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How can I get acid reflux to go away?

How can I get acid reflux to go away?

Lifestyle changes: Reflux is common & often aggravated by what we eat or do in life.The caffeine in our coffee or nicotine in smokes can increase the reflux. Filling the stomach before bedtime or certain foods can aggravate the process. Various meds can reduce the pain but the beat way to avoid reflux is to identify what you do that sets it off. Learn, change, avoid or treat. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Does acid reflux get worse when lying down ?

Does acid reflux get worse when lying down ?

Yes commonly seen. : Some sufferers get a large wedge pillow to diminish their symptoms at night. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux symptoms get very serious and become dangerous?

Can acid reflux symptoms get very serious and become dangerous?

Yes: It can cause ulcers in your esophagus and these could bleed. Also, you can strictures and barrett's esophagus (which may increase your chances of cancer). ...Read more

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Is there a possibly to get serious complications from acid reflux?

Is there a possibly to get serious complications from acid reflux?

Like cancer...Yes!: Acid reflux, when chronic, can lead to permanent changes in the esophagus with scarring (strictures), & precancerous tissue (barrett's) that progresses to esophageal malignancy. Chronic exposure of vocal cords to refluxed material can promote asthma, & even laryngeal cancer. Other concerns include eroded teeth, chronic sinusitis, not to mention profoundly altered quality of life for sufferers. ...Read more

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When I was a baby I was diagnosed with acid reflux. I am 18 now, so should I get rechecked?

When I was a baby I was diagnosed with acid reflux.  I am 18 now, so should I get rechecked?

Maybe: It depends if you are still having symptoms. If you do not have belching, heartburn or abdominal pain, you probably no longer have reflux and nothing more needs to be done. If you still have symptoms, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My acid reflux tends to come in waves. I get it everyday for days but then can go days without ever getting it. Is this pattern normal?

My acid reflux tends to come in waves.  I get it everyday for days but then can go days without ever getting it.  Is this pattern normal?

Possibly: acid reflux symptoms can be diet-related tending to increase with certain foods,ie fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. lying down right after eating could also make symptoms worse. keeping a diary of what foods you are eating in relation to your symptoms as well as a timeline of symptom onset after a meal may help. weight loss may also help reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with acid reflux and been on tablets 3times but soon as they finish it comes back within a few days I really don't want to keep going back to get more what else can I do to stop this?

I'm suffering with acid reflux and been on tablets 3times but soon as they finish it comes back within a few days I really don't want to keep going back to get more what else can I do to stop this?

Avoid food triggers: Avoid food triggersa&eat small meals After eating wait 2t03hours before going to bed or lying down Avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine Avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat Loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. Try OTC meds Omeprazol/ranitidine Consult MD ...Read more

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How frequently do you need to get an endoscopy when you have acid reflux?

How frequently do you need to get an endoscopy when you have acid reflux?

Depends: if you have an entity called Barrett's esophagus, which is due to reflux, you need it routinely (Depending on biopsy results). otherwise it is not recommended to routinely repeat it if it is just for reflux that has not changed over time ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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