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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. Qamar Khan
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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?

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

Dr. William Singer
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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