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I Have Had A Headache And Acid Indigestion For 3 Days Any Suggestions
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
On hot days I drink cold water. Occasionally I will feel acid indigestion when I drink water just after I drink it. What could be going on?
TLES relaxation: In some individuals, the sphincter at the lower end of the swallowing tube(esophagus) relaxes after swallowing instead of contracting allowing stomach contents into the esophagus causing the sensation you feel ...Read more
Having acid indigestion and heartburn while eating since 5 days. How to treat acid indigestion? What type of food to eat and what to avoid?
Abdominal symptoms: Usually, acid indigestion causes symptoms of abdominal pain, heart burn, increased burping or belching, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Additionally, acid indigestion may also occur without any symptoms. Best to see your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms, or if you are concerned. ...Read more
Heartburn options: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more
Baking Soda: If you are sure it is acid indigestion, then Baking Soda (Not Baking Powder) may work, but only temporarily for up to a few hours. Just sprinkle a teaspoon into 2 to 4 ounces of water, stir it up and drink. If symptoms improve then you quite likely had acid indigestion. Then you should see a physician. Meanwhile buy some over-the-counter antacids such as Prilosec, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) Pepcid, or Maalox. ...Read more
Need effective rx: Many patients need chronic therapy like Nexium (esomeprazole) daily pts often take it when they think they need it . The food is your bodies way of trying to buffer the acid. It doesnt take care of the underlying problem. Untreated or inadequate treatment can lead to a barrets esophagus and possble cancer. Not to mention food can lead to obesity and more relux. ...Read more