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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. Heidi Fowler
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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


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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 home remedies for gastritis?

What are home remedies for gastritis?

Home rx of gastritis: Currently the home remedies are quite good. Starting with otc antacids, you can then move up to otc zantac, (ranitidine) or even better, otc prilosec. Remember that these otc drugs are provided in just half their usually prescribed dosages, so you may need to double up. Diet changes--reducing acids, alcohol, soda, coffee will also help. Reducing stress through relaxatin will help. Last resort: h pylori test. ...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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Are there home remedies for gastritis?

Gastritis: First, avoid foods that exacerbate symptoms: fats, fried foods, spicy foods, caffeine/pop, medications like nsaids. Tums, (calcium carbonate) etc or sodium bicarbonate may help relieve symptoms. Otc acid blockers are available, but if you need one of those, you should be evaluated by a doc to determine the cause & optimal treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for curing stomach ulcers?

Are there any home remedies for curing stomach  ulcers?

Ulcers: Stomach ulcers may be a result of Helicobacter Pylori infection. You should see a gastroenterology to confirm if indeed you have a gastric ulcer. Gi will able to provide you the appropriate treatment for your gastrointestinal condition. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for acid/gastric reflux?

Are there any herbal remedies for acid/gastric reflux?

Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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Which home remedies are considered the best for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Which home remedies are considered the best for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Small meals: Small meals - almost like grazing low in fat no fried foods dont eat with in 3 hours of bedtime. ...Read more

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Home remedies for an upset stomach due to gallstones?

Home remedies for an upset stomach due to gallstones?

Please Don't "Flush": The only home remedy that i know of is a "gallbladder flush": ingesting substances to cause significant contraction of the gb with the hope that the stones could be flushed into the intestines. Unfortunately, this is actually dangerous since the stones can get stuck in the bile duct & block the liver. Furthermore, even if successful, new ones will form. The best rx remains surgery. ...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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What are some suggested home remedies for gastritis?

Peppermint: Or ginger can also help acutely. However te cause of the gastritis needs to be addressed or all your doing is treating symptoms. ...Read more

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What's some home remedies for a achy esophagus due to GERD ?

What's some home remedies for a achy esophagus due to GERD ?

GERD: Eat small bites; chew thoroughly; eat slowly; avoid spices; minimize meats. Take baking soda 1/2 or 1 teaspoon dissolved in 4 ounces of water as frequently as every 3 hours. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for gastroesophageal reflux diseas?

What are some natural remedies for gastroesophageal reflux diseas?

Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...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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What are some home cures for esophagitis?

What are some home cures for esophagitis?

Esophagitis cures: There is alot you can do for acid reflux: lose weight, no tea or coffee, no eating 3hr. Before bedtime, decrease fat intake, raise the head of your bed 4-6inches, and then take otc medication you can get at your pharmacy----pepcid, prilosec, zantac, (ranitidine) etc. ...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

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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more