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Can Acid Reflux Go Away On Its Own
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
Change your eating: If you smoke stop. Limit caffeen to 24 oz a day. Avoid acidic liquids, food, and aspartamine. Elivate the head of your bed. Avoid carbinated beverages. You can try a histamine blocker such as zantac (ranitidine) otc 150mg bid or Prilosec 20mg daily. If your symptoms last more than 2 weeks see your doctor. Read more
Lifestyle changes: Reflux is common & often aggravated by what we eat or do in life. The caffeine in our coffee or nicotine in smokes can increase the reflux. Filling the stomach before bedtime or certain foods can aggravate the process. Various meds can reduce the pain but the beat way to avoid reflux is to identify what you do that sets it off. Learn, change, avoid or treat. Read more
Depends: When the cause is gone, so will the symptoms be gone. Medications, illnesses, posture, obesity and diet, will need to be addressed. Massage for any chest wall pain can help reflux. Ask yourself when it began, and seek help to overcome the problems involved. Long term symptom control with medications may have adverse side effects on your bones so be careful. Read more
If I leave all the acid foods alone chocolate and etc. Will that help my acid reflux to go away and help the fantodine work better. HELP PLEASE....
Acid reflux: You most likely have a problem with acid reflux. It is often a long-term problem. I would recommend that you avoid any particular foods which give you problems, particularly tomatoes, onions, chocolate, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also contribute. Continue your famotidine. Patients often need medications like this long term. Speak with your doctor about your medications. Good luck. Read more
Depends...: ...on the extent of mucosa damage (if any), the effectiveness of peristalsis (e.g. acid clearance), lower esophageal function, the rate of gastric emptying, and the degree to which your medication blocks or neutralizes acid. Some drugs take longer to work than others. Also, there may be another condition that mimic"acid reflux" for which acid blockers may be inappropriate or sub-therapeutic. Read more
Just came in from shoveling for an hour and having bad headtburn/reflux w/some nausea and it won't go away. Can shoveling snow trigger acid reflux?
How can I get a nagging acid reflux cough to go away? I am currently taking Prilosec 40mg, once a day, everyday.
PPI Rx: It appears that the Omeprazole is ineffective for you unless youare not taking it appropriately. It must be taken before anything is eaten in the morning or it losese 1/2 its effectiveness. If the symptoms still do not improve, I would recommend EGD be performed by a gastroenterologist Read more
I have had acid reflux for more than a year. I have difficulty in swallowng and breathing. Plus, I now have hives which won't go away
Recently I started taking medicine for acid reflux and symptoms got better but didn't go away fully. When symptoms flare burping feels better. Ideas?
Increase acidicty: .There are several different thoughts on the subject. One is you can take Gas X tablets up to 8 a day for gas and stopping the burping. Sometimes if you do not have enough acid in your stomach the food doesn't digest and it ferments causing gas and burping Adding some apple cider vinegar helps fresh fruit etc will help with digestion and stop burping Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was given some medicine for acid reflux and bubble/gas popping noise. Acid has suppressed down but still have bubble/gas noise will it go away?
Reflux/gas: Were you checked for H pylori a bacteria that causes gastritis? Are you on simethicone that absorbs gas? Other consideration food intolerances, like milk intolerance, gluten sensitivity, IBS, early ilietis. If the underlying cause is treated all the symptoms should resolve. If there are still symptoms then something else is complicating the picture and more evaluation is warranted. Read more
Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!
Could acid reflux cause frequent sore throats (about once a week) that feel like sore throats from a cold? I never feel ill & they go away in 1 day.
Yes the acid: Can come into your throat and cause irritation Read more
Acid reflux-like symptoms, usually after acidic food. Won't go away until I end up vomiting. Been going on since 2007. OTC meds slightly therapeutic. Any advisement?
GERD: YOU need to modify your diet like not eating fatty or spicy foods. Don't eat large meals, don't eat late at night. Don't lay down for 2 hours after eating. If you smoke, quit! You may need prescription strength medicine long term and have an Upper endoscopy to rule out H.Pylori infections and other conditions like Barretts esophagus. Follow up with your PCP for a referral to a gastroenterologist Read more
Will chronic laryngitis go away if I take an over-the-counter acid reflux medicine? Acid reflux in the past has caused me to have chronic laryngitis. Will over-the-counter reflux pills be strong enough or do I still have to take a prescription medication?
Usually: Usually you need a strong anti acid medication from the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) family. Prilosec/omeprazole is one of these and can be bought over the counter. You normally need prolonged therapy that should be monitored by a doctor. Ppis can cause weaker bones and there is a risk of worse reflux if you come off of it cold turkey. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux and diet: Avoiding the things that incite the reflux, such as caffeine and greasy foods will immediately change how a person feels. The important thing to note is that abdominal discomfort and bad reflux imply that the situation is worse than just reflux and can be acid-related stomach disease such as gastritis or a brewing ulcer. Diet changes and otc medications are the first step! Read more
Increased indigestion and acid reflux since gallbladder removed 17 weeks ago. Will this eventually calm down and go away?
Post-cholecystectomy: Post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) is defined as a complex of heterogeneous symptoms, consisting of upper abdominal pain and dyspepsia, after cholecystectomy. This term is inaccurate, as it encompasses biliary & non-biliary disorders, possibly unrelated to cholecystectomy. Read more at: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC347344 Read more
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
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