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Does prune juice make GERD worse?

Does prune juice make GERD worse?

It may: In general, you should avoid foods that make your gerd worse. There may be common themes to causes of worsening gerd when it comes to foods, such as fatty foods, spicy foods, or alcohol. But remember, each person may also have their own triggers. If yours is prune juice, then avoid it! ...Read more

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


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Is it true that drinking pure aloe juice can help cure GERD and erosions from it?

Is it true that drinking pure aloe juice can help cure GERD and erosions from it?

Helps treat, not cure: Aloe juice is a wonderful natural treatment that can help to heal but is not a "cure" as to cure you need to address the underlying causes. See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel. Html for more on aloe and http://www. Naturalnews. Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects. Html and http://www. Gerd-diet. Com/gerd-treatment/ for info on approaches that will help to cure this problem! ...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. ...Read more

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I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice. I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?

I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice. I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?

May actually help!: Many people find that drinking lemon juice actually helps GERD! However, any benefits are temporary and purely symptomatic (like the drugs that are commonly used). For an excellent and thorough discussion of how to cure GERD by addressing the underlying causes please see http://chriskresser. Com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more

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Our pediatrician recommended 1/2 tsp of raw aloe vera juice 1-3 x daily for our 4 month old with GERD symptoms. Is this safe? Side effects?

No: Aloe is potentially unsafe by mouth for adults. Infants of this age is not recommended to use preparations that may contain contaminants as well. It also may function as a laxative and cause unnecessary weight and water loss. Lastly, there are latex components which are not advisable to exposure. ...Read more

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I am mixing apple cider vinegar with water and lemon juice. Is this what is giving me heartburn?

I am mixing apple cider vinegar with water and lemon juice. Is this what is giving me heartburn?

Good possibility: There is a good chance that the cocktail you are using would cause you heartburn symptoms, by combining 2 acidic liquids. Would definitely recommend giving it a trial in discontinuing it and see if your symptoms improve. Is there any specific reason for why you are drinking consistently that? ...Read more

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Swallowed ecigarette juice accidently and got some on my hands. Light headed, slurred speech, feel weak, heartburn feeling, slightly short of breath?

Swallowed ecigarette juice accidently and got some on my hands. Light headed, slurred speech, feel weak, heartburn feeling, slightly short of breath?

911: Call 911, e-cigarette juice can kill a person if consumed. After calling 911 someone should call the poison control center for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does juicing vegetables causes indigestion?

Does juicing vegetables causes indigestion?

It could: Eating or drinking anything can lead to heartburn in some people. ...Read more

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I have digestion problem. I used to consume too much of citric acid juices. Is this the reason for indigestion? How to treat this?

I have digestion problem. I used to consume too much of citric acid juices. Is this the reason for indigestion? How to treat this?

No: You need to see a gastroenterologist, or start off with your primary care doctor and be examined and tested for multiple possibilities including helicobacter infection. You may require endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can cabbage juice cause hearburn and throat burning?

Yes: Oh, my yes it can. It can increase acid production and lead to cramps, indigestion & increased gas. Try gargling with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd (95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and gerd?

Really the same: Some doctors may call more regular episodes of heartburn gerd i.e. Daily as opposed to episodic heartburn that you get from eating too much pizza. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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What is clinically different between frequent heartburn and GERD?

GERD symptoms: Heartburn is a symptom, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a diagnosis. Heartburn is the most frequent symptom of GERD. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

GERD.: Not all reflux hurts. A more acidic refluxate would hurt, but a refluxate with less of an acidic component wouldn't hurt. The problem is that non-acidic reflux can still damage the esophagus and must therefore be identified. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea.
If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms! . If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd.
What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more

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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

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Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well

Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well

Yes possibly: However you really should consider changing your lifestyle. Eat healthy and drink your water and exercise ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

Omeprazole: I'd suggest you try Omeprazole otc (generic and cheaper than copay in many instances) for 7 days. If the pain resolves it is almost certainly gerd. If less than 75% improvement you should see your primary care provider and discuss. ...Read more

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What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more