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I have really bad acid reflux, how long after eating should I wait to walk of my food?

I have really bad acid reflux, how long after eating should I wait to walk of my food?

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

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Doc can you help me?I'm confuse because I don't know what is the real answer what to do after eating many people say sit and the other say stand/walk

Doc can you help me?I'm confuse  because I don't know what is the real answer what to do after eating many people say sit and the other say stand/walk

Can you help us by: ...indicating what constellation of symptoms or signs you are trying to prevent/minimize here? Happy to help if we understand your concern(s). ...Read more

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After eating a light meal (such as a salad and fruit), how long should I wait to take a very brisk, 30 minute walk?

After eating a light meal (such as a salad and fruit), how long should I wait to take a very brisk, 30 minute walk?

90 minutes: Average person should empty the solid stomach contents in about 90 minutes. Mild exercise -walking is okay but brisk walk should be avoided after a meal. you might experience stomach ache. After a meal blood is diverted to the intestine for better digestion and absorption. Strenuous exercise would divert the blood to muscles. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and want to start going for an easy 2-mile walk after dinner. When is best to go (how long after eating, how long before bedtime).?

I have acid reflux and want to start going for an easy 2-mile walk after dinner. When is best to go (how long after eating, how long before bedtime).?

It depends...: How long you wait to exercise depends on the size of your meal and what kind of exercise you want to do. If you have your big meal of the day at lunch time, and a small evening meal, then choose to go for an easy 2-mile walk, 30 minutes is likely to be long enough to wait. If your evening meal is your largest of the day, an hour is a better wait. ...Read more

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I have incredible pain in the lower intestine after eating to the point I cannot walk or drive any ideas what it is and what I can do to avoid it ?

I have incredible pain in the lower intestine after eating to the point I cannot walk or drive  any ideas what it is and what I can do to avoid it ?

Abdominal pain: Make a list of each and every symptom and the times they appear and their relationships to each other and to your dietary intake. Then take this with you along with a prior medical history and all your medications to a gastroenterologist and have them thoroughly evaluate you. This is quite abnormal, and if the pain is that severe you should go ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Better to walk 15 minutes after a meal or 1 hour after? My blood sugar usually peaks 1 hr after eating. Shouldn't I walk then (to lower the levels)?

Better to walk 15 minutes after a meal or 1 hour after?  My blood sugar usually peaks 1 hr after eating.  Shouldn't I walk then (to lower the levels)?

Walk and BG: Everyone is different. I would test this myself. So do BG with 15 min after and then next day 1 hr after. Repeat every few days until you are convinced one is better than the other. Better to DASH. Get this book and read and try. Here is book number ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more

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Woke up feeling very dizzy from a 1hr nap and after eating suddenly started crying, why? Slept 5hrs last night and took a walk this morning. Anxiety?

Woke up feeling very dizzy from a 1hr nap and after eating suddenly started crying, why? Slept 5hrs last night and took a walk this morning. Anxiety?

Many possibilities : not optimal sleep, dream activity, nutrition issues, interpersonal stress, inner emotional conflict, or undiagnosed medical condition (thyroid?) could be ruled out. Consult health psychologist or primary care provider for an assessment. ...Read more

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I experience symptoms of a heart attack that go away with any anti acid. After eating I can not walk or bend down. Also the area of the stomach blows ?

I experience symptoms of a heart attack that go away with any anti acid. After eating I can not walk or bend down. Also the area of the stomach blows ?

Gastritis: Any chest pain that goes away after eating, or that goes away after a quick-acting antacid (like Tums) is suggestive of gastroesophagitis - irritation of the lining of the stomach or esophagus from excess stomach acid. This can also lead to stomach ulcers. Best to see a gastroenterologist (GI doctor) to help diagnose & treat. Use HealthTap Prime to find and discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has upper adominal pain after eating sharp pains if he walks around gets worse if he sits down goes away in few minutes getting worried?

My husband has upper adominal pain after eating sharp pains if he walks around gets worse if he sits down goes away in few minutes getting worried?

Send to Dr.: Take your husband to the dr. As it appears he may have an ulcer or gall stones or several other possible conditions that may require treatment before it gets too serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cardio better before or after eating to lose weight?

Is cardio better before or after eating to lose weight?

Hour or so after: More importantly, simply being dedicated and sticking to a regiment of exercise is the most important and assuring you eat less calories than you burn off. If you start to really watch the amount of carbs and count your calories daily, then exercise to burn off the calories, it is a mathematical constant that if you burn more calories (weight) than yo eat, you will lose weight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I take euthyrox before or after eating?And if before how long before eating should I take it?Is it wrong to take it without eating?

How do I take euthyrox before or after eating?And if before how long before eating should I take it?Is it wrong to take it without eating?

Take on empty stomac: I believe euthyrox n is a brand of levothyroxine sold outside states. As such, levothyroxine is best taken on an empty stomach eg 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. New studies suggest best when taken on empty stomach at bedtime. Check out recent post at https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/852142. Most important to be consistent re timing as we can always adjust dose to your regimen. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to exercise and should you do it before or after eating?

What is the best time of day to exercise and should you do it before or after eating?

Anytime: There is no best time. Workout when you feel like it. Not only will it help you to put more effort into it but also make it more enjoyable. So people workout in the morning because they feel energized afterwards. Some like to work out at night because they have more energy then. Most prefer to eat after (may feel sick if running on a full stomach) or have a small snack before to give you energy. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am supposed to take out the rubber bands on my braces before or after eating?

Yes: Many patient can adapt to leave the elastic in while eating. Make sure to rinse your mouth out and check for the correct position of the elastic since eating may displace them. Always replace them twice a day for a fresh pulling force. ...Read more

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Is it best to take blood pressure medication before or after eating?

Is it best to take blood pressure medication before or after eating?

No difference: Most of today's blood pressure medications are taken once daily and work equally well whether they're taken 15to30 minutes before or after meals. You could check with your pharmacist to be sure. ...Read more

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Should i take faverin before or after eating ? I forgot to ask the doctor ?

Should i take faverin before or after eating ? I forgot to ask the doctor ?

Faverin fluvoxamine: The dosing directions make no mention of food. Therefore you can take it with or without food. It does recommend however that you take it with a full glass of water. ...Read more

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Can you drink milk before or after eating fish ? Does it cause vitiligo?

Can you drink milk before or after eating fish ? Does it cause vitiligo?

No difference: Can't see how this makes any difference. There is no evidence that any food or drink leads to to vitiligo which is considered an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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To minimize stomach upset, should I take Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg before or after eating?

To minimize stomach upset, should I take Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg before or after eating?

Pepcid (famotidine): To prevent symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water at any time from 15 to 60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn." (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/pepcid-ac-maximum-strength-tablets.html) ...Read more