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Pro Macrobiotic Diet To Prevent Acid Reflux
I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?
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Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than one answer: There are several things you can do for reflux - first and foremost, seeing an ENT and or GI doc to definitively diagnose your condition, making sure nothing else is occurring that may be more serious causing it. Amongst possibilities a doc would do to control reflus may be medications, diet modification, and weight loss, . ...Read more
How often does aspiration happen and exactly how does it happen? And why? How to prevent it? And can acid reflux cause it?
It's entirely dependent on the individual patient. Acid reflux causes it. Indeed you have to have reflux, technically before it can be aspirated.
Predisposing factors are lying down with a lot of food in the stomach, age, diabetes, alcohol and sedatives and narcotics and other drugs, and any deformity of the structures closing off the upper part of the stomach like hiatal hernia. ...Read more
Elevate head of bed: Consider more pillows or even a pillow 'ramp' that is available at many bed supply stores like bbb. Eat earlier; don't eat within a few hours of bed. Eat smaller meals and no alcohol in evening. Speak to your doctor about medication if persists or try otc Omeprazole or famoitidine. Be sure to see a physician if not improved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on surgery.: The length of recovery depends on many factors, but the most important would be the type of antireflux surgery you have. Typically patients undergoing laparoscopic surgeries, such as a nissen or toupet, spend 1 night in the hospital and recovery is 1-2 weeks. The new transoral surgery, tif, is typical 1 week recovery. But remember that some people recover from surgery faster than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can acid reflux give you asthma? If so how can I prevent myself from getting asthma? (assuming I currently don't have asthma )
Acid reflux : Presuming you have reflux, your best plan is to take good care of yourself and it, and don't worry about what you don't have. People with reflux should lose weight if overweight, avoid alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, citrus fruit, fried/fatty food, garlic, peppermint, onions, spicy food, tomato-based food such as Italian/Mexican. Eat small meals often, no bedtime snacks. Take meds as needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Omeprazole: it is okay to try omeprazole up to 20 mg once a day for up to two weeks to try to prevent heartburn and acid reflux. If your symptoms persist beyond that, you should see your dr. for a more definitive diagnosis and longer-term treatment. Avoid the particular foods that you think cause your reflux. I'd avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Consider tilting your bed. Good luck. ...Read more
I usually use omeprozole once daily to control and prevent my acid reflux. Will ranitidine tablets work the same way? All day?
Possibly: These meds can give the same result- although they work differently in the body to relieve symptoms of acid reflux. Omeprazole is more likely to last the full 24hrs- and ranitidine is usually twice a day. There is a once a day dosing that can be prescribed. It may be less expensive to use the ranitidine- so it is worth trying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my acid reflux symptoms always seem to get worse after a rainy day? Can I do anything to prevent it? I take Omeprazole 20mg daily.
Rhinitis?: A trigger for gastric irritation and subsequent reflux is swallowed mucus from post-nasal drip. Alternatively, postnasal drip can worsen an already irritated throat from GERD. This will cause pain in the back of the throat, a sensation of having a lump in your throat, or cough/vocal cord irritation. Weather changes can be trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. Tree pollen also increases after rain ...Read more
I take Prilosec to prevent my acid reflux from occurring. I take 1 OTC version every other day. Is it dangerous to take for 1 yr? Other options ?
Depends: There are a lot of serious side effects including osteoporosis, a higher risk for pneumonia and even food allergies, dementia etc but the incidence is not high. Every drug has a risk/benefit ratio . If your discomfort is severe enough, you may need the medication. Weight reduction, avoiding coffee, tea, alcohol, fatty, and spicy food may help. Discuss with doctor if still concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid reflux: The first thing to do is to treat the acid reflux. There are a number of medications that will reduce the acid content of your stomach and minimize any damage the acid might do to your vocal cords. This should be treated and you should see a physician to be on one of our stronger medications. ...Read more
Would taking a probiotic naturally prevent my acid reflux? I'm currently on prescription Omeprazole 40mg 1x/day.
Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?
Don't need to worry: about aluminum if you have normal renal function as will be excreted through your kidneys. Only take the recommended dose of carafate (sucralfate). ...Read more
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
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