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Doctor insights on: Bland Diets For Acid Reflux

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Are peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

Are  peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

They're fine, unless: They are hot peppers and you don't the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...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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What are good foods for acid reflux?

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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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...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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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen. The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month. Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse. ...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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What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Vegetables: vegetables are healthy, low in calories, and high in nutrients. They don't contain lactose so they are ideal for a lactose intolerant person. Try to have them steamed and not fried, for good health. For reflux, try to have them in small portions, cause large portions can worsen reflux. ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

No: A brat diet is used mainly for diarrhea. Certain foods such as fried, fatty and spicy foods as well as soda, alcohol and caffeine may aggravate gastroesophageal disease. ...Read more

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Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?

Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more

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Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Not really: Reflux results from ring of muscle at lower end of esophagus relaxing & allowing acidic food to reflux up esophagus. Fried/greasy food, spicy food, acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, carbonated drinks, meds like calcium channel blockers/nsaids etc can all exacerbate reflux. Being overweight, lying down right after eating can too. ...Read more

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Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). Can we help you further? ...Read more

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Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Weight matters: The surgery can help reflux, but many people get relief with losing weight, modified diet, and elevating head of bed. Your GI doctor can probably predict your chance of getting better without surgery and recommend a good surgeon if you need one. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet? Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.

Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet?  Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Glad to hear your medication helps. Please don't make any changes w/out consulting him/her. ...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?

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'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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Ive had acid reflux for a long time and all of a sudden it just dissapeared my diet hasnt changed or smoking habits what has caused it to stop?

Ive had acid reflux for a long time and all of a sudden it just dissapeared my diet hasnt changed or smoking habits what has caused it to stop?

Gerd: GERD can be exacerbated by certain food and also by anxiety, smoking etc... It is not clear why symptoms stopped but if stress/anxiety was the major cause and then one become less stress or anxious one can experience relief of GERD symptoms ...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

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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?

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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I'm down to pretty much rice and coconut. Is there a special diet for bad acid reflux?

I'm down to pretty much rice and coconut. Is there a special diet for bad acid reflux?

Several: There are several diet changes that can help with reflux and some of this can depend greatly on the person. Some people will get reflux with certain foods that never bother many others. Would recommend you call your physician for general advice specific for you. Certainly can decrease tomato paste and acidic and spicy foods in the meantime as a trial. Also try to eat regularly/not skip meals. ...Read more

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35 yr. Old man has acid reflux but when on the Atkins diet has absolutely no acid reflux why is this?

35 yr. Old man has acid reflux but when on the Atkins diet has absolutely no acid reflux why is this?

Dietary changes: Changes in your diet can lead to decreased acid reflux symptoms. Generally avoiding spicy foods, citrus foods, caffeine, fatty foods and eating smaller portions can all help decrease acid production and acid reflux. Changes in your diet, such as those with the atkins diet can help decrease acid reflux. ...Read more

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I've take prescription strength acid reflux medicine for 10 years, too painful to quit. Is that bad? Is there anything i can do. Diet change no help

I've take prescription strength acid reflux medicine for 10 years, too painful to quit.  Is that bad? Is there anything i can do.  Diet change no help

Yes if is...ppi!: Long term use of proton pump inhibitors can cause B12 loss, mg loss, osteoporosis, and pancreatic insufficiency when used long term. H2 blockers do not have these issues, but are less potent. I do not know what you are taking. The problem with these drugs is they cause gastrin to be secreted which hypertrophies acid producing cells, so you produce more acid coming off. They need weaning slowly! ...Read more

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Hi, I am facing acid reflux for a long time. It usually happens based on my diet (coffee, tea, bread, etc) and time of the day (after 4-5 pm). Thanks?

Treat the cause: While most doctors believe reflux is caused by excess acid and treat it with acid-blocking drugs, it is often caused by low stomach acid! See http://chriskresser.com/get-rid-of-heartburn-and-gerd-forever-in-three-simple-steps (and the previous 5 articles in his series that are linked at the top) for a thorough and effective approach to curing most cases of acid reflux. ...Read more

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What type of diet helps to reduce bile reflux? I had a bilroth II in my 20's and I am 70 now. Was treated for acid reflux but now they say it is bil

Water?: I do not know if GI specialist know what to do about bile reflux either. I am not a big believer of drinking extra water, but this might be a case that washing the system might be the only way to minimize your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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