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Does fat free milk make GERD better?

Does fat free milk make GERD better?

It could: Fat may increase gerd symptoms so it may help. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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I have a problem staying bloated all the time I have IBS GERD but it seems when i lay off milk bread sweets i still get bloated alot?

I have a problem staying bloated all the time I have IBS GERD but it seems when i lay off milk bread sweets i still get bloated alot?

Bloating: Most of the time, excessive bloating is related to food intake. You would expect to be more bloated with high fiber diet (veggies, large amout of fruits), high carbohydrates and dairy products. If you are using artificial sugar, suggest to stop. Adjust the above intake to see if this would help. ...Read more

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I take famotidine everyday for GERD. I read studies that show over time it can hurt the liver. Is this safe to take with milk thistle? Thanks.

I take famotidine everyday for GERD. I read studies that show over time it can hurt the liver. Is this safe to take with milk thistle? Thanks.

Not good long term: best if you limit sugars, exercise and try apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp twice daily (mixed with 8 oz water) 1 hr before meals. Ok to use milk thistle but I would take a week off every few weeks ...Read more

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I have Gerd and I'm trying to find something other than 1% milk, tea, coffee, and water to drink. It can't have caffeine, carbonation, or citric acid?

I have Gerd and I'm trying to find something other than 1% milk, tea, coffee, and water to drink. It can't have caffeine, carbonation, or citric acid?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. You can drink a VARIETY of teas. There are many tasty Chinese teas that are loose and inexpensive. peace and good health. ...Read more

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If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

Of course. But Why?: 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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6 wk old with GERD. When nursed she continuously vomits the breast milk for over an hour. When given formula, no vomiting or spit up. Help!

6 wk old with GERD. When nursed she continuously vomits the breast milk for over an hour. When given formula, no vomiting or spit up. Help!

Let down: Vomiting in breast fed babies can be triggered by a vigorous let down reflex (triggers gagging). If feeding expressed Breast milk in bottle causes the same problem, you may want to take a closer look at your diet or medications. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gerd?

Symptoms of gerd?

See answer: typically an acid taste in the mouth and an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest. Classically along the sternum. Some people develop a horse voice or respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Is GERD permanent?

Is GERD permanent?

GERD duration: Some people are cured of their GERD with changes in weight, diet, medications, etc. It may last a long time, it may be affected by certain conditions, but no, GERD is not permanent. It is in a sense curable. ...Read more

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