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Herbal Remedies For Gerd
What herbal meds/teas are good for the following:gastritis/gerd, chronic anxiety, tense muscles (all the above I have from extreme stress!) please thx?
We do not advocate: The physicians here do not advocate for any herbal or dietary specifics. Teas and herbs are used in all of the cultures of the world for a variety of reasons and purported health benefits. Medicine in general does not have must to add in regards to whether these are truly beneficial or not. ...Read more
Many: Dietary changes, medication, endoscopic (example - Stretta), or surgical (example - Nissen fundoplication, Linx) procedures. Depends on severity of symptoms, presence or absence of a hiatal hernia, size of hernia, and overall condition. Also depends on goals if therapy. See your primary care to get started. Hope this helps! ...Read more
.: First try non medication. Including head end elevation position at sleep, burping well, thicken feeds and stir bottle and not shake. If they do not work can try h2 blocker like ranitidine. But a large part of gerd is non acidic reflex. May not be relieved by medication. If gerd too bad causing poor wt or distress or pneumonias, may need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex: I think that reflux is a complex disease and more a mechanical problem. It could be transient but when it persists it should be carefully studied and addressed accordingly. Medications are the first line and then surgical procedures can be considered. Medications only address the symptoms and do not correct the problem. See your doctor. Don't just take over the counter meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father(55) has GERD and also complains of pain in upper back. Could these be related? What should be the treatment?
The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple treat: Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. This is generally synonymous with "acid reflux" or "heart burn". If you take "acid blockers", you decrease/eliminate stomach acid, however, that does not stop reflux into esophagus. It just decreases and/or eliminates the acidic content of material that refluxes into the esophagus. Hopefully, alleviating symptoms of reflux. ...Read more
Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?
Small meals: Small frequent meals, low in fat and fried foods- cause they delay stomach emptying. Foods that dont contain caffeine such as coffee and tea and dark chocolate would be helpful since these products also increase acid production in the stomach. If overweight, losing weight can decrease the pressure on the abdomen that is contributing to reflex. ...Read more
I need longterm treatment for GERD, I take only Lustral 50 mg for depression Nd I have been suffering from GERD for more than 3 years?
Consider tricyclic: Lustral (sertraline) is an SSRI-type antidepressant. This medication class is associated with GERD and with upper GI bleeding (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24993365) Tricyclic antidepressants (like amitriptyline) have H2 receptor blocking activity, which may be stomach-protective (e.g. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12570020) Talk to your doc about whether this would be appropriate. ...Read more