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Will Gargling With Salt Water Irritate Acid Reflux
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
Have an upset stomach, took malta and gargled w salt water for acid, does this help. I have acid reflux?
Acid reflux: Instead of Malta and salt water, you might consider using antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta. Generics are fine. In addition, avoiding particular foods which make your problem worse, with most people reporting that tomatoes, onions, citrus fruits, chocolate, and garlic are frequent problem foods. I would also avoid tobacco and alcohol if possible. If this does not help, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably not: If your symptoms are truly caused by acid reflux. Measures that would reduce acid exposure to your throat would be better, such as medicine to reduce acid secretion, alkali to neutralize acid, or mechanical maneuvers such as head elevation during sleep. Ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more
No: Gargling with salt water may help your throat if it is irritated from the reflux but it does not keep the acid down. You can take antacids for the reflux but also avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Maintain a healthy weight. Eat small meals and avoid eating before bedtime. All these things will help decrease the reflux. ...Read more
Safe, not helpful: It's safe, but not likely to be helpful. In fact it might worsen symptoms. ...Read more
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I have really bad acid reflux to where it wakes me in the night and I have to sit up and wait for hours till it stops. Laying down only makes it worse and water doesn't seem to help. What's wrong?
Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more
Today I ate heavy dinner I was OK then directly I ate sweets and water and now I have acid reflux it is really annoying why that happen to me?
Can drinking too much water make you I'll? I drink 3-4 litres daily and have nausea and acid reflux. Am I drinking too much? I'm 5ft 2in at 10st. 20yo
Yes: The average amount of fluids per day is 64 ounces or about 2 liters. Drinking to much can cause nausea and electrolyte imbalances ...Read more
After drinking vodka 2 nights ago, ive had acid reflux and started barfing kinda like acidic water today. What do I do?
Pepcid (famotidine) Complete: Should help youGet a more detailed answer ›
Purified water bad to drink and does it mess with pottasum levels or cause acid reflux cause I been drinking it for 8 months now acid reflux I have?
Water: Water is just water. It is H2O. There is no correlation. ...Read more
I have acid reflux and severe anxiety recently ive been feeling like their is water in my lungs what should I do?
I understand your distress of severe anxiety
You deserve relief from Anxiety which is causing Acid Reflux
It is not likely that water in lungs is due to acid reflux or severe anxiety.
Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds.
For your peace of mind see a Physician and have X-ray chest.
Then see Psychiatrist for Therapy with Medication. ...Read more
Is green apples ok for lpr or acid reflux. Also is apple juice ok for lpr can't drink water with meals?
Here's a link...: Http://www. Aboutgerd. Org/diet-lifestyle-changes/diet-changes-for-gerd. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Hand and arm tremors yday when holding glass of water but not on rest. Lasted for 5 mins, having acid reflux wen it happend, what's the possible cause?
Intention tremor: This is an intention tremor which is probably only a temporary situation in your case. It isn't parkinsonian. Unless this tremor continues or involves other structures, you wouldn't need to investigate further with a neurologist. I feel that the gerd was unrelated unless it caused undue anxiety enough to make you tremble. ...Read more
I'm 18yr old and get acid reflux frequently! I have a healthy diet and only drink water. What could be causing this?
Have acid reflux, dislike drinking water due to taste sensitivity. What are drink options? I drink apple juice but not all that healthy. Advice?
Acid suppressants: Take acid suppressants and drink anything you want. ...Read more
Is decaf green tea Lipton with tea bags low in acid meaning won't cause acid reflux I got lpr. I can't drink water with meals?
DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. It is a licorice product found in health food stores. 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. Decaf is often made using chemicals that are not good for you. Food intake is a partial cause for reflux but not the entire picture. ...Read more
What could be the reason for yellow tinted/slight white layer on tongue? I have bad acid reflux, urinary problems, and don't drink much water.
White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, ; not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more
If I put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?
Had pretty bad acid reflux. Burning my esophagus. Experimented with 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar in 8 ou of water. It worked! How? It's acidic!!
ACV: Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has acetic acid that can improve digestion. SIgns of low acid and high acid are similar so you may be having low acid and need the extra acidity. Changing die to include fruits and vegetables can actually help resolve symptoms rather than adding ACV or medications. ACV can cause acid burn and remove teeth enamel and cause esophageal burns. ...Read more
Is there any relation betn constipation/partial bowel obstruction and acid reflux? Wht relieves constipation? Tried fiber, plenty of water w/o much help.
Constipation: Constipation can cause partial obstruction. The partial obstruction could lead to easy fullness and worsen reflux. Increased activity, fluids, fiber, stool softners and laxatives are main treatment. Evaluation to rule out mechanical obstruction including colonoscopy may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more
Does acid reflux cause breathlessness, nausea and irritability? I laid down almost 1 hr after dinner. Could it be possible?
Possibly: Acid reflux can certainly be a problem in people with reactive airways (such as asthma)--causing increased shortness of breath. Irritability could be due to the breathlessness. Nausea could be related or unrelated, and could worsen the reflux, making everything else worse in turn. If you are breathless, you should consider prompt evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Hi, I have acid reflux problem. I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every day. Aloe vera juice and coconut water is good for that?
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more
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
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