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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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My son two years old has ileostomy and acid reflux. I just start to feed him a little so what the best food for him that can help with acid reflux.

My son two years old has ileostomy and  acid reflux. I just start to feed him a little  so what the best food for him that can help  with acid reflux.

Acid reflux: With your young son, his acid reflux may not be diet related. It may be mechanical. I am glad you are concerned, the acid is painful for him. Small frequent meals with soft foods, (rice and oatmeal, puddings and soups) can help. Okay to see doc for medications to acid reduce. Okay to ask for surgery consult about the mechanical issue. ...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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What's the best thing to take for heart burn and acid reflux with no side effects? Mine is bad food coming up and chest and throat burning

What's the best thing to take for heart burn and acid reflux with no side effects? Mine is bad food coming up and chest and throat burning

OTC PPI: I would use an otc proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec. If these symptoms are frequent (more than once /week) see your doctor and consider getting scoped as it could be more serious (gastritis, esophagitis, even precancerous changes). ...Read more

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Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Lots: Fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint and late meals to name some if the most common. ...Read more

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What food to eat for acid reflux?

What food to eat for acid reflux?

Diet : If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available.Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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What are good foods for acid reflux?

Avoid: caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking and any food that makes it worse, Avoid laying down within 2 hours of eating,do not overeat, There are no foods that help it. ...Read more

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Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

Caffeine: Different foods create symptoms for different people. Some people it's spicy, my daughter it's garlic, etc. Caffeine containing foods ae very common culprits. Also, avoid over-eating. Try small, frequent meals instead of a big meal. Eat slowly, chew food well. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided for acid reflux in kids?

What foods should be avoided for acid reflux in kids?

Reflux: Avoid spices, tomato sauce, fried food, sodas, cafeine, and fluid before bed time. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more