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Doctor insights on: Best Diet To Reduce Acid Reflux

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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 surgery has best results for acid reflux.having trouble maintaining that bland diet birthday parties my family cooks .cant break old ladies heart?

What surgery has best results for acid reflux.having trouble maintaining that bland diet birthday parties my family cooks .cant break old ladies heart?

GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is fancy term for acid reflux. Failing lifestyle modification such as avoiding foods that aggravate symptoms, and not lying down soon after eating, there are at least 3 classes of medications to try before considering surgery: calcium carbonate, H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors, in that order. All are available over the counter. Chat w/Family Doc re EGD ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones. I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

Several : Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux. These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Excessive hiccup/burps that regurgitate food/acid + acid reflux for several weeks. Scared it's stomach cancer. 21 year old male, not the best diet.

Excessive hiccup/burps that regurgitate food/acid + acid reflux for several weeks. Scared it's stomach cancer. 21 year old male, not the best diet.

You desribe: Decreased lower esophageal sphincter tone. Chocolate and alcohol make this worse. Persistent reflux may be associated with development of barrett's esophagus, an unpredictable precursor of esophagus cancer. Don't smoke; eat better. ...Read more

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I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?

Acid reflux (GERD): One of the best ways to control this is the use of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. There are several and they are readily available, some OTC. Your doctor can prescribe these for you as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there changes in my diet that would help acid reflux?

Are there changes in my diet that would help acid reflux?

Yes: Small meals, avoid caffeine containing products- minimize fatty and fried foods- they increase acid production don't eat within three hours of bedtime lose weight if overweight. ...Read more

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I suffer from acid reflux but i don't take any pills 1keep a moderate diet and i still have acid reflux what will happen?

I suffer from acid reflux but i don't take any pills 1keep a moderate diet and i still have acid reflux what will happen?

Aggrevation +?: Persistent reflux is not comfortable - best to treat it for that reason alone. But best to see your physician to get evaluated to rule out gallbladder issues and to discuss other causes of reflux that might be curative or at least relief-achieving. Also persistent reflux can do damage to the esophagus and cause other problems. Check with your doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What's a good diet plan for acid reflux?

Elimination: Consider an elimination diet to see what foods may be bothering you. www.wholelifenutrition.net. ...Read more

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Occasionally feel acid reflux and food has "stuck" feeling. Any diet changes i can try to see if that helps first- before having to get major tests?

Occasionally feel acid reflux and food has "stuck" feeling. Any diet changes i can try to see if that helps first- before having to get major tests?

Yes: Chew food real well, so that it is in the smallest pieces possible. If it is in liquid form, it shouldn't feel like it is getting stuck on the way down or if refluxed. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Reflux (Definition)

Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more