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Is it safe to eat or drink before esophageal manometry?

Is it safe to eat or drink before esophageal manometry?

Best not to: Since the study usually is testing during a fasting state, you should not have any solids for at least 6 hours and liquids for 3. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more


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When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Wait a day: Most people have some level of sedation with their colonoscopy and it would not be ideal to mix alcohol with these medications. The bowel prep also can make people dehydrated. If you can, wait 24 hours before consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink any tea with barrett's esophagus?

Is it safe to drink any tea with barrett's esophagus?

Yes: Although caffeine can make acid reflux worse in some people, there are plenty of kinds of tea which do not contain caffeine. Generally they are safe to take in spite of an acid reflux problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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It is ok to drink milk if you have gastro-esophageal reflux disease?

It is ok to drink milk if you have gastro-esophageal reflux disease?

Generally yes but: However, there are some people that have milk allergy, or react to the fat content in milk (regular is 4%, 2%, 1%, skim 0%, also available. Lactose intolerance. Also each one's GI tract and function is very unique, like personalities (many specialists well versed in this field consider the gut one's inner personality). The chief of GI at jhh, where i did residency, became a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to drink water after a meal? Is it more apprpriate for digestion to drink water only either before or during a meal?

Food Myths: It is harmful not to drink water. When you drink water is much less important. Medicine has no rules or guidelines on when to drink water. Any guidelines are not coming from medicine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat barley when you have acid reflux?

Is it safe to eat barley when you have acid reflux?

Should be fine: Should be fine. Anti-reflux measures that you should consider include eating small meals, avoiding excesses of alcohol and elevating the head of your bed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol before cardiac catheterization?

Is it safe to drink alcohol before cardiac catheterization?

Cardiac cath: One drink the nite before should be fine but not within 12 hours of the procedure however. ...Read more

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So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?

So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?

Alcohol Abuse: Your Health is Precious! It is not clear if you gave history of Alcohol use to Gastro-entomologist and discussed need for endoscopy and colonoscopy. Using Alcohol with Medications used for sedation can cause more side effects. If you have Alcohol induced Gastritis, Pancreatitis or Hepatitis, please do not use Alcohol. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for alcohol need, judgement and AA meetings. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have popcorn during acid reflux?

Is it safe to have popcorn during acid reflux?

More or less: Individuals may find that any food might aggravate the irritation of reflux, so this is something you sort out yourself.Popcorn does not by its nature aggravate reflux, as would caffeine, acidic drinks, etc. ...Read more

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If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

Of course. But Why?: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150 a bandaid solution or could it really help? Should I take it before I drink coffee or alcohol or is it meant to be taken regularly?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150 a bandaid solution or could it really help? Should I take it before I drink coffee or alcohol or is it meant to be taken regularly?

Zantac (ranitidine): is an effective "blocker" of the effects of stomach acid on the lining of the stomach/esophagus However if coffee or alcohol BOTHER your stomach..get that evaluated! DO NOT JUSY "MASK" the symptoms of what may be a "problem" Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...Read more

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Dr. Vitaly Fishbein
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Esophageal Manometry (Definition)

Em is a diagnostic tool that permits assessment of esophageal motility. A thin, pressure-sensitive catheter is inserted into the esophagus to measure peristalsis and the function of the upper ...Read more


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more