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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

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Alka seltzer : It would not be advisable it contains aspirin that could cause difficulty with bleeding or possible complications at delivery or if an epidural is used ...Read more

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Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but  can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Definitely: You can take some over the counter gas-x, simethicone, this might help. If you're having heartburn symptoms from this, zantac or Pepcid might help as well. Walking may help as well. Very common for pregnant gals to feel indigestion, especially as pregnancy goes on. Progesterone, one of the hormones of pregnancy, causes your stomach and intestines to slow down... Thus food takes longer to pass. ...Read more

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Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Many possibilities: There are a number of possibilities that could cause a late, light or no period, some of which include pregnancy, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, etc. I do not think your indigestion is related. If this persists, however, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Of course, a potential cause is always pregnancy. Consider taking a home test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

See your doctor.: Pregnancy can occur after a tubal ligation and your symptoms could be consistent with an ectopic pregnancy. Need to see your doctor to rule this out because it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is there any safe medical treatment for heartburn during pregnancy?

Natural: More than 60 million americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. Acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), can produce a variety of symptoms. Heartburn. Also called acid indigestion, heartburn is a burning pain or discomfort that can move up from your stomach to the middle of your abdomen and chest. The pain can also move into your throat. Regurgitatio. ...Read more

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How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

Diet changes: Avoid onions, tomatoes, garlic, and caffeine. Eat small meals. Make sure at least 4 hours have gone by after eating before you go to bed. Prop yourself up with some pillows when you sleep. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

Physiologic: Heartburn is a very common complaint among pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of hormonal fluctuation. One of these hormones, progesterone, is responsible for the relaxation of the sphincter muscle at the ge (gastroesophageal) junction. For this reason, acid is more likely to reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Speak to your doctor about remedies for heartburn. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. 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