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Doctor insights on: Is Yogurt Good For Acid Reflux

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Acid reflux nearly daily. Trying to pinpoint why. Could it be yogurt? I eat a low fat, almost zero sugar, plain yogurt every morning prior to symptoms

Acid reflux nearly daily. Trying to pinpoint why. Could it be yogurt? I eat a low fat, almost zero sugar, plain yogurt every morning prior to symptoms

Acid reflux Reflux: is due to excessive acid PLUS an incompetent sphincter at the lower end of the esophagus ..acidy foods, carbonated beverages , and drinking fluids while eating make it worse.... I do not think yogurt causes it and I do not think it can be "pinpointed"! BTW try sleeping with the head of your bed on blocks (thick books will do) Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Acid reflux per se: is not detrimental and is treatable..HOWEVER an evaluation by a Gastroenterologist is probably a good idea since some esophageal; disorders need special attention (eg "Barrett's esophogas") Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is rabaperazol 40 good for acid reflux sore throat?

Is rabaperazol 40 good for acid reflux sore throat?

Acid reflux: If 20mg does not help, would strongly recommend a consultation with GI specialist. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Is Lipton decaf green tea from the tea bags at Walmart good for acid reflux with ice? Can you get same health benefits from using Lipton tea bags?

Is Lipton decaf green tea from the tea bags at Walmart good for acid reflux with ice? Can you get same health benefits from using Lipton tea bags?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. It is a licorice product found in health food stores. 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. Decaf is often made using chemicals that are not good for you. ...Read more

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What are good foods for acid reflux?

Avoid: caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking and any food that makes it worse, Avoid laying down within 2 hours of eating,do not overeat, There are no foods that help it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if any what are good home remediesfor acid reflux work?

What does it mean if any what are good home remediesfor acid reflux work?

Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 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, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know what medicine is good to take for acid reflux?

Nexium (esomeprazole) probably best: Of course expensive or highest tier of co-pay. Omeprazole (prilosec & generics) usually very effective, metooclopramide (reglan) should not be used > 3months. Pantoprazole (protonix) & Prevacid (lansoprazole) are also effective medications. Best discuss with your dr. And carefully read all packege inserts before taking. ...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. ...Read more

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

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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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. ...Read more

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