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Could chinese medicine treat acid reflux (gerd)?

Could chinese medicine treat acid reflux (gerd)?

Yes: The other remedies are DGL- Deglycerinized licorice. Chew 1-2 tablets in between meals.Licorice may elevate BP, but not DGL. Pure aloe liquid also can relieve heartburn. Consult an expert in Chinese medicine for details. Long term use of acid reflux medications have a lot of side effects in the form of osteoporosis,inability to absorb calcium,magnesium,Vitamin B12 etc. Susceptibility to TB.etc ...Read more

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


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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn (Checklist)

Use an over-the-counter heartburn medication
Daily
Avoid eating heavy meals
Daily
Limit fatty or acidic foods
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Avoid alcoholic drinks
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What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

Tums (calcium carbonate) won't do it: Please get examined by a doc. A natural approach is to use lots of dgl. Dgl is licorice supplement but it has an enzyme removed that can raise BP licorice is eaten over a long period of time. Avoiding acid-forming foods can help and don't lie down right after eating. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn in Children (Checklist)

Have dinner early, at least 2 hours before bedtime.
daily
Drink plain milk with 1/2 tsp of turmeric and 1/2 tsp of honey
at bedtime
Cook with less oil, and steam more, esp. vegetables
daily
Less Fried Foods
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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

See a specialist: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Urethritis (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with your doctor for an exam and testing
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Ask your doctor to test you for STDs
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Ask your doctor if you need a prostate exam
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Take all your medications as they are prescribed
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Will flagyl worsen my reflux and burping/hiccups? I'm treating d.fragilis

Will flagyl worsen my reflux and burping/hiccups? I'm treating d.fragilis

Yes: 75 to 80% of patients wih d.fragilis have resolution of their symptoms by taking a course of metronidazole even though half of those will still have evidence of the organism in their gut. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, dizziness, metallic taste, and others. It is one drug that will truely make you sick if you drink ANY alcohol while taking. ...Read more

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Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or lpr, is typically treated with proton pump inhibitors to reduce the acid in your stomach. I have people raise the head of your bed about 4-5 inches to get your throat above your stomach while you sleep. Feel better. ...Read more

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Treating Pleurisy (Checklist)

Avoid inhaling chemical fumes or cigarette smoke
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Use medication such as ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve pain
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Alert your doctor if you start having fevers, muscle aches or chills
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What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 & http://tinyurl.com/mwxb522 Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more

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What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Several treatments. : Several treatments are available for gerd. The first is lifestyle modifications. These include raising the head of your bed, avoid eating late, losing weight, and avoiding reflu inducing foods. The second is meds, including h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) and ppis (nexium, prilosec, dexilant). The third is surgery. These include nissen fundoplication, tif (transoral fundoplication) and linx. ...Read more

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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

See a general or colorectal surgeon
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Use stool softeners
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Increase your fiber intake
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Increase your hydration
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How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

Hard to say: It can work. but ther are other treatment options and some people respond differently ot different medications. ...Read more

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Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Get evaluated for gallstones
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Get evaluated for lipid abnormalities
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How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Same: eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Not more effective: Within the category of proton pump inhibitors. It is a more potent acid inhibitor than tums, zantac, Pepcid and cimetidine, but so are omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, etc. Ultimately, it is about which one works the best for you. ...Read more

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Indigestion (Definition)

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