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Doctor insights on: Baking Soda For Acid Reflux

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 apple cider vinegar work for acid reflux?

Can apple cider vinegar work for acid reflux?

Vinegar: Yes/no can aggravate acutely, but can help prevent when taken dilutely(1tbs in cup of warm water). ...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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Brushing with baking soda bad for throat?

Brushing with baking soda bad for throat?

No: Just be sure to rinse out thoroughly. Remember that you are not getting Fluoride unless using toothpaste with it in it or rinsing with a Fluoride rinse. ...Read more

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Do salt and vinegar chips cause acid reflux?

Do salt and vinegar chips cause acid reflux?

Acid Reflux, Vinegar: understand your concern. Vinegar is highly acidic. Vinegar in the chips can make Stomach acid reflux or flow up irritating esophagus and causing heartburn. To dilute acid and decrease heartburn, try the following: Eat less chips. Eat slowly. Have herbal tea, water or milk with snack. Chewing gum after the snack to stimulate saliva production which can neutralize acid. ...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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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more

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Is milktea bad for acid reflux?

Probably: Tea/coffee as well as fatty food worsen reflux. Thus non-fat milk would be better for you. As for tea/coffee, it doesn't matter whether it is caffeinated or not. ...Read more

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Baking soda and lemon bad for teeth?

Baking soda and lemon  bad for teeth?

Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whiten them, then you'll need to use professional grade products designed to whiten teeth without harming them. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?

Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?

Yes: It is fine to use those ingredients when cooking during pregnancy. They will cause no problems for you or your baby. If you don't use them your cakes will be very flat and taste very bad! ...Read more

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Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

No: Many acidy foods/juices/cola beverages can cause worsening of reflux symptoms.Apple juice does not make these symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Could cider vinegar really reduce acid reflux?

Could cider vinegar really reduce acid reflux?

Folk Medicine: Diluted Apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy for indigestion. I do not know how effective it is. ...Read more

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Does a bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda paste get rid of thrush?

No: All bicarb does is change the ph of your mouth briefly. Yeast are pretty hardy little dudes, and don't really care if you try to go at them with acid or alkaline environment - they will likely survive all of that. Best to get the appropriate medicine and treat it right. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda bad for skin and teeth?

No: No, but not much good, either. Use a dentifrice with the american dental assn seal on the package. That way you'll know that the claims on the package have been proven to be accurate, and the toothpaste does what it says. ...Read more

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Does mixture of milk and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda good for stomach ulcer?

Does mixture of milk and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda good for stomach ulcer?

No!: Simplistically viewed, milk contains fat that delays the stomach emptying food and acid, calcium that stimulates release of gastrin (a hormone that revs up acid production), and the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) stresses your kidneys. If an ulcer has been diagnosed, please take the acid blocker prescription your physician likely recommended. ...Read more

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Natural remides for acid reflux?

Natural remides for acid reflux?

Ginger!: First try to figure out what is giving you the acid reflux. Type of foods? What time id it worse? Is it associated with meals? Activity? Does it get better when you eat? Seeing a dr ? Has h.Pylori been ruled out? Weight issues? Assuming all this has been done a couple of tips: fresh cut ginger´root, about 1 tsp, pour boiling water over it , 1 cup, simmer 10 min, add juice from 1/2 lemon, sip. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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