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How do I control #acidreflux ?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Reflux disease

Avoid foods that bring on sx: spicy/acidic/fried/fatty foods, caffeine, soda pop, chocolate.
Take all meds w/ full glass of water. Lose weight (if applicable). Raise head of bed. Try antacids/acid blockers (zantac/axid/etc) or strong acid blockers (ppis like omeprazole/ nexium/prevacid). See fp to discuss symptoms & get treatment if otcs aren't enough for relief.

In brief: Reflux disease

Avoid foods that bring on sx: spicy/acidic/fried/fatty foods, caffeine, soda pop, chocolate.
Take all meds w/ full glass of water. Lose weight (if applicable). Raise head of bed. Try antacids/acid blockers (zantac/axid/etc) or strong acid blockers (ppis like omeprazole/ nexium/prevacid). See fp to discuss symptoms & get treatment if otcs aren't enough for relief.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

Acid reflux can be managed different ways.
The first is lifestyle modification. Raise the head of your bed, don't eat late, avoid foods that make reflux worse. The next step is medications like h2 blockers and ppi's that decrease the acid so the reflux doesn't burn as much. But remember, meds do not decrease the amount of reflux at all. The third way is surgery which fixes the valve.

In brief: Depends on severity

Acid reflux can be managed different ways.
The first is lifestyle modification. Raise the head of your bed, don't eat late, avoid foods that make reflux worse. The next step is medications like h2 blockers and ppi's that decrease the acid so the reflux doesn't burn as much. But remember, meds do not decrease the amount of reflux at all. The third way is surgery which fixes the valve.
Dr. Dan Lister
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