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Does Omeprazole Cure Acid Reflux
Unknown: Some individuals will get symptomatic relief of their acid reflux with certain foods. However, this can be tricky as the information on this is suspect. I tell my patients if certain foods or food avoidances are helpful symptomatically, then i would listen to your body. Some people however need further evaluation as acid reflux can cause serious complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?
Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Backflow: Backflow of stomach contents (stomach acid and pepsin) into the throat and larynx can lead to inflammation and irritation. This chronic exposure can lead to an assortment of symptoms including voice change, loss of vocal range, sore throat, dry cough, foreign body sensation in the throat, throat clearing among others. Heartburn is not a frequent symptom in patients who reflux into the throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Barrett's esophagus: Treating people with reflux may help prevent Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Often, reflux is treated using drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as esomeprazole (Nexium®). Avoiding tobacco and alcohol, balanced diet and healthy body weight do help also. ...Read more
Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more
Erosive esophagitis : How long it takes for erosions in the esophagus to heal depends on how large they were to begin with. It can take that long, but they often heal more quickly. People often need to stay on Nexium (esomeprazole) even after erosions are healed, to prevent the GERD that caused the erosions in the first place. Many people need long-term maintenance medications. Good luck. ...Read more
Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?
Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more
No: Prilosec and similar meds only decrease the amount of acidity created by the lining of the stomach during food processing. That can decrease the intensity of symptoms when reflux of gastric contents into the lower esophagus occurs. other medications can target the issues that lead to ulcers. ...Read more
Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone
Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GERD: There are many non-medical measures you can take to help reflux, such as avoiding particular foods, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting your bed, and avoiding over eating before bedtime, but many people require long-term medication in addition to those measures. If you're developing new reflux symptoms at age 50, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
If i put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?
May not be reflux: Symptoms which are often blamed on reflux may be due to other problems. 1% of the population is resistant to ppi type medications which could explain Omeprazole resistance. Omeprazole at standard doses often just isn't enough medication. A large hiatal hernia or severe obesity can lead to refractory disease too. You should see your doctor as refractory reflux warrants endoscopic evaluation. ...Read more
Omeprazole: it is okay to try omeprazole up to 20 mg once a day for up to two weeks to try to prevent heartburn and acid reflux. If your symptoms persist beyond that, you should see your dr. for a more definitive diagnosis and longer-term treatment. Avoid the particular foods that you think cause your reflux. I'd avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Consider tilting your bed. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the maximum dose of omeprazole you can take in a day already took two 20 mg and my acid reflux is still killing me?
Constant acid reflux - is this a concern this is happening everyday even when I stick to alkaline foods. Am taking Omeprazole also ?
You need more tests: to see if you have a stomach problem called H pylori. You need to see a specialist to get tests done ...Read more
Why does my acid reflux symptoms always seem to get worse after a rainy day? Can I do anything to prevent it? I take Omeprazole 20mg daily.
Rhinitis?: A trigger for gastric irritation and subsequent reflux is swallowed mucus from post-nasal drip. Alternatively, postnasal drip can worsen an already irritated throat from GERD. This will cause pain in the back of the throat, a sensation of having a lump in your throat, or cough/vocal cord irritation. Weather changes can be trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. Tree pollen also increases after rain ...Read more
My mum has a acid reflux is it alright tomaintain her losec (omeprazole) 10mg and levothyroxin100mg. She'stakinglevothyroxin in the evening while losec (omeprazole) in morning?
Proton pump inhibito: Omeprazole belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors. Other options include pantoprazole & lansoprazole among others (http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/proton-pump-inhibitors.html). A step down in strength are H2 blockers (http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/h2-antagonists.html). Basic start is calcium carbonate such as Tums & Rolaids. Of course, try lifestyle options 1st. http://goo.gl/s1Ukdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been prescribed omeprazole 20mg for acid reflux long term, what are the concerns taking continually for years on end?
Would it be safe to take Omeprazole experimentally? What are the chances of it causing a rebound effect if what I have is not acid reflux.
Self-diagnosis.: It would not be expected that Omeprazole would worsen symptoms. The concern would really be that you're treating something with Omeprazole which would not be helped by Omeprazole. If you don't feel any relief in one week, then you should visit with a doctor to get a formal diagnosis. ...Read more
Why does someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder have acid reflux problems? Should they take omeprazole?
Not the case: Dysfunctional or sick gallbladder is not related to acid reflux, they are two different situations which may co exist. Gall bladder is related to bile delivery to stomach which helps digestion, that's why in some people Omeprazole helps, but they are different. If you do not have reflux disease and you take your gallbladder out , you may not need omeprazole. ...Read more
Hello I'm on omeprazole for acid reflux I have a small hital hernia too but I'm getting flare ups from time to time is this right?
It happens: Omeprazole works well for many patients with reflux and small hiatal hernias. In some cases it is not enough and additional treatment, or even surgery may be needed. Be certain to keep a log of the frequency, timing, position, relation to meals and severity of your symptoms. This will help your doctor to help you. ...Read more
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
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