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Gerd And Heartburn And Peppermint
When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:
I've had GERD for 4 months and taking pills and feel better but still bad I always eat peppermint candies which help a lot! Is this permanent? :(
Depends: Obesity, carbonated drink contributes. Keeping head end of the bed elevated, avoiding recumbent posture for one hr after full stomach, cutting down on hot, spicy, sour food will help. Stress has to be controlled. 3-6m of these usually cures. Hope you have been tested for H Pylori & you are negative. ...Read more
GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms!. If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd. What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more
GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole) , if symptoms persist baseline EGD.. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more
Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well
I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn.Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?
Prevent/Control GERD: 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, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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