7 doctors weighed in:
How is acid reflux treated?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps.
In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used.

In brief: See below
Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps.
In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Thank
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Changes, meds
Anti-reflux measures that you should consider include eating smaller meals, avoiding excesses of alcohol, avoiding foods that trigger your reflux and elevating the head of your bed.
Medicines that help include ones that target histamine (ranitidine, eg) and those that target the proton pump (omeprazole, eg).

In brief: Changes, meds
Anti-reflux measures that you should consider include eating smaller meals, avoiding excesses of alcohol, avoiding foods that trigger your reflux and elevating the head of your bed.
Medicines that help include ones that target histamine (ranitidine, eg) and those that target the proton pump (omeprazole, eg).
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors