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What can you eat to reduce acid reflux?

What can you eat to reduce acid reflux?

What to avoid: Rather then eat foods to reduce reflux, i try to counsel patients on foods to avoid that trigger reflux. This may differ in everybody but known triggers are caffeine, chocolate, nicotine, alcohol, soda, licorice, peppermint. You should keep a dietary log to see what your triggers are. And if you have red flags like difficulty swallowing, weight loss, vomiting or black stools, please c md. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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What can I eat to help with acid reflux?

What can I eat to help with acid reflux?

Avoid...: Stay away from sauces, greasy foods, spicy foods, caffeine, bread, mint. Some vegetables like tomato and broccoli can also trigger acid reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop acid reflux naturally?

What can you do to stop acid reflux naturally?

Difficult to do: You can try but nothing works very well other than antacids. Avoid stomach irritants like spicy foods, aspirin, motrin, coffee and alcohol in order to avoid aggravating the damage caused by the acid. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop acid reflux without acid blockers?

What can you do to stop acid reflux without acid blockers?

Talk with doctor: Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Are you overweight? Snoring and sleep apnea is a cause of acid reflux. Talk to your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods are safe to eat when you have acid reflux?

GERD: Foods that make the stomach produce extra acid are many though you should avoid large fatty meals that take longer to digest and require lots of time and enzymatic breakdown in the stomach. You should also avoid spicy foods, foods with high acid concentration ie. Citric fruits, caffeine, and alcohol are the most common. Any lighter foods are ok chicken, rice, fish, vegetables. ...Read more

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What kind of drinks do you recommend to settle acid reflux naturally.

What kind of drinks do you recommend to settle acid reflux naturally.

Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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How can you control acid reflux?

Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime. If symptoms persist go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are good things to eat to reduce acidity?

What are good things to eat to reduce acidity?

Acidity: It is more important to avoid things that increase acidity such as spices, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, fried foods as well as medications like aspirin, Advil or Aleve. ...Read more

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How to lower uric acid levels? What to eat or not to eat?

How to lower uric acid levels? What to eat or not to eat?

Uric acid: The best dietary move to make to lower uric acid is to decrease your intake of proteins. ...Read more

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What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?

What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?

No single food but: Diet can play a huge role in reversing this. Apple cider vinegar can temporarily alleviate symptoms but to permanently cure this you need a low carb diet as part of a program to rebalance your GI flora- see http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit.Ly/1nujy57 ; http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html#acv. ...Read more

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What causes acid redlux to make you gag? And what generally can cause acid reflux. I usually don't have acid reflux.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is acid from the stomach going up the esophagus and causing pain from irritation. Usually diet is the most common cause of acid reflux. Avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Try not to lay down after eating. Weigh loss and avoiding tight constricting garments will also help. Recurrent or persistent abdominal pain or reflux should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease stomach acid?

What can I do to decrease stomach acid?

Be healthy: There is little that you can actively do to change the acid production inherently. However, there are things to avoid, such as caffeine, alcohol and heavy meals that include red meats. But diet alone is generally ineffective in treating reflux or ulcers. Medications such as proton pump inhibitors, h2 blockers or sucralfate are standard medical treatments. ...Read more

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If i want to reduce uric acid what foods should be avoided?

If i want to reduce uric acid what foods should be avoided?

See below: Avoid meats, fats, high fructose foods and see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout-diet/my01137. ...Read more

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What can you eat and drink if you have acid reflux?

Not so much WHAT...: Volume is an issue -- the more that's in your stomach, the higher the pressure. Eat smaller meals, and stay upright for at least an hour afterwards. Avoid tomatoes, citrus, chocolate, caffeine, peppermint, alcohol, and fatty foods -- these all make reflux worse. Milk may soothe the esophagus; otherwise there are no foods that help. Make sure you take a powerful acid blocker (prilosec) etc. ...Read more

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What to eat if you have acid indigestion?

What to eat if you have acid indigestion?

Tums, (calcium carbonate)the antacid.: Tums (calcium carbonate) are very cheap and work very well.Also a great source of calcium. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods do I need to eat to soothe gastrous reflux?

Please suggest what foods do I need to eat to soothe gastrous reflux?

See a doctor...: Heartburn is very common. If symptoms are persistent for months at a time and/or cannot be relieved with dietary or lifestyle changes then it will be necessary to see a gastroenterologist and endoscopy may be needed to further evaluate. Common dietary recommendations include avoidance of citrus, chocolate, onions, mints, peppers, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Also, avoid overeating! ...Read more

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What can be done to stop acid reflux and heartburn?

What can be done to stop acid reflux and heartburn?

Be sure it's reflux!: Our brain can't tell the difference between painful signals from our heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, and gallbladder. So pain that you think is 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those organs. A good doctor will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr. For proper diagnosis/rx. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent acid reflux from turning into acid reflux disease?

What can you do to prevent acid reflux from turning into acid reflux disease?

Take antacids regula: Regular use of antacids will neutralize the acid and prevent acid reflux disease(gerd) which can result from high acid moving up and down into your esophagus. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Reflux (Definition)

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


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