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Burning stomach what can you take that is more natural instead of Tums or pepcid (famotidine)?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Prevent/Control GERD

Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime.
Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid). Dairy products contain calcium that revs up acid.

In brief: Prevent/Control GERD

Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime.
Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid). Dairy products contain calcium that revs up acid.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Milk or Yogurt

These may help for a milder probelm but antacids are much more effective.
You can either take Pepcid (famotidine) double strength or use prilosec...Both of them stop acidity from causing you heartburn.

In brief: Milk or Yogurt

These may help for a milder probelm but antacids are much more effective.
You can either take Pepcid (famotidine) double strength or use prilosec...Both of them stop acidity from causing you heartburn.
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