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Can acid reflux be cured?

Can acid reflux be cured?

Medications are best: There is a surgery, but it is only for those who have failed medical therapy. Need to use mechanical and preventive precautions seriously. Then add h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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I have acid reflux. Can i cure this with natural ingredients?

I have acid reflux. Can i cure this with natural ingredients?

No: There is no "cure" for reflux. Symptoms can be controlled with medications. "natural" ingredients may work if they contain acid neutralizers. However if you are a chronic reflux sufferer then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How to cure acid reflux?

How to cure acid reflux?

Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How or what can cure acid reflux?

How or what can cure acid reflux?

Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure acid reflux?

Possible: Attempt to identify some foods that set off your reflux such as caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, sauce etc. If you can identify some triggers try to eliminate them from your diet. Weight loss and not going to sleep within 2 hours of a meal can help as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my acid reflux?

Can you tell me how to cure my acid reflux?

Get checked out!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those organs. A good doctor will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr., & good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be any way to naturally cure acid reflux?

Can there be any way to naturally cure acid reflux?

Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux/ silent acid reflux a disease? Or is it a condition? Can it be cured?

Acid reflux: Yes Try over the counter omeprazole. Avoid citrus fruits, caffeine and smoking. Lose weight if you are overweight. Don't lie down immediately after eating ...Read more

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How long should I stay on pantoprazole 40. Mg to cure my acid reflux?

How long should I stay on pantoprazole 40. Mg to cure my acid reflux?

Not a cure: The medication just manages the problem and does not cure acid reflux life style changes (quit smoking, cut out alcohol and caffeine, do not overeat, do not lay down within 2 hours of laying down, loose weight .....) can decrease acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is there any independent assessment of aloecure. Aleocure claims to "cure" acid reflux.

Is there any independent assessment of aloecure. Aleocure claims to "cure" acid reflux.

In : In an attempt to answer your question, i tried to find studies regarding the efficacy of aloecure. The only study which i was able to find was one on the aloecure website which was reported to be a double blind study of 120 people with chronic superficial gastritis. The description of the study was quite brief and it was vague in terms of defining what a positive outcome was. I usually try to find studies that were not sponsored by the company that sells the product. I read a one - line reference to a randomized study in 2004 regarding the impact of aloe vera juice on ulcer pain. Aloecure is a dietary supplement so it has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. It seems like an expensive way to buy what is essentially aloe vera juice with a few other additives. Before purchasing this type of product you should check any fine print regarding the return policy and check to see if trying the product risk free includes an automatic renewal clause. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, does anyone know any cure that could be a helpful, without going to the doctors?

H-2 blocker or PPI: You may wish to try an h-2 blocker (pepcid, tagamet, Zantac (ranitidine) type products) or a ppi (prilosec otc, omeprazole) for a short time to see if this helps. Be cautions of continued symptoms and prolonged self treatment without seeing your pcp or GI doctor. This depends on age, risk factors and illnesses and meds. You can mask serious illness if you are not checked out. Be careful. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux. I HATE IT !! I can't eat the foods I like before. I want to know what could I get prescribed to cure it? If any ..

I have acid reflux. I HATE IT !! I can't eat the foods I like before. I want to know what could I get prescribed to cure it? If any ..

Drugs don't cure but: While proton pump inhibitor drugs like Prilosec are commonly prescribed for reflux, these drugs don't cure it. For a cure you need to address the underlying cuases. See http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd/ for detailed info on acutal cures that do not require prescriptions. It may also be helpful to see a holistic/integrative doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has a chronic acid reflux and lately been diagnosed of pancreatitis, are these related? What is this condition and is there a cure?

My husband has a chronic acid reflux and lately been diagnosed of pancreatitis, are these related? What is this condition and is there a cure?

Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is not necessarily related at all with his history of gerd. It is treatable, most cases get resolved well. Consult your dr about treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it that doctors can't find a permanent cure for acid reflux?

Why is it that doctors can't find a permanent cure for acid reflux?

There are Cures: There are surgical therapies done by some surgeons and gastroenterologists..Aprocedure called fundoplication, it creates an artificial valve using the top of your stomach.This procedure is done as last resort for treatment of acid reflux and has limited success in my opinion depending on who does it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure acid reflux without taking meds/going to doc?

Can you tell me how to cure acid reflux without taking meds/going to doc?

No cure: You only control reflux, never cure it. Things to control it yourself may be having several small meals a day instead of a few large ones, not eating less than two hours before bedtime, decreasing carbs and fast food, raising the head of your bed to avoid symptoms overnight. However - it is important to make sure it is controlled - otherwise you may have more severe problems later in life. ...Read more

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My Dad has been coughing a lot for 3 weeks now. Hes been diagnosed with an acid reflux. Im wondering if you can tell me the best ways to cure it quick?

My Dad has been coughing a lot for 3 weeks now. Hes been diagnosed with an acid reflux. Im wondering if you can tell me the best ways to cure it quick?

No fast cure: reflux is the result of hiatal hernia which is mechanical thing no cure for it but surgical repair which is not indicated most reflux 90%of them managed by medication avoid greasy food Multiple Small meals No tight clothes Sleep with the head elevated Avoid caffeine,chocolate,peppermint at night Take medication as Rx Your dad cough is the result of the reflux No improvement then surgery maybe ...Read more

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How can I cure acid reflux and ulcers?

See below: Most ulcers are caused by h, pylori infection that needs to be treated, some medications (nsaids) also do the same. Ulcers are usually curable (unless malignant ulcers) with medications, acid reflux however generally require prolonged and sometimes life long treatments. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to naturally cure heartburn (acid reflux)?

What are the best tips to naturally cure heartburn (acid reflux)?

Get checked...: Acid indigestion is commonly related to acid reflux caused by the back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Its caused by a number of factors and if symptoms are frequent and chronic like yours, potentially serious problems may exist and evaluation by a gastroenterologist is warranted. Natural remedies entail diet and lifestyle modifications. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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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