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Can taking antacids help in reducing symptoms of swallowing disorders?

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In brief: Possibly

Antacids may reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
One of the disorders of swallowing includes reflux esophagitis (heartburn). Therefore, if you take antacids, you may reduce these symptoms. If you have difficulty swallowing, though, several other causes may be identified with correct evaluation by a gastroenterologist.

In brief: Possibly

Antacids may reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
One of the disorders of swallowing includes reflux esophagitis (heartburn). Therefore, if you take antacids, you may reduce these symptoms. If you have difficulty swallowing, though, several other causes may be identified with correct evaluation by a gastroenterologist.
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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology

In brief: Antacids

Will work for mild gerd occasionally.
There are more serious causes of gd that will not respond. For example, a hiatal hernia can cause gerd, as do some foods like chocolate and caffeine, as well as certain meds.

In brief: Antacids

Will work for mild gerd occasionally.
There are more serious causes of gd that will not respond. For example, a hiatal hernia can cause gerd, as do some foods like chocolate and caffeine, as well as certain meds.
Dr. Idan Sharon
Dr. Idan Sharon
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