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What can you do to stop acid reflux without acid blockers?

What can you do to stop acid reflux without acid blockers?

Talk with doctor: Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Are you overweight? Snoring and sleep apnea is a cause of acid reflux. Talk to your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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How to avoid acid reflux?

How to avoid acid reflux?

Recommendations: Don't overeat. Don't eat right before bed. Don't eat foods that you don't digest well. If symptoms continue, see your physician. ...Read more

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How much omeprazole can I take to prevent acid reflux?

How much omeprazole can I take to prevent acid reflux?

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

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How to cure acid reflux?

How to cure acid reflux?

Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more

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What can you do to stop acid reflux naturally?

Difficult to do: You can try but nothing works very well other than antacids. Avoid stomach irritants like spicy foods, aspirin, motrin, coffee and alcohol in order to avoid aggravating the damage caused by the acid. ...Read more

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How can you control acid reflux?

How can you control acid reflux?

Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime. If symptoms persist go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you eat to reduce acid reflux?

What can you eat to reduce acid reflux?

What to avoid: Rather then eat foods to reduce reflux, i try to counsel patients on foods to avoid that trigger reflux. This may differ in everybody but known triggers are caffeine, chocolate, nicotine, alcohol, soda, licorice, peppermint. You should keep a dietary log to see what your triggers are. And if you have red flags like difficulty swallowing, weight loss, vomiting or black stools, please c md. ...Read more

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How do you treat acid reflux?

How do you treat acid reflux?

One way is: to not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more

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How to stop heartburn?

How to stop heartburn?

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 more

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What can you do to prevent acid reflux from turning into acid reflux disease?

What can you do to prevent acid reflux from turning into acid reflux disease?

Take antacids regula: Regular use of antacids will neutralize the acid and prevent acid reflux disease(gerd) which can result from high acid moving up and down into your esophagus. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop acid reflux and heartburn?

What can be done to stop acid reflux and heartburn?

Be sure it's reflux!: Our brain can't tell the difference between painful signals from our heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, and gallbladder. So pain that you think is '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. For proper diagnosis/rx. ...Read more

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How to stop food refluxing?

How to stop food refluxing?

Small,frequent meals: 1.Start taking small ; frequent meals. 2.Figure out foods that make it worse ; stop eating them. 3.Apple cider vinegar tends to balance the ph in your digestive system, start adding about 5ml(1 teaspoon) a day to your food. 4.Stop smoking, both active ; passive. 5.Take antacids ; prescription drugs as required. ...Read more

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How can I control this acid reflux?

Anti acids: with antiacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole. avoiding certain foods can help: citrics, alcohol, caffeine, mints, chocolate, spices. avoid smoking ...Read more

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How can I treat persistent acid reflux?

Variety of things: Another factor can be stress. Weight loss while easier said than done can be very helpful. If medication fails or if you do develop swallowing difficulties or weight loss or are on antiinflammatories or blood thinners please see a doctor in case more serious disease is occuring. ...Read more

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Please advise how to soothe my acid reflux?

Use medicines: Acid can cause a lot of heart burns. This can be easily relieved with he use of antacids and there are a whole lot of them... Ranging from mylanta, gelusil, zantac (ranitidine) / Pepcid and prilosec(omeprazole). Cold milk and ice cream can be soothing but their benefit is short lived. So you need to use medicines that stop production of acid in your stomach. ...Read more

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What can I eat to help with acid reflux?

Avoid...: Stay away from sauces, greasy foods, spicy foods, caffeine, bread, mint. Some vegetables like tomato and broccoli can also trigger acid reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you stop the gas and burping from acid reflux?

How do you stop the gas and burping from acid reflux?

GER reduction: Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. An over the counter acid reflux medication may help these symptoms, but see your doctor for evaluation if you are not relieved or if your symptoms change or worsen. Untreated acid reflux can cause esophageal strictures, respiratory problems, ulcers and throat disorders. ...Read more

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How can I stop acid reflux without using Prilosec or anything similar?

Many choices of RX: Acid reflux is a chronic condition in most people. So it requires a change in lifestyle and medication to relieve symptoms. Your gastroenterologist can help you for the long term control. But there are many antacids of varying potencies and different costs which can stop the acid production like Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) or neutralize acid like with mylanta or gelusil. Avid aspirin/advil / coffee and alcoh. ...Read more

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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits , chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Reflux (Definition)

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


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