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Are peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

Are  peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

They're fine, unless: They are hot peppers and you don't the pain. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
1,356 doctors shared insights

Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Safr to take xantac after having tums (calcium carbonate)? Any good heartburn remedies?

Safr to take xantac after having tums (calcium carbonate)? Any good heartburn remedies?

Tums (calcium carbonate): are an antacid (chemically neutralizes acid) Zantac (ranitidine) PREVENTS the effect of acid by blocking the RECEPTOR sites and finally PRILOSEC and other :Purple pills stop the release of acid altogether! They can be taken together AFTER a complete evaluation by your Primary Care Provider/Gastroeneterologist! since heartburn bad enough to require more than ONE of these needs diagnostic study! Hope this help ...Read more

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Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Weight matters: The surgery can help reflux, but many people get relief with losing weight, modified diet, and elevating head of bed. Your GI doctor can probably predict your chance of getting better without surgery and recommend a good surgeon if you need one. ...Read more

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What are good foods for acid reflux?

What are good foods for acid reflux?

Avoid: caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking and any food that makes it worse, Avoid laying down within 2 hours of eating,do not overeat, There are no foods that help it. ...Read more

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What foods are good to eat for gastric reflux?

What foods are good to eat for gastric reflux?

Reflux: Foods that can trigger gerd: fatty or fried foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, carbonated beverages, chocolate and mint. Foods that help prevent gerd: leafy greens, melons, bananas, oatmeal, tofu, fennel, parsley, and rice. ...Read more

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What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar before the meal helps the digestion of fats. Be sure you have been tested for diabetes or bowel disorders if the problem is long-standing. Your doctor can help you track your success and failures, and advise further testing. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to eat for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What are some good foods to eat for  gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Low fat, smaller: In general, low fat, smaller meals are recommended for gerd. You should also avoid caffeine, tomato sauce, chocolate, spicy foods, alcohol, salads and celery. You shouldn't eat late meals (within 3 hrs before bedtime). ...Read more

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Post Whipple so must take antacids and enzymes. guidance says avoid calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide antacids. Any alternatives please?

Post Whipple so must take antacids and enzymes.  guidance says avoid calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide antacids. Any alternatives please?

Alternatives: The problem is most antacids are from the 2 chemicals but you can use Gaviscon which is a little different and so could be used without over use. However I do not know if you can use meds or are on the H2 receptor blockers (Zantac, Pepcid, (famotidine) Axid) These can help with the heartburn as well. You can try these and see. I hope it is some help but depends on your provider. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided for acid reflux in kids?

What foods should be avoided for acid reflux in kids?

Reflux: Avoid spices, tomato sauce, fried food, sodas, cafeine, and fluid before bed time. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my 10year old child to take tums (calcium carbonate) for some stomach pain after eating some spicy chips?

Is it safe for my 10year old child to take tums (calcium carbonate) for some stomach pain after eating some spicy chips?

Yes: But limit the dosage to a couple every 6 hrs or so for no more than a day. Avoid carbonated beverage and acidic drinks (soda,tea,orange juice,etc) avoid caffeine and laying down after eating.If it persists for more than a day call his/her doc. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

Yes: Tums is typically what i tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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Are pancakes and syrup ok for acid reflux?

Are pancakes and syrup ok for acid reflux?

Pancakes & GERD.: The main thing that concerns me about pancakes in this context would be the size of your breakfast. Pancakes are usually the main part of a large breakfast, and large meals can trigger reflux. Using a citrus product on them, like an orange marmalade, could trigger reflux as well. ...Read more

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Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, i'm highly allergic to them..Thanx?

Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more

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Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected esophagus, and it can be brought on by acidic or spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. If you are overweight or pregnant, you are more prone to heartburn because of the greater pressure in your belly. Eating late at night may bring it on, as can smoking. ...Read more

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Are Gas-X and Pepto-Bismol safe to take after Zantac?

Are Gas-X and Pepto-Bismol safe to take after Zantac?

Perfectly: safe but the fact that you are using both after Zantac infers that your GI problems! Are you self medicating for heartburn?? Suggest that you discuss your symptoms with your PCP (Primary Care Provider! Could be you require some testing! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Safe medicines for gastroentrities?

Safe medicines for gastroentrities?

Gastroenteritis: Depends on the age or if there are any other medical conditions present including the use of other medication. Children most doctors don't prescribe medication and let the illness run its course for risk of causing decrease intestinal movement( ileus ) and causing a toxic colon. In adults with no other medication or no illnesses there are multiple otc medication to take including Imodium (loperamide) or pepto. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more