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What Are The Benefits Of Bitter Melon For Acid Reflux
Acid reflux can cause a bad taste, sore throat. I am not sure what you mean by a dry tongue.
I hope you are being treated for acid reflux. The acids can badly erode your teeth.
Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So
if you are tired all the time, snore, gasp for breath while sleeping, are overweight, . ...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
Cheeks and under both sides of tongue sour/bitter all the time. Irritation/swelling and thick whiteness in back of tongue. Could this be acid reflux?
If my chest pain, nape pain, stomach ache and bitter taste responded to Mefracid, does this mean that the cause of my chest pain is acid reflux?
Probably but not alw: Just pain is very misleading symptom and don't assume that it is nothing to worry about I have seen cases where the pain is typical for reflux and it turns out to be cardiac. If you have risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure smoking diabetes high cholesterol and you have family history of premature heart disease then you should see your doctor ...Read more
Can slight jaw pain, pressure in ears and nape pain be a symptoms of acid reflux? I also have bitter taste in mouth and sometime pain in swallowing.
Burning in throat & feels like something is there when I swallow & bitter taste in mouth. Has lasted for 4 days. Can acid reflux to last this long? N
Maybe, but...: Could also be some other cause for the symptoms. One's doctor can check. Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more
Discomfort in throat causing sneezing especially after eating chocolate, bitter taste in mouth, and frequent need to clear throat /acid reflux or not?
For 2 days feels like there's a lump in throat & it burns.Burping & sometime bitter taste in mouth. Antacids don't help-can acid reflux last this long?
Possible LERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when i feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!
Yes it can!: As the acidic contents of your stomach rises to the back of your throat it can irritate those areas. Also, your brain "refers" pain from the back of your throat to your ears. That's the reason. ...Read more
Pain in chest,throat,jaw,nape,strong bitter taste,numbing left arm,stomach ache, nausea,feeling of want to poop. Heart attack or acid reflux?confused.
We are too!: No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress, but many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain. "Heart pain" is often indistinguishable from esophageal, pericardial, mediastinal, gastric, & chest wall distress. However, don't ignore chest pain--get evaluated ASAP. ...Read more
Is Lipton decaf green tea from the tea bags at Walmart good for acid reflux with ice? Can you get same health benefits from using Lipton tea bags?
DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. It is a licorice product found in health food stores. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Decaf is often made using chemicals that are not good for you. ...Read more
Is there any harm if a patient has no acid reflux or ulcers or gastritis and takes omeprazole for a period of 1 month ? Benefit or bad ?
Can help treat it:
I'm not aware of research showing bitter melon preventing diabetes (though it could) but studies show it can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html
it will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet ; other herbs ; nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp
if i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j. ...Read more
Studies show bitter melon can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html
It will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet & other herbs & nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp
If i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ...Read more
Yes, see below::
Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl.com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to.
The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl.com/h8h29fj ...Read more
Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin,voctoza and other meds?
Mgt: Some drinks which contain grapefruit and other fruit juices may alter drug levels. I would recommend checking with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more
Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?
Nope: no. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Both metformin and Januvia (sitagliptin) are however great medications which in combination with a controlled carbohydrate diet work extremely well. ...Read more
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 dont 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
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