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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How can acid reflux be treated ?

Couple ways: With lifestyle modification (try a web search for simple tips) also with prescription medication as well as over the counter meds. You may wish to try an over the counter medication and if no improvement see your dr for further evaluation and treatment. ...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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Can palpitations be related to acid reflux?

Can palpitations be related to acid reflux?

On occasion: Esophagus and heart have same nerve supply. On occasion patients can have palpitations/irregular heart beats related to reflux. Has been demonstrated with 24 hr EKG combined with 24 hr pH monitoring. ...Read more

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Lpr can it be cured?

Controlled: It can't be cured but definitely can be controlled. If you are sure it is lpr - the best route is to find a good gastroenterologist referred by your primary care physician for further work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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Can Zantac (ranitidine) be used to effectively control acid reflux problems?

Can Zantac (ranitidine) be used to effectively control acid reflux problems?

Depends on cause: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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

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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Can acid reflux cause your esophagus to be sore?

Can acid reflux cause your esophagus to be sore?

Yes: That is the most common symptom of reflux or gerd. One can get chest pain, heartburn or just a feeling of soreness. This is usually easily controlled by taking acid suppression medicine and avoiding foods and activites that can contribute to acid getting into the esophagus. ...Read more

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What can be done for acid reflux?

What can be done for acid reflux?

See below: Dietary changes, eating hygiene, medications, possible surgical interventions. ...Read more

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How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

It can ...: Because, it's actually possible for stomach contents(including stomach acid) to reflux up from the stomach into the back of the throat, and then instead of going back down the food pipe(esophagus) but rather into the wind pipe(trachea) and inflamme the larger airways of the lungs! ...Read more

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Can acid reflux kill you?

Can acid reflux kill you?

No: Acid reflux cannot kill you. The most serious complication is the development of barrett esophagus, or esophageal metaplasia, which can be a precursor to esophageal cancer. This takes many years to develop. If you have concerns and have had reflux symptoms for a while, consult with your doctor about having an upper endoscopy (egd). ...Read more

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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually : Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down ...Read more

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Can laryngopharyngeal reflux be caused by stomach cancer?

Can laryngopharyngeal reflux be caused by stomach cancer?

Possible: If the cancer involves the distal esophageal sphincter, the valve which separates the esophagus and stomach it is possible that it could cause acid reflux. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis be cured with pump inhibitors?

Can chronic gastritis be cured with pump inhibitors?

Maybe : Chronic gastritis is a pathological diagnosis. It requires a biopsy. It's not a clinical diagnosis meaning based on symptoms alone. Chronic gastritis could be active or inactive. Active can be treated with acid supression if related to acid. It could be h. Pylori and need 2 -3 antibiotics and a ppi. Or it could be due to NSAIDs. Which require stopping nsaids(aspirin, Advil etc). ...Read more

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How joint pain due to uric acid can be cured, treated and prevented?

How joint pain due to uric acid can be cured, treated and prevented?

See answer: Once an accurate diagnosis of "gouty" arthritis is confirmed, long-term management is focused on lowering (and maintaining) uric acid levels to. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications can be used to treat acid reflux disease?

What over-the-counter medications can be used to treat acid reflux disease?

Prilosec: 20 mg tab, 40 mg tabs available. Minimal symptoms 20mg daily enopugh. More symptoms 20 mg twice a day or 40 mg once a day. Also try fatty and fried foods, proper dietary habits, avoiding smoking, obesity , proper sleep and avoiding unneccesary nsaid- nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs like motrin, aleeve, Aspirin in excess help to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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How can h.pylori can be killed..? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus..How?

How can h.pylori can be killed..? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus..How?

ANTI-BIOTICS: plus BISMUTH containing liquid (eg: Pepto-Bismol) Can in most cases CURE..(Acid control may also be used) Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Z ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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