat). Terms acid indigestion & heartburn are often used interchangeably. Sxs: Burning pain that may be felt in chest, abdomen or throat that may last minutes to hours. Pain can ^ right after eating, lying down or bending over. It may feel like food is stuck in the throat or ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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