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What I can take for acid indigestion?

What I can take for acid indigestion?

Tums, (calcium carbonate)the antacid.: Tums (calcium carbonate) are very cheap and work very well.Also a great source of calcium. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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I have acid indigestion and what are some foods or drinks I should consume to stop acid?

I have acid indigestion and what are some foods or drinks I should consume to stop acid?

See your doctor: My answer differs than were i to advise a younger man to just try acid blockers & avoid alcohol, fats, spices). While your indigestion may be little more than gerd or acid-related distress, age-appropriate indigestion may be a harbinger of barrett's esophagus, altered stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet block, ulcer, cancer, pancreas or biliary disease, heart attack). Get checked please. ...Read more

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What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more

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What are the signs of having heartburn/acid indigestion?

Burning: Just like the name says. Burning along the esophagus , worse when lying flat and with certain foods. Water brash which is that "bad taste " after a belch. If bad enough pts can cough and wheeze at night when asleep due to intermittent aspiration of gastric acid. ...Read more

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What can I do for non-stop heartburn and acid indigestion?

What can I do for non-stop heartburn and acid indigestion?

Heartburn options: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non-stop heartburn and acid indigestion?

Can you tell me about non-stop heartburn and acid indigestion?

Acid reflux: It is important to get chronic acid reflux under control. You can try initially to use anti-reflux precautions (on this site in the Tips area under my name labeled "avoiding heartburn") and a trial of over-the-counter acid reducing medicine. If two weeks of this does not solve the problem, you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and acid indigestion?

What is the difference between heartburn and acid indigestion?

Same: These can be used interchangeably by patients and physicians. Dyspepsia is another term used. ...Read more

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I have had a headache and acid indigestion for 3 days. Any suggestions?

I have had a headache and acid indigestion for 3 days. Any suggestions?

See doctor: Headache and upset stomach are vague symptoms, like 'i have a fever', need to figure out what is causing it. It can by many harmless things and some very dangerous ones, so you should be seen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there anything in the kitchen cupboard i can take for acid indigestion ?

Can you tell me is there anything in the kitchen cupboard i can take for acid indigestion ?

Baking Soda: If you are sure it is acid indigestion, then Baking Soda (Not Baking Powder) may work, but only temporarily for up to a few hours. Just sprinkle a teaspoon into 2 to 4 ounces of water, stir it up and drink. If symptoms improve then you quite likely had acid indigestion. Then you should see a physician. Meanwhile buy some over-the-counter antacids such as Prilosec, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) Pepcid, or Maalox. ...Read more

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What is acid indigestion?

What is acid indigestion?

Heart burns?: This can be from gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) when the stomach acid gets back up into the food pipe (esophagus), a stomach ulcer, or gastritis (too much nsaids intake can also cause the latter). ...Read more

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What could acid indigestion feel like?

Discomfort and pain: Acid reflux can cause chest pain and can be uncomfortable enough to keep you up at night. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acid indigestion?

What sort of problem is acid indigestion?

Upper abdominal pain: Medical term is dyspepsia. Multiple causes medication induced from nsaid's (motrin Aleve (naproxen) asprin type products) or bacteria infection called helicobacter pylori and many other less common causes in a otherwise healthy person. Problem is usually self limiting with over the counter treatments, however, if persists would seek care from a medical provider. ...Read more

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What to eat if you have acid indigestion?

What to eat if you have acid indigestion?

Tums, (calcium carbonate)the antacid.: Tums (calcium carbonate) are very cheap and work very well.Also a great source of calcium. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid indigestion?

What are the symptoms of acid indigestion?

Heartburn: Acid indigestion has many names including dyspepsia, reflux, gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder), and can result from ulcers and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). It is caused by acid entering the esophagus hitting tissue not able to handle it.Burning, sour taste in the mouth, belching, regurgitation of food, cough, pain(stomach, chest), nausea can occur from this irritation. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm experiencing acid indigestion?

Abdominal symptoms: Usually, acid indigestion causes symptoms of abdominal pain, heart burn, increased burping or belching, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Additionally, acid indigestion may also occur without any symptoms. Best to see your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms, or if you are concerned. ...Read more

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