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Is raw organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux safe to take ? I want natural ways to help my GERD

Is raw organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux safe to take ? I want natural ways to help my GERD

Yes if diluted but..: Yes, it is safe & effective but should be mixed in water or can irritate your tissue. See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/heartburn.html However, while safe & natural, it still only treats symptoms. For sound advice on how to prevent and cure reflux naturally see http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Are there minimally invasive or natural orifice procedures to treat gerd?

Are there minimally invasive or natural orifice procedures to treat gerd?

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 more

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I was suffering a rusty voice from my gerd. Is it possible to regain my natural voice again after i finish the medication?

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

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What is the permanent solution of gerd? And how to get rid of it in natural way?

What is the permanent solution of gerd? And how to get rid of it in natural way?

Diet: The following foods worsen gastroesophageal reflux: caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes, exacerbate the injury to the esophagus caused by reflux, and usually worsen heartburn. Other common offenders are peppers, spicy foods, and fried foods. A higher protein content in a meal can help decrease reflux. Smoking worsens gerd. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to gastritis and GERD?

 Any natural remedies to gastritis and GERD?

Yes: Stop any anti-inflammatory medications. Then L-glutamine powder is a wonderful nutrient for healing the lining of your upper intestine. You might also have to take soda, wheat, and sugar out of your diet. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Multiple things.: Chewing gum for 30 mins after eating has shown to help. Also taking half a teaspoon of baking soda with water also helps. Avoid the foods that cause it such as coffee, tea, peppermint, high fat foods, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any natural remedy that works for chronic severe GERD?

Is there any natural remedy that works for chronic severe GERD?

Mastic Gum: If you have GERD, Mastic Gum (available in a health food store) should help. 1,000 mg per day for at least two weeks. That should eradicate H. pylori, the spirochete that causes GERD, ulcers, and stomach cancer. Mastic gum also heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

GERD: The best alternative treatment is dgl tablets which is a special form of licorice tablets in which the bad ingredient that raises blood pressure is removed, hence the name. ...Read more

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How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

1: Bland diet, low in acidic foods like citrus, tomatoes etc, high fat diet like cheese, fried food, red meat etc, no or low caffeine, no alcohol or smoking and avoiding lifting and stooping etc. ...Read more

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My endoscopy results came up normal. Should I just take omeprazole whenever my GERD flares up or just treat it naturally? Is omeprazole bad over time?

Use it sparingly: Omeprazole is safe used occasionally but it is associated with problems when taken long term. This type of drug is associated with risks of pneumonia, malabsorption of nutrients and bone density loss. If you can figure out natural ways to avoid the reflux it would be best. If you only use the omeprazole occasionally it should be fine. ...Read more

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Which natural remedy can I use to treat GERD besides ppis and h2 blockers?

Which natural remedy can I use to treat GERD besides ppis and h2 blockers?

Small meals: Small frequent meals, low in fat and fried foods- cause they delay stomach emptying. Foods that dont contain caffeine such as coffee and tea and dark chocolate would be helpful since these products also increase acid production in the stomach. If overweight, losing weight can decrease the pressure on the abdomen that is contributing to reflex. ...Read more

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What are natural way to cure GERD other than taking medication? I don't smoke, average alcohol consumption. Am overweight

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

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Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

GERD: Don't eat late and lie down flat, avoid foods like coffee, chocolate and spice. Take otc meds like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec but see your doctor if it persists... Gerd can be serious! ...Read more

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I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

Not true: GERD is caused by contents in the stomach coming up through the esophagus, which in turn has a poorly understood cause. We think it is probably due to too many random openings of the valve. Certain medications can also cause the valve to open, as can stress, obesity, & problems with the stomach emptying to name a few. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?

Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/home-heartburn-remedies-natural-remedies-heartburn. http://melissabarrett.hubpages.com/hub/herbsforacidreflux.

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Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, a heart attack or stroke or life-threatening high blood pressure or status asthmaticus or uncontrolled seizures or severe GI bleeding "naturally"? ...Read more

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I have GERD symptoms. I have constant burping and bad breath. There is no heartburn and throat burn. Baking soda sometimes helps and it prevents burping and bad breath.Any natural remedies?

I have GERD symptoms. I have constant burping and bad breath. There is no heartburn and throat burn. Baking soda sometimes helps and it prevents burping and bad breath.Any natural remedies?

Yes, qualified : Listen to your body. Eat healthy unprocessed foods. Eat small amounts of food at a time. Hiatal hernia can be problem. Raise arms over head, raise on toes, and drop to jar body, drink water, and press from under left rib cage to navel 3 times before each meals and bedtime. Bad bacteria could be a problem, try raw apple cider vinegar and olive oil as a salad dressing. A. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more