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Can acid reflux stunt growth?

Can acid reflux stunt growth?

Generally no: It generally does not unless someone is very nauseous from reflux and is unable to eat well and falls under the growth curve. This would be a very extreme case, in which acid is not controlled for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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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! ...Read more

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Could my acid reflux go away?

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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Yes: Acid reflux leads to as much lost work time and impaired quality of life as heart disease or major depression. It can also lead to serious complications such as strictures or pre-cancerous changes. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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What can I eat for my acid reflux?

Lecithin: Lecithin, limonene and galactan - first comes from avocado, second from orange peels, third kefir probiotics. ...Read more

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How can I control this acid reflux?

Anti acids: With antiacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole.
avoiding certain foods can help: citrics, alcohol, caffeine, mints, chocolate, spices. Avoid smoking ...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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How do I know if I have acid reflux?

Symptoms: Typical symptoms are burning starting abive the belly button and extending into the chest behind the breast bone and/or effortless regurgitation of acid or stomach contents. If not sure consider endoscopy to confirm. ...Read more

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What do you do for severe acid reflux?

Acid reflux: Most people with acid reflux can be brought under control with anti-reflux measures and use of acid reducing medicines, whether they be H2-blockers like Zantac or PPIs like Omeprazole. In the rare patient who cannot be controlled by medications, surgery is also an option. Most patients to not need to go that far. If your reflux is not responding, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Gives U diarrhea...: Garcinia (gamboge) is a strong laxative, but as little as 200 mg of the drug can lead to abdominal pain and vomiting, and fatalities have been observed in doses of 4 grams. ...Read more

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What should I take OTC for acid reflux?

GERD: You have many choices starting with the common antacids. If antacids are not helping, you can try an h2 antagonist such as zantac (generic ranitidine), Pepcid (generic famotidine). If you are still not getting relief you can switch to a proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole (prilosec otc). There is no advantage to take both an h2 antagonist and a proton pump inhibitor together. ...Read more

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Chronic acid reflux, what to do for this?

Chronic acid reflux, what to do for this?

Make sure is Reflux!: 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. & get proper diagnosis! ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for acid reflux?

What is the best medicine for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid: If you are just starting to be bothered by gerd, then otc zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid should work well. Those are "h2 blockers"
a more potent class of acid-reducing medicine is the ppi class. These include Prilosec and prevacid
of course, you should do your part and decrease your intake of peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, citrus, and carbonated beverages
if none work, c ur md. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for acid reflux?

What are the best remedies for acid reflux?

Gastroenterologist: See a gastroenterologist for an evaluation and treatment. Get the right answers to your question. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for acid reflux?

Minimize acid: Proton pump inhibitors on a daily basis are effective in reducing acid production.
Also, take an antacid (tums, or other) with a glass of water before retiring to neutralize some of the acid in the stomach. Use pillows to elevate the head.
Stomach reflux will probably happen, but the effects can be reduced. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for acid reflux?

What's the best medication for acid reflux?

Depends: If its not severe and doesn't occur daily then over the counter meds like zantac may be fine. If its more often a med like Nexium (esomeprazole) otc. If daily and severe persiption med like dexilent will help. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of acid reflux?

What are some of the symptoms of acid reflux?

Heartburn: Heartburn is the main sx, also burning pain in the chest, bitter taste in back of throat, foods coming back in throat, sx usu worse when pt lay down or at night. ...Read more

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What should I buy at the store for acid reflux?

What should I buy at the store for acid reflux?

A pillow and: Buy a pillow so that you sleep in a semi-reclined position. Lying flat makes reflux worse. Beyond that, purchase the meds your doctor tells you to. There are sooooooooo many anti-reflux meds out there, but you need individual treatment. Also, long term use of many of these meds has its own risk, so this needs to be carefully coordinated with your primary care doc or GI doc. Small, frequent meals. ...Read more

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How do you know you have developed acid reflux?

Heartburn, reflux: Acidy feeling in upper abdomen, radiating up into chest; sense of stomach content coming up into chest or throat; often worse after lying down, bending over, acidic food, coffee, chocolate, fatty food, mints, fried or fatty food, tobacco, alcohol. Questions- see your doc. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Yes: Those descriptors can be used interchangeably. They both involve acid passing from the stomach into the esophagus which is harmful to the tissues that line the esophagus and usually cause discomfort referred to as heartburn. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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