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Natural Cures For Gerd
What are natural way to cure GERD other than taking medication? I don't smoke, average alcohol consumption. Am overweight
Certain foods: To reduce reflux it is wise to reduce the acid foods you may be eating. Thsi would include tomato sauce, citrus fruits and their juice, foods picked with vinegar. and overuse of alcohol. Try to limit bending over to lift things as this can move stomach contents into your throat. Bned with your knees (goSpeak to your physician about the many other foods and things you can do to relieve your reflux. ...Read more
Absolutely: Yes! The best way to combat "Gerd", more commonly known as heartburn is by dietary modification. Foods that cause Gerd are not true allergens but rather "irritants". Try avoiding foods such as alcohol, spices, chocolate and mint. Different foods affect different people, try experimenting with your diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, to both.: The surgical treatment of gerd involves wrapping the stomach around the esophagus, called a fundoplication. This has been performed laparoscopically for over 15 years. Recently, a new technique was introduced to create an internal wrap via natural orifice surgery; this is called transoral incisionless fundplication (tif). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was suffering a rusty voice from my gerd. Is it possible to regain my natural voice again after i finish the medication?
Yes: Laryngopharyngeal reflux is very common. Symptoms frequently include throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, lump in the throat and post-nasal drainage. Treatment usually includes both medication and dietary change. With adequate treatment it is likely that you will experience an improvemnet if not return of a normal voice. You should see an ENT doctor to further assess. ...Read more
I have GERD how can I cure or control it without meds. I don't eat foods that aggravate it . I hate being on the meds for months at a time.
Tough: This is a very common problem without a great answer. Foods such as coffee, tea, peppermint, onions, garlic and carbonated beverages can worsen it. I would not eat anything 3 hours before you go to bed, keep the head of your bed up, and you may want to use sulcralfate, which is not absorbed and is totally safe. ...Read more
Taking nexsium and levosulphride for 6 months now for GERD. how long it will take to cure my GERD and does this have any side effects in long term use?
GERD: Hi, I have read studies regarding Levosulphride for treatment of functional dyspepsia and reported effectiveness of 30-40% but never had seen it being prescribed by our Gasteroenterologist, the studies have not mentioned a lot of side effects. As far as Nexium (esomeprazole) goes, a course of 8-12 wks should be enough, some of the possible side effects of Nexium (esomeprazole) are thinning of bone, low Platelet and C diff ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer