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Lifestyle Changes For Gerd
Cause?: Gerd can have many causes such as a hiatal hernia, an ulcer, food allergies, medication or supplement side effect, etc. It's important to know the cause to know the right treatment. I got rid of my own gerd by eliminating unhealthy foods and losing 25 pounds. I eliminated fried foods, spicy foods, sweetened foods, etc. You are too young to have gerd and you should have your symptoms checked by dr. ...Read more
Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder?e.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?
Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?
IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more
Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Go easy on the exercise and build slowly. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worth trying: Most diabetes is type 2, and lifestyle changes can have a significant impact there. It helps with type 1 as well, but prob not enough by itself. Weight loss, proper diet, exercise, decreasing body fat % can delay & prevent some complications & need for meds. Importantly, it's possible to see it coming before you're actually diabetic, and intervening then is even better. Talk 2 a doc who knows how. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid smoke: One of the most severe risk factors for sinusitis and other respiratory infections is smoking or second hand smoke exposure. To reduce chance of infections, wash hands frequently. If you have or suspect dust allergy, using a pillow encasement against dust and removing carpeting may be a good idea. Eliminate mold from home if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anxiety cause acid reflux? I have tried ppis, h2 blockers, Gaviscon advance and lifestyle/diet changes for months; no effect from these.
Change: First get a stress test to determine how much light exercise you can do then start a light regimen, take all necessary meds for blood pressure or....Don't smoke, light to moderate alcohol only, eat healthy (fresh veg, no fried foods, more fish and grains), loose weight correctly through exercise not diets. ...Read more
What is the most important healthy lifestyle change to be healthier and happier, amidst dealing with certain health issues? (my case:PCOS, IBS, IBD)
Taking Omeprazole for acid reflux but suffer Vit.B defiency as result. Are there any alternative PPIs? Can dietary change alone manage the condition?
Vitamine B and PPI: PPIs such as Omeprazole only impair the absorption of protein bound Vitamin B12 from animal derived dietary sources therefore the use of free or unbound Vitamin B12 are not affected and can be safely used safely used to correct the Vitamin B12 deficiency especially if you cannot stop taking the PPI. B12 def. can cause macrocytic anemia, hyperhomocysteinemia and/or neutropathies. ...Read more
Depends on what…: …your sleep disorder is. People with shift-related disorders can, with time & reversion to day-time shift, improve their sleep. Sleep apnea may improve with weight loss. Restless leg syndrome & periodic leg movement disorder do not seem to be related to lifestyle. Establishing a sleep regimen can help ameliorate some other sleep disorders. A sleep specialist can guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the cretanine level of 1.5 be lowered with medicine, lifestyle changes, diet changes with anything.Please help. Thanks?
Well: It depends if the abnormal creatinine or kidney function is caused by medications dehydration or supplements then it can be improved. Also controlling kidney disease high blood pressure diabetes can help improve or at least stabilize kidney function and preserve kidney function.Consult an internal medicine physician or Nephrologist for management and specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?
Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2yrs post gastric sleeve and having increased GERD. Ompeprozole and Nexium (esomeprazole) ineffective. Been to Dr. twice. Diet changes made with no relief. Advise?
Very difficult: You have had the works for this problem The only thing I might recommend in your area is tertiary consult at Cleveland Clinic. they can suggest a course of treatment after review of your case. This is world class care and may come up with something effective. Best wishes. ...Read more
If ppi's and h2 blockers cause bad headache, will sulcrufate help worsening sore throat and hoarseness from lpr? Diet and behavior changes unhelpful.
Yes: Sucralfate serves more of a "coating" function for the stomach so it may help with your symptoms and worth a try. You may also wish to try some neutralizing agents like Tums or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) containing antacids. Some alternative/natural agents also include manuka honey, parsley extract, ginger root, among others may also help. Make sure you have been evaluated for h pylori. ...Read more
What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...Read more
Pregnancy heart burn: Gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) or heartburn often develops during pregnancy. For anyone with gerd, it is recommended to not consume acidic foods, spicy foods, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and avoid eating late at night. So yes, dietary changes can reduce heartburn. If that doesn't help, you can take a proton pump inhibitor (ie prilosec, prevacid, nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac maintenance: Managing your celiac takes priority. Isolating gerd symptoms is difficult if celiac is poorly managed (ie, not on a strict gluten-free diet). If you're biopsy-confirmed to have celiac, stay gluten free. After several months, with the help of your md, gerd treatment options may include: optimize acid blocking meds, weight management, dietary modifications, and lastly surgical alternatives. ...Read more
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