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What helps indigestion? I already took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and still feel uncomfortable right below the chest bone. No other gastro disease except gerd.

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Dr. Ryan Luginbuhl
Urgent Care
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In brief: Indigestion relief

If the indigestion is due to gerd, avoiding fatty food, eating small frequent meals, and avoiding foods that make one feel worse may help to relieve symptoms.
Proton pump inhibitors (ppis) such as Prilosec (omeprazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) may help as well. Seeing a physician is recommended. If chest pain, shortness of breath or severe symptoms, go to the emergency room asap.

In brief: Indigestion relief

If the indigestion is due to gerd, avoiding fatty food, eating small frequent meals, and avoiding foods that make one feel worse may help to relieve symptoms.
Proton pump inhibitors (ppis) such as Prilosec (omeprazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) may help as well. Seeing a physician is recommended. If chest pain, shortness of breath or severe symptoms, go to the emergency room asap.
Dr. Ryan Luginbuhl
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Dr. Mark Gromisch
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Indigestion

Sounds like reflux.
Pepto bismol may coat the stomach and help some cases of gastroenteritis but is not too effective for reflux. Gaviscon and liquid antacids are short term relief. Over the counter medications like tagamet (cimetidine) or Prilosec are better longer. If these are not effective you may need further evaluation and prescription medication.

In brief: Indigestion

Sounds like reflux.
Pepto bismol may coat the stomach and help some cases of gastroenteritis but is not too effective for reflux. Gaviscon and liquid antacids are short term relief. Over the counter medications like tagamet (cimetidine) or Prilosec are better longer. If these are not effective you may need further evaluation and prescription medication.
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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