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How To Heartburn
Heartburn approaches: elevating head of bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle measures.: Smaller more frequent meals. Elevate head of bed from the floor. Don't eat within four hours of going to bed. Limit citrus fruits, chocolate, caffeine, tomato products, smoking and peppermint. Lose weight if you're overweight. OTC meds like Prevacid, Prilosec and AcipHex (rabeprazole). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antacids: Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from ge reflux and not , say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See md. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. Otc ppis or h2 blockers can help. Still have sx, or frequent, see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control-yes. Cure?: Heartburn (gerd) is a pain! many reasons for it. Usually obese, poor diet and lifestyle, but many are thin, eat properly and it is there. Avoiding fatty meals, alcohol, spices to some extent, avoiding eating or drinking after 6 P.M., elevating the head of bed 6-8 inches, taking antacids, alginates, h-2 blockers like pepcid, (famotidine) etc, prilosec, etc may help. May need surgery to cure. See pcp/gi doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few suggestions...: Indigestion is commonly a symptom of acid reflux which is the back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Its triggered by many factors. Avoidance may be achieved by: eating slower or eating less; eliminating caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, mints, tomato sauces, citrus, carbonated drinks; lose weight if needed; avoid bending over or laying down after eating. Good luck! ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Reflux is common & often aggravated by what we eat or do in life.The caffeine in our coffee or nicotine in smokes can increase the reflux. Filling the stomach before bedtime or certain foods can aggravate the process. Various meds can reduce the pain but the beat way to avoid reflux is to identify what you do that sets it off. Learn, change, avoid or treat. ...Read more
What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat. If your pain is persistent, severe, associated w/high fever+/-vomiting, you should seek hands-on medical attention. We can then sort out the cause and get you well. Good luck. ...Read more
Omeprazole: it is okay to try omeprazole up to 20 mg once a day for up to two weeks to try to prevent heartburn and acid reflux. If your symptoms persist beyond that, you should see your dr. for a more definitive diagnosis and longer-term treatment. Avoid the particular foods that you think cause your reflux. I'd avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Consider tilting your bed. Good luck. ...Read more
Get checked out!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those organs. A good doctor will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr., & good luck! ...Read more
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Psychological: Assuming there is no mechanical obstruction then your inability to swallow pills is psychological take several deep breaths to relax, hold an ice cube, popsicle, or topical spray in your mouth to numb your throat, take a drink of water before putting pill in your mouth, place the pill on the tip of your tongue, don't psych yourself out by focusing on the pill, practice with small pieces of food or candy. ...Read more
Depends on cause: There are many causes of stomach aches. Acid reflux can be treated with antacids and acid reducers. Ginger ale, flat, can be helpful. Constipation can cause stomach aches, and treating with a laxative can help. Any severe stomach ache should be seen by a health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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