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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. 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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How to get rid of heartburn?

How to get rid of heartburn?

Lifestyle change +: Start with lifestyle changes that prevent relaxation of the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus. That includes avoiding spicy foods, tomato based foods, chocolates, mints, alcohol, nicotene, etc... Medications such as ppi may be needed. Longstanding heartburn consider undergoing an endoscopy to evaluate your esophagus. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of heartburn?

How can I get rid of heartburn?

Few things to try...: Heartburn is very common and often lifestyle is a major contributing factor. Smoking/alcohol/caffeine/mint/fatty foods/too-spicey foods, and many medications cause heartburns. Obesity and laying down after meals etc...Are other risks. So, if you can control the above, you r much less likely to suffer heartburn. If above not adequate, otc prilosec/zantac/pepcid may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does get rid of heartburn?

What does get rid of heartburn?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more

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How can I get.Rid of heartburn?

How can I get.Rid of heartburn?

Lifestyle, meds: Lose weight, dietary changes - decreased fat, acidic foods, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. If not change then there a variety of otc medications one can use. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my heartburn?

How can I get rid of my heartburn?

Heart burn: Heart burn is caused by reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. It can be mediated by positional changes (for example, don't lie down after eating), otc meds like ppi which shut off acid production, and non-spicy foods. However, this only tempers the heart burn, treatment may need to be surgical if meds fail (fundoplication). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of heartburn without meds?

How can I get rid of heartburn without meds?

Avoid acid foods: Avoids foods heavy in acid, alcohol, and citric fruits with high acidity. Also, reduce vinegar products and anything with Aspirin in it. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of heartburn naturally?

What do I do to get rid of heartburn naturally?

Try this: Avoid caffeine, tobacco and alcohol. Elevate the head of your bed 6' on blocks. See a doctor if it persists--might be more serious than you think. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of heartburn without medicine?

What do I do to get rid of heartburn without medicine?

See details: It is very difficult to do. Raise the head of your bed on blocks, avoid spicy foods, all alcohol and hope for the best. Personally, i would rather control the problem with a simple medication than continue to hope that something else would work. ...Read more

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In what way can you get rid of heartburn w/o medicine?

In what way can you get rid of heartburn w/o medicine?

Maybe: Don't smoke. Avoid foods that trigger acid (chocolate, coffee, alcohol, fried foods, tomato based foods, etc), chew gum ( can be acid neutralizing), lose weight, have gravity help you. There are large wedge shaped pillows in sleep shops you can use to elevate your head, avoid large meals, review your medications ( pain meds, anti inflammatories, antibiotics , tricyclics,can increase reflux). ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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