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Medicine For Acid Indigestion
Upper abdominal pain: Medical term is dyspepsia. Multiple causes medication induced from nsaid's (motrin Aleve (naproxen) asprin type products) or bacteria infection called helicobacter pylori and many other less common causes in a otherwise healthy person. Problem is usually self limiting with over the counter treatments, however, if persists would seek care from a medical provider. ...Read more
Heartburn: Acid indigestion has many names including dyspepsia, reflux, gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder), and can result from ulcers and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). It is caused by acid entering the esophagus hitting tissue not able to handle it. Burning, sour taste in the mouth, belching, regurgitation of food, cough, pain (stomach, chest), nausea can occur from this irritation. ...Read more
Abdominal symptoms: Usually, acid indigestion causes symptoms of abdominal pain, heart burn, increased burping or belching, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Additionally, acid indigestion may also occur without any symptoms. Best to see your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms, or if you are concerned. ...Read more
Need effective rx: Many patients need chronic therapy like Nexium (esomeprazole) daily pts often take it when they think they need it. The food is your bodies way of trying to buffer the acid. It doesn't take care of the underlying problem. Untreated or inadequate treatment can lead to a barrets esophagus and possble cancer. Not to mention food can lead to obesity and more relux. ...Read more
See your doctor: My answer differs than were I to advise a younger man to just try acid blockers & avoid alcohol, fats, spices). While your indigestion may be little more than gerd or acid-related distress, age-appropriate indigestion may be a harbinger of barrett's esophagus, altered stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet block, ulcer, cancer, pancreas or biliary disease, heart attack). Get checked please. ...Read more
Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more
Heartburn options: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more
Acid reflux: It is important to get chronic acid reflux under control. You can try initially to use anti-reflux precautions (on this site in the Tips area under my name labeled "avoiding heartburn") and a trial of over-the-counter acid reducing medicine. If two weeks of this does not solve the problem, you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
These can be used interchangeably by patients and physicians.
Dyspepsia is another term used. ...Read more
Baking Soda: If you are sure it is acid indigestion, then Baking Soda (Not Baking Powder) may work, but only temporarily for up to a few hours. Just sprinkle a teaspoon into 2 to 4 ounces of water, stir it up and drink. If symptoms improve then you quite likely had acid indigestion. Then you should see a physician. Meanwhile buy some over-the-counter antacids such as Prilosec, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) Pepcid, or Maalox. ...Read more
Acid indigestion: Could you be referring to acid reflux? Abdominal discomfort from from consumption of acidic foods can be prevented by not eating foods that are sour. If you cannot do that, taking an antacid like gaviscon. Maalox or mylanta may help. If you meant acid reflux, please publish your question again. ...Read more
LERD with GERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Please get evaluation & treatment for your laryngo-esophageal reflux. ...Read more
Understand the foods which you ate causing indigestion.
Use of Alcohol
Stresses in life and upset feelings-
It is NOT what you eat;
IT IS what is eating you!
Take 10 Deep Breaths.
Say- Breath is Life!
Repeat many times.
Visual Imagery of palace which gave you Peace when you were there.
Play soft Music.
Take Gingersle ...Read more
Black stools: You should see ur doctor asap, as you could have bled in the stomach form the 'acid indigestion' blood that comes form higher up in the GI system turn your stools black. Docs can do a simple test to make sure it is blood or not. You can take over the counter medications like zantac (ranitidine) 75 mg twice ad ay until you see your doc. But don't delay seeking medical help. ...Read more
On hot days I drink cold water. Occasionally I will feel acid indigestion when I drink water just after I drink it. What could be going on?
TLES relaxation: In some individuals, the sphincter at the lower end of the swallowing tube (esophagus) relaxes after swallowing instead of contracting allowing stomach contents into the esophagus causing the sensation you feel ...Read more
Gluten Sensitivity: It may be that you have a sensitive stomach but it could mean that you have a sensitivity to the rye in beer. Some people actually posess an allergy to gluten and have GI sensitivity to types of wheat or barley. I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist if you want a real work-up performed, particularly if you are sensative to other types of breads and carb laden foods. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel your heartbeat from time to time. Especially when I'm really fully/have acid indigestion/gas/emptystomach/relaxing.
Yes: It is not uncommon for a person tohear their own heart beat. This can occur more often at night when everything is usually quiet. ...Read more
Having acid indigestion and heartburn while eating since 5 days. How to treat acid indigestion? What type of food to eat and what to avoid?
I'm 35wks pregnant suffering 24hr heartburn and acid indigestion. I take maalox, that does minor releif. Is there anything that could help? Thanks
Can acid indigestion cause farts to feel physically hot? Can it also cause your poop to feel hot?
Depends!: What goes in, must come out :) If your diet is particularly spicy, some of the food may remain undigested enough to cause a burning sensation around the rectum/anus when you have a bowel movement. Try adjusting what you eat. If symptoms persist/worsen or you notice blood in your stools or leakage of stool, see your doctor. Take care ...Read more
Can acid indigestion cause farts to feel physically hot? Can it also cause your poop to feel hot? I don't eat anything spicy whatsoever...
No: Flatulence containing methane gas, which results from byproducts of digestion from normal bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract. The temperature of the gas correlates with the body temperature, and is flammable. This is a reason why you can light a match, causing combustion utilizing the methane gas from the flatulence, which is not advisable. ...Read more
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