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What is the best medicine for gastroesophageal reflux?

What is the best medicine for gastroesophageal reflux?

Diet & lifestyle: Meds only reduce the discomfort / injury associated with gerd. Dietary and behavior modification are what's needed to address gerd. Select better food, smaller portion and keeping your wt in check will serve you well long term. Occasional use of otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec is fine but you need to see a doc if your problems persist. ...Read more

Use Caffeine Regularly (Definition)

Excessive caffeine intake can lead to a fast heart rate, excessive urination, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, anxiety, depression, tremors, and difficulty sleeping. The effect of caffeine on health has been widely studied. In particular, the effects of caffeine on fibrocystic breast disease, heart and blood vessel disease, birth defects, reproductive function, and behavior in children has been closely examined. The American Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs says that moderate tea or coffee drinking likely has no negative effective on one's health, as long as the person lives an otherwise healthy lifestyle. However, the organization emphasizes moderate caffeine use. Abrupt withdrawal of caffeine may cause headaches, drowsiness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Reduce caffeine intake gradually to prevent ...Read more


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Are peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

Are peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

They're fine, unless: They are hot peppers and you don't the pain. ...Read more

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Can anxiety lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can anxiety lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Not really, but...: Excessive anxiety complicates and amplifies most problems, both physical and emotional. So ger may seem worse, you might "notice" it more, react more to the symptoms. Further, it's possible that ongoing stress may exacerbate conditions which lead to ger, such as acid content in the stomach, gastritis, drinking alcohol, smoking, late-night eating, caffeine intake, over-eating, etc. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease worse with spicy foods?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease worse with spicy foods?

It may: Spicy foods may make reflux symptoms worse but not always. If you have gerd and do fine with spicy foods then there is no reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Will there ever be a cure for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Hard to say: This is where medicine is more art than science. If by cure you mean no more heart burn, we are almost there. Reflux, however, is a physiologic event that will happen under many common settings (large meal, carbonation, muscle relaxant, poor gastric emptying / full stomach...). The best reflux rx is actually a combination of wise dietary selection, good lifestyle and medical attn as needed. ...Read more

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Can palpatation be a symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can palpatation be a symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Rarely indigestion can lead to gas and palpitations but this has to be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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Hey, does anyone know if gastroesophageal reflux causes acid taste?

Hey, does anyone know if gastroesophageal reflux causes acid taste?

Yes it can: If gerd or gastroesophageal reflux is so bad that it gets all the way up the esophagus, past both a failing valve at the bottom of the esophagus and the valve at the top of the esophagus, it can cause a "water brash" taste in the mouth, dental erosion, sinusitis, voice changes, and even lung infections like pneumonia. One should definitely consider anti-reflux surgery if your reflux is that bad. ...Read more

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How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

1: Bland diet, low in acidic foods like citrus, tomatoes etc, high fat diet like cheese, fried food, red meat etc, no or low caffeine, no alcohol or smoking and avoiding lifting and stooping etc. ...Read more

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Help please! Is gastroesophageal reflux and acid reflux the same thing?

Help please! Is gastroesophageal reflux and acid reflux the same thing?

Reflux: Gastro esophageal reflux disease, gerd, is also known as acid reflux. It is a phenomenon whereby, through a number of mechanisms, the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus, a process known as reflux. The term acid reflux is not entirely correct as other stomach contents may reflux back up including bile and digestive enzymes, both of which may also damage the esophagus and cause pain. ...Read more

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What causes Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd) and how to cure it? What are some common symptoms of Gerd?

Esophageal Sphincter: GERD is typically caused by a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (a tightening of the esophagus before it reaches the stomach). This allows gastric juices from the stomach to enter into the esophagus. Typical symptoms are heartburn, sour or bitter tastes, nausea after eating, stomach bloating or stomach pain in the upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Help please? What is gastroesophageal reflux?

Help please? What is gastroesophageal reflux?

See below: Ikt is a very common condition in which usually there is hyperacidity leading to stomach acid leaking into the food pipe causing heart burns and many a times leading to chest pain, difficulty swallowing etc. ...Read more

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How should I treat my gastroesophageal reflux?

How should I treat my gastroesophageal reflux?

Medication, foods: Gerd can be treat with medication ppi class such as prilocec alon with foods avoidance-chocolate, peppermint, fatty foods, spices. ...You need to see doctor for proper evaluaion andtreatment. ...Read more

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Can I die from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can I die from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Chronic reflux is the main cause of esophageal adenocarcinoma. It is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. Hiatal hernias tend to make reflux worse. The important thing is to have an endoscopy to get checked. ...Read more

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What can I do for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What can I do for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Medications: Trial ranitidine 150mg twice daily or if that is ineffective use Omeprazole 20mg daily. You can also work on reduced alcohol and smoking, weight loss, eating less, less liquid with meals, elevating the head of the bed, waiting longer before lying down after eating, etc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Testing: I believe that symptoms are a good blue to gerd but I think that egd, and posibly oh probe are the best way to characterize the degree of reflux and severity of damages. I would add to that an UGI and gastric emptying. The symptoms of gerd can be due to several conditions. If one just uses symptoms as the diagnostic tool, I would not treat medically for longer than 4 weeks. It can be serious. ...Read more

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Help! What is actually gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Help! What is actually gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Acid in Esophagus: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have gastroesophageal reflux disease?

How can I tell if I have gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Heartburn: The most common symptom is heartburn or acid burning in the chest. Chronic dry cough, sore throat, hoarseness and difficulty swallowing are also symptoms. Some may have regurgitation of food or liquids or sour taste in mouth. ...Read more

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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


Caffeine Use (Definition)

Caffeine is a stimulant. Recently may have adopted extremely high levels of caffeine which may cause heart palpitations, especially with young people who buy it at the gas stations. This may be dangerous. A regular cup of coffee in am is ok, but not ...Read more