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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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Can probiotics improve symptoms of acid reflux?

Can probiotics improve symptoms of acid reflux?

Possibly so: There is decent evidence to support the use of probiotics for overall GI health. Which probiotic are you currently using, and have you experienced any benefit to date? ...Read more

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Will probiotics help acid reflux and allergies?

Will probiotics help acid reflux and allergies?

Maybe: Everybody is different, so they might provide some relief but currently there is no concrete evidence or scientific data to support the benefit of probiotics in either condition. ...Read more

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I think I've got IBS. Been taking probiotics a cpl of days. Pain gone BUT I seem to have acid reflux now. Is this common? What can I do to offset it?

I think I've got IBS. Been taking probiotics a cpl of days. Pain gone BUT I seem to have acid reflux now. Is this common? What can I do to offset it?

Consider first: Making sure nothing more concerning is going on and that you have the correct diagnosis. This requires you seeing your doctor in person first. Otherwise, if you really are interested in going the route of probiotics, consider either changing the brand use you or change to a probiotic with a different strain. The best data (none is great) if for Bifidobacterium infantis. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Having nausea&bloating on/off for months. No other symptoms. Diet is good. Others docs say acid reflux & told me take probiotic. Sometimes doesn't help?

Having nausea&bloating on/off for months. No other symptoms. Diet is good. Others docs say acid reflux & told me take probiotic. Sometimes doesn't help?

Find symptoms' cause: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, &even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause. ...Read more

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I have minor acid reflux. I took a 50 billion probiotic for a month. I stopped taking it now my stomach is a nightmare. Pain gas little burps etc.

I have minor acid reflux. I took a 50 billion probiotic for a month. I stopped taking it now my stomach is a nightmare. Pain gas little burps etc.

See PCP: Acid reflux can be very distressing. I would recommend you go to your PCP and get some help. Try to find the causes of the acid reflux which could be highly acidic foods, medications, or alcohol and avoid these foods. There are many medications that can help relieve it also. ...Read more

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I take probiotics and zantac (ranitidine).Why do I have problems with acid reflux, swallowing capsules and trying to burp. Also my flatulance smell esp bad lately.

Need GI Consult: You have acid reflex not relieved by over the counter zantac, (ranitidine) which is not so uncommon. You can try Omeprazole a stronger acid suppresser available over the counter
you also have flatulence problem which may have a different cause
consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist to find the right therapy for your problem. ...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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Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

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 could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

See below: Excess acid production in the stomach can be treated with proton pump inhibitors. A hiatal hernia can contribute to acid reflux. Diet has a large influence. Learn what foods are most harmful.
Sleeping with the head elevated can help to minimize. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause acid reflux?

Can anxiety cause acid reflux?

Yes: It is very common for someone to experience Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (AKA GERD) in the setting of anxiety. The mind is a powerful stimulator of acid production in the gut (mind-gut connection) ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Yes: Gastric reflux can be quite damaging. Please be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. And how long has it been since your last Dental check-up. Thermal be other coincidental reasons for your halitosis in addition to gastric reflux. ...Read more

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Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause a high pitched voice?

GERD: Uncontrolled reflux could give you acid taste in your mouth associated with coughing and hoarseness specially while you are sleeping. You will cough and wake up suddenly. But can happen without the cough too. Avoid eating late night. Wait 2-3 hrs after eating before going to bed. If you have gerd avoid food that give you heartburn. Like caffeine, alcohol, sodas, chocolate, spicy/fatty food. ...Read more

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Could too much green tea cause acid reflux?

Yes...: Drinking too much of any liquid is a risk of causing reflux. Caffeine, often present in tea is an additional risk factor for reflux. Drink decaffeinated tea slower and in smaller quantities and you might not have as much reflux. If reflux is a recurrent problem then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do salt and vinegar chips cause acid reflux?

Acid Reflux, Vinegar: Understand your concern.
Vinegar is highly acidic. Vinegar in the chips can make Stomach acid reflux or flow up irritating esophagus and causing heartburn.
To dilute acid and decrease heartburn, try the following:
Eat less chips.
Eat slowly.
Have herbal tea, water or milk with snack.
Chewing gum after the snack to stimulate saliva production which can neutralize acid. ...Read more

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Can Amiodarone (Cordarone) cause acid reflux?

It is not: Known to be a side effect per the prescribing information and medication literature. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

Through asthma: Acid reflux can lead to breathing in of stomach acid into the lungs. This can irritate the lungs and cause asthma type symptoms including shortness of breath, wheezing, and cough. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause allergies or vice versa?

Does acid reflux cause allergies or vice versa?

Neither: These are two entirely separate conditions. However, if the reflux is so bad that it reflexes all the way up to the back of the throat it can produce and aggravate allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Could barely swallow. Is it cause of acid reflux?

See a GI doctor soon: If you're having difficulty swallowing, it could be due to severe acid reflux or a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. An upper endoscopy will help to evaluate the cause and you may need to take an anti-reflux medication. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause problems with weight gain?

Does acid reflux cause problems with weight gain?

Opposite: Actually, obesity often causes gastric reflux due to higher pressures in the belly. Gastric reflux does lead to more air swallowing and belching an flatus. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Yes: One of the important causes of poor control of asthma could be uncontrolled reflux ...Read more

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Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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. Darrin Cunningham
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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