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D Limonene To 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.
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
Unknown: Some individuals will get symptomatic relief of their acid reflux with certain foods. However, this can be tricky as the information on this is suspect. I tell my patients if certain foods or food avoidances are helpful symptomatically, then I would listen to your body. Some people however need further evaluation as acid reflux can cause serious complications.
Symptoms vary: Infants normally spit up some following ingestion of liquids. Severity of reflux is judged by volume, frequency and weight gain. Symptoms include frequent spitting up, irritability, refusal to eat, and lack of normal weight gain. If reflux or vomiting several hours after meal, means also slow gastric emptying. Antireflux meds may not help. Ugi, nm gastric emptying, ph probe tests may be used to dx.See 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if my 2 year old has acid reflux that needs to be treated? Worried he will end up with long term issues if left untreated.
Acid reflux: If your child has no symptoms such as coughing more at night while lying down, or vomiting & choking, there is no reason for you to worry about something that does not exist in baby, your child is already 2 years old, your pediatrician would have known by now if the child has this problm. Relax & Good luck.
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.
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!
Variety of things: Another factor can be stress. Weight loss while easier said than done can be very helpful. If medication fails or if you do develop swallowing difficulties or weight loss or are on antiinflammatories or blood thinners please see a doctor in case more serious disease is occuring.See 1 more doctor answer
Mucosal changes: In the worst case scenario, longstanding untreated esophageal reflux can lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus that may increase risk of certain esophageal cancers. You should see your doctor to discuss whether or not your pattern of reflux puts you at higher risk.See 1 more doctor answer
Nothing to cancer: In most people with mild or intermittent disease no treatment doesn't really cause any future problems. But in some people with more severe or persistent reflux you can develop scarring and the condition called barrett's esophagus. Also spasm can be more more of a problem. This would show up as difficulty in swallowing and food getting stuck. Barrett's esophagus can put you at high risk of developing esophageal cancer.
Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar before the meal helps the digestion of fats. Be sure you have been tested for diabetes or bowel disorders if the problem is long-standing. Your doctor can help you track your success and failures, and advise further testing.
I have mild acid reflux and have been unable to find relieve. Any ideas for over-the-counter meds to treat it?
Multiple: Lifestyle changes: avoid alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and food items that may worsen symptoms (ie acidic foods, spicy foods, etc). Remain upraight for at least 1 hour after eating. Lose weight if obese. Consider Tums (calcium carbonate) or other otc antacids. Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec (omeprazole) are also available otc. If you continue to have symptoms, you should see your physician.
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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