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Does Drinking Water Help With Heartburn
Is drinking water through refrigerator filter safe? Or purified water through commercial refilling stations better? I have GERD, does it matter?
Doesn't matter: It doesn't matter as long as you change the filter per the mfg instructions. ...Read more
Reflux is due...: 30 y/o Female asks Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux? In general one is encouraged to drink water not only for digestion but for total body hydration. Reflux is due to some stomach content backing up into the lower end of the esophagus and causing acid/ heart burn. Water does not have much lasting effect on this. The various acid blockers/ antacids and PPI's do this ...Read more
GERD: With severe GERD, most people need to avoid fruit juices, caffeine, carbonation, and alcohol. There are decaffeinated teas and coffees's which some people are able to tolerate. There are also dairy products, particularly the low fat variety, which many people can tolerate. Although your choices are somewhat limited, you are not restricted completely just to water. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes I burp after drinking cold water and the water starts to come back up. Also has happened with food (both laying down and standing) GERD...?
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
When I do sex & then sleep I feel next day with cheast pain, It calms down when I drink water before sleep, I've Gerd, is this heart related or gerd?
Likely GERD: If you're really 26 as stated, heart pain would be exceedingly rare unless you have diabetes or use cocaine. Moreover, pain that occurs at rest or lying down is very atypical for heart pain. (GERD can occur with exercise however and distinguishing this from angina requires a stress test). ...Read more
I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice. I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?
May actually help!: Many people find that drinking lemon juice actually helps GERD! However, any benefits are temporary and purely symptomatic (like the drugs that are commonly used). For an excellent and thorough discussion of how to cure GERD by addressing the underlying causes please see http://chriskresser. Com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more
I have GERD acid reflux and want to drink vitamin water I noticed it has pantothenic acid is that bad to drink? Will it help or worsen my acid reflux
Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have GERD? No blood or food just, stomach acid. And what should I do drink water to wash it down?
I drink water it gives me heartburn I've taken over-the-counter meds and they still don't work what can I do to solve this?
EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. Reflux (esophagitis) doesn't have to burn to cause damage to the esophagus. You need to investigate further. ...Read more
When I drink water (filtered of course) I get heartburn why and how can I prevent it cause I love water...Cant drink tap water?
I often have mini vomits after eating foods like spinach, bell peppers, or dairy. I have no heartburn pain. Stuff comes up after drinking alotta water?
A drink of water gives me unbearable heartburn. Baking soda is my only relief. I don't have insurance but I have to know if this is serious send is there something I can do to make it better. Also I have a lot of difficulty swallowing. Sometimes with
Dysphagia is serious: I have several concerns about your question: 1) baking soda can hurt you when taken indefinitely; 2) difficulty swallowing in the context of chronic indigestion suggests a problem that can't be ignored; 3) many care options exist for patients without insurance--this is not a good reason today not to pursue appropriate care. Get a GI evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more
Why does my thyroid meds cause my constant heartburn/indigestion to disappear? When I don't take my thyroid meds, I can't even drink water w/o having it
Why would you miss: ...taking any doses of a critical drug like thyroid supplement? In answer to your question, when the thyroid doesn't produce a sufficient amount of hormones (thus requiring your prescribed thyroid replacement hormone), the lower esophageal sphincter may not function correctly, thus promoting reflux. ...Read more
I am vomiting every time I drink only if I drink water first thing in the morning if I eat first I do not vomit. Heartburn also. Ulcer?
Is it safe to drink hot water for heartburn and indigestion or use hot water bottle on tummy during 1st trimester?
Ok so I have not had my period in 3 days and I have semi sore boobs cramps and I very tired I and certain foods make me feel sick I get heartburn more then I used too I drink a lot more water and I feel like I am eating every 2-3 hours?
Unclear question: Your question is not specific enough to answer. ...Read more
Good: Life's too short for people to make subscientific / control-you rules about what other people eat / drink, but water at meals is a good thing overall. Obviously drinking water helps move the food along & quenches thirst. Since prepared food tends to be too salty nowadays it's not a bad idea to drink some extra water daily. ...Read more
Hydration: We lose moisture in our breath all night as we sleep. Dry mouth, burning eyes and nasal congestion when we wake may all be due to dehydration. Drinking 250-500 cc of water first thing in the morning can help correct this. Also, the kidneys can only remove body waste when there is sufficient free water flowing out of them, so stay hydrated enough during the day to keep your urine light yellow! ...Read more
Think about it, it is the only liquid that supports life!
do you have any other substitute? ...Read more
Metabolism of food!: Water has endless benefits. Itis needed for the breakdown of the food you eat, and most other biochemical processes of the body! ...Read more
6-8 glasses a day: Drinking water keeps us hydrated and helps the body filter out wastes & toxins more quickly. Other liquids (juice, milk, etc) contain water, but also have calories & sugars, so too much can make you gain weight. Coffee, teas & sodas with caffeine, and alcohol are diuretics, which actually make us urinate out more water. Drink enough water that your urine looks mostly clear with slight yellow color. ...Read more
No: Why do you ask? Low iron levels require that (1) you find the cause, and (2) you replace the iron. Low iron levels in middle age are worrisome for cancer, ulcer, hookworm, etc.; I trust that ill-advised vegetarianism is not the cause. Once the cause is identified, your physician will advise you on replacement. Insist on a full explanation of your situation. ...Read more
How much? What temp?: If you are guzzling a lot of water at 1 time - you may be stretching your stomach beyond comfort. From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm. Wordpress. Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will perform an examination and possibly run tests to find and identify the stone. ...Read more
Feel full: When it comes to drinking water to facilitate weight loss, you probably will reap optimal benefit by drinking it before meals rather than after. Just drinking water, however, will not produce such dramatic results that you do not need to follow the basic tenets of weight loss, such as eating less and exercising more. ...Read more
Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects. ...Read more
Depends on the tap: Some tap water is as good or better than purified water. Some tap water is not good for you. It is a local question to be asked of the local health department. ...Read more
Not necessary, but..: Water drinking has been a longstanding controversy. For the details of its related issues, welcome to peruse the article in http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...Read more
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