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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, 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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How do I get rid of the sour gas feeling in my stomach? Tums and pepto don't seem to work

How do I get rid of the sour gas feeling in my stomach? Tums and pepto don't seem to work

Try Zantac/Prilosec: You can try over the counter zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole) as directe.If that does not relieve your symptoms you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Tums good for getting rid of indigestion or whatever this is?

Is Tums good for getting rid of indigestion or whatever this is?

Worth a try: Tums has bicarbonate which acutely neutralizes acid, but its effects only last 1-2 hours tops. You could certainly try it, but other than neutralizing acid, tums does not do much. ...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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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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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums: I really like tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac. ...Read more

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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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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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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

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. 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. Neigatha Graney
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Antacid (Definition)

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