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I have recurring heart burn what can I do?
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
For many, prevention = avoiding fried/oily foods, peppermint, chocolate, cheese, tomatoes, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, black pepper, orange juice, eating <4 hrs before bedtime.
Raising head of bed 6in can help.Course of otc h2 blocker (eg. Ranitidine) or ppinhibitor (eg. Omeprazole) can help, better with gaviscon.If pain/difficult swallowing, wt loss, no appetite, better see doc; those are warning signs.

In brief: Many things
For many, prevention = avoiding fried/oily foods, peppermint, chocolate, cheese, tomatoes, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, black pepper, orange juice, eating <4 hrs before bedtime.
Raising head of bed 6in can help.Course of otc h2 blocker (eg. Ranitidine) or ppinhibitor (eg. Omeprazole) can help, better with gaviscon.If pain/difficult swallowing, wt loss, no appetite, better see doc; those are warning signs.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Food diary
Keep a food diary to find out which foods aggravate your stomach.
Then avoid those foods. Pepcid (famotidine) otc will help short term. Stop caffeine, stay upright after eating, stop sodas and avoiding spicy foods will help too.

In brief: Food diary
Keep a food diary to find out which foods aggravate your stomach.
Then avoid those foods. Pepcid (famotidine) otc will help short term. Stop caffeine, stay upright after eating, stop sodas and avoiding spicy foods will help too.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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