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How do you get rid of indigestion except for chewable antacids?

How do you get rid of indigestion except for chewable antacids?

GERD home remedies: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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What is an easy way to get rid of the awful aftertaste of an antacid?

What is an easy way to get rid of the awful aftertaste of an antacid?

Stop taking it: A bitter taste to a food is often your body's way of telling you that it's not good for you. If you are taking a supplement that is particularly bad tasting, stop taking it and switch to something else. ...Read more

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What feels like acid reflux that antacid does not get rid of?

What feels like acid reflux that antacid does not get rid of?

Acid Reflux: Acid reflux symptoms may not go away with antacids. Depending on how severe the reflux is, your antacid may only be minimizing the symptoms and not eliminating them. Reflux itself is simply the act of stomach contents washing up the esophagus, and antacids simply work at reducing the acidity of the contents that are being washed up. There are many diff kinds of antacids to try as well from ur doc. ...Read more

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How do I get rid if indigestion if i'm pregnant ?

How  do I get rid if indigestion if i'm pregnant ?

Good food: The easiest way to improve digestion is by completely stopping grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk protein (milk, yogurt, cheese) since it causes indigestion. Healthy food items such as eggs, fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, some saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take a probiotic daily. All these is nourishing for the growing fetus too. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on back of tongue and how to get rid of them? They don't hurt. A few days ago i had a good indigestion. Thanks

What causes bumps on back of tongue and how to get rid of them? They don't hurt. A few days ago i had a good indigestion. Thanks

Taste buds: The bumps on the back of your tongue are your taste buds and you don' t want to get rid of them. The next time you see your dentist or physician, show your tongue and discuss with them. ...Read more

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I keep getting sharp pains in my chest had it for the last 5 days at first i thought it was indigestion but anything i take wont get rid of it?

I keep getting sharp pains in my chest had it for the last 5 days at first i thought it was indigestion but anything i take wont get rid of it?

PleuroPericardits: Sharp chest pain in the younger adult population can be caused by inflammation of the pleura/pleuritis/pleurisy (thin membrane covering the lungs & the inner chest wall), as well inflammation of the pericardium/peridcarditis (membrane sac covering the heart). Other causes are possible. These are usually benign, but can also be complicated. Nsaids help; but seeing your doctor will help more! ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of acid-indigestion?

What are some ways to get rid of acid-indigestion?

Acid indigestion: Could you be referring to acid reflux? Abdominal discomfort from from consumption of acidic foods can be prevented by not eating foods that are sour. If you cannot do that, taking an antacid like gaviscon. Maalox or mylanta may help. If you meant acid reflux, please publish your question again. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of acid indigestion easily?

Does anyone know how to get rid of acid indigestion easily?

Tums, (calcium carbonate)the antacid.: Tums (calcium carbonate) are very cheap and work very well.Also a great source of calcium. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of stomach pain caused by indigestion?

How can one get rid of stomach pain caused by indigestion?

Good food: The easiest way to improve digestion, reduce weight, cholesterol, is by completely stopping grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk protein (milk, yogurt, cheese) since it causes indigestion. Healthy food items such as eggs, fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, some saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take a probiotic daily. ...Read more

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My mother have a bad indigestion problem and always burp loud n rub their chest like its on fire. What isi this? And what will be best to use to help get rid of this?

My mother have a bad indigestion problem and always burp loud n rub their chest like its on fire. What isi this? And what will be best to use to help get rid of this?

If it's heartburn...: If it's heartburn, one can try antacids like maalox, mylanta, or tums. There are also acid-blocking medications like Pepcid (famotidine) otc. But, such symptoms may be other things instead of simple reflux. The patient could have esophagitis, stomach cancer, h pylori infection, heart disease, etc... So, it's best to have a doctor evaluate, and if it's still heartburn, the doctor can prescribe acid blockers. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more