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Heartburn making me sick, any tips to ease it besides tums (calcium carbonate)?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Meds,diet, uprighMD

If severe, recurrent, or prolonged episodes, see your doc soon.
If any chance you are pregnant, get checked. Any cardiac risks- get checked. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, fried, fatty food, alcohol, spicy foods, large meals, chocolate, peppermint, chamomile, certain meds, lying down for 2-3 hrs after eating, don't eat for 2-3 hours before bed. Otc meds like zantac, (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc short term ok-see md.

In brief: Meds,diet, uprighMD

If severe, recurrent, or prolonged episodes, see your doc soon.
If any chance you are pregnant, get checked. Any cardiac risks- get checked. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, fried, fatty food, alcohol, spicy foods, large meals, chocolate, peppermint, chamomile, certain meds, lying down for 2-3 hrs after eating, don't eat for 2-3 hours before bed. Otc meds like zantac, (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc short term ok-see md.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jorge Garcia
Family Medicine

In brief: Small meals

Heart burn is often caused by stomach acid in the esophagus.
Reducing the meal size, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, not eating right before bed time can all help. If the pain persists, it can lead to or be a sign of a more serious problem that should be evaluated by your family doctor.

In brief: Small meals

Heart burn is often caused by stomach acid in the esophagus.
Reducing the meal size, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, not eating right before bed time can all help. If the pain persists, it can lead to or be a sign of a more serious problem that should be evaluated by your family doctor.
Dr. Jorge Garcia
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