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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


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What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

GERD: Gerd and laryngopharnygeal reflux can be a significant trigger for asthma, see a specialist (allergist) familiar with both lpr and asthma if you pcp does not seem to understand this association or recommend appropriate or effective management. ...Read more

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Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Treatment: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I took Prilosec treatment for heartburn. Is that the best?

I took Prilosec treatment for heartburn. Is that the best?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medical treatment is best for indigestion problem after removal of gall bladder?

Which medical treatment is best for indigestion problem after removal of gall bladder?

Time: Some patients may have a short term bowel irritability after gallbladder removal. This is almost always self-limiting--will pass in a short time. No treatment is usually the best for this. If it persists, further work-up to find a different source is necessary. ...Read more

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My father is diabetic and usually complaints of indigestion and loose motion .What could be the possible reasons and immediate treatment?

My father is diabetic and usually complaints of indigestion and loose motion .What could be the possible reasons and immediate treatment?

Paleo diet: The easiest way to improve digestion, diabetes, reduce weight, cholesterol, is by completely stopping 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 a probiotic (Megafood) daily. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection (1 day into treatment) and after taking it I get quite bad indigestion. Should I stop taking it?

I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection (1 day into treatment) and after taking it I get quite bad indigestion. Should I stop taking it?

You can, but: this is rather an adverse drug reaction, (not an allergic reaction), and may disappear later. If you can't put up with or it becomes worse, definitely hold the medication and contact your doctor, who may prescribe an alternative, good luck ...Read more

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I finished treatment for h plyori 1week ago. I still have nausea, no appetite, indigestion and burping. On 40mg of nexiun, how long till l recover?

I finished treatment for h plyori 1week ago. I still have nausea, no appetite, indigestion and burping. On 40mg of nexiun, how long till l recover?

Rx side effects: These are not unusual side effects of proton pump inhibitors. How were you diagnosed with H. pylori? stool antigen or EGD in presence of an ulcer. The nexium is part of the therapy (approx. 14 days) for H. pylori. It would be reasonable to take yourself off of it for a few days or take a 1/2 dose. Contact your doctor re: time course necessary vs. optional. Longer tx typically used if ulcer. ...Read more

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Gastritis (8 mos+) with no h.pylori or ulcers. Persistent indigestion resistant to treatment with PPI or Iberogast. Dr. says stress. Any suggestions?

Gastritis (8 mos+) with no h.pylori or ulcers. Persistent indigestion resistant to treatment with PPI or Iberogast. Dr. says stress. Any suggestions?

Need to look at food: allergies or sensitivities that could be causing this too. WOrk with an integrative medical doctor to address this and help you get some relief. PPI can cause food to be only partially digested, so this can affect your absorption of vitamins, minerals, supplements by altering the pH to reduce the acidity of the stomach. You need guidance, especially if your doctor can't assist your further. ...Read more

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What is a homemade treatment for heartburn?

What is a homemade treatment for heartburn?

Apple cider vinegar: No medicine or home remedy works for everyone but according to the feedback at http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html apple cider vinegar is the home remedy that has helped the most people. But while 265 people say it helped, 40 found it did not help or only did a bit. That article gives other remedies to try.Avoiding inciting foods like fats/alcohol to prevent acidity is also important. ...Read more

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Why can u only do heartburn 14-day treatment every four months?

OTC: Those are the instructions on the OTC meds so that people don't get on the meds for long term without seeing their doctor. That could mask a more serious problem and delay getting help until the issue is much more serious. If you need heartburn treatment more than 14 days it is a good idea to consult with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Heartburn more than 10 yrs. Taking Raebiprazole25 frequently nd maintaining.perfect diet no habits.endoscopy 4 yrs back normal.want safer treatment.

Heartburn more than 10 yrs. Taking Raebiprazole25 frequently nd maintaining.perfect diet no habits.endoscopy 4 yrs back normal.want safer treatment.

Several: non pharmacologic methods of controlling GERD include not mixing food and fluids while eating, avoiding carbonated beverages, and putting the head of your bed on 6 inch blocks!!!! There are also semi-invasive SURGICAL techniques !! Ask a (your) Board Certified Gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Is zegerid OTC good for heartburn treatment and does it have side effect.?

Yes, but...: Zegerid is combo of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda which neutralizes acid in a chemical fashion (it is alkaline), and a proton pump inhibitor to decrease production of acid. Disclaimer on label (and all antacid meds): do not use for more than 2 weeks, unless on doctor's advice. Don't want symptom relief for a potentially serious problem, e.g. Ulcer, severe esophagitis or cancer, without knowing what's what. ...Read more

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I've been treated for hpylori twice the second treatment came after an endoscopy 4 weeks ago. I'm still being sick daily & have heartburn& acid?

I've been treated for hpylori twice the second treatment came after an endoscopy 4 weeks ago. I'm still being sick daily & have heartburn& acid?

A burning problem: the tx for Hpylori is good if taken as given. It can recur. also should be refraining from anti inflammatory meds (prescribed or OTC), ie. motrin, ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen). no caffiene, no alcohol. if still problem consider having doctor order a fasting gastrin level. this is hormone that makes acid in stomach. when high persistent GERD/peptic ulcer problems can happen. good luck. ...Read more

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I used to have heartburn and acid reflux but I never done any treatment, recently it's getting worse and I'm gaining weight too, what should I do?

I used to have heartburn and acid reflux but I never done any treatment, recently it's getting worse and I'm gaining weight too, what should I do?

Acid reflux: GERD can be worsened by weight gain, so losing the excess weight would be helpful. I would recommend that you avoid any particular foods which give you problems, particularly tomatoes,onions, orange juice, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also contribute. You might want to try taking omeprazole once daily for about two weeks, to see if it helps. If it returns, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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