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I have acid reflux. How much time should I wait between meals?

I have acid reflux. How much time should I wait between meals?

No correlation: I'm not sure, but I do not think waiting between meals will control acid reflux. If ur reflux symptoms are most active b4 eating, then u can tell when to eat based on severity, but acid reflux is most active in the morning (after not eating throughout the night). The mainstay of Rx for reflux are meds like Tums,Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec. Eating too frequently causes obesity, which makes acid reflux worse ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Despite two endoscopies telling me I only have acid reflux, it's felt more severe from quite some time, and it really impacts my life negatively. I vomit most of my meals involuntarily despite trying to eat healthy. It always feels like I have mass in my

Despite two endoscopies telling me I only have acid reflux, it's felt more severe from quite some time, and it really impacts my life negatively. I vomit most of my meals involuntarily despite trying to eat healthy. It always feels like I have mass in my

Health Psychologist: It's good that the results are not bad. A Health Psychologist may help you understand your symptoms and perhaps use hypnosis to modify the vomit reflex. In NY, NY I'm confident that you can find a good one even if it takes time. You can re-learn your body's responses to eating and find relief. ...Read more

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Brushing my teeth with pronamel lightly 3 times a day after meals and flossing bc they are sensitive. Am I doing more harm than good? Acid reflux tip?

Brushing my teeth with pronamel lightly 3 times a day after meals and flossing bc they are sensitive. Am I doing more harm than good? Acid reflux tip?

Tips: Brushing and flossing properly after meals is a good regimen. Speak to your PCP or GI Specialist about any acid reflux issues. Discuss proper oral hygiene techniques with your own dentist who can personally examine you and monitor your dental health. ...Read more

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Good meal for someone with acid reflux and diverticulitis ?

Good meal for someone with acid reflux and diverticulitis ?

BALANCE AND NO BOOZE: For reflux, avoid alcohol and tobacco, carbonation, and large meals. Don't lie down after meals for a couple hours. For the acute inflammation of diverticulitis, you should eat a lower residue diet, but once the inflammation has subsided, you may eat almost anything. I recommend avoiding peanuts and popcorn, and try to incorporate some fibre, as well.Keep hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much fluids with a meal bring about acid reflux/heartburn?

Can cause heartburn: Acid reflux or heartburn results from the reflux of acid from the stomach up into the esophagus. The esophagus is not built to withstand this acid and the burning is painful (esophagus behind the heart so "heartburn"). Anything that increases reflux will worsen condition. So, if you overload the stomach with anything, it may worsen reflux. Sometimes valve to stop reflux doesn't work well also. ...Read more

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Is it too bad to lie down immediately after meals for acid reflux sufferers due to hernia I can't sit after meals I get pressure in my chest if I sit?

Elevate about 30 deg: You may not have to sit up. Elevating the head of the bed about 30 degrees can help your symptoms. You can for this easily by putting some bricks under the head of your bed. Try to avoid lays down completely for 2 - 3 hours after eating. ...Read more

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Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?

Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...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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After i eat a small meal in get sick and throw up everything. Even with fluids. I went to gastro dr and told acid reflux. Still puking please help?

Go back to doctor: As you already know this is not normal. Did the doctor do an endoscopy? Do you have helicobacter? You may want to get a second opinion. Go soon. ...Read more

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Hi! I am 19 years old and i get acid reflux after each meal and my breath smells bad even after brushing. Please help me! i feel so bad and guilty :(?

Hi! I am 19 years old and i get acid reflux after each meal and my breath smells bad even after brushing. Please help me! i feel so bad and guilty :(?

Take action: You should make two appointments. 1) physician to see why the acid reflux hiatal hernia ? 2) see a dentist for a good cleaning and floss your teeth every day you can treat this problem quickly and feel better about yourself! chuck. ...Read more

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Is decaf green tea Lipton with tea bags low in acid meaning won't cause acid reflux I got lpr. I can't drink water with meals ?

Is decaf green tea Lipton with tea bags low in acid meaning won't cause acid reflux I got lpr. I can't drink water with meals ?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. It is a licorice product found in health food stores. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Decaf is often made using chemicals that are not good for you. Food intake is a partial cause for reflux but not the entire picture. ...Read more

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If i put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?

If i put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?

No.: And not safer. Too much sodium for starts. I would try an h2 blocker, before moving to a ppi like omeprazole. Long term use can causes many problems. 150-300mg of generic Zantac (ranitidine) may be all you need! ...Read more

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How can i prevent acid reflux attacks if i fall asleep after eating? Dont say "dont fall asleep after a meal" i have a son and a rough work schedule

How can i prevent acid reflux attacks if i fall asleep after eating? Dont say "dont fall asleep after a meal" i have a son and a rough work schedule

Several possiblities: Anytime you lay down you position the stomach at the same level as your throat, and muscular action of the stomach (active after meals) can generate pressure enough to reflux. But you can alter other areas.Avoid any caffeine or nicotine which loosens the stomach opening.Avoid fatty foods that take longer to process, consider a daily OTC med like prilosec. ...Read more

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After I eat a meal I have regurgitation. It isn't vomit but like spit up. Happens pretty fast after I eat. I have acid reflux. Is that what this is?

Yes: regurgitation is a fairly common symptom of acid reflux. Looking through your medicine list, I see no reflux medicines currently. I would recommend that you adopt anti-reflux measures, including avoiding foods which bring on your symptoms, caffeine, alcohol, and chocolate. Consider tilting your bed. You should see your doctor to begin anti-reflux medication. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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