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

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 can I stop acid reflux from eroding my teeth?

How can I stop   acid reflux from eroding my teeth?

Stop root cause: Find out why you have reflux. Rule out food intolerance, particularly gluten and dairy. Check to see if you have too little stomach acid. Rule out h pylori. Drink lots of water between meals. ...Read more

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How can I stop acid reflux in a sore throat?

How can I stop acid reflux in a sore throat?

Antacids: Gastric reflux is helped by taking an antacid at bed time. Try eat supper 3 hours before you go to bed. Prevacid or Zantac (ranitidine) at night will also help.Both are over tne counter meds. If all of this does not help you may need gastroscopy to rule out esophagus or stomach abnormalities. ...Read more

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How do i stop a acid reflux why is it not good to lay down after eating or while eating?

Avoid triggers: like spicy food, citrus, tomato sauces, try an over the counter antacid like Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec. When you lie down, gravity encourages stomach acid to come up the esophagus. ...Read more

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Which stops acid reflux?

GERD: If you mean absolute stopping it, see your GI doctor about newer surgeries otherwise you may control it by diet and medication. ...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 i feel better from laying down and eating from acid reflux and stop feeling discomfort?

Acid reflux: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heartburn/expert-answers/heartburn-gerd/faq-20057894 for ideas on how to deal w/acid reflux & its more severe version, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Essentially, avoid foods that aggravate condition. Don't lay down to sleep for at least several hours after meal. Speaking of which, eat smaller meals. And elevate head of bed just a touch. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with acid reflux and been on tablets 3times but soon as they finish it comes back within a few days I really don't want to keep going back to get more what else can I do to stop this?

I'm suffering with acid reflux and been on tablets 3times but soon as they finish it comes back within a few days I really don't want to keep going back to get more what else can I do to stop this?

Avoid food triggers: Avoid food triggersa&eat small meals After eating wait 2t03hours before going to bed or lying down Avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine Avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat Loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. Try OTC meds Omeprazol/ranitidine Consult MD ...Read more

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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. Qamar Khan
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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