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Gerd, Heartburn And Ginger
Had endoscopy. Mild esophagus and stomach irritation from gerd. On omeprazole 40 MG and occasionally carafe. Still get lots of bloating and pain.help?
Several things: first, results from endo including H Pylori presence/absence would be helpful. Bloating below stomach isn't stomach. Then, omeprazole is weak in two regards 1) it is the weakest of the proton pump inhibitors and 2) proton pump inhibitors work for about 20 hrs not 24, taking a PPI twice a day increases its effectiveness on GERD but not bloating. ...Read more
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?
Can acid reflux set IBS of and cause lower back ache and is yogut good for reflux and IBS thanks dr?
IBS and Reflux: Both of these conditions can be exacerbated with stress. I have a lot of patients tell me that there're IBS and their acid reflux can go away while they're on vacation, this is not always the case, But it proves a point that they can be stress-related. I would tend to think the pending your low back is related to the IBS but I cannot be sure. Yogurt can be helpful to control the symptoms of GERD ...Read more
GERD/Gastritis: These symptoms are common in GERD and gastritis.you may also have infection in the stomach called H .Pylori. Please get tested for that.These are treatable with meds and life style and dietary changes. Untreated gastritis can change to Ulcers. So I suggest please see your doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more
Constant burping, occasional regurgitation and hiccups, heartburn and coughing. Do I have acid reflux?
Sure sounds like it: We can't diagnose here, but you've certainly described many features associated with acid reflux (GERD). Usual first measures include dietary and lifestyle modifications and over the counter medication. Seek eval if no improvement to avoid worsening and long term risks. Gastroenterologists are specialists in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heartburn and belching. pain in middle of chest. dizziness and weak feeling. cardiac or Gerd? history of Gerd. but hight cholesterol and overweight.
Heartburn: and GERD. You need to see your doctor to be certain. If GERD, consider using a natural supplement called DGL. It is a form of licorice processed to remove the enzyme that can raise blood pressure when licorice is eaten for along time. It can work well when taken before a meal. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Cinnamon, garlic and citrus really upset my stomach. Gerd? Ulcer? I take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily.
Upset stomach: This is more likely to be gerd. All those foods do irritate the stomach and cause bloating this aggravates gerd. ...Read more
Alkaline water: Try alkalone water like fiji water from artesian wells, avoid all juices and caffeinated products and sodas. ...Read more
Prilosec: Prilosec and similar medications tend to be better at preventing acid reflux than in treating it once it has already started. If you have only occasional heartburn, often the best treatment is good old-fashioned chewable antacids, such as Mylanta or Tums (calcium carbonate). If it is frequent, Prilosec might be helpful, but if it doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. Look up anti-reflux measures. Good luck. ...Read more
Nausea and burping immediatly after eating, burping or lying on right side. Also post nasal drip and anxiety all day. Occasional heartburn. Any cause?
Nausea: Your symptom of burping, especially when lying on right side is most likely related to acid reflux. In young male of age 22, these not very worrisome, especially if symptom has been present only for a short while. Please review following video to get started: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment however, if they persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have dull burning in abdomen with indigestion and tenderness in center of breastbone. Probiotics help. also taking nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg and mylanta. ?
Bubbly, gurgling sensation in stomach with belching and passing gas. Some tenderness in stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole calm it down. Thoughts?
Stomach issue: When does this occur, time of day? Also is it after a meal? Do you have change in bowel habits? What is diet like? How much alcohol do you drink and how soon before bed? Depending on patients body habitus, diet, alcohol consumption use of OTC NSAIDS or aspirin, and family history; this could be as simple as a gastritis . Or something that would be amenable to a change in diet. ...Read more
Milk is neither good nor bad for the issues you mentioned.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more