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Is it common to get heartburn/indigestion when waking up?

Is it common to get heartburn/indigestion when waking up?

Try some changes: Try looking at your lifestyle and what you eat first. If you smoke, drink alcohol, or are overweight, those can aggravate. Citrus, carbonated beverages, onions, peppers (even green), chocolate and mint can aggravate reflux also. Consider a trip to see your doctor if the problem has persisted or worsenened. ...Read more

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A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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What could it mean when your waking up with heartburn that sometimes last all day?

What could it mean when your waking up with heartburn that sometimes last all day?

Inflamed...: Esophagus is most likely at your age. Back flow of stomach contents, including acid, irritate lining. Doubtful cardiac or other, but should be checked by doc. Minimize fried, greasy, acidic food, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, peppermint, large meals, lying down after eating. Lose weogjy, if overweight. See md. ...Read more

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I have vaginal bleeding all the time. Also bad heartburn. Waking me up at night. Tired passing water a lot. Sometimes feel dizzy age 52?

I have vaginal bleeding all the time. Also bad heartburn. Waking me up at night. Tired passing water a lot. Sometimes feel dizzy age 52?

U have many: Different issues that need to be evaluated, u should see your primary for the htburn and dizziness, your gyn for the bleeding and passing water, please make an appt tom to be evaluated, u have too many problems to function properly. ...Read more

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Is waking up with cold shivers a sign of hiv. Just Googled reasons & this was 1. His Feeling cold with pain in 1 arm, belly pain & heartburn?

Is waking up with cold shivers a sign of hiv. Just Googled reasons & this was 1. His Feeling cold with pain in 1 arm, belly pain & heartburn?

Probably chills: Cold shivers sounds like chills to me. You get chills when you have a fever and your temperature is rising. Fever occurs with many common infections - the common cold, strep throat, mono, ear infections, intestinal infections, kidney infections - to name a few. If chills persist see a health care professional for evaluation. If you think that you might have HIV ask them to run a simple blood test. ...Read more

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What is indigestion?

What is indigestion?

Indigestion: Indigestion is a commoners word when there is abdominal pain after eating or there is burning pain in the upper abdomen below the sternum or the left or mid upper abdomen, also may have gassy feeling or excessive burping. See your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Indigestion for six months?

Indigestion for six months?

See your doc: Can't tell here. Could be lots of things, from inflamed esophagus or stomach, ulcers, gallbladder or pancreas disease, colon problems, metabolic abnormalities, even neurologic or blood vessel issues. ...Read more

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How can I treat indigestion?

How can I treat indigestion?

Habits: 1- minimize caffeine
2- minimize stress as directed
3- full night sleep- raise head of bed
4- avoid nsaids (motrin advil)
5- multiple small meals (no large meals)
6- weight maintenance/ lose weight
7- dietary restrictions/ no spicy
8- avoid late night eating, wait 3 hours from last meal prior to sleep
9- 30 to 40 min brisk walk four times per week. ...Read more

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Can indigestion last for days?

Yes: Indigestion is a symptom that refers to discomfort in the digestive system. It is a vague term that means something different to everyone. The most common causes are irritable bowel and acid reflux. Next would be ulcers and gastritis caused by an infection (h pilori) gall bladder disease. All of these can cause symptoms that can last for days. If symptoms are lasting that long > md. ...Read more

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What can I use for indigestion?

What can I use for indigestion?

Treat the cause: Indigestion is a symptom and not a disease, you have to find the cause. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. If it gets worse or does not get better see a doctor. You can
avoid eating late at night
relax after eating
avoid alcohol
don't smoke
avoid spicy foods
drink fluid after rather than during meals. ...Read more

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What can I do. Fo bad indigestion?

What can I do. Fo bad indigestion?

Tummy ache?: Indigestion is a rather vague term. Think in descriptive terms like cramping, burning, nausea, heartburn, bloating, burping, painful, and also what makes it worse/better, to more accurately describe your complaint.
Hope this was helpful.
Alcohol is a chemical irritant that can cause inflammation in the stomach. ...Read more

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Regular indigestion during last week?

Regular indigestion during last week?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus &stomach. You may want consider behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doctor. ...Read more

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How long does indigestion usually last?

How long does indigestion usually last?

30-60 minutes: If 'indigestion' is lasting longer than that, an explanation is warranted. And, to be frank, it depends on how you define 'indigestion' and it depends on whether the discomfort is shorter but more intense than usual - it may warrant explanation sooner. In essence - if it bothers you - get an answer... ...Read more

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What is indigestion and what causes it?

Poor digestion,: Avoid fried food, avoid fast foods, avoid fatty foods- they all increase stomach acid and contribute to dyspepsia. Avoid caffeine in coffee, tea, colas, and other beverages, caffeine is a stomach irritant. Also avoid alcohol, and certain medications such as alleve and ibuprofen, advil (called non steroidal anti inflammatory medications) they also irritate the stomach lining. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about indigestion?

What can you tell me about indigestion?

Very common.: indigestion is very common. It happens to all of us at times. When you experience it, a good approach is to try OTC antacids, such as Tums (calcium carbonate). If you require this more than three times per week, you should see your doctor to outline a better approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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What herbs would help reduce indigestion?

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What herbs would help reduce indigestion?

Indigestion: Some are Lemon Balm, Fennel, Ginger, Turmeric, Peppermint, Artichoke leaf, Cayenne. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat indigestion ?

What's the best way to treat indigestion ?

Paleo diet: The easiest way to improve digestion, reduce weight, cholesterol, is by completely stopping inflammatory foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk protein (milk, yogurt, cheese) since it causes indigestion

Healthy food items such as eggs, fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, some saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take probiotic daily ...Read more

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