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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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I sometimes have acid reflux issues, is there a good way to alleviate that?

I sometimes have acid reflux issues, is there a good way to alleviate that?

Acid reflux: Best way is to avoid tomato based products, chocolate, caffeine, and avoid eating late at night. If this doesn't help then you can try an over the counter antacid such as xantac or protonix (pantoprazole). If you have symptoms like unintentional weight loss or food getting stuck while swallowing then see your doctor. Hope that helps.

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What's a good diet plan for acid reflux?

What's a good diet plan for acid reflux?

Elimination: Consider an elimination diet to see what foods may be bothering you. Www. Wholelifenutrition. Net.

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen. The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month. Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse.

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What are some good home remedies for acid reflux disease?

What are some good home remedies for acid reflux disease?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Ginger and antacids can help. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician.

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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.

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What is a good over-the-counter med for acid reflux with the least amount of side effects?

What is a good over-the-counter med for acid reflux with the least amount of side effects?

Pepsid or Zantac (ranitidine): Pepsid (generic famotadine) is a good over the counter medicine for reflux. Zantac (generic ranitidine is also good) both of these are well tolerated with minimum side effects. Please make sure your diagnosis has been confirmed by a professional before self medicating.

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Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet? Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.

Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet? Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. 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. Glad to hear your medication helps. Please don't make any changes w/out consulting him/her.

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My baby is milk allergic, and she has acid reflux. What kind of formula would be good to use?

My baby is milk allergic, and she has acid reflux. What kind of formula would be good to use?

Check with doc first: If she truly has milk allergies, you may want to check with doc about using elemental formula such as nutramigen or alimentum etc...Soy is also an option, but I would check with her doc first. These may help with her reflux as well. If not, med such as Prevacid or Zantac (ranitidine) can be used for reflux etc. Thickening formular with rice cereal may help also. Consult doc...Good luck.

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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.

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I have got a lot of acid reflux but one good thing food not getting stuck had for a couple weeks how long before it settles down bit of chest discomfo?

I have got a lot of acid reflux but one good thing food not getting stuck had for a couple weeks how long before it settles down bit of chest discomfo?

Suggest endoscopy: I am glad to hear that food is no longer getting stuck. This symptom is known as dysphagia. Given your age, I would still recommend an endoscopy (EGD) to ensure that you do not have a stricture or other long term injury to your esophagus. Barrett's esophagus and possibly esophageal cancer are concerns in your age group. GERD can often be chronic, and you may need lifelong medications as well.

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My daughter is having isn't wanting to eat becouse she feels like it doesn't go down good. She had this a year ago and they said acid reflux. They gave her something for it and she only had take it a little while and got so much better. I was wondering if

My daughter is having isn't wanting to eat becouse she feels like it doesn't go down good. She had this a year ago and they said acid reflux. They gave her something for it and she only had take it a little while and got so much better. I was wondering if

It: It sounds as though she may be suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). The most common symptoms of gerd are: - heartburn - sore throat - "lump in the throat" sensation or difficulty swallowing - acidic or sour taste in your mouth - dry cough - hoarseness - regurgitation (wet burps) dairy products such as yogurt or milkshakes can give some relief - milk had antacid properties. It is important to discuss these symptoms with her doctor. There are many antacid and acid blocker medications that can help alleviate her symptoms. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help: - avoid spicy, acidic, or fatty foods - avoid alcohol and caffeine - avoid tight clothing - especially tight belts and pants - eat small meals - do not eat for a few hours before going to bed. Good luck!

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What other meds are good for acid reflux besides omeprazole?

What other meds are good for acid reflux besides omeprazole?

Proton pump inhibito: Omeprazole belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors. Other options include pantoprazole & lansoprazole among others (http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-class/proton-pump-inhibitors. Html). A step down in strength are H2 blockers (http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-class/h2-antagonists. Html). Basic start is calcium carbonate such as Tums & Rolaids. Of course, try lifestyle options 1st. Http://goo. Gl/s1Ukdf

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Could you tell me what are good foods / drinks to have when you have acid reflux / heartburn?

Could you tell me what are good foods / drinks to have when you have acid reflux / heartburn?

Avoid food triggers: Avoid food triggers and eat small meals 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, don't over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings.

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


Activia (Definition)

Is a brand of yogurt by dannon, to improve intestinal motility. It is considered a functional food & contains ...Read more