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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)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Geographic tongue..Can GERD be cause? Hoe to get rid of cracks on tongue?

Geographic tongue..Can GERD be cause? Hoe to get rid of cracks on tongue?

GERD Aggravates It: Gerd is probably not the cause of geographic tongue, but stomach acids in the mouth can aggravate your tongue condition. Acidic/spicy foods can have the same effect. There's really no treatment for geographic tongue. The signs will come and go, but they'll never disappear completely. Avoid foods/drinks which are uncomfortable. That's about all you can do. ...Read more

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Can GERD be treated and totally get rid of it?How?

Usually resolves: A treatment plan using medication, changes in lifestyle and diet will often resolve the process. Avoiding caffeine, nicotine and never reclining within 2 hours of a meal will decrease symptoms naturally. Other plans will be determined by your treating physician. ...Read more

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What is the permanent solution of gerd? And how to get rid of it in natural way?

What is the permanent solution of gerd? And how to get rid of it in natural way?

Diet: The following foods worsen gastroesophageal reflux: caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes, exacerbate the injury to the esophagus caused by reflux, and usually worsen heartburn. Other common offenders are peppers, spicy foods, and fried foods. A higher protein content in a meal can help decrease reflux. Smoking worsens gerd. ...Read more

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Can chest pain from GERD last for a week? I feel that this is the cause but I'm unsure how to get rid of the pain?

Can chest pain from GERD last for a week? I feel that this is the cause but I'm unsure how to get rid of the pain?

Uncommon: The pain location, radiation, characteristics, behavior with regard to meals or to changes in position are critical in understanding the cause for your pain. I would suggest seeing your doc. If you had had similar symptoms in the past that are getting worse now and in the right clinical setting this may be already an ulcer. ...Read more

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Why does GERD cause the feeling that food is stuck below ribs and how can I get rid of it? I take omeprazole which help the burning but not this stuck

Why does GERD cause the feeling that food is stuck below ribs and how can I get rid of it? I take omeprazole which help the burning but not this stuck

Stuck food: Discuss with your doctor or gastroenterologist. Stuck food feeling may be from strictures or achalasia ( esophageal spasm),hiatal hernia rarely infection like Candida or tumors which could be evaluated by barium swallow, endoscopy, manometry, ...Read more

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Can GERD disease be caused by stressed? And if it is caused by stress is it possible to get rid of GERD disease if you are no longer stressed?

GERD Has many causes: Most people have many "habits" that increase development of gerd symptoms. But it can also be caused by something more serious like h. Pylori infection which can increase likelihood of gastric (stomach) cancer. Look into this website. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gerd/ds00967 you can do a trial of Omeprazole 20 mg once a day (on empty stomach half hour before first meal) for max 2 weeks. ...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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Can Tums help prevent ulcers from forming when taking nsaids, or do they just reduce indigestion?

Can Tums help prevent ulcers from forming when taking nsaids, or do they just reduce indigestion?

No benefit here.: Tums will not prevent ulcers related to NSAID ingestion. The PPI class of medication would serve you best in that regard. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Antacid (Definition)

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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

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