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Essentially had acid reflux and heartburn for a year now and was wondering if anyone knows anyway to stop it?

Essentially had acid reflux and heartburn for a year now and was wondering if anyone knows anyway to stop it?

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. A good dr. Will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr. For proper diagnosis/ treatment! ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What does it mean when you have acid reflux constantly?

What does it mean when you have acid reflux constantly?

Called GERD.: B cn by ur pcp for options 4 treatment. Left untreated can lead 2 very serious esophageal problems. ...Read more

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Which type of foods do you eat when you have acid reflux?

Which type of foods do you eat when you have acid reflux?

Avoid food triggers: Avoid food triggers and eat small meals 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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Please suggest what foods do you eat if you have acid reflux?

Please suggest what foods do you eat if you have acid reflux?

Fods: Avoid beverages that seem to trigger heartburn or make it worse, such as: coffee or tea (both regular and decaffeinated) other beverages that contain caffeine carbonated beverages alcohol avoid foods that seem to trigger your heartburn or make it worse, such as: citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons tomatoes and products that contain tomatoes, such as tomato sauce and salsa chocolate mint or. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are okay to eat if you have acid reflux?

GERD: Avoid acidic foods: citrus, tomato, vinegar based salad dressings, strawberries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods are safe to eat when you have acid reflux?

GERD: Foods that make the stomach produce extra acid are many though you should avoid large fatty meals that take longer to digest and require lots of time and enzymatic breakdown in the stomach. You should also avoid spicy foods, foods with high acid concentration ie. Citric fruits, caffeine, and alcohol are the most common. Any lighter foods are ok chicken, rice, fish, vegetables. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you eat too much and you have acid reflux?

Could you tell me what happens when you eat too much and you have acid reflux?

More reflux!: The more food in your stomach, the higher the pressure, and more reflux. Eat smaller meals, and stay upright for at least an hour afterwards. Avoid tomatoes, citrus, chocolate, caffeine, peppermint, alcohol, and fatty foods -- these all make reflux worse. Make sure you take a powerful acid blocker (prilosec/prevacid) to avoid acid damage on the esophagus (and cancer!). Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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