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Doctor insights on: Yoga For Heartburn

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Is Flexeril, Naprosyn, and Zantac (ranitidine) a safe combination for back pain?

Is Flexeril, Naprosyn, and Zantac (ranitidine) a safe combination for back pain?

Usually : Only a Doctor Who knows you who prescribed these knows all your medical conditions like kidney disease all servers allergies to know if these are safe for you. In a healthy person there usually safe this combination ...Read more

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What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen for swollen muscles while on lansoprazole for acid reflux and propranolol for anxiety?

Can I take ibuprofen for swollen muscles while on lansoprazole for acid reflux and propranolol for anxiety?

Yes, but: In fact, the Lansoprazole can provide protection to the lining of your stomach from the injurious effect of the ibuprofen. Be careful with the Ibuprofen and the propranalol, it may cause a diminution of the propranalols antihypertensive effect. ...Read more

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Is hot yoga bad for health?

Agree w Dr. Abbott: My concern would be for people who have difficulty regulating their body temperature and thus would be more effected by combination of heat and increased activity level. ...Read more

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Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Probably not ulcer: Ulcers are not usually associated with diarrhea or cramps. Other causes, such as infectious gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac sprue, should be considered. See a gastroenterologist to have testing done. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for stomach bloating with shortness of breath?

What's recommended as a cure for stomach bloating with shortness of breath?

Bloating: Get some simethicone 80, gas x is one over the counter brand and take it 4 times a day, if you get rid of the gas in your abdomen, the shortness of breath may go away. If there's any chest pain or palpitations go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Any ideas for a healthy substitute for nexium (esomeprazole)?

Any ideas for a healthy substitute for nexium (esomeprazole)?

Avoid carbonated : Drinks, drink lots of water and eat two medium sized red skinned apples daily - one mid morning and one mid evening. When heart burn occurs, immediately drink 16 ounces of water! ...Read more

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Loose bowels for 4 5 times a day with mild stomach pain for 20 days and bloating taking esmoprazole magnesium And levosulpride for 4 months for GERD?

Loose bowels for 4 5 times a day with mild stomach pain for 20 days and bloating taking esmoprazole magnesium And levosulpride for 4 months  for GERD?

GI issues: Sounds as if you need further evaluation. If you are seeing a gastroenterologist you must go back, recite all of your symptoms and enter into a mutually effective consultative interaction. If you cannot, get a second opinion. Hope this is of value. ...Read more

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Are burpee exercises recommended for people with backache?

Are burpee exercises recommended for people with backache?

No: This is a fairly aggressive exercise and may exacerbate your symptoms. Once your symptoms resolve you may resume this activity. If your symptoms fail to resolve see a physician. ...Read more

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Gerd, gastritis, esophagitis for 8 months+. Omeprazole 20mg 2x a day and sucraflate 4x a day not helping. No hpylori. Suffering daily. Please help.

Gerd, gastritis, esophagitis for 8 months+. Omeprazole 20mg 2x a day and sucraflate 4x a day not helping.  No hpylori. Suffering daily.  Please help.

Complex answer: It sounds like you have a good start in treating your symptoms.I assume an endoscopy was done. Especially if there is a family history of heart disease at younger age, this should be considered. Also you should look at your gall baldder and liver function as well. I would not advise more medication, rather more investigation at this time. Avoid all alcohol, Ibuprofen like meds/aspirin if able. ...Read more

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What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 & http://tinyurl.com/mwxb522 Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more

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Weaning of Prilosec caused me many stomach polyps any thing I can take other than a PPI for gerd?

Weaning of Prilosec caused me many stomach polyps any thing I can take other than a PPI for gerd?

Yes, many antacids a: There are many antacid medicines available for GERD. Besides PPIs, there are H2- blockers like Cimetidine/ Ranitidine and Famotidine(Pepcid (famotidine)). Pepcid (famotidine) is the next best medicine to stop acid production in your stomach. it is available as a prescription as well as over the counter. Take one tablet daily at bedtime. if the symptoms recur during the day/evening, take it twice(12 hours apart) daily. ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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Which is better for back pain yoga or tai chi?

No consenus: Great question but there is no consistent peer reviewed literature to differentiate the two at this time. Whatever makes you feel better is the best general answer and do not do things that hurt. . Feel better. ...Read more

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What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read more

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Is gluten/dairy free chocolate okay for gastritis diet? Currently taking Zantac, Protonix, (pantoprazole) and Levsin-SL for loss of appetite, nausea, gnawing feeling

Is gluten/dairy free chocolate okay for gastritis diet? Currently taking Zantac, Protonix, (pantoprazole) and Levsin-SL for loss of appetite, nausea, gnawing feeling

Caffeine free?: generally speaking it is not the gluten or the dairy that irritate gastritis unless you have celiac disease and you are lactose intolerance it is the caffeine that increase the a it and irritate the lining of the stomach and make gastritis worst in spite of taking medication so check the caffeine content ...Read more

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What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

I would suggest: A medical work up 1st to rule out any serious medical issues, followed by psychotherapy if there are no medical reasons for your multiple issues. Meet with a psychologist to learn stress reduction techniques and reduce anxiety by talking in therapy about the issues which may be impacting on your physical well being. ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more