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When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
My bf kept on getting acid reflux, sometimes cause him to have heartburn. Is there any food/drink other than medicine he can take to heal over time?
Try vinegar: The most important thing to so is try to eliminate the problem (often a food intolerance). Try eliminating all wheat and gluten. Also look at other common food allergies. Sometimes slow emptying of the stomach is the problem so taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (not distilled) in a small glass of water can stimulate the stomach to function better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like a kicking sensation in my lower abdomen. Headaches, bloating, heartburn and if I eat certain foods discomfort. What can it be?
Please get checked..: Abdominal pain is never normal, but you have not indicated the intensity, duration, or circumstances of your symptoms. It's not even clear they're all related. Lots of things cause lower quadrant abdominal pain--see my earlier healthtap answers on the subject please. If pain is severe or worsening, don't delay in seeking evaluation & getting treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alternating diahrrea & constipation, indigestion/heartburn at night, & occasional rectal bleeding when feel like i need to go, & weight gain.
Antacid: For acute attack, antacids may help, by neutralizing the acidic content. For chronic, see md. Diet and lifestyle imporrtant part of rx. Make sure not cardiac cause, if any risk factors for heart disease. Otc drugs like Pepcid ac, Prilosec otc may help acute if recurrent or constant must see md to make sure not more serious causes. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, fried, coffee, spicy, acidy, lying down. ...Read more
Antacids: Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from ge reflux and not , say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See md. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. Otc ppis or h2 blockers can help. Still have sx, or frequent, see md. ...Read more
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