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I have acid reflux. How much time should I wait between meals?
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: No correlation
I'm not sure, but I do not think waiting between meals will control acid reflux.
If ur reflux symptoms are most active b4 eating, then u can tell when to eat based on severity, but acid reflux is most active in the morning (after not eating throughout the night). The mainstay of Rx for reflux are meds like Tums,Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec. Eating too frequently causes obesity, which makes acid reflux worse

In brief: No correlation
I'm not sure, but I do not think waiting between meals will control acid reflux.
If ur reflux symptoms are most active b4 eating, then u can tell when to eat based on severity, but acid reflux is most active in the morning (after not eating throughout the night). The mainstay of Rx for reflux are meds like Tums,Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec. Eating too frequently causes obesity, which makes acid reflux worse
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
In brief: Individual guidance
Acid reflux can be partially managed by smaller, more frequent meals.
One can also wait for the meal to pass through the stomach, but this timing varies wildly between different people.

In brief: Individual guidance
Acid reflux can be partially managed by smaller, more frequent meals.
One can also wait for the meal to pass through the stomach, but this timing varies wildly between different people.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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