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Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice For Acid Reflux
Do Deglycyrrhized licorice (DGL) and zinc carnosine (Polaprezinc in Japan) work for treating acid reflux and GERD?
Unknown.: There are not good human studies for either one of them to be able to assess their effect on G.I. diseases. There do not seem to be bad side effects for zinc carnosine. It is less clear for DGL. It can have bad interactions with other medications and other supplements. If you want to take either of these, discuss it with your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more
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
What to avoid: Rather then eat foods to reduce reflux, i try to counsel patients on foods to avoid that trigger reflux. This may differ in everybody but known triggers are caffeine, chocolate, nicotine, alcohol, soda, licorice, peppermint. You should keep a dietary log to see what your triggers are. And if you have red flags like difficulty swallowing, weight loss, vomiting or black stools, please c md. ...Read more
Not really cure: The best way to deal with reflux is to first make sure you don't have another cause (h. Pylori, obesity, diet) and if not, you can start by limiting your intake before bed. Avoiding acidic foods, and placing your bed on an angle (take the feet or wheels off the foot of the bed). Some herbal treatments are licorice lozenges and aloe liquid. ...Read more
Bad/GoodThings: Bad is caffine, choclate, fatty meals. All increase acid production in the stomach. Good foods: apples, most vegtables, dairy products, multi grain bread and cereals, egg beaters, red licorice etc. ...Read more
Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?
Listen to your body: Hunger is due to fluctuating low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can cause many symptoms because it irritates the autonomic nervous system. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food, eat 6 equal healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, high quality protein, beans and unprocessed grains to keep blood sugar balanced. Sleep 7-8 hours, exercise through the day, and manage stress skillfully. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The other remedies are DGL- Deglycerinized licorice. Chew 1-2 tablets in between meals.Licorice may elevate BP, but not DGL. Pure aloe liquid also can relieve heartburn. Consult an expert in Chinese medicine for details. Long term use of acid reflux medications have a lot of side effects in the form of osteoporosis,inability to absorb calcium,magnesium,Vitamin B12 etc. Susceptibility to TB.etc ...Read more
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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