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Need Help With Acid Indigestion
Help with diagnosis: Dentists can help in making the diagnosis of acid reflux based on symptoms they may see during a dental exam. These symptoms could include increased tooth decay and enamel damage to the molars and halitosis (bad breath.) continue seeing your dentist and doctor regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure: Ranitidine (Zantac (ranitidine)) can help with the symptoms of GERD. Excessive belching is a symptom of GERD. However, if you have no relief from belching after using Zantac (ranitidine) for a week or two, please consider other causes for belching like indigestion, hiatal hernia, H. Pylori infection/gastritis, or even IBS. Antacids can help with indigestion. Follow up with your internist/GI doc if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Find symptom's cause: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy,& even reaction to stress. Antacids just neutralize acid. ...Read more
I don't think so.: These are two different pathophysiology. You do not need digestive enzyme supplements if you do not have any deficiencies, i.E . Pancreatic deficiency . For acid reflux you need h-2 receptor antagonists, like zantac or tagamet, and/or proton pump inhibitirs like zegrid, nexium, (esomeprazole) Omeprazole etc. ...Read more
GERD : If the child is an infant, there's not much to do, until they outgrow it. You can help the symptoms by giving baby smaller feelings, and burping frequently. Your pediatrician can also prescribe medicine to help the pain, from heartburn, that happens with GERD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prilosec: Prilosec and similar medications tend to be better at preventing acid reflux than in treating it once it has already started. If you have only occasional heartburn, often the best treatment is good old-fashioned chewable antacids, such as Mylanta or Tums (calcium carbonate). If it is frequent, Prilosec might be helpful, but if it doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. Look up anti-reflux measures. Good luck. ...Read more
Makes it worse...: Another "old wife's tale" shot down! fats delay stomach emptying (which means stomach acid sits in your stomach longer); calcium stimulates release of gastrin (a hormone that turns up acid production). There's plenty of fat and calcium in buttermilk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg, is there any other meds I can combined with it to help with acid reflux?
Can you tell me a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?
See integrative Dr.: There are several botanical's, ayurvedic, herbal, essential oil, homeopathic supplements that you can use. However, the list is extensive, and it's best if an integrative holistic medical doctor can examine you, in light of your constitution, overall stress and lifestyle to come up with the best treatment plan. Plus, you may need the assistance of a clinical nutritionist too. Slippery elm and marshmallow root come to mind, but see your doctor first, as there may be other things that are more appropriate based on your findings. ...Read more
Stepwise: Reflux becomes a disease when it damages organs or causes significant symptoms. Treatment generally starts with lifestyle modification (diet, stress, elevating bed), then medications to reduce acid, then possibly an endoscopic or surgical procedure depending on the specific patient symptoms, goals, anatomy, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?
No single food but: Diet can play a huge role in reversing this. Apple cider vinegar can temporarily alleviate symptoms but to permanently cure this you need a low carb diet as part of a program to rebalance your GI flora- see http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit.Ly/1nujy57 ; http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html#acv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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