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Can dentists help with acid reflux?

Can dentists help with acid reflux?

Help for sure: I often refer patients to a physician for a definitive diagnosis, but we can see several signs such as irritation/inflamation of the soft palate, tooth erosion and sometimes when a patient complains of bad breath, it has a pretty distinct smell. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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How can dentists help with acid reflux?

How can dentists help with acid reflux?

Help with diagnosis: Dentists can help in making the diagnosis of acid reflux based on symptoms they may see during a dental exam. These symptoms could include increased tooth decay and enamel damage to the molars and halitosis (bad breath.) continue seeing your dentist and doctor regularly. ...Read more

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How much time does it take reglan (metoclopramide) to help with acid reflux symptoms?

How much time does it take reglan (metoclopramide) to help with acid reflux symptoms?

Mastic Gum: If you have GERD, Mastic Gum (available in a health food store) should help. 1, 000 mg per day for at least two weeks. That should eradicate H. pylori, the spirochete that causes GERD, ulcers, and stomach cancer. Mastic gum also heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. ...Read more

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Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg, is there any other meds I can combined with it to help with acid reflux?

Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg, is there any other meds I can combined with it to help with acid reflux?

Combo Tx GERD.: You can try to combine Nexium (esomeprazole) with an H2 blocker, such as Pepcid, Axid or Zantac to treat your symptoms via two different mechanisms for synergistic benefit. ...Read more

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I am curious if candy canes don't help with acid reflux then what food helps?

I am curious if candy canes don't help with acid reflux then what food helps?

Vegetables: Reflux is acid most of the time, then if you neutralize the acid will help or stpo the damage of the acid. Water bny itself will dilute acid. ...Read more

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My son two years old has ileostomy and acid reflux. I just start to feed him a little so what the best food for him that can help with acid reflux.

My son two years old has ileostomy and acid reflux. I just start to feed him a little so what the best food for him that can help with acid reflux.

Acid reflux: With your young son, his acid reflux may not be diet related. It may be mechanical. I am glad you are concerned, the acid is painful for him. Small frequent meals with soft foods, (rice and oatmeal, puddings and soups) can help. Okay to see doc for medications to acid reduce. Okay to ask for surgery consult about the mechanical issue. ...Read more

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What can I eat to help with acid reflux?

What can I eat to help with acid reflux?

Avoid...: Stay away from sauces, greasy foods, spicy foods, caffeine, bread, mint. Some vegetables like tomato and broccoli can also trigger acid reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Can honey help with acid reflux? Any suggestions? I can't take Prilosec made my blood pressure drop after taking it a year

Can honey help with acid reflux? Any suggestions? I can't take Prilosec made my blood pressure drop after taking it a year

No real data: No real data on the honey. And Prilosec usually doesn't affect the blood pressure. Other agents such as zantac, tagamet, and, carafate (sucralfate) may a better option ...Read more

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Can peppermint tea (decaf) help with acid reflux symptoms? I've seen mixed opinions; some say it makes it worse.! omeprazole is currently not working

Can peppermint tea (decaf) help with acid reflux symptoms? I've seen mixed opinions; some say it makes it worse.! omeprazole is currently not working

Generally not but...: Peppermint tea is great for relieving intestinal spasm/cramps but usually aggravates reflux. But there are many natural approaches to reflux- avoiding certain foods, homeopathy, chinese herbs, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/therapiesfrometol/a/heartburn.Htm and http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/acid_reflux. Html. ...Read more

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Need help with acid reflux, can't take zantac, (ranitidine) ppi's cuz it causes anxiety/nervousness. Is kaopectate good or something else?

Need help with acid reflux, can't take zantac, (ranitidine) ppi's cuz it causes anxiety/nervousness. Is kaopectate good or something else?

GERD: You can try sucralfate which is different class of medication. You have to cut down on advil, ibuprofen& pepto-bismol. They all cause gatric irritation and bleed. Too bad you can't take zantac (ranitidine) & ppi. They are very good meds. May be you want to try other member of these classes. Thanks. ...Read more

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Would digestive enzyme supplements help with acid reflux and infrequent stools?

I don't think so.: These are two different pathophysiology. You do not need digestive enzyme supplements if you do not have any deficiencies, i.E. Pancreatic deficiency. For acid reflux you need h-2 receptor antagonists, like zantac or tagamet, and/or proton pump inhibitirs like zegrid, nexium, (esomeprazole) Omeprazole etc. ...Read more

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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits, chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux. ...Read more

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Best herb for acid reflux?

Best herb for acid reflux?

Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more

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Could my acid reflux go away?

Yes: It is usually controllable with meds (such as omeprazole, ranitidine, etc).
it may go away with time, particularly if you lose weight, and follow diet recommendations ...Read more

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How do you treat acid reflux?

One way is: To not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more

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How can you control acid reflux?

Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime.

If symptoms persist go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Yes: Acid reflux leads to as much lost work time and impaired quality of life as heart disease or major depression. It can also lead to serious complications such as strictures or pre-cancerous changes. ...Read more

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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually: Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down ...Read more

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How or what can cure acid reflux?

How or what can cure acid reflux?

Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more

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What can be done for acid reflux?

What can be done for acid reflux?

See below: Dietary changes, eating hygiene, medications, possible surgical interventions. ...Read more

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What food to eat for acid reflux?

What food to eat for acid reflux?

Diet: If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available. Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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What can I eat for my acid reflux?

Lecithin: Lecithin, limonene and galactan - first comes from avocado, second from orange peels, third kefir probiotics. ...Read more

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How can I control this acid reflux?

Anti acids: With antiacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole.
avoiding certain foods can help: citrics, alcohol, caffeine, mints, chocolate, spices. Avoid smoking ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure acid reflux?

Possible: Attempt to identify some foods that set off your reflux such as caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, sauce etc. If you can identify some triggers try to eliminate them from your diet. Weight loss and not going to sleep within 2 hours of a meal can help as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have acid reflux?

Symptoms: Typical symptoms are burning starting abive the belly button and extending into the chest behind the breast bone and/or effortless regurgitation of acid or stomach contents. If not sure consider endoscopy to confirm. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Hyoscyamine (Definition)

Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, or pancreatitis. Hyoscyamine can be used to control bed wetting and urination, or to prevent motion sickness, treat parkinson's disease, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and poisonings from ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Reflux (Definition)

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