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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What can I do for acid reflux. Been on omperazole/sod bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) 40mg two months and it helped now off it and take per needed but now not helping?

What can I do for acid reflux. Been on omperazole/sod bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) 40mg two months and it helped now off it and take per needed but now not helping?

Then you: Should go back on it all the time and not as needed and see if you can get your symptoms back under control. If Morisot your doc

Dr. Creighton Wright
2 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams Dr. Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
years in practice
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I have acid reflux. Will I ever be able to drink soda, drink coffee and eat spaghetti sauce again?

I have acid reflux. Will I ever be able to drink soda, drink coffee and eat spaghetti sauce again?

YES!: Once your symptoms are well controlled you can start re-introducing these pleasurable items to your diet. However, you might never be able to consume as much as you used to without recurring symptoms or damage to your esophagus. Moderation is the key especially with sodas since they can not only worsen reflux directly, but also cause weight gain that can indirectly make reflux worse.

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Dr. Faiz Shakir Dr. Shakir
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
11 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Dr. James Rochester Dr. Rochester
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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Acid reflux? I drank soda for the first time in months, then woke up with chest pain on the right side and towards the middle. It's tender to touch.

Acid reflux? I drank soda for the first time in months, then woke up with chest pain on the right side and towards the middle. It's tender to touch.

Unlikely reflux: If truly tender to touch, unlikely reflux. Although, could have reflux and another condition causing the right-sided tenderness when you touch. If symptoms worsen or persist, please see your doctor.

Dr. Aleks Radovic Dr. Radovic
Emergency Medicine
3 years in practice
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Been suffering from acid reflux. What does it indicate if drinking apple cider vinegar or baking soda make it worse?

It indicates that...: Stopping apple cider vinegar or baking soda might be a good idea for now. A primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) can evaluate to confirm the problem of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The doctor may test for h. Pylori stomach infection, and start effective medications, including acid blockers. Plain water, nonfat milk, green tea, or simple soup broths may feel ok.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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If I put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?

If I put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?

No.: And not safer. Too much sodium for starts. I would try an h2 blocker, before moving to a ppi like omeprazole. Long term use can causes many problems. 150-300mg of generic Zantac (ranitidine) may be all you need!

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Kristi Woods Dr. Woods
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions?

Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions?

Diet?: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, acidic food/juice, carbonation, and heavily spiced things. Consider weight loss if overweight. Also consider evaluation for a hiatal hernia.

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Dr. Atul Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
24 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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Dr. Curtis Converse Dr. Converse
General Practice
2 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton
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3 months postpartum, Had awful acid reflux to the point my throat burned. Since having baby, gerd is better but certain drinks like red wine, soda, etc burn when when I swallow them. Is this likely gerd? Is my esophagus ruined?

3 months postpartum, Had awful acid reflux to the point my throat burned. Since having baby, gerd is better but certain drinks like red wine, soda, etc burn when when I swallow them. Is this likely gerd? Is my esophagus ruined?

Don't drink those: In general, pain is your body's way of warning you about something. If something hurts, stop. The definitive test for GERD is upper endoscopy or EGD, so without that we can only make an educated guess. There a other things (like ulcers, for example) that can cause the same symptoms, so it would be a good idea to get it checked out, but until then, avoid acidic/spicy foods, soda, coffee, alcohol

Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran Dr. Tran
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits, chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux.

Dr. Scott Lippe Dr. Lippe
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
25 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Best herb for acid reflux?

Best herb for acid reflux?

Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md!

Dr. Enrique Molina Dr. Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Could my acid reflux go away?

Yes: It is usually controllable with meds (such as omeprazole, ranitidine, etc). it may go away with time, particularly if you lose weight, and follow diet recommendations

Dr. Nadine Yamusah Dr. Yamusah
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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How do you treat acid reflux?

One way is: To not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking.

Dr. Thomas Riney Dr. Riney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Can clonopine help acid reflux?

Doubtful: I'm not aware of any studies showing it helps.

Dr. Layne Hermansen Dr. Hermansen
Family Medicine
years in practice
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How can you control acid reflux?

How can you control acid reflux?

Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime. If symptoms persist go see your doctor.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. John Tetzlaff
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Sodium Bicarbonate (Definition)

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