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Causes and prevention of acid reflux?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Food
Most reflux issues are due to diet.
Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus.

In brief: Food
Most reflux issues are due to diet.
Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Don't forget nerves and anxiety. These area little more difficult to controll than diet but can be quite an influence on the acid production. See your doctor if these appear tobe the culprit.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Kids:position,diet
Reflux is a natural event that occurs when the stomach contracts, sending contents up the esophagus.
Laying down after a meal (infant or adult), consumption of irritating foods, consumption of products with caffine or nicotine, all promote reflux; the opposite decreases it.Lifestyle changes can help as much as any med.Chronic hb needs eval, in babies it tends to improve when they start sitting up.

In brief: Kids:position,diet
Reflux is a natural event that occurs when the stomach contracts, sending contents up the esophagus.
Laying down after a meal (infant or adult), consumption of irritating foods, consumption of products with caffine or nicotine, all promote reflux; the opposite decreases it.Lifestyle changes can help as much as any med.Chronic hb needs eval, in babies it tends to improve when they start sitting up.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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