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How To Alleviate Acid Reflux
Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more
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
Have you tried using: Milk and milk products have a soothing effect and provide temporary relief from acid reflux. These are old fashioned recipes from the past when good antacid medicines were not available. Now that there are many good antacids that can stop acid production you can find much better relief with medicines like Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid and Omeprazole (Nexium). You should try one of these for 4 wks to see benefit ...Read more
Make sure is Reflux!: Herbs? None. You assume you've reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in pain signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those. A good dr. Will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long lasts, associated problems. See dr. For proper diagnosis/ treatment! ...Read more
I have mild acid reflux and have been unable to find relieve. Any ideas for over-the-counter meds to treat it?
Lifestyle changes: avoid alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and food items that may worsen symptoms (ie acidic foods, spicy foods, etc). Remain upraight for at least 1 hour after eating. Lose weight if obese.
Consider Tums (calcium carbonate) or other otc antacids.
Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec (omeprazole) are also available otc.
If you continue to have symptoms, you should see your physician. ...Read more
No Biggy: Why not just take care of the acid reflux? There are many medications for it, and dietary modification, even Tums. Yes, Zofran (ondansetron) (ondansetron) helps nausea but it will make you drowsy (maybe that's what you need?), and yes, you could take a Zofran (ondansetron) if the acid reflux makes you nauseated. No biggy. But it's always better to attack the cause-that will then take care of the symptoms. And if not you'll need to see your doc ...Read more
Doc told me had mild hernia and acid reflux. Meds help but I still wakeuo crazy nasueas anythin I can do to help relieve it tried not eatin 3 h b4 bed?
Nausea: There is a homeopathic remedy that is called Nux Vomica. It can be purchased at a local health food store. You should ask for a 200c strength. Take one upon awakening and this should relieve the nausea. It will not interfere with any other medicines you are taking. Repeat in 20 minutes if you are still nauseous. ...Read more
I'm having acid reflux/upset stomach from something I ate, but I've never had any acid reflux issues before. What can I do to relieve the symptoms?
Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth. Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?
Maybe two things: Dust can cause chest tightness in someone with asthma. Cold can also trigger asthma. The sour taste may indicate reflux all the way to the mouth. Reflux also can cause chest pain or pain between the shoulder blades. Reflux can trigger asthma symptoms. First get help from a doc separating the issues. For reflux start an antacid and avoid heavy greasy food and late dinner. There are surgical options ...Read more
I have acid reflux symptoms, burp a lot to relieve stomach pain, have an endoscopy scheduled next week. What sort of diagnosis should I expect?
Sounds like GERD: You should specifically inquire whether or not there is damage to your esophagus, and what the biopsy results showed if one was done. ...Read more
All you need to know:
Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus.
Acid reflux usually causes a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation radiates up from the stomach to the mid-chest or throat. This is also known as heartburn.
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/gerd? ref=global ...Read more
Wrong way: It is a condition by which acid an food particles creep up into your esophagus. The minuscule between your esophagus and stomach is not working properly. Several causes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
GERD: There are many non-medical measures you can take to help reflux, such as avoiding particular foods, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting your bed, and avoiding over eating before bedtime, but many people require long-term medication in addition to those measures. If you're developing new reflux symptoms at age 50, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more
Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more
One way is: To not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more
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
First try to figure out what is giving you the acid reflux.
Type of foods? What time id it worse? Is it associated with meals? Activity? Does it get better when you eat? Seeing a dr? Has h.Pylori been ruled out? Weight issues?
Assuming all this has been done a couple of tips: fresh cut ginger´root, about 1 tsp, pour boiling water over it, 1 cup, simmer 10 min, add juice from 1/2 lemon, sip. ...Read more
Couple ways: With lifestyle modification (try a web search for simple tips) also with prescription medication as well as over the counter meds. You may wish to try an over the counter medication and if no improvement see your dr for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Reflux: When you eat, food passes from the throat to the stomach through the esophagus. Once food is in the stomach, a ring of muscle fibers prevents food from moving backward into the esophagus. If this muscle doesn't close well, food, liquid, and stomach acid can leak back into the esophagus. Reflux is worse with large meals, high fatty content, bending over after eating, alcohol and obesity. ...Read more
Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more
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