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Dr. Daniel Mckenna
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Persistent Heartburn (Overview)

Persistent heartburn is a symptom in which a person has pain or burning sensations in the area of his stomach and heart. True heartburn is due to stomach material going back up into the esophagus (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Heartburn symptoms can be due to true heartburn, but can also be due to esophagus muscle problems, or due to serious heart conditions.


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Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Unlikely: Plavix (clopidogrel) does not cause such acidity symptoms but acid refux can be the reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Mckenna
13 doctors shared insights

Persistent Heartburn (Overview)

Persistent heartburn is a symptom in which a person has pain or burning sensations in the area of his stomach and heart. True heartburn is due to stomach material going back up into the esophagus (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Heartburn symptoms can be due to true heartburn, but can also be due to esophagus muscle problems, or due to serious heart conditions.


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What's good relief for persistent heartburn during pregnancy ?

What's good relief for persistent heartburn during pregnancy ?

Eat Better !: Gastric reflux may worsen when pregnant. Avoid eating late, big meals, saucy and condimented .Specially after 5 pm. Digestion is very slow during pregnancy. If you smoke , quit and ask your doctor about acid pump inhibitors like pepsid and prilosec. Treating gastric reflux aggressively will decrease your morning sickness as well. Eat small meals every 3 hours or so. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn (Tip)

Treating Heartburn

Take your proton pump inhibitor in the morning 20 mins before breakfast (before brushing your teeth). ...See more

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Treating Heartburn (Checklist)

Use an over-the-counter medication like Zantac or Prilosec
Daily
Avoid heavy meals
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Limit fatty or acidic foods
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Avoid alcoholic drinks
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How can I get rid of heartburn?

How can I get rid of heartburn?

Few things to try...: Heartburn is very common and often lifestyle is a major contributing factor. Smoking/alcohol/caffeine/mint/fatty foods/too-spicey foods, and many medications cause heartburns. Obesity and laying down after meals etc...Are other risks. So, if you can control the above, you r much less likely to suffer heartburn. If above not adequate, otc prilosec/zantac/pepcid may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's good relief for persistent heartburn during pregnancy ?

Eat Better !: Gastric reflux may worsen when pregnant. Avoid eating late, big meals, saucy and condimented .Specially after 5 pm. Digestion is very slow during pregnancy. If you smoke , quit and ask your doctor about acid pump inhibitors like pepsid and prilosec. Treating gastric reflux aggressively will decrease your morning sickness as well. Eat small meals every 3 hours or so. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn (Tip)

Treating Heartburn

Chronic GERD lasting over 5 years requires an EGD to evaluate for Barrett's Esophagus. ...See more

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I've been tacking ibuprofen on/off month due to back and leg injury. Now have persistent heartburn even when i don't take. Any advice?

I've been tacking ibuprofen on/off month due to back and leg injury.  Now have persistent heartburn even when i don't take.  Any advice?

Yes: Stop taking ibuprofen. You likely are having irritation due to ibuprofen. You can either stop it or try taking it with food/ or add an acid blocking agent such as Pepcid (famotidine) which you can now get without a prescription. ...Read more

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Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Unlikely: Plavix (clopidogrel) does not cause such acidity symptoms but acid refux can be the reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Back strain, seemed resolving/exercise worse plus new hip flexor pain. Ibuprofen causing persistent heartburn other anti-inflam/pain options?

Back strain, seemed resolving/exercise worse plus new hip flexor pain.  Ibuprofen causing persistent heartburn other anti-inflam/pain options?

Lumbar. Pain: Taking any over the counter meds like ibuprofen,aleve, aspirin, may cause heartburn , so.. U make sure u take the dose on a full stomach, alternatively use over the counter meds such as Zantac, (ranitidine) cimetidine, orprevacid. Get up with a physiotherapist to be shown proper stretching as well as isometric strenthening or core muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
1,435 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Angelina Postoev
1,209 doctors shared insights

Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more