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How To Relieve Gerd
Medication: There are some easy solutions to help with gerd. If your friend is not on medication, they can try any over the counter meds to decrease acid. Also, the 3 common causes of gerd are caffiene, alcohol and nicotine. Try to eat early, and avoid coffee, alcohol and cigarettes. You could also elevate the head of the bed 4 inches. If nothing helps your friend, they should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
How about a lot less: Alcohol (etoh) empties rapidly from the stomach. Alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach lining contributes to etoh metabolism. Etoh can not be stored by the body & obligatory oxidation takes place predominantly in the liver. 1 gram etoh gives 7 empty calories that provide only energy with no nutritional value. Poor diet (protein-calorie, choline, folate (folic acid) deficiency) contributes to liver toxicity. ...Read more
I take dexliant 60mg at night for gerd. I have flair ups and was wondering if it was ok to take maalox for faster relief when the flair ups happen.
Be observant: Maalox contains aluminum which can complex with phosphate. Plain calcium carbonate like tums or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can both neutralize stomach acid. It is useful to determine what triggers flares and avoid the triggers. Sometimes doing moves to treat hiatal hernia prevents the need for anti-acids. Eating small frequent meals helps as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more
Gerd for 7 mo; been on reddys 20-40mg omep; now on kremers brand. Does brand make a difference? Burning has gotten worse. What can I take for relief?
GERD: I hope you are doing the lifestyle changes too. Avoid food that give u heartburn like coffee, chocolate, alcohol, acid fruits & juices, spicy and fatty foods, sodas, large meals before bed; loose weight, exercise, avoid tight cloths, try eating smler meals 6 times a day. If symptoms continue even on protons inhibitors, you should consult a gastroenterologist to r/o h.Pylori by endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiccups: Could well be. Other less likely things are problems with the diaphragm or belly or from medication side effects. I would check this out with your doctor. ...Read more
I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness i feel cause it helps. What can I do, i'm gaining weight?
Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well
Is it recommended to take Prilosec in the morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for complete acid relief of GERD?
See your doctor.: If you are initially treating presumed acid reflux, Prilosec 20 mg once each morning about 20 minutes before eating any food is a good start. If it does not completely relieve your symptoms after two weeks, however, or if they recur after stopping the Prilosec, then I would seek out treatment long term through your family doctor. Anti-reflux measures are important too. Good luck. ...Read more
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