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Natural Antacid Foods
Unlikely to matter: The enzyme systems needed to aid digestion benefit from the acid produced in the stomach wall. The stomach's cells have the ability to generate endless amounts of acid and those antacids you take have a temporary and limited effect.They can reduce your symptoms at the stomach end of the process without having any significant effect on the rest of digestion. ...Read more
Is it possible for a teenager to have really bad stomach acid? It's gotten worse and I usually avoid trigger foods but lately even antacids won'thelp
Infants, children, : adolescents & adults can have medically significant gastroesophageal reflux. See your primary care doctor, who may order radiographic studies &/or refer you to a gastroenterologist, if needed. Take in a written history of the duration & severity of your symptoms. List not only the OTC meds you've taken for heartburn, but also all prescription, OTC, herbal & recreational drugs you've used. ...Read more
Can eating too much spicy food be bad for you if you have constant heartburn or consistently take antacids?
Spicy food: Spicy food may be a trigger for your heartburn symptoms but the underlying cause may be a problem with hypersecretion of acid or relaxed esophageal sphincter, stomach emptying problems or even hiatal hernia. Heartburn should be fully evaluated by your physician and treated. A camera can look in your throat and imaging and pressure measurements to definitively diagnose & treat see GI doc. Good luck ...Read more
I can feel my food as it goes down to my stomach and it burns as it goes down. It causes chest pain. Took antacid no imprvmnt what could it be?
Esophagitis: Your esophagus is burned. You know how it takes a few days for a bad sunburn to stop hurting? Take antacid every 4 hours and at bedtime and/or add an otc drug like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec. Avoid alcohol and aspirin. Don't eat within 2 hours of bedtime. If you're not better in 2 days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Burning pain below front left rib, told it was ulcer 2 years ago, took antacids went away so stopped. Now pain is back and does not seem food related?
H pylori infection: You may have h pylori infection that is treatable. Please see site for info and discuss the matter with your doctor. There is no need to suffer from pain. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001255/. ...Read more
Having nausea side-effect with Lexapro (escitalopram) even if taken with food. Can i take Tums or another antacid to address?
N: That is a good first choice of tx. Make sure you feel completely normal before retaking it. ...Read more
Yes: Tablet form can be taken with food. Some taking it on an empty stomach has cause stomach upset. There is no interaction with antacid but theoretically antacid coats the lining of the stomach and may delay the absorption. The liquid form should be taken on an empty stomach because it's absorption is variable with food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad gastric pain after NSAID. Mouth sour after food. Can Gaviscon or antacid be safely taken for more than 2 weeks? How long does it take to heal?
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