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My GERD is uncontrolled with aciphex (rabeprazole) 20mg qd + axid 150mg bid. I don't drink caffeine or alcohol. What can I do for gerd?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: GERD tx

Glad you're aware of avoiding alcohol and caffeine.
Remember caffeine is in: coffee, tea, soda, chocolate. Other triggers: mint (gum, candy, leaves), citrus (ex. Orange juice, tomato sauce, etc), and in some people spicy food. If you're overweight, wt loss can help. Avoid laying down <2hrs after eating. Control stress if you're stressed. If these measures don't help talk to your doc re: other tx.

In brief: GERD tx

Glad you're aware of avoiding alcohol and caffeine.
Remember caffeine is in: coffee, tea, soda, chocolate. Other triggers: mint (gum, candy, leaves), citrus (ex. Orange juice, tomato sauce, etc), and in some people spicy food. If you're overweight, wt loss can help. Avoid laying down <2hrs after eating. Control stress if you're stressed. If these measures don't help talk to your doc re: other tx.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Digstive enzym,apple

Try eating red apple once or twice daily with or after a meal.
Also try digestive enzymes-you can get these at health food store and take with every meal. There are several different types, so you may need to try several. Aloe vera juice can help as well. Gerd often relates to adrenal fatigue, so get assessed for this by a holistic practitioner. Also consider a yeast cleanse.

In brief: Digstive enzym,apple

Try eating red apple once or twice daily with or after a meal.
Also try digestive enzymes-you can get these at health food store and take with every meal. There are several different types, so you may need to try several. Aloe vera juice can help as well. Gerd often relates to adrenal fatigue, so get assessed for this by a holistic practitioner. Also consider a yeast cleanse.
Dr. Mila McManus
Dr. Mila McManus
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