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Doctor insights on: Foods That Prevent Acid Reflux

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Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Lots: Fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint and late meals to name some if the most common. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Ppi's may reduce stomach acid, but does that prevent actual refux in gerd?

Ppi's may reduce stomach acid, but does that prevent actual refux in gerd?

No: It reduces acid which causes the irritation going up the the esophagus in gerd. You still have to have the head of the bed up on sleeping and avoid laying down with full stomach. ...Read more

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Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

Any specific food to avoid acid reflux?

GERD prevention: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, nexium...). ...Read more

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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

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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For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?

For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?

Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent acid reflux from turning into acid reflux disease?

What can you do to prevent acid reflux from turning into acid reflux disease?

Take antacids regula: Regular use of antacids will neutralize the acid and prevent acid reflux disease(gerd) which can result from high acid moving up and down into your esophagus. ...Read more

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What generally triggers acid reflux?

What generally triggers acid reflux?

Diet, position, meds: Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods, carbonated beverages. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, don't lie down for 2-3 h after eating. Some meds increase heartburn and reflux. Lose weight, if overweight. Elevate head of bed. Freq., chronic, or severe see md-don't want ca. ...Read more

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Ways to prevent acid reflux in surgery?

Sometimes: If it is caused by some conditions then yes, maybe. See a gastroenterologist (gi specialist) to see what is causing your reflux and if surgery might help you. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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What are foods that I should avoid due to acid reflux?

What are foods that I should avoid due to acid reflux?

Avoid....: carbonated beverages, caffeine, spicy foods, peppermint, chocolate, over eating. ...Read more

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Can limes aggravate acid reflux because they are citrus based?

Yes: It all depends. If you are taking medication for GERD it probably will blunt any burning when you ingest lime juice. If not on medication I would advise any type of food that will aggravate your esophagus & stomach like citrus should be avoided. GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease ...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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Top fruit juices that wont affect acid reflux?

Top fruit juices that wont affect acid reflux?

See details: The best approach is to control you reflux with an over-the-counter med such as Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) and then you should be able to tolerate juices without problem. Without do this, all fruit juices may give you issues. ...Read more

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Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Not really: Reflux results from ring of muscle at lower end of esophagus relaxing & allowing acidic food to reflux up esophagus. Fried/greasy food, spicy food, acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, carbonated drinks, meds like calcium channel blockers/nsaids etc can all exacerbate reflux. Being overweight, lying down right after eating can too. ...Read more

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Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

No: Acid reflux is physiologic. In other words, it's normal. However, it becomes pathologic when it bothers you. Fermented food doesn't cause acid reflux any more than non-fermented food. However, "bad" acid reflux allows acid to get high enough back up esophagus to cause sore throat. Antacids (calcium carbonate), H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors help. Stay upright after small meals. ...Read more

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What are the best fruit juices that won't affect acid reflux?

What are the best fruit juices that won't affect acid reflux?

Apple juice: Avoid citric acid found in oranges and lemons. Grape, apple and watermelon are good choices. ...Read more

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Are there any foods and/or drinks that neutralize stomach acid when one has high stomach acid levels?

Are there any foods and/or drinks that neutralize stomach acid when one has high stomach acid levels?

Almost impossible: There are no foods or drinks that can have a significant impact on the amount of acid in the stomach over a significant period of time but every food buffers the acidity for a while. ...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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more