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Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Only when greasy: It would be the fat in popcorn which worsens reflux and not the popcorn per se unless you are eating buckets of them at a time. Smaller meals usually work better. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Is it alright to eat popcorn with acid reflux?

Depends on how made: (acid reflux is a common cause of feeling of heartburn.) If air popped & eaten in moderation, popcorn likely won't cause problems. If buttered, cheesy, or cooked in oil, more likely to increase acid reflux. Everyone is different; if it seems to worsen heartburn or acid brash, avoid it. Avoid:fatty/greasy/oily foods, cheese, peppermint, chocolate, alcohol, tomatoes, caffeine, citrus, overeating. ...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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Is milktea bad for acid reflux?

Probably: Tea/coffee as well as fatty food worsen reflux. Thus, non-fat milk would be better for you. As for tea/coffee, it doesn't matter whether it is caffeinated or not. ...Read more

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Are pancakes bad for acid reflux?

Not the pancake: It is the butter which makes them bad for reflux. ...Read more

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What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

See below: Excess acid production in the stomach can be treated with proton pump inhibitors. A hiatal hernia can contribute to acid reflux. Diet has a large influence. Learn what foods are most harmful.
Sleeping with the head elevated can help to minimize. ...Read more

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Why is my acid reflux acting up so bad?

Why is my acid reflux acting up so bad?

GERD: GERD symptoms are worsened by late night eating, eating in excess and consumption of high fat processed foods that are poorly digested. The first approach to control of reflux symptoms is behavioral. Obesity and rapid weight gain increase pressure in the abdomen to worsen reflux. Untreated chronic reflux leads to erosive esophagiitis...a risk factor for esophageal cancer in white males by age 50. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if I don't treat it will I lose my singing voice?

I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if I don't treat it will I lose my singing voice?

May change it: Bad acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords. Can lead to swelling, edema, scarring, nodules, polyps, tumors of same. All of these could affect the sound quality, timbre, vocal strength, as well as general health of your throat (and general health). ...Read more

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Is it bad to lay down after you have been drinking? I feel like I have acid reflux or something.

Is it bad to lay down after you have been drinking? I feel like I have acid reflux or something.

Stay upright: Acid reflux is basically acid squirting from your stomach up in the direction of your throat. If you are upright, gravity generally speaking keeps the acid towards the bottom of your stomach.
But if you lay flat, that acid has an easier time getting to your throat. Food/liquids generally will cause your stomach to make more acid.
Putting it all together, laying flat after eating = more heartburn. ...Read more

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My 8 month old has really bad acid reflux and chokes on it and her meds won't help what can I do?

Acid reflux: Give your baby small frequent meals, have him sit in an infant seat for 1/2 hour. Elevate his bed when he is sleeping and continue to give a protein pump inhibitor 30 minutes after eating teice daily. Make sure the dosage is correct. ...Read more

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Hi there! Having a bit of a problem with either anxiety(which I have a bad case of unfortunately) and or acid reflux, not sure which one though.

Hi there! Having a bit of a problem with either anxiety(which I have a bad case of unfortunately) and or acid reflux, not sure which one though.

Quite possibly both,: as several studies have shown a link. One huge demographic study showed a 3.2-fold ^ed risk of gastroesophageal reflux in people with anxiety without depression. Both need diagnosis & treatment. See your doctor for referrals to a gastroenterologist, a psychiatrist &, for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a psychologist. Drug interactions exist between some anti-anxiety & anti-reflux medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid reflux. What is the symptoms of really bad acid reflux? Please tell me bcuz my 13yr old child may have it im scared 4 her

Acid reflux: Acid reflux, also termed gastroesophageal reflux, is spillage of acidic gastric juice into the esophagus causing it to get inflamed. Symptoms include stomachache, nausea, vomiting, heartburn or burning sensation that extends to the chest, chronic cough, morning sore throat and acid or metallic taste. ...Read more

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I just bought a waist cincher and my friend told me it's bad for you i already have acid reflux problems I wore it for 3 hours will it do damage to me?

I just bought a waist cincher and my friend told me it's bad for you i already have acid reflux problems I wore it for 3 hours will it do damage to me?

Not yet: Wearing the waist cincher for 3 hours probably did not do any harm, especially if you are not having any symptoms related to this. However, your friend is correct that it is not good for you to use the waist cincher in general. It could make your acid reflux problems worse. Long term use of tight clothing that applies pressure causes muscle weakness and makes stomach look fatter. ...Read more

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I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

No it is not bad: It is not bad and it works for some people with occasional acid efflux, but if you have recurrent or persistant acid reflux you may need acid suppression with h2 blockers or ppis. ...Read more

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What should I eat when you have bad acid reflux?

What should I eat when you have bad acid reflux?

Not so much WHAT...: But how much -- the more that's in your stomach --> higher pressure --> more reflux. Eat smaller meals, and stay upright for at least an hour afterwards. Avoid tomatoes, citrus, chocolate, caffeine, peppermint, alcohol, and fatty foods -- these all make reflux worse.
Milk may soothe the esophagus; otherwise there are no foods that help. Make sure you take a powerful acid blocker (prilosec). ...Read more

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Acid reflux bad feels like I'm dying have it every night, what to do?

Acid reflux bad feels like I'm dying have it every night, what to do?

Please make an: Appointment with your physician or your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can you please describe good/bad things to eat if you have been getting acid reflux?

Bad/GoodThings: Bad is caffine, choclate, fatty meals. All increase acid production in the stomach. Good foods: apples, most vegtables, dairy products, multi grain bread and cereals, egg beaters, red licorice etc. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux real bad is there any home remedies or anything I can do at home to help?

I have acid reflux real bad is there any home remedies or anything I can do at home to help?

Lifestyle: If you have enough risk factors (age, sex, family history) along with chronic gerd you may need an egd to rule of barrett's esophagus. Otherwise, we commonly recommend life style changes — i.e. Weight loss, decrease tobacco/caffeine/etoh. It's reasonable to try otc ppi for 2weeks, but if symptoms continue consider seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I have bad acid reflux! Please in is much pain I can't move sit stand or lay down. What do I do?!?

I have bad acid reflux! Please in is much pain I can't move sit stand or lay down. What do I do?!?

Maybe its not reflux: Lack of response to acid suppression ; antacids raises several possibilities: 1) you have excessive acid production; 2) your reflux is of non-acid material; 3) your esophagus is severely inflammed, infected, or ulcerated; 4) you have heightened esophageal sensitivity; 5) your present symptoms are not reflux-related. If in that much distress, seek your doctor's help asap for evaluation ; relief. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Yes: Gastric reflux can be quite damaging. Please be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. And how long has it been since your last Dental check-up. Thermal be other coincidental reasons for your halitosis in addition to gastric reflux. ...Read more

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Why does acid reflux make your breath smell so bad?

Acid: Gastric reflux is the reversal of hydrochloric acid from the stomach into the esophagus. With it comes stomach semi digested products resulting in a fermented offensive odor as well as a burning sensation. Have you been tested for obstructive sleep apnea? ...Read more

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What acid reflux med should I get for severe bad breath?

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): If you have bad breath and acid reflux, there could be underlying problems related to your gastrointestinal system. I would strongly recommend you visit your dentist/doctor for a detailed workup. ...Read more

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Why am i having acid reflux-mostly bad breath, for more than a month?

Why am i having acid reflux-mostly bad breath, for more than a month?

Acid reflux: Please see a gastroenterologist to treat your acid reflux
the acid is contributing to your bad breath and could damage your teeth as well
take care of your problem. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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