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How long does acid reflux last?

How long does acid reflux last?

Depends: On the causes. If you are being treated. Are you changing your diet. Behavior modification. Talk to your doctor about how you can help treat this. As well as educate you on the problem ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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How long can acid reflux last?

How long can acid reflux last?

It depends: As to an immediate episode, it lasts until the acid is neutralized or clearer from the esophagus. Use water and an antacid. As to the condition, more long term control measures are needed...Daily proton pump inhibitors (meds), diet control, sleeping techniques (head elevated), possibly surgery to correct a stomach valve issue? For immediate relief, use water and antacid. ...Read more

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How long does a single episode of acid reflux last?

How long does a single episode of acid reflux last?

It=disease=always.: Until treated this will be a long term problem. U may help a single episode with a liguid antacid, but 4 the long term u need eval and med rx. A lot is available, so c ur GI specialist 4 eval, test, & rx. ...Read more

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How long can acid reflux symptoms last? I've had them for about 6 days now.

How long can acid reflux symptoms last? I've had them for about 6 days now.

Symptoms can last: for awhile if acid reflux is untreated and there are no changes to your diet. If you have acid reflux, you can use an over the counter antacid (e.g., Tums), acid blocker (e.g., Pepcid or Tagamet) or a proton-pump inhibitor (e.g., Prevacid (lansoprazole) or Nexium) to help but you also need to cut out the causes - e.g.,spicy, tobacco, caffeine, etc. If none of this works, see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acid reflux last with an infant?

On average, how long will acid reflux last with an infant?

Symptoms: Acid reflux is actually part of every day life for all of us.Infants often peak in their symptoms around 3-5 mo and become less so as the begin to sit/stand/walk. The fact that they are not laying down begins to decrease their reflux symptom intensity . Most come off acid reducers gradually but may revisit the issue occasionally in childhood or their teens. Diet & behavior have a lot of impact. ...Read more

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How long can a cough last with acid reflux can it last for months?

Long time.: The cough will last as long as the acidity is rising high enough to trigger the cough. Treat the esophageal problem and the cough will go away after a week to a month. ...Read more

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Is GERD basically just acid reflux that lasts a long time?

Is GERD basically just acid reflux that lasts a long time?

Essentially, yes.: Most people experience heartburn on an infrequent basis. People with Gerd experience it frequently. If you have frequent heartburn,you may need to follow anti-reflux measures and perhaps take medication to keep it under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's more effective for acid reflux, 300mg of ranitidine or 20mg of famotidine ? Which one is likely to last longer, the effects ?

What's more effective for acid reflux, 300mg of ranitidine or 20mg of famotidine ? Which one is likely to last longer, the effects ?

About the same: Ranitidine and Famotidine are h2 receptor antagonists, and their efficacy at reducing acid and relieving reflux symptoms are about the same. For more long lasting relief, a proton pump inhibitor, such as omeprazole, would be a better choice. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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