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Immediate Relief From Acid Reflux
I am taking 20 mg of omeprazole every morning and right now I am having acid reflux should I take a second omeprazole or what can t take for immediate relief?
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
How can I get immediate relief for an acid reflux attack? I have tried pepto bismal & Pepcid complete with no relief
Let me help you: Take antacids. In many cases, over-the-counter antacids offer instant relief from acid refluxmaylanta) use h2-blockers(prilosic and others...)relieve reflux symptoms within an hour. Sit up instead of lying down during an acid reflux attack. Avoid triggers (caffeine, alcoholic beverages and spicy foods). Good luck. ...Read more
Nope: Nothing is 100% in medicine. However, you can relieve your symptoms if taking the medicine properly. It's designed to be taken 30 min prior to the largest meal of the day. I usually tell my patients before the evening meal. Should be taken for only 3 months. If you still have problems after that time period, you may need a scope of your upper esophagus/stomach/duodenum. Aka egd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?
Listen to your body: Hunger is due to fluctuating low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can cause many symptoms because it irritates the autonomic nervous system. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food, eat 6 equal healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, high quality protein, beans and unprocessed grains to keep blood sugar balanced. Sleep 7-8 hours, exercise through the day, and manage stress skillfully. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hida scan done came back functioning at 22%. I am miserable with acid reflux. I am taking Zantac with no relief. What can I eat or drink to help?
Suffering from acid reflux for 1 wk. was put on protonix 4 days ago but havnt felt relief from chest pain/burning. When will the medicine take affect?
Give time to heal.: Protonix is a very effective drug and works from the very first day in blocking the acid production, The burning is usually from the damage to the lining of the esophagus (The food pipe). This damage takes about a week or little longer to heal. Please continue taking Protonix and give some time. ...Read more
Chances of H Pylori in 28yr white/F from America, works in healthcare, has acid reflux past 2.5 weeks with no relief from PPI that I chronically take?
I've had hiccups since nov. Had a ugi and I have acid reflux I've been taking tecta for 2 weeks and no relief, could something be wrong with my diaphragm?
See below: Hiccups are not uncommon and do not always imply anything serious going on. I would advise tyou to find a better medicine(a good antacid) to control your acid reflux. There are many over the counter medicines of varying potenncies. Zantac is cheaper; Prilosec is a bit more effective but also costs more. I think both are available without prescrition. ...Read more
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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
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