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I'm still having acid reflux until now. I take zantac (ranitidine) 300mg am/pm. Not working, when im hungry it get worst and I should eat every 2-3hrs. Help me.

I'm still having acid reflux until now. I take zantac (ranitidine) 300mg am/pm. Not working, when im hungry it get worst and I should eat every 2-3hrs. Help me.

Scope: You need to have upper endoscopy to evaluate for ulcer. In the mean time add omeprazole 20mg twice daily. If you don't want scope then make sure u add omeprazole and get blood test for H.pylori and if positive get treatment ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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5 days late on period, always hungry, after I eati get period like cramps, fatigue, mood swings, acid reflux, neg preg test?

5 days late on period, always hungry, after I eati get period like cramps, fatigue, mood swings, acid reflux, neg preg test?

Keep diary: It will be helpful when you see your doctor to have a record of at least you last 3 periods so that he can see pattern. You may not be ovulating every month and this is your problem. YOur needs as a ptient also have to be considered. Birth control pills will make your periods more regular, both other pills can be used as well depending on your fertility needs. Not ovulating causes the imbalanc ...Read more

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I don't have acid reflux and I'm not a diabetic but I always feel like I'm hungry all the time no matter what I eat I can b hungry in an hour!

I don't have acid reflux and I'm not a diabetic but I always feel like I'm hungry all the time no matter what I eat I can b hungry in an hour!

Irritated stomach?: Lots of causes of "hunger", but epigastric burning & pain after meals raises the probability of gastritis & ulcers. Stop any non-prescribed nsaid's (you're taking Motrin & ibuprofen) or aspirin; cut out tobacco & alcohol; trial an acid reducer. Seek emergency care if lightheaded, worsening symptoms, vomiting coffee ground material or passing black stool or blood. Pancreatitis possible? ...Read more

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What to do if I keep feeling hungry. Is it due to my acid reflux?

What to do if I keep feeling hungry. Is it due to my acid reflux?

Maybe an ulcer...: Acid reflux is when acid comes up into the esophagus from the stomach. Feeling hungry all the time may indicate another complication of stomach acid: gastritis (irritation of the stomach lining from acid) or even an ulcer. Eating just a little bit can soothe an ulcer, and our subconscious mind knows this, and prods up to eat something. Get checked out by your doctor! Good luck! ...Read more

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My stomach, after I ate, is rumbling like a volcano. It is hungry or is it acid reflux kickin in?

My stomach, after I ate, is rumbling like a volcano. It is hungry or is it acid reflux kickin in?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux make you feel hungry all the time? Even after eating? If so, what will help?

Can acid reflux make you feel hungry all the time? Even after eating? If so, what will help?

Acid reflux: Sometimes yes. The burning sensation from the reflux is perceived by some people as hunger. You should be treated with medications for reflux. If persisting in spite of medications you might need an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Which is safest med to treat acid reflux? Feel hungry all the time. Was on prevacid x1yr now only use Zantac (ranitidine) prn. Scared of ppi's. L-glutamine? Malox?

Which is safest med to treat acid reflux? Feel hungry all the time. Was on prevacid x1yr now only use Zantac (ranitidine) prn. Scared of ppi's. L-glutamine? Malox?

Acid Reflux Disease: Hello utah.... It is always quite surprising to have these questions come up. The question that is never asked is what is causing my reflux and ho;w do I over come it? Have you considered why you have reflux and discussed with your physician ways to get to a place that is healthier? How is your diet? Your weight? Do you eat too many sugars or carbohydrates in a day? ...Read more

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Does stomach ulcer or acid reflux makes you hungry every couple of hours?

Does stomach ulcer or acid reflux makes you hungry every couple of hours?

Sure, but maybe...: ...your symptoms arise outside the stomach, like pancreas, biliary tree, etc. Stomach issues can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I get acid reflux from soy foods?

Why do I get acid reflux from soy foods?

Acid reflux: There is no good explanation why some people get acid reflux with specific foods and others tolerate them well. If you find that soy is one that you cannot tolerate, you should avoid it. If you get acid reflex, you should treat it with antacids or acid reducing medications. If you need them on a regular basis, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get acid reflux to go away?

How can I get acid reflux to go away?

Lifestyle changes: Reflux is common & often aggravated by what we eat or do in life. The caffeine in our coffee or nicotine in smokes can increase the reflux. Filling the stomach before bedtime or certain foods can aggravate the process. Various meds can reduce the pain but the beat way to avoid reflux is to identify what you do that sets it off. Learn, change, avoid or treat. ...Read more

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I have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for a year now. Is this ok? If I stop I get acid reflux.

I have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for a year now. Is this ok? If I stop I get acid reflux.

Needs to be tapered: Esomeprazole needs to be tapered to prevent recurrence of heartburn. Decrease to every other day and use ranitidine 150 mg to cover symptoms until you are off completely. ...Read more

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I burp too much and sometimes I get acid reflux, what should I do?

Eat slower: Eat slower. Eat less food. Eat well before bed time. Try to not breathe through mouth while eating and have a medium sized apple for desert after your early dinner. ...Read more

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Crestor (rosuvastatin) is new for me and I get acid reflux every day now. Is this a common complaint of patients?

Maybe: Have seen rarely. May or may not be related to crestor (rosuvastatin). Should talk with your physician who prescribed the Crestor (rosuvastatin) about whether you can briefly stop & see if heartburn/reflux goes away; then restart and see if recurs. If so then likely related to Crestor (rosuvastatin) & either need different med or add acid blocker. If reflux persists or have weight loss, swallowing probs then definitely need GI evaluation. ...Read more

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Every time I start to eat my throats feels full. I get acid reflux on and off but it's not getting any better. Would Nexium help?

Every time I start to eat my throats feels full. I get acid reflux on and off but it's not getting any better. Would Nexium help?

Hiatal hernia?: These are very unusual symptoms for a 25 year old female and I urge you to undergo a medical evaluation. If you are morbidly obese, increased pressure in your abdomen due to central abdominal and organ fat that may cause reflux.
If this is chronic I am concerned you may have a hiatal hernia or a structure of your esophagus restricting the passage of food bolus that may require dilatation. ...Read more

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How common does heart burn cause esophageal cancer? I'm worried about it cause I get acid reflux a lot. How often can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg will it cure

How common does heart burn cause esophageal cancer? I'm worried about it cause I get acid reflux a lot. How often can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg will it cure

Rare: The majority of esophageal Ca's are in the cardioesophageal junction where stomach meets esophagus. This tumor is induced by h. pylori. This organism induces ulcers in mucosa which is repaired by influx of bone marrow stem cells. The helicobacter toxin then converts the stem cells to the malignant form which grows as a cancer. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have throat cancer. I get acid reflux a lot and im only 18. Pleasr advise what to do. I go to my gp too often I fear?

Talk to your doctor: Throat cancer is very rare in 18 year olds and acid reflux is not a common symptom of throat cancer. There are many much more common causes of reflux. One should always see his or her doctor if there are worries like these and to help relieve the reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Every morning since last couple of years I get acid reflux, this happens as soon as I brush my teeth. No matter what I eat, I puke.?

Join the club!: About 70 million americans have significant reflux, half of whom may have various stages of reflux disease that ranges from an inflammed esophagus to a precancerous change called barrett's. I'm concerned about the "puking" part of your question--are you regurgitating or actually have projectile vomiting? Have you found benefit from over-the-counter acid blockers? Formal evaluation may be in order. ...Read more

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Hi! I am 19 years old and I get acid reflux after each meal and my breath smells bad even after brushing. Please help me! I feel so bad and guilty : (?

Hi! I am 19 years old and I get acid reflux after each meal and my breath smells bad even after brushing. Please help me! I feel so bad and guilty : (?

Take action: You should make two appointments. 1) physician to see why the acid reflux hiatal hernia? 2) see a dentist for a good cleaning and floss your teeth every day you can treat this problem quickly and feel better about yourself!

chuck. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I get nervous I get acid reflux or heart burn. How can I treat this and prevent it in the future?

Sometimes when I get nervous I get acid reflux or heart burn. How can I treat this and prevent it in the future?

Prilosec (omeprazole): Mental anguish shown to be associated with increased gastric acid secretion. If you are going to sleep with a good deal of mental stress take an acid reducer at least an hour before and this may help. Omeprazole is the generic of Prilosec. If this happens frequently, get Magnesium Oxide as a supplement & take 250mgs a few times a week, providing your kidney funct is NL (serum BUN & Creatinine) ...Read more

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I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do I stop the acid?

I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do I stop the acid?

Antacids, raise head: Try any of these medications from the drug store to help lower acid production in the stomach: Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB, Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Zantac (ranitidine). It would also help to elevate your head when sleeping to allow gravity to keep stomach acid from moving up your esophagus (food pipe). You can do this by placing multiple pillows behind your head or placing small 2x4 blocks under legs of head of bed. ...Read more

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I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. 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. Your reflux may not be from bran or milk but be a functional situation. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with acid reflux and been on tablets 3times but soon as they finish it comes back within a few days I really don't want to keep going back to get more what else can I do to stop this?

I'm suffering with acid reflux and been on tablets 3times but soon as they finish it comes back within a few days I really don't want to keep going back to get more what else can I do to stop this?

Avoid food triggers: Avoid food triggersa&eat small meals
After eating wait 2t03hours before going to bed or lying down
Avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine
Avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges,
large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, don't over eat
Loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings.
TryOTC Omeprazol/ranitidine
Consult MD/GI ...Read more

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I'm having acid reflux issues. I stopped taking protonix (pantoprazole) because it wasn't working. Should I go to the dr to get a new RX give myself time or get OTC?

I'm having acid reflux issues. I stopped taking protonix (pantoprazole) because it wasn't working. Should I go to the dr to get a new RX give myself time or get OTC?

Try another otc: The majority of the traditional reflux medications today are available over the counter. It's debatable that there is one proton-pump inhibitor better than the other (the meds we often use to treat reflux), however in my hospital we often used Nexium (esomeprazole) to good effect. It may be a factor of trying what is right for you. You could alternately try H2 blockers like ranitidine. ...Read more

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How frequently do you need to get an endoscopy when you have acid reflux?

How frequently do you need to get an endoscopy when you have acid reflux?

Depends: If you have an entity called Barrett's esophagus, which is due to reflux, you need it routinely (Depending on biopsy results). otherwise it is not recommended to routinely repeat it if it is just for reflux that has not changed over time ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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. William Singer
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more