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How to stop heartburn?

How to stop heartburn?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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How to cure heartburn?

How to cure heartburn?

Control-yes. Cure?: Heartburn (gerd) is a pain! many reasons for it. Usually obese, poor diet and lifestyle, but many are thin, eat properly and it is there. Avoiding fatty meals, alcohol, spices to some extent, avoiding eating or drinking after 6 P.M., elevating the head of bed 6-8 inches, taking antacids, alginates, h-2 blockers like pepcid, (famotidine) etc, prilosec, etc may help. May need surgery to cure. See pcp/gi doc. ...Read more

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How come I get heartburn?

How come I get heartburn?

Acid: The acid from your stomach irritates your esophagus (the tube that goes from your stomach to your throat) this can cause heartburn and chest pain. The stomach has a special lining that protects it unless there is an ulcer. ...Read more

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How to relieve heartburn?

How to relieve heartburn?

Multiple strategies.: Treating heartburn can be frustrating and often requires multiple strategies the details of which cannot be addressed here. Diet and lifestyle modifications with or without acid reducing medications is the cornerstone of treatment. If you are overweight or eat too fast or too much then losing weight, eating slower and sliming your portion size will also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What factors add to heartburn?

Many contributors: There are many factors which can lead to heartburn. Problems with swallowing from medical conditions, diet (fatty, spicy, greasy foods, caffeine, tomato based foods, or citrus fruits or juices). Weight gain appears to be the fastest growing problem leading to increasing gerd and heartburn. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn to stop?

What causes heartburn to stop?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heartburn?

What are the symptoms of heartburn?

Varies as to age: In an infant heartburn might manifest itself solely as discomfort, a fussy baby. Or there may be neck turning or back arching which actually are mechanisms for reducing reflux. These symptoms may are may not be associated with vomiting. The older the child the more specific the complaints are usually upper abdominal pain and/or burning worse 1/2 -1 hour after eating. ...Read more

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What is acid integestion and heartburn?

What is acid integestion and heartburn?

Reflux : It is when an abnormal amount of acid refluxes back up into the esophagus from the stomach causing distress. ...Read more

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So what should i take for the heartburn ?

So what should i take for the heartburn ?

Antacid: For instant relief from heartburn an antacid like TUMS or ROLAIDS work the fastest. For persistent heartburn you can use OTC Zantac (ranitidine). Avoid Prilosec as it can lead to rebound hyperacidity and dependence. You should consult your physician if your have persistent heartburn and OTC meds don't help. For more info on GERD click here http://bit.ly/ZquHBK **SEE COMMENT BELOW ...Read more

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What is heartburn? What are the symptoms?

What is heartburn? What are the symptoms?

GERD: Heartburn is a sharp burning pain in the lower front chest or upper abdomen that is due to gastroesophageal reflux or acid reflux that irritates the lower esophagus. Heartburn is worsened by foods such as excessive caffeine, alcohol etc. It is a treatable condition and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

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


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more