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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Acid Reflux And Heartburn

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Home remedies for gastroesophageal reflux like bicarb?

Home remedies for gastroesophageal reflux like bicarb?

Spasm: The esophagus is very muscular to move food from your mouth o your stomach . Sometimes these muscles cramp up into a spasm , which causes a severe pain . Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon . Avoid eating within 4 hours of bed . Elevate the head of the bed . Take antacids or Prilosec before bed ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Are there home remedies for acid reflux?

Are there home remedies for acid reflux?

Yes: Avoid caffeine, nicotine, peppermint, chocolate, alcohol, tomatoes/tomato sauce, spicy foods, large meals, fatty meals, and salads. taking 1-2 tbsp of baking soda in water helps with acute symptoms but over time has a lot of sodium. There are many otc meds available too. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for acid reflux disease?

What are some good home remedies for acid reflux disease?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Ginger and antacids can help. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for acid reflux burping?

What are some natural remedies for acid reflux burping?

Apple: Eat an early supper- well before bedtime. Do not eat an overly large meal. Consume a moderate amount of fluids with your meal. Eat a medium apple for desert with dinner as desert. ...Read more

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Home remedies for acidity, gas and bad breath?Please!

Home remedies for acidity, gas and bad breath?Please!

Multiple reason: Although there are multiple reasons for bad breath, one reason is bacteria in your mouth and particularly the ones that cause gum disease. To eliminate that from the equation make sure you get a professional dental checkup/ cleaning, and be on top of home care specially flossing and brushing teeth and tongue. ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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What are some signs and helpful remedies for acid reflux?

Acid reflux: Basic remedies include: avoid eating 2 hours prior to going to bed, raise head of bed if possible, some foods can cause increased symptoms these are: alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, mints, nuts, tomato based sauces and others. Keep a food diary and see which foods don't agree with you and avoid them. Talk to to your doctor about medications that may be helpful. Take care! ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy for acid reflux disease, barretts esophagus and hiatal hernia?

Can there be a natural remedy for acid reflux disease, barretts esophagus and hiatal hernia?

Weight loss, elevate: Keeping the intra-abdominal pressures low is the key to keeping food/acid from refluxing into your esophagus. If you keep your head about 30 degrees (using cinder blocks under the bed posts is an inexpensive way to do this) of the parallel, most reflux is prevented. Weight loss also reduces abdominal pressure and keeps the food where it should be. Good luck! ...Read more

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Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

GERD: Don't eat late and lie down flat, avoid foods like coffee, chocolate and spice. Take otc meds like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec but see your doctor if it persists... Gerd can be serious! ...Read more

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Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or lpr, is typically treated with proton pump inhibitors to reduce the acid in your stomach. I have people raise the head of your bed about 4-5 inches to get your throat above your stomach while you sleep. Feel better. ...Read more

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What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 & http://tinyurl.com/mwxb522 Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more

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What are good foods for acid reflux?

Avoid: caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking and any food that makes it worse, Avoid laying down within 2 hours of eating,do not overeat, There are no foods that help it. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for acid reflux?

What are the best remedies for acid reflux?

Minimize acid: Proton pump inhibitors on a daily basis are effective in reducing acid production. Also, take an antacid (tums, or other) with a glass of water before retiring to neutralize some of the acid in the stomach. Use pillows to elevate the head. Stomach reflux will probably happen, but the effects can be reduced. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for acid reflux?

What are the best remedies for acid reflux?

Gastroenterologist: See a gastroenterologist for an evaluation and treatment. Get the right answers to your question. ...Read more

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Which home remedies are considered the best for acid reflux/gerd?

Which home remedies are considered the best for acid reflux/gerd?

Small meals, low fat: Small meals that are low in fat are a good starting point to decrease reflux. Large meals high in fat increase acid production and can worsen reflux and its symptoms. ...Read more

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Home remedies for acidity and gas want to leave antacids?

Home remedies for acidity and gas want to leave antacids?

Aloe vera: If the acidity occurs if standing up after a meal, see the doctor. If standing and walking after meals makes it less acid, drink water and walk. Aloe vera juice is healing and can be obtained to drink after meals. If the acid comes up at night., eat early, walk and stand to wash dishes etc, before lying down. Losing weight and exercising reduces acid reflux. Raise the head of the bed to sleep. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for acid reflux?

Acid reflux: There are good medications that you can get otc. Mainly---prilosec, pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) etc. These work well. ...Read more

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What are the best home remedies for stomach ache, nausea, and heartburn?

What are the best home remedies for stomach ache, nausea, and heartburn?

Baking soda, ginger: Just a pinch of baking soda in a glass of water can help with heartburn and stomach ache. Ginger tea (mince up some fresh ginger root and steep it in boiled water for 5 minutes) can help with nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more