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Is acid reflex really link to laying down after eating?

Is acid reflex really link to laying down after eating?

Often: Yes, often laying down after eating can increase the pressure on the stomach and with the help of less gravity, you can have acid come up into the esophagus. ...Read more

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How long should one wait til they lay down after eating?

How long should one wait til they lay down after eating?

Individual: This varies from person to person. No set rule. If you have troubles with reflux I would wait a good hour. ...Read more

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Is it bad to lay down after eating a meal for the digestive process or your body?

Is it bad to lay down after eating a meal for the digestive process or your body?

Reflux Esophagitis: No, but if you are prone to reflux esophagitis commonly called heartburn, lying down after eating will make that worse. Best to stay upright for 30 minutes after eating if possible. ...Read more

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How do I stop a acid reflux why is it not good to lay down after eating or while eating?

How do I stop a acid reflux why is it not good to lay down after eating or while eating?

Avoid triggers: Like spicy food, citrus, tomato sauces, try an over the counter antacid like Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec. When you lie down, gravity encourages stomach acid to come up the esophagus. ...Read more

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Is it quite normal for you to feel your heartbeat when you lay down after eating or have gas/indegestion? That's when I seem to feel mine. Normal?

Is it quite normal for you to feel your heartbeat when you lay down after eating or have gas/indegestion? That's when I seem to feel mine. Normal?

Yes, can be normal: Especially in thin people, the aorta, the largest blood vessel n the body), which comes right out of the heart and travels down your abdomen, can often be palpable and pulsatile. This is not uncommon to feel. ...Read more

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Does laying down shortly after eating really cause acid-reflux?

Does laying down shortly after eating really cause acid-reflux?

Allows not the cause: Small amounts of oral mucous travel down and into the stomach constantly, entering the stomach at odd times, opening the stomach entrance. If your stomach is processing a meal, it squeezes the contents and creates pressure. If you are upright, gravity helps keep stomach contents from going back to the mouth. If you lay flat after eating, no gravity to help, and a greater chance to reflux. ...Read more

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Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Heartbeat: You may have a thin chest wall thereby enabling you to see your heartbeat. It is normal so not to worry ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate faster after eating when laying down then when sitting up?

Why is my heart rate faster after eating when laying down then when sitting up?

Doubtful: Don't rely on a single measurement. I suspect you have sampling artifact. Have an impartial 3rd party measure it for you several times and see if it's reproducible.
Generally, when we lie down and rest, our heart rate slows. Exceptions would be if you're having pain (e.g from acid reflux or arthritis) or you're ruminating/upset/having a panic attack. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a higher resting heart rate when laying down then when sitting down sometimes also after eating food?

Is it normal to have a higher resting heart rate when laying down then when sitting down sometimes also after eating food?

Possible: Your heart rate changes, so one time measurement is not enough to determine a trend. Also, heart rates under 100 beats per minute should not be worrisome. ...Read more

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I get nauseous after eating, randomly during the day, and when I lay down. What could be wrong?

I get nauseous after eating, randomly during the day, and when I lay down. What could be wrong?

Nausea is caused: By biochemical changes in the brainstem that organizes many automatic functions in the body. Commonest cause by far is lousy diet, particularly the empty calories from sugar, desserts, candy, pop (even diet) when you eat, a message goes from the stomach to the brain and the irritable brain reacts abnormally by causing nausea. ...Read more

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I get nauseous when I lay down at night, and wake up hot and nauseous. Today, sharp stabbing pain in my chest and nausea after eating.

I get nauseous when I lay down at night, and wake up hot and nauseous. Today, sharp stabbing pain in my chest and nausea after eating.

Try prilosec: Try a prilosec before bed or 30 minutes before your largest meal of the day. You can buy this at the drug store. It sounds like you are having reflux. If this does not take care of the problem, see your doctor. Also try to get to optimal weight, eat smaller meals, don't eat 3 hours before bedtime, avoid alcohol, tobacco and acidic foods. ...Read more

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Sharp pain near belly button after eating, pain 7 scale 1- 10. Can't lay down. Constipated. What to do?

Sharp pain near belly button after eating, pain 7 scale 1- 10. Can't lay down. Constipated. What to do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What would cause you to have a thick clear to white mucus in your throat if sinuses and chest x-rays are normal. Only happens after eating, laying dwn?

What would cause you to have a thick clear to white mucus in your throat if sinuses and chest x-rays are normal. Only happens after eating, laying dwn?

Look at diet: Certain foods in your diet can produce phlegm, which is basically mucus. Sweet foods, chocolates, desserts, breads, pasta, anything with gluten, can do this. So you may need a clinical nutritionist to intervene, and help you. Also, not having enough hydration can potentially cause it. Work with your doctor to address this, and you'll be satisfied. ...Read more

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Blood sugar 1 hour after eating. Does it go up or down?

Blood sugar 1 hour after eating. Does it go up or down?

Goes up: It goes up usually. Shouldn't go up too much though unless you have diabetes and its not well controlled. ...Read more

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How long should one wait after eating to exercise or lie down to nap?

How long should one wait after eating to exercise or lie down to nap?

No hard & fast rule: Generally its difficult to exercise right after a heavy meal. A light snack may enable you to work out in about 30mins. Listen to your body. It will let you know when its ready for exercise - whether its light or heavy exercise.
Naps - in many european and asian countries its customary to have a siesta in the afternoon after lunch. There is no harm in hitting the sack for a 30min nap after lunch. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight from lying down after eating. (not sleeping) basicly doing nothing after eating?

Can you gain weight from lying down after eating. (not sleeping) basicly doing nothing after eating?

Calories: Anytime you don't burn excess calories you will gain weight. Your body is buring calories all the time even during sleep. Generally laying down flat immediately after eating not recommended more because full belly more likely to reflux. ...Read more

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Could lying down after eating (not sleeping) make you fat?

Could lying down after eating (not sleeping) make you fat?

Obesity: Obesity, or being overweight, is unlikely to occur because of lying down after eating. Rather, it generally occurs because of a chronic intake of more calories than are being expended on a daily basis. Body position is far less important than how much is being eaten. ...Read more

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Why do I feel real dizzy after eating? I felt like I was gonna pass out id I didn't relax so I laid down.

Why do I feel real dizzy after eating? I felt like I was gonna pass out id I didn't relax so I laid down.

Could be: Post prandial hypoglycemia, an early sign of diabetes. If your symptoms persist, get to your doctor to have tests for diabetes, especially if you have a family history for it. ...Read more

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After eating food that had corn substances in it my girlfriends frenulum swelled up how can she stop the pain and cause the swelling to go down?

After eating food that had corn substances in it my girlfriends frenulum swelled up how can she stop the pain and cause the swelling to go down?

Steroids: Would be most likely to reverse the problem. Steroids by mouth, such as a Prednisone taper would probably work the best. Steroids reduce inflammation (swelling) and that should stop the pain. Are you sure it was related to eating corn? That seems like an unusual reaction, especially if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more

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My husband has upper adominal pain after eating sharp pains if he walks around gets worse if he sits down goes away in few minutes getting worried?

My husband has upper adominal pain after eating sharp pains if he walks around gets worse if he sits down goes away in few minutes getting worried?

Send to Dr.: Take your husband to the dr. As it appears he may have an ulcer or gall stones or several other possible conditions that may require treatment before it gets too serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypoglycaemia. It occurs typically after eating high carb meals... Sometimes, as soon as 10 Minutes. 130 down to 55. What can cause it?

Diagnosed with hypoglycaemia. It occurs typically after eating high carb meals... Sometimes, as soon as 10 Minutes. 130 down to 55. What can cause it?

It seems: Like you have true reactive hypoglycemia. Suggest evaluation. General rule is to avoid sugary drinks or high simple carbohydrate diets and eat six small healthy meals ...Read more

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Laid down too soon after eating now heart hurts been hurting for 2 days What's wrong with me?

Laid down too soon after eating now heart hurts been hurting for 2 days What's wrong with me?

Heart issue: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They may be able to control your issue or they may need to refer you immediately to a specialist in the hospital.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep 30 minutes after eating a small snack? I hear that it slows your metabolism down but I should be fine?

Is it ok to sleep 30 minutes after eating a small snack? I hear that it slows your metabolism down but I should be fine?

Snack before bed ok: It is ok to eat a small snack before bed. However, this could help cause heartburn or esophageal reflux once you lay down. Ther is some concern about easier weight gain when eating shortly before bed. Sumo wrestlers in japan routinely sleep after a big meal to help them put on weight. ...Read more

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Why does my blood sugar drop after eating? One hour before eating it was 126 and right after eating a turkey wrap it went down to 79.

Why does my blood sugar drop after eating? One hour before eating it was 126 and right after eating a turkey wrap it went down to 79.

Insulin secretion: Our bodies anticipate and secrete things as needed, in addition to basal rates. A prandial secretion of Insulin easily explains why your blood sugar falls to 79 after eating; if you have no symptoms, I wouldn't worry about it unless you are taking diabetic medications that would artificially affect Insulin levels. ...Read more

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. horrible pain in ribs on right side. Have to stretch out to ellieviate it some. Constant coughing worse lying down/after eating. Winded?

. horrible pain in ribs on right side. Have to stretch out to ellieviate it some. Constant coughing worse lying down/after eating. Winded?

Constant cough!: If you have been coughing constantly and have rib pain (whcih may be due to the coughing) and it has not improved in a few days as normal colds do, you need to get checked to find out what is wrong. See your doc soon. If pain worsens and hurts even if not coughing or with deep breaths, you have fever, or trouble breathing, leg swelling, etc., , go to ER. ...Read more