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How To Prevent Acid Reflux
Elevate head of bed: Consider more pillows or even a pillow 'ramp' that is available at many bed supply stores like bbb. Eat earlier; don't eat within a few hours of bed. Eat smaller meals and no alcohol in evening. Speak to your doctor about medication if persists or try otc Omeprazole or famoitidine. Be sure to see a physician if not improved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
How can i prevent acid reflux attacks if i fall asleep after eating? Dont say "dont fall asleep after a meal" i have a son and a rough work schedule
Several possiblities: Anytime you lay down you position the stomach at the same level as your throat, and muscular action of the stomach (active after meals) can generate pressure enough to reflux. But you can alter other areas.Avoid any caffeine or nicotine which loosens the stomach opening.Avoid fatty foods that take longer to process, consider a daily OTC med like prilosec. ...Read more
How often does aspiration happen and exactly how does it happen? And why? How to prevent it? And can acid reflux cause it?
Depends: It's entirely dependent on the individual patient. Acid reflux causes it. Indeed you have to have reflux, technically before it can be aspirated. Predisposing factors are lying down with a lot of food in the stomach, age, diabetes, alcohol and sedatives and narcotics and other drugs, and any deformity of the structures closing off the upper part of the stomach like hiatal hernia. ...Read more
Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on surgery.: The length of recovery depends on many factors, but the most important would be the type of antireflux surgery you have. Typically patients undergoing laparoscopic surgeries, such as a nissen or toupet, spend 1 night in the hospital and recovery is 1-2 weeks. The new transoral surgery, tif, is typical 1 week recovery. But remember that some people recover from surgery faster than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than one answer: There are several things you can do for reflux - first and foremost, seeing an ENT and or GI doc to definitively diagnose your condition, making sure nothing else is occurring that may be more serious causing it. Amongst possibilities a doc would do to control reflus may be medications, diet modification, and weight loss, . ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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