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Medication and sleeping on my left on a raised pillow are not lessening my gord. What should I do now?
GERD: If you are overweight seriously look at a healthy weight loss plan. Insure you aren't eating a meal a minimum of 3 hours before bedtime. Avoid alcohol & carbonated beverages before bed. Avoid large meals. Don't wear clothes that fit you too tightly. Don't smoke. You need a wedge or to raise the actual mattress - one raised pillow is likely not adequate. Let your doctor know. Take care. ...Read more
Hot chest like feeling what could it be I have a hital hernia and I do have gord can anxiety be a cause?
I just don't know what your definition of indigestion is though/symptoms you are having that you call indigestion.
GERD is a malfunction of the muscle that keeps the junction between your esophagus and your stomach closed when there is no food/fluids coming down from your mouth.
It typically causes a burning sensation in your chest/upper abdomen. ...Read more
Possibly: Reflux can literally "go to your head" and cause sinus disease which may be your head pressure. Also reflux may cause you to cough - even during sleep- after which you may be left with head pressure. Gord can also be associated with asthma symptoms such as wheezing or shortness of breath, so get it checked out. ...Read more
Taking Rabeprazole 20mg since 2010 for longstanding Gord/gastritis. Biopsy 2013 moderate PPI effect on acid secreting tubules. Intestinal metaplasia?
Long Use of a PPI: Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are increasing considered a risk issue in long-term use. While it is difficult to answer your question specifically without further information, consider that for GERD and Gastritis, non-drug interventions such as a wedge pillow and changes in your diet can be an alternative to long-term PPI usage and exposure to potential side effects. ...Read more
I have an extreme form of gord which is destroying my teeth. Will there be any point in me getting dentures as won't the acid reflux destroy them too?
Unlikely: Gerd is a very serious dental condition that can wear away the insides if your teeth. No matter what you decide to do dentally, you must see a gastroenterologist and find a way to eliminate or at least control your reflux issues. When that is under control, then see your dentist. Keep smiling! ...Read more
Diagnose hiatal hernia and GORD, with treatment, will I and how long will it take to develop Barrets oesophagus?
Unpredictable: You may have it now. You may get it in one or twenty years. You will probably never get it ...Read more
Hi I have been to my gp with some swallowing issues, no dysphagia, pain etc. He has put this down to gord, but has given me a referral to a gastro. I have had a couple times coughing some blood stained sputum, is this a sign of esophageal cancer?
Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more
Diet & exercise:
Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. ...Read more
Avoid processed food: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
It can be: In lap land - it is a common practice to repeatedly move from a sauna into a cold dip in a river. This process can be used as part of a detoxification program. Changing back and forth from a cold to hot shower is a similar detoxification protocol. ...Read more
Mediterranean diet: A good diet really isn't a diet b/c diets are temporary. Instead, look to make a lifestyle change. With that said, recent randomized controlled trial demonstrated ability of mediterranean diet to prevent heart disease. Check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/mediterranean-diet-prevents-heart. Html. Just remember that this needs to become a way of life. And don't forget to get/stay active. ...Read more
In 400 characters...: Cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read more
Unsaturated: The weight of opinion is that a diet high in saturated fat increases LDL cholesterol / vascular risk (heart attack, stroke). Epidemiologic studies especially based on what people say they've eaten and without controlling for other factors generate unreliable results; this is "best current thinking." trans-fats are generally no longer available over concerns about risk despite no real animal model. ...Read more
Depends: As with any activity, it can be good or bad depending on how you do it! Boxing is a great exercise, but you need good coaching to avoid injury. Your cardio, strength and agility will all improve, and you don't need to spar for these benefits. Striking target mitts, or punching bags can develop your basics. "Light" sparring is safe, but I would avoid strikes to the head to avoid concussions. ...Read more
Man up!: You're still in your physical prime. You can't change your facial bones, your natural body hair distribution, your height, or your natural skin color. What you can change -- and it's no secret -- is your physical development. Aerobic exercise & watching what you eat will give you definition; resistance training gives you mass. Work out, be hygienic, be polite & considerate & life will be great. ...Read more