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Can you tell me some heartburn remedies?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Antacids

Antacids, such as tums, (calcium carbonate) mylanta, maalos, or medications that protect the lining of your esophagus, such as pepto-bismo .
.. Also eating smaller amounts of food ... Avoiding lying down right after eating ... Avoiding caffeine and alcohol ...

In brief: Antacids

Antacids, such as tums, (calcium carbonate) mylanta, maalos, or medications that protect the lining of your esophagus, such as pepto-bismo .
.. Also eating smaller amounts of food ... Avoiding lying down right after eating ... Avoiding caffeine and alcohol ...
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Heartburn usually results from return of food mixed with stomach acid back into the esophagus.
If this occurs when you lie down, elevate the head of the bed (something hard like a brick under the bedpost, pillows won't help) and do not eat at least for two hours before going to bed. See your doctor if the problem persists. Medications such as zantac/pepcid or prevacid/nexium are helpful.

In brief: Yes

Heartburn usually results from return of food mixed with stomach acid back into the esophagus.
If this occurs when you lie down, elevate the head of the bed (something hard like a brick under the bedpost, pillows won't help) and do not eat at least for two hours before going to bed. See your doctor if the problem persists. Medications such as zantac/pepcid or prevacid/nexium are helpful.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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