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Is it true that mango helps acid reflux?

Is it true that mango helps acid reflux?

Sometimes: There are a variety of fruits including ripe mango which can be of some benefit to patients with acid reflux, possibly because of the digestive enzyme papain found in this. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Will eating ripe mango fruits worsen my acid reflux?

Will eating ripe mango fruits worsen my acid reflux?

Maybe.: Try it and see. In general it is sound advice to avoid whatever worsens your gerd and many patients report that fruit juice or fresh fruit make it worse. See your family physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Is it true that the original cause of acid reflux is the inability to digest certain foods when you get older?

Is it true that the original cause of acid reflux is the inability to digest certain foods when you get older?

No: Reflux is due to malfunction of lower esophageal sphincter, increased abdominal pressure - usually due to obesity. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001311/. ...Read more

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My husband has been having a real bad case of acid reflux for the pass couple of days, someone told him that apple cyder would help, something about it would eat the acid from around his stomach. Not sure if that is true never heard of that before. Thanks

My husband has been having a real bad case of acid reflux for the pass couple of days, someone told him that apple cyder would help, something about it would eat the acid from around his stomach. Not sure if that is true never heard of that before. Thanks

From: From a medical perspective I believe the apple cider does not "eat the acid" from the stomach. He should take an over the conter anti-acid medication like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. Also an evaluation by his primary care provider is in order. He may be dealing with gastritis or an ulcer, and may possible need a test called an endoscopy (camera is used to look at the upper GI tract). His doctor can guide him/explain the work up that may be necessary.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I found an article online that says acid reflux drugs (especially ppi's) can cause dementia and neuropathy because it reduces vit b12. Is this true?

I found an article online that says acid reflux drugs (especially ppi's) can cause dementia and neuropathy because it reduces vit b12. Is this true?

Huh. What?: Where did you read that? It's true that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause both of these conditions, but PPI medicines? Normally the deficiency occurs in the setting of malnutrition. ...Read more

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I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?

I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?

You may be: Right. If your doctor prescribes long term PPI use for you, then you should take it as prescribed. However, it is best to have your kidney function checked at least once or twice a year to make sure that you are not one of the very few people with this adverse effect. Here is a good article to read: http://www. Gastro. Org/info_for_patients/gerd-107-long-term-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-ppis ...Read more

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Is it true that taking a proton pump inhibitor for acid reflux can cause bad breath by allowing bacteria / fungi to accumulate in high pH environment?

Is it true that taking a proton pump inhibitor for acid reflux can cause bad breath by allowing bacteria / fungi to accumulate in high pH environment?

Doubtful: Much more likely that acid reflux will cause bad breath, as well as increase risk of oral pharyngeal cancer & ulcers. I'd take the prescribed medication unless advised otherwise by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn. Any tip?

Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn. Any tip?

Can be fixed: First, objective testing to document gerd (ph test) and correlate symtoms, along with endoscopy, upper GI contrast study and manometry should be done. If appropriate, stertta procedure done endoscopically or surgical procedure can be highly effective, but aren't perfect. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in antireflux procedures for a consultation to find out more. ...Read more

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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits, chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux. ...Read more

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Best herb for acid reflux?

Best herb for acid reflux?

Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more

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Could my acid reflux go away?

Yes: It is usually controllable with meds (such as omeprazole, ranitidine, etc).
it may go away with time, particularly if you lose weight, and follow diet recommendations ...Read more

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How do you treat acid reflux?

One way is: To not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more

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How can you control acid reflux?

How can you control acid reflux?

Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime.

If symptoms persist go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Yes: Acid reflux leads to as much lost work time and impaired quality of life as heart disease or major depression. It can also lead to serious complications such as strictures or pre-cancerous changes. ...Read more

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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually: Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down ...Read more

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How or what can cure acid reflux?

Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more

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What can be done for acid reflux?

What can be done for acid reflux?

See below: Dietary changes, eating hygiene, medications, possible surgical interventions. ...Read more

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What food to eat for acid reflux?

What food to eat for acid reflux?

Diet: If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available. Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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How can I control this acid reflux?

Anti acids: With antiacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole.
avoiding certain foods can help: citrics, alcohol, caffeine, mints, chocolate, spices. Avoid smoking ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure acid reflux?

Possible: Attempt to identify some foods that set off your reflux such as caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, sauce etc. If you can identify some triggers try to eliminate them from your diet. Weight loss and not going to sleep within 2 hours of a meal can help as well. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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