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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 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 cure acid reflux naturally or medically to prevent future issues and how to let throat heal?

How to cure acid reflux naturally or medically to prevent future issues and how to let throat heal?

Acid Reflux: Greetings. It's good that you are approaching the reflux problem as you are. We often times seek out a quick cure but the acid actually causes a chronic irritation to the sensitive throat mucosal lining. Treatments include beginning a low acid diet, weight loss, avoid late meals, avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. An OTC antacid may help too. Finally a visit to your ENT doctor may be needed. ...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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What can they do to treat acid reflux?

What can they do to treat acid reflux?

Make sure is Reflux!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those. A good dr. Will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr. For proper diagnosis & treatment! ...Read more

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What are the best tips to naturally cure heartburn (acid reflux)?

What are the best tips to naturally cure heartburn (acid reflux)?

Get checked...: Acid indigestion is commonly related to acid reflux caused by the back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Its caused by a number of factors and if symptoms are frequent and chronic like yours, potentially serious problems may exist and evaluation by a gastroenterologist is warranted. Natural remedies entail diet and lifestyle modifications. Good luck! ...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 to treat dry coughing with acid reflux?

How to treat dry coughing with acid reflux?

Cough & acid reflux: 1- avoid foods that cause acid reflux such as caffeine, fatty foods, fried foods ... 2- appropriate antiacid medication 3-good throat and larynx exam to rule out other possible causes 4-may need an endoscopy to look in the esophagus, and to biopsy any abnormalities. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop acid reflux naturally?

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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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 or what can cure acid reflux?

Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more

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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 can I treat acid reflex disease?

Do this: If overweight, get to your normal weight, eat small frequent meals, avoid eating within three hours of bedtime. Stay away from caffeine products such as soda, coffee or tea unless you choose decaff. Avoid alcohol as well as fried and fatty foods- they irritate the lining of the stomach and cause more acid secretion. ...Read more

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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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Ways to prevent acid reflux in surgery?

Sometimes: If it is caused by some conditions then yes, maybe. See a gastroenterologist (gi specialist) to see what is causing your reflux and if surgery might help you. ...Read more

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What can they do to treat acid reflux?

Make sure is Reflux!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those. A good dr. Will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr. For proper diagnosis & treatment! ...Read more

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What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar before the meal helps the digestion of fats. Be sure you have been tested for diabetes or bowel disorders if the problem is long-standing. Your doctor can help you track your success and failures, and advise further testing. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications can be used to treat acid reflux disease?

Prilosec: 20 mg tab, 40 mg tabs available. Minimal symptoms 20mg daily enopugh. More symptoms 20 mg twice a day or 40 mg once a day. Also try fatty and fried foods, proper dietary habits, avoiding smoking, obesity , proper sleep and avoiding unneccesary nsaid- nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs like motrin, aleeve, Aspirin in excess help to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What strength of melatonin to treat acid reflux GERD and when will I start to notice a difference?

Not the best: drug for treating that. Drugs for acid secretion or changing motility are better. 6 mg. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/717460_5 ...Read more

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Hello Doctor,could you please tell me what is the best way to treat acid reflux,i am feeling chest burning after having a meal?

Hello Doctor,could you please tell me what is the best way to treat acid reflux,i am feeling chest burning after having a meal?

Heart burn: Heart burn in a 30 year old means your diet needs some re-evaluation. Caffeine and high sugar or processed fat products can be a problem. For now take Over the counter ranitidine twice a day, go on clear broth and lower caffeine intake. Ginger and cumin help with digestion . ...Read more

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Which is safest med to treat acid reflux? Feel hungry all the time. Was on prevacid x1yr now only use Zantac (ranitidine) prn. Scared of ppi's. L-glutamine? Malox?

Acid Reflux Disease: Hello utah.... It is always quite surprising to have these questions come up. The question that is never asked is what is causing my reflux and ho;w do I over come it? Have you considered why you have reflux and discussed with your physician ways to get to a place that is healthier? How is your diet? Your weight? Do you eat too many sugars or carbohydrates in a day? ...Read more

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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 treat dry coughing with acid reflux?

Cough & acid reflux: 1- avoid foods that cause acid reflux such as caffeine, fatty foods, fried foods ... 2- appropriate antiacid medication 3-good throat and larynx exam to rule out other possible causes 4-may need an endoscopy to look in the esophagus, and to biopsy any abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Treat the root cause: If a cough is caused solely by acid reflux, treating the reflux is the best and only solution. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for acid reflux in infants, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated?

Symptoms vary: Infants normally spit up some following ingestion of liquids. Severity of reflux is judged by volume, frequency and weight gain. Symptoms include frequent spitting up, irritability, refusal to eat, and lack of normal weight gain. If reflux or vomiting several hours after meal, means also slow gastric emptying.Antireflux meds may not help. Ugi, nm gastric emptying, ph probe tests may be used to dx. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if i don't treat it will i lose my singing voice?

May change it: Bad acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords. Can lead to swelling, edema, scarring, nodules, polyps, tumors of same. All of these could affect the sound quality, timbre, vocal strength, as well as general health of your throat (and general health). ...Read more

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My acid reflux problems are bothering me so much that i can't get to sleep at night. What are some good ways to treat this?

Medication: See your doctor about 'proton pump inhibitors'..They reduce the production of stomach acid (they are available otc). Don't eat within the 90 minutes before bedtime. Avoid alcohol at night. Take an antacid before retiring, with a glass of water. Use pillows to elevate the head. ...Read more

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How do I know if my 2 year old has acid reflux that needs to be treated? Worried he will end up with long term issues if left untreated..

How do I know if my 2 year old has acid reflux that needs to be treated? Worried he will end up with long term issues if left untreated..

Acid reflux: If your child has no symptoms such as coughing more at night while lying down, or vomiting & choking, there is no reason for you to worry about something that does not exist in baby, your child is already 2 years old, your pediatrician would have known by now if the child has this problm. Relax & Good luck. ...Read more

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How is acid reflux disease treated?

Lifestyle, diet, med: Sometimes, one needs to lose weight. Other times, patients need a 1-2 month course of nexium, prilosec, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) etc. Other times patients have to adjust their diet by cutting out acidic foods like alcohol and tomatoes. ...Read more

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How is acid reflux treated?

How is acid reflux treated?

See below: Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps. In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used. ...Read more

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How can acid reflux be treated ?

Couple ways: With lifestyle modification (try a web search for simple tips) also with prescription medication as well as over the counter meds. You may wish to try an over the counter medication and if no improvement see your dr for further evaluation and treatment. ...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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How long does acid reflux take to treat?

Depends : If these are few and far between, then an over-the-counter antacid like Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) ac will work within an hour. However, if you have daily episodes of acid reflux, you are better of taking a medication such a Prilosec daily (which may take 1-2 days to take effect however). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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