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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...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 have Gerd and I'm trying to find something other than 1% milk, tea, coffee, and water to drink. It can't have caffeine, carbonation, or citric acid?

I have Gerd and I'm trying to find something other than 1% milk, tea, coffee, and water to drink. It can't have caffeine, carbonation, or citric acid?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. You can drink a VARIETY of teas. There are many tasty Chinese teas that are loose and inexpensive. peace and good health. ...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 milk drinking a remedy for heartburn?

Is milk drinking a remedy for heartburn?

Milk & dairy: products can trigger heartburn in some people. Food triggers may include chocolate, corn, fried foods, dairy, fatty food, potato chips, creamy or oily dressings, marbled sirloin, high fat bakery items, raw onions, tomatoes, potatoes, spearmint, & peppermint. Orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice & lemons or lemonade can be problematic. ...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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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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Feel like I've had heart burn across my whole chest all day sometimes it's worse hard breathe in. Drinking milk helps, hurts mostly on both sides ?

Feel like I've had heart burn across my whole chest all day sometimes it's worse hard breathe in. Drinking milk helps, hurts mostly on both sides ?

Might not be GERD: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! the potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked please. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with a small hiatus hernia. I have no GERD or heartburn. Thank you. ?

Can I drink alcohol with a small hiatus hernia. I have no GERD or heartburn. Thank you. ?

Small amounts.: You may drink alcohol with a small hiatal hernia but in small amounts so you don't get reflux. Also, long-term, safe alcohol consumption in males is best kept to less than 4-6 drinks a week and not all at once! ...Read more

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Gave up diet soda and have IBS and Gerd. Am On 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole) . Can I get heartburn from drinking iced tea? And I take my pill at night .

Gave up diet soda and have IBS and Gerd.  Am
On 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole) . Can I get heartburn from drinking iced tea? And I take my pill at night .

GERD : Good for you for giving up diet sodas! It is possible to have worse reflux from iced tea, but it is usually from the caffeine in the tea. If you're drinking caffeine free tea, it usually does not make GERD worse. As for the DexIlant, (dexlansoprazole) is best to take it 20 to 30 minutes before a meal. I would not recommend taking it at bedtime. Good luck. ...Read more

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I drink lots of tea and usually finish a large glass just before bed, then feel it in my throat a few times before falling asleep. NO heartburn. GERD?

I drink lots of tea and usually finish a large glass just before bed, then feel it in my throat a few times before falling asleep. NO heartburn. GERD?

Possibly: This sounds like reflux of the fluid you drank back into the esophagus. This can probably be managed by avoiding large volumes of fluid just before you lie down. Try to have your tea earlier, an hour or so before bedtime. Then only take small sips around bedtime if you are thirsty. ...Read more

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30 y old.I ate a lot of fried food 2 days ago and I have GERD since yesterday.Do I need to take medicine?or I can eat or drink something to remove it?

30 y old.I ate a lot of fried food 2 days ago and I have GERD since yesterday.Do I need to take medicine?or I can eat or drink something to remove it?

Obviously fried : food contributes to the reflux. Can take some otc Prilosec or even pepto to help with symptoms. But dietary changes will help the most ...Read more

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How do I relieve the symptoms of GERD when I drink too much?

How do I relieve the symptoms of GERD when I drink too much?

How about a lot less: Alcohol (etoh) empties rapidly from the stomach. Alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach lining contributes to etoh metabolism. Etoh can not be stored by the body & obligatory oxidation takes place predominantly in the liver. 1 gram etoh gives 7 empty calories that provide only energy with no nutritional value. Poor diet (protein-calorie, choline, folate (folic acid) deficiency) contributes to liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Is drinking caffeine free soda in moderation okay for a GERD sufferer or should I cut it out completely?

If you don't cut it: out completely I would recommend that you not drink carbonated sodas at least 2 hours before bedtime if you have GERD. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more