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Natural Help For 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
Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?
Dx w/gerd, treat with natural remedies, but GERD flare-up after bad dinner last night. Minor head cold w/sore throat. Painful combo! throat hurts!help?
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?
Diagnosis first: Before trying any remedy i feel the proper diagnosis is most important. Gerd can lead to esophageal erosions leading to increased esophageal cancer risk. An experienced gastroenterologist should be able to determine if an endoscopic examination is necessary. Treatment options (both conventional and natural) can be discussed afterwards. ...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
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
None: Stick with conventional therapies.Get a more detailed answer ›
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