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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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Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for getting rid of indigestion or whatever this is?

Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for getting rid of indigestion or whatever this is?

Worth a try: Tums has bicarbonate (sodium 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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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 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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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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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

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What are good ways to get rid of heartburn once you have it?

What are good ways to get rid of heartburn once you have it?

Use Antacids: There are many antacids available that you can try and see which one works best. Also have your doctor check you and advise a long term strategy to control this chronic problem. ...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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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. Patricia Foster
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Antacid (Definition)

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