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What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)

What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try  a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)

PPI's: Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) generally have no side effects when used for only 14 days. If your symptoms recur after a two-week trial, you should see your doctor for tests and/or a longer-term approach to your probable acid reflux. Anti-reflux measures can to help. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are natural remedies for acid reflux and heartburn?

Could you tell me what are natural remedies for acid reflux and heartburn?

Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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I used to have heartburn and acid reflux but I never done any treatment, recently it's getting worse and I'm gaining weight too, what should I do?

I used to have heartburn and acid reflux but I never done any treatment, recently it's getting worse and I'm gaining weight too, what should I do?

Acid reflux: GERD can be worsened by weight gain, so losing the excess weight would be helpful. I would recommend that you avoid any particular foods which give you problems, particularly tomatoes,onions, orange juice, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also contribute. You might want to try taking omeprazole once daily for about two weeks, to see if it helps. If it returns, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat to help remedy and keep heartburn ( acid reflux ) at bay?

What are good foods to eat to help remedy and keep heartburn ( acid reflux ) at bay?

See a doctor...: Heartburn is very common. If symptoms are persistent for months at a time and/or cannot be relieved with dietary or lifestyle changes then it will be necessary to see a gastroenterologist and endoscopy may be needed to further evaluate. Common dietary recommendations include avoidance of citrus, chocolate, onions, mints, peppers, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Also, avoid overeating! ...Read more

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It costs too much to go to a doctor but i think i have acid reflux. I get heartburn alotCan i take Nexium (esomeprazole) for more than the 14 day course of treatment?

It costs too much to go to a doctor but i think i have acid reflux. I get heartburn alotCan i take Nexium (esomeprazole) for more than the 14 day course of treatment?

Need more info: Are you overweight? If you are you had better lose weight. Taking nexium (esomeprazole) will provide temporary relief. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones. I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones.  I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

Several : Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux. These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for acid reflux burping?

Apple: Eat an early supper- well before bedtime. Do not eat an overly large meal. Consume a moderate amount of fluids with your meal. Eat a medium apple for desert with dinner as desert. ...Read more

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What are the natural remedies for acid reflux?

What are the natural remedies for acid reflux?

Correct the causes: A natural approach to reflux addresses the causes ; can actually cure it, as opposed to drugs that treat symptoms but don't cure ; can have serious side effects. This involves dietary changes, correcting imbalances of intestinal flora and often actually taking hydrochloric acid! i don't have nearly enough space here but go to http://bit.Ly/1a5tjaf for a detailed free ebook with all the details! ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural remedies that heal your esophagus from acid reflux?

Can you please describe the natural remedies that heal your esophagus from acid reflux?

Depends: A low fat diet, no smoking, achieving normal weight, and general vitamin supplementation is recommended. Magnesium, zinc and probiotic supplements can help. Stress management through walks after a meal (avoids pressure on the stomach contents from sitting). Sleeping on your left side, and waiting 3 hours to sleep after meal or alcohol is recommended for night reflux. ...Read more

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Can you name some natural remedies for acid reflux?

Can you name some natural remedies for acid reflux?

Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more