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How to relieve heartburn?

How to relieve 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 more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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How can I alleviate gastric reflux?

How can I alleviate gastric reflux?

Take a good antiacid: You need to use a good antacid. Try zantac (ranitidine) first.It is cheaper but you have to take it twice a day...Start at bed time and see if once a day would releive your symptoms. A more effective medicine is Prilosec but it mayy be more expensive but one pill takes care of stopping acid production for 24 hours. So you have to take it for the long term as this problem is typically long term and does not go. ...Read more

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How to cure heartburn?

How to cure heartburn?

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 more

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How to relieve from constipation?

How to relieve from constipation?

Psyllium Fiber: Psyllium fiber, one teaspoon every night mixed with with a glass of water is a good place to start. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. ...Read more

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How to relieve stomach gas?

How to relieve stomach gas?

A few methods: There is no easy answer here but a few suggestions: 1. Swallow less air. This is best achieved by eating slower, not talking when eating, and eating less temperature hot foods (when food is hot we inhale a lot of air to cool it down) 2. If this doesn't help, simethicone (gas-x) can help dissolve gas particles and make gas easier to pass 3. If still a problem see a GI doctor or pcp. ...Read more

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How can you relieve IBS pain?

How can you relieve IBS pain?

Irritable bowel synd: I have had the most success with getting people to eat more frequent and smaller meals. Addition of fiber several times a day to keep the stools soft will be helpful. Probiotics twice-daily have also been shown to be helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. There are medicines that will help with the cramping so see your dr. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain from esophagitis?

What can I do to relieve  pain from esophagitis?

Fight the Fire: Esophagitis is a symptom of another problem, therefore, the sources must be treated to effectively alleviate the pain. Most cases require an acid suppressing medication along with an acid neutralizer as well as surveillance for ulcerative disease. If pain persists despite use of these meds the dose may need to be significantly increased. All people respond differently to meds and their dosing. ...Read more

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What can I take to relieve anxiety treatments?

What can I take to relieve anxiety treatments?

Consultation: I assume you mean what treatments can you do to relieve your anxiety. Consult first with your family physician, and then possible a psychiatrist. Psychotherapy may be very helpful, but you need a thorough medical exam first to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you relieve constipation?

How can you relieve constipation?

Diet modification: Increase fruits, vegetables and nuts in your diet. Increase the intake of high fiber cereals and reduce the intake of milk and milk products take a laxative as needed. ...Read more

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How to cure hyperacidity?

How to cure hyperacidity?

Doctor visit: Get a diagnosis as to cause. There are several antacids on the market, but you should determine the cause first. ...Read more

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How can I treat heartburn/acid reflux?

How can I treat heartburn/acid reflux?

See below: Avoid greasy foods (and other foods/fruits that aggravate the symptoms), take otc Omeprazole 20 mg daily, if not better see your md. ...Read more

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How to help relieve my thyroid symptoms?

How to help relieve my thyroid symptoms?

Too low or too high?: Either too high or to low, you need to see doc to assess for appropriate treatment. Blood work is certainly need and depending what is found on exam like a thyroid nodule etc...Additional test such as ultrasound maybe needed. There are effective treatments for both conditions, but doc must know which you have first. Please consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you relieve severe heartburn?

How do you relieve severe heartburn?

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). If these measures don't help, see GI doctor for EGD. ...Read more

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How can you relieve allergy cough?

How can you relieve allergy cough?

Depends on: Post-nasal drips from allergic rhinitis or airway inflammation in asthma can both cause coughing. Thus one needs to treat the cause. Sinus infection is yet another common cause for coughing. ...Read more

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How to relieve infant gas?

How to relieve infant gas?

Simethicone: Over the counter simethicone drops (mylicon or infant gas drops). Are perfectly safe. The dose is 0.3 ml every 3 hrs as needed. If you are breast feeding take a look at your diet. Anything that makes you gassy may have the same effect on baby! If symptoms continue on the drops, talk to your pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to cure gastritis?

Gastritis: Gastritis is a temporary state, and means inflammation of the stomach lining. Start with focusing on your diet, eliminate any foods that cause your stomach to hurt. Keep track of how you feel after meals in a diary. Many times using a acid suppressor medication like Nexium or Protonix on a regular schedule will result in cure over the next 4-6 weeks. Pepcid is another good option. Hang in there!! ...Read more

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How can you relieve flatulence?

Depends: All of us have flatulence and some people have more than others. Certain foods can cause more gas production than others because we can not digest parts of the food's make up. Bean-o helps with the digestion of certain types of carbohydrates that we do not have the enzymes to digest. You could try that. ...Read more

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How to prevent heartburn?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more