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I get heartburn by pretty much eating anything, and drinking milk does not help is this a serious condition?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Acid reflux
Fat in milk increases acid secretion.
Certain meds, fatty foods, caffeine, soda pop relax the ring muscle between the esophagus & stomach (supposed to tighten to keep acid contents in stomach). Alkaline foods, sodium bicarbonate, acid blockers (zantac (ranitidine) & others), acid pump blockers (prilosec, prevacid, & others) can reduce the acidity and help heal inflammation from reflux.

In brief: Acid reflux
Fat in milk increases acid secretion.
Certain meds, fatty foods, caffeine, soda pop relax the ring muscle between the esophagus & stomach (supposed to tighten to keep acid contents in stomach). Alkaline foods, sodium bicarbonate, acid blockers (zantac (ranitidine) & others), acid pump blockers (prilosec, prevacid, & others) can reduce the acidity and help heal inflammation from reflux.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry
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In brief: Alkalinizing apples
Acid reflux (heartburn) happens when there is an imbalance in the body between acidity and alkalinity (i.
e., when the pH is low / acidic). Sweet apples (red delicious / granny smith) are alkaline and will therefore help to restore pH balance and prevent acid reflux. Eat the apple at room temperature right before eating in order to extinguish the burn of acid reflux. Don't lie down after eating.

In brief: Alkalinizing apples
Acid reflux (heartburn) happens when there is an imbalance in the body between acidity and alkalinity (i.
e., when the pH is low / acidic). Sweet apples (red delicious / granny smith) are alkaline and will therefore help to restore pH balance and prevent acid reflux. Eat the apple at room temperature right before eating in order to extinguish the burn of acid reflux. Don't lie down after eating.
Dr. Martha Stark
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
fat in milk increases acid secretion. certain meds, fatty foods, caffeine, soda pop relax the ring muscle between the esophagus & stomach (supposed to tighten to keep acid contents in stomach). alkaline foods, sodium bicarbonate, acid blockers (Zantac & others), acid pump blockers (prilosec, Prevacid, & others) can reduce the acidity and help heal inflammation from reflux
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