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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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When I eat late dinner I've headeck the next morning is it from the type of food or indigestion?

When I eat late dinner I've headeck the next morning is it from the type of food or indigestion?

Could be both: There are several issues with eating dinner late. Eating a large meal before bed can cause heartburn (gastro-esophageal reflux) and indigestion, because you are lying down on a full stomach. Some people notice nausea, headache, and dizziness when they have gastro-esophageal reflux. Certain foods are more likely to cause these symptoms, such as a high fat meal, alcohol, and salty food. ...Read more

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My mom is 78 & has type II diabetes. After dinner she remains up 4 about 3 hours. But when she goes 2 bed she feels d food sticking her. Indigestion?

My mom is 78 & has type II diabetes. After dinner she remains up 4 about 3 hours. But when she goes 2 bed she feels d food sticking her. Indigestion?

Probably: She could try sleeping propped up to see if it helps. Does it happen only after supper? If it is more frequent she should se the dr. If not she could try zantac (ranitidine) or prevacid. Over the counter to see if it helps. If not see the doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn.Any tip?

Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn.Any tip?

Can be fixed: First, objective testing to document gerd (ph test) and correlate symtoms, along with endoscopy, upper GI contrast study and manometry should be done. If appropriate, stertta procedure done endoscopically or surgical procedure can be highly effective, but aren't perfect. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in antireflux procedures for a consultation to find out more. ...Read more

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Can certain food and drinks cause indigestion?

Can certain food and drinks cause indigestion?

Indigestion: Of course they can but this tends to be person-specific rather than a generality. There are many food types, for example, that can cause gastric reflux due to specific food properties that change the pressure of the gastric-esophageal sphincter: coffee, chocolate, pepper, cumin, and mint. The latter is why the after dinner mint is a popular condiment to allow for easier burping after a large meal. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good to eat when I have bad indigestion?

Please suggest what foods are good to eat when I have bad indigestion?

Paleo diet, probioti: 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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I have acid indigestion and what are some foods or drinks I should consume to stop acid?

I have acid indigestion and what are some foods or drinks I should consume to stop acid?

See your doctor: My answer differs than were i to advise a younger man to just try acid blockers & avoid alcohol, fats, spices). While your indigestion may be little more than gerd or acid-related distress, age-appropriate indigestion may be a harbinger of barrett's esophagus, altered stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet block, ulcer, cancer, pancreas or biliary disease, heart attack). Get checked please. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why fatty food makes gastritis/indigestion worse?

Can you please tell me why fatty food makes gastritis/indigestion worse?

Fat and acid: Fat delays stomach emptying and causes the stomach to make more acid to help digestion. The increase in stomach acid can irritate an area of the stomach that is already irritated ( gastritis). ...Read more

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What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

Dyspepsia: You are correct in thinking that oily foods can cause indigestion by delaying stomach emptying. Other causes include raw harsh roughage like raw peppers,etc. Gassy things,lactose intolerance,gluten intolerance,drinking too much liquid with meals,sugar substitutes,gum chewing, can also cause distension and dyspepsia. Reflux from gerd or hiatal hernia cause indigestion. ...Read more

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I think I have indigestion...But it's kept me from eating for the last 2 days and is not easing. I'm a fitness instructor so no food = no good. Help!?

Let's See...: Being unable to eat anything for 2 days because of "indigestion" (i assume this is your description of a painful sensation in your upper abdomen) is problematic and warrants a closer look. Many people experience a "hyperacidity" that disrupts sleep and causes a sour taste. But, an inability to eat anything sounds more concerning. How about a visit to your pcp? I'd advise this. ...Read more

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I've been having trouble swallowing food and lots of indigestion . Can this be life threatening?

I've been having trouble swallowing food and lots of indigestion . Can this be life threatening?

Difficult swallowing: There are certain symptoms - or complaints - that all physicians should regard as 'alarm' symptoms, i.e. They are of concern. Dysphagia - difficulty with swallowing - is one of those. Please see your md asap. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have experienced horrible indigestion once that made me puke. I have it again and puked is there any food that helps like milk?

I'm pregnant and have experienced horrible indigestion once that made me puke. I have it again and puked is there any food that helps like milk?

Individuals vary: and would be a reason to see ob to make sure nothing going badly BUT standard remedies for nausea: small amounts of fluids taken frequently (start wtih a couple tablesppons every 5 min and work up) avoid extreme foods (spicy, big, carbonated, hot, icy, etc) ginger or peppermint helps some people. ...Read more

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If you get indigestion and cant eat spicy foods, does that include non-spicy spices, as in cinnamon or turmeric?

If you get indigestion and cant eat spicy foods, does that include non-spicy spices, as in cinnamon or turmeric?

Generally, no: Spices and herbs that are not "hot" should generally be fine. That being said, everyone is different, and if you find that certain foods give you gastric upset or reflux, avoiding those foods is a good idea regardless of what is typical. Increasing fiber content of your food is helpful for reflux, fatty and highly processed foods can cause flares as can more than 1 caffeinated beverage daily. ...Read more

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I am having trouble digesting anything i eat lately. What food will make digesting OTC easier and cause less indigestion and gas pains?

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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I love bananas but can't sat them as they give me indigestion/heartburn. Is there another food that is comparable in nutrient and energy value?

I love bananas but can't sat them as they give me indigestion/heartburn.  Is there another food that is comparable in nutrient and energy value?

Small doses: You may wish to try eating bananas in small amount to build tolerance. You may substitute other fruits, e.g., grapes, mangoes, apples, pineapples etc. ...Read more

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I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

Fix it : Sounds like escalating symptoms from a paraesophageal hernia. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair for a consultation. 22 is unusual for this however, so make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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