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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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I get heartburn by pretty much eating anything, and drinking milk does not help is this a serious condition?

I get heartburn by pretty much eating anything, and drinking milk does not help is this a serious condition?

Acid reflux: Fat in milk increases acid secretion. Certain meds, fatty foods, caffeine, soda pop relax the ring muscle between the esophagus & stomach (supposed to tighten to keep acid contents in stomach). Alkaline foods, sodium bicarbonate, acid blockers (zantac (ranitidine) & others), acid pump blockers (prilosec, prevacid, & others) can reduce the acidity and help heal inflammation from reflux. ...Read more

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I often feel heartburn and acidity, what should I do? Is milk drinking beneficial for it? If I can't have it then is there any substitute for milk?

I often feel heartburn and acidity, what should I do? Is milk drinking beneficial for it? If I can't have it then is there any substitute for milk?

See below: For immediate relief of heartburn TUMS (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids work very quickly. Go to my checklist "Treating Heartburn" for genera advice. The following sites are excellent for excellent advice: http://bit.ly/ZquHBK and http://bit.ly/1KQEMhN ...Read more

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Is almond milk ok to drink when having heartburn?

Is almond milk ok to drink when having heartburn?

Maalox or Mylanta: Why not just cut right to the chase, and take maalox. Your choice of almond milk won't harm your heartburn, & might give you mild relief as will any type of food, but better: maalox, mylanta, gaviscon or any generic liquid antacid-- which are actual medication to combat heartburn. ...Read more

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Natural ways for getting rid of heartburn. I tried drinking milk and that didn't help.?

Natural ways for getting rid of heartburn. I tried drinking milk and that didn't help.?

Small meal: Multiple small meal, avoid soda chocolate and eat early supper also avoid fatty meals. ...Read more

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If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

Of course. But Why?: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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I am feeling week so i drink milk thrice a day but that is causing indigestion is there any way to avoid indigestion or better nutritional source?

I am feeling week so i drink milk thrice a day but that is causing indigestion is there any way to avoid indigestion or better nutritional source?

Too vague: This is difficult to adress online. In general, think about getting plenty of rest, eating a balanced diet, at least 4 glasses of water per day, multivitamin, exercise. If you are doing all of this and still feeling weak, go see your family doctor for a checkup! ...Read more

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Sometimes i get pain in my chest after drinking almond milk. Is this a coincidence? Indigestion? Muscle spasm?

Sometimes i get pain in my chest after drinking almond milk. Is this a coincidence? Indigestion? Muscle spasm?

Chest pain: Wonder if that gives you acid reflux that causes stomach acid to travel up your foodpipe and cause muscle spams in it that you perceive as pain. The best way to stop that would be to avoid almond milk. It's not an essential food so you can easily substitute it. ...Read more

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Should you drink glass of warm milk before bed tym is that good for heart burn 2?

Should you drink glass of warm milk before bed tym is that good for heart burn 2?

Not a major problem: Feel for yourself. If milk aggravates the heartburn then stop doing this activity. Milk can either neutralize or stimulate acid production . Don't sweat it out! ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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