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Dgl 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
Wrong way: It is a condition by which acid an food particles creep up into your esophagus. The minuscule between your esophagus and stomach is not working properly. Several causes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more
First try to figure out what is giving you the acid reflux.
Type of foods? What time id it worse? Is it associated with meals? Activity? Does it get better when you eat? Seeing a dr? Has h.Pylori been ruled out? Weight issues?
Assuming all this has been done a couple of tips: fresh cut ginger´root, about 1 tsp, pour boiling water over it, 1 cup, simmer 10 min, add juice from 1/2 lemon, sip. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
It causes heart burn: When acid moves up and down your esophagus, you will know because you will burp often and food can regurgitate into your throat/mouth and often there would be a heart burn causing discomfort in your upper abdomen. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Pancakes & GERD.: The main thing that concerns me about pancakes in this context would be the size of your breakfast. Pancakes are usually the main part of a large breakfast, and large meals can trigger reflux. Using a citrus product on them, like an orange marmalade, could trigger reflux as well. ...Read more
Weak reflux valve: Certain foods increase acid production by the stomach such as tomato-based foods, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. Then if a person's natural anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach is weak or failing, the acid goes up and burns the sensitive esophagus, causing heartburn. Avoiding those foods and acid meds can reduce the gerd episodes. Anti-reflux surgery can cure gerd. ...Read more
It is common: Acid reflux is caused by a weak muscle/sphincter at the junction of esophagus and stomach. As a result acid which is made in the stomach mover up and down the esophagus casuing inflammation of the esophagus as this lining is not used to the acidic environment. But there is good treatment for this condition...Medicines that can stop acid production are very useful to relieve these symptoms. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Regurgitation: Acid reflux is the regurgitation of stomach acid into the esophagus. The acid is irritating to the esophagus and could lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus. It may or may not be painful. Sometimes it feels like heartburn, other times it can be more painful and mimic the pain of a heart condition. ...Read more
There are 2 main classes of medication:
1- PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) which Lansoprazole (prevacid) is within this class, other medications in this class are Omeprazole, Esmoprazole, Pantoprazole, etc
2- H2 blockers (Antihistamin class) includes Pepcid, Zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet and Axid.
PPI is superior to H2 blockers to reduce acid. ...Read more
Acid reflux: The lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more
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