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Vinegar Honey For Acid Reflux
Acid Reflux, Vinegar:
Understand your concern.
Vinegar is highly acidic. Vinegar in the chips can make Stomach acid reflux or flow up irritating esophagus and causing heartburn.
To dilute acid and decrease heartburn, try the following:
Eat less chips.
Have herbal tea, water or milk with snack.
Chewing gum after the snack to stimulate saliva production which can neutralize acid. ...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
That's Apple Cider: Vinegar. It may take a few days. Get the ACV "with the mother" on the label. This means that the skins are part of the ACV and not strained out just to look clear and nice. Dilute w/water because it is strong tasting. Alternative is DGL, a licorice supplement w/an enzyme removed so it doesn't raise BP. Easier to use. Peace and good health. ...Read more
You need medicines: Acid reflux can be easily treated but not with any of the home remedies. You will need an antacid, preferably by seeing your doctor. If you want an alternative, take over the counter antacids like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid which are old but inexpensive medicines. More modern medicines include prilosec (over the counter) or any of the ppis which are prescription drugs. Acid reflux requires ongoing treatment. ...Read more
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. Apple cider vinegar 9get it "w/the mother" is also used. Put it in a little water. ...Read more
Is it safe to consume 2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar 3 time per day? I use it for acid reflux & it works.
In general, yes: Each person reacts differently to any therapy so the bottom line is what works for you. Having said this, a good caveat is always take the least amount of anything for the optimum result. So, try decreasing the amount of apple cider vinegar to find the lowest dosage that will control the acid reflux. If adequate control requires 2 tablespoons 3 times a day, so be it. ...Read more
Been suffering from acid reflux. What does it indicate if drinking apple cider vinegar or baking soda make it worse?
It indicates that...: Stopping apple cider vinegar or baking soda might be a good idea for now. A primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) can evaluate to confirm the problem of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The doctor may test for h. Pylori stomach infection, and start effective medications, including acid blockers. Plain water, nonfat milk, green tea, or simple soup broths may feel ok. ...Read more
Yes, seems to work: 19 year old male asks, Is organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux a good natural treatment? Many would say yes cos it contains acetic acid, a weaker acid than Hydrochloric acid HCL normally produced by stomach. It tends to buffer or make the stomach less acidic (antacid) but still strong enough for digestion. Said to be best as 2 or 3 teaspoon-fulls in in 8 oz of water before meals. ...Read more
Is raw organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux safe to take? I want natural ways to help my GERD
Yes if diluted but..:
Yes, it is safe & effective but should be mixed in water or can irritate your tissue. See http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/heartburn.html
However, while safe & natural, it still only treats symptoms. For sound advice on how to prevent and cure reflux naturally see http://chriskresser. Com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more
Had pretty bad acid reflux. Burning my esophagus. Experimented with 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar in 8 ou of water. It worked! How? It's acidic!!
ACV: Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has acetic acid that can improve digestion. SIgns of low acid and high acid are similar so you may be having low acid and need the extra acidity. Changing die to include fruits and vegetables can actually help resolve symptoms rather than adding ACV or medications. ACV can cause acid burn and remove teeth enamel and cause esophageal burns. ...Read more
Should I take apple cider vinegar for indigestion, acid reflux and bad breath? How much should I take?
Works well for many: Like many natural therapies, there is no formal research I know of on apple cider vinegar for reflux, but many find it effective. On this website 21 of 23 who tried it report it effective: http://earthclinic. Com/cures/heartburn.Html & people find it useful for many other things. But this is symptomatic & it is more important to address the cause- see http://www. Healthy-eating-politics. Com/gerd.Html. ...Read more
Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions?
Unknown: Some individuals will get symptomatic relief of their acid reflux with certain foods. However, this can be tricky as the information on this is suspect. I tell my patients if certain foods or food avoidances are helpful symptomatically, then I would listen to your body. Some people however need further evaluation as acid reflux can cause serious complications. ...Read more
Can honey help with acid reflux? Any suggestions? I can't take Prilosec made my blood pressure drop after taking it a year
Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more
One way is: To not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more
Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more
Diet: If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available. Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more
Acid reflux: Most people with acid reflux can be brought under control with anti-reflux measures and use of acid reducing medicines, whether they be H2-blockers like Zantac or PPIs like Omeprazole. In the rare patient who cannot be controlled by medications, surgery is also an option. Most patients to not need to go that far. If your reflux is not responding, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
GERD: You have many choices starting with the common antacids. If antacids are not helping, you can try an h2 antagonist such as zantac (generic ranitidine), Pepcid (generic famotidine). If you are still not getting relief you can switch to a proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole (prilosec otc). There is no advantage to take both an h2 antagonist and a proton pump inhibitor together. ...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
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