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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

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Will drinking soda help or hurt with my indigestion?

Will drinking soda help or hurt with my indigestion?

Soda: Usually it hurts since it contains acidic elements. ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn (Checklist)

Use an OTC medicine like Zantac or Prilosec if needed
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Avoid heavy meals
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Limit fatty or acidic foods
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Avoid alcohol
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Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

GERD home remedies: 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, pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Fizz makes you burp: A full stomach needs to empty. When its air that fills you up, esp. If soda is caffeinated, the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes & allows you to burp. In so doing, other stomach contents including acid may get burped up as well. Read other healthtap answers regarding diet & behavior to minimize heartburn. If you belch a lot cut back on caffeinated & fizzy drinks, coffee, & avoid air swallowing. ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn (Checklist)

Eat a healthy diet, rich in fruits/veggies
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Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor
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Maintain a healthy body weight
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Avoid tight-fitting clothing
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Treating Heartburn (Checklist)

Avoid spicy, acidic, and greasy foods
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Eat dinner early; wait 3 hours before lying down
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Don't wear tight-fitting pants
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Dr. Marc Neff
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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

Dr. John Tetzlaff
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Sodium Bicarbonate (Definition)

Sodium bicarbonate is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more

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