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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: am suffering from severe burning on my chest amd

I have had acid reflux for over 10 years. I take Nexium twice a day, (Rx drug). Here is some advice I'll give for helping to reduce the number and severity of the attacks, (they work well for me if I use them, but they ARE NOT a cure!)
1. Do NOT eat within a few hours of going to bed.
2. Avoid spicy foods, tomato sauces, caffeine, and ESPECIALLY chocolate after eating dinner.
3.Sleep on your LEFT side, so that if the acid gets to the top of your esophagus, it will not go into your lungs. When this happens, it usually puts the acid into your right lung and, if the quantity is great enough, you can develop pneumonia.
4. Raise the head of your bed by several inches. You can buy those rubbery type "feet" to put on the foot/legs of the bed under the head.
5. If you are feeling the slightest bit quesy in your stomach before going to bed, swallow a mouthful of a liquid antacid that you can tolerate.
6. This last piece of advice comes from something I discovered on my own and never heard anyone recommend it before, until recently I read a study which said that my advice was proven effective. I wish I'd told someone years ago! I'll bet I could have made a LOT of money! If at any time you feel as if an acid reflux attack is coming on, or you have just experienced one, get several pieces of chewing gum and chew like crazy until you begin to feel better! The only reason that I can think of for its working, is that it helps clear your esophagus of gas bubbles, reducing the pressure that builds up, and it may also send a message to your stomach to start its digestive duties as well.

I didn't mean to be so long winded, but I know what it's like to live with this condition and it "ain't NO FUN!" You might also consult with a gastroenterologist about a procedure being tried now where a skin flap at the base of your esophagus is created to help strengthen the one you already have to keep it from allowing the acid to back up into your throat.All of the treatment is usually done on the inside of your body, so there is a much faster recuperation time and no surgical scar to be seen.

Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 08, 2011

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SOURCE: Acid reflux

yes, but for only 6 months at a time. Issues could be bigger than just reflux, (GERD, hiatal hernia, etc). Works by limiting protein in stomach. Issues, can be, with long term use, low levels or calcium, vitamin D, magnesium.
Dont take more than needed, can make issue worse if you take too much. This due to, you stomach needing juices to digest food, block too much of it and your body will go into over drive, and make some more. Not like a antacid, take before meals.
has worked great for me, but I have a hiatal hernia.
if you still have issues, get checkout.
good luck

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

jenie1238
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SOURCE: My doctor thinks acid reflux might be causing my cough. How does that work?

Acid reflux may cause coughing in several ways. There may be only a small amount of stomach fluid regurgitated into the esophagus, not enough to cause a burning sensation but enough to cause a cough. At other times, the fluid is mostly bile, which does not burn but stimulates cough. Sometimes such an excessive amount of stomach fluid refluxes that it spills over into the lungs, causing persistent cough and potentially leading to pneumonia or bronchitis. Cough may also be caused by heartburn medications. Private gastroenterologist London

Posted on Oct 22, 2014

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SOURCE: hi I am taking lansoprazole.i feel impatient and my stomach growls all the time.are these symptoms sideeffect of taking this medicine?

what I looked up said medication was for ulcers and to much acid in stomach. it says there is some discomfort in the stomach area. but if its to much contact dr. i am not a dr. becareful

Posted on Jan 31, 2015

SOURCE: treatment of acid reflux?

L-glutamine powder. L-glutamine is an amino acid. A teaspoon of L-glutamine powder in four ounces of water takenwith each meal can help heal gastritis and even stomach ulcers. Do a search for research on this supplement if you want to find the studies. I know several people who were able successfully to wean themselves off Prilosec (which can lead to osteoporosis and other problems) by using this supplement. It's a naturally occurring substance--it's already in your body. After your esophageal epithelium heals you can stop taking glutamine and restart for short periods if the reflux recurs.

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Treatment of acid reflux?


L-glutamine powder. L-glutamine is an amino acid. A teaspoon of L-glutamine powder in four ounces of water takenwith each meal can help heal gastritis and even stomach ulcers. Do a search for research on this supplement if you want to find the studies. I know several people who were able successfully to wean themselves off Prilosec (which can lead to osteoporosis and other problems) by using this supplement. It's a naturally occurring substance--it's already in your body. After your esophageal epithelium heals you can stop taking glutamine and restart for short periods if the reflux recurs.

Mar 29, 2017 | Acid Health & Beauty

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Using Tums while pregnant


Studies have shown that nearly 80% of all pregnant women experience heart burn or acid reflux at one point during their pregnancies. Nearly 60% of women report fighting a constant battle with heart burn or acid reflux throughout their entire pregnancies.
Many of these women suffer quietly and many of them take Tums or other antacids to ease the discomfort.
Because of increased blood production during pregnancy, many women develop an iron deficiency. Anemia can cause exhaustion in the mother and problems such as premature birth in the fetus. Anemia is usually treated with an iron supplement, taken at bed time. Doctors recommend that iron be taken at bedtime because consumption of the supplement along with dairy products can render it ineffective.
Ironically, women also tend to suffer discomfort from heart burn and acid reflux when lying down in bed at night.
What doctors don't often tell women is that taking many antacid tablets can also render iron ineffective.
Therefore, it is particularly important to curb your Tums intake at night so that the iron supplement you take can actually be effective.
Studies have shown that in order to get rid of indigestion problems while making sure your iron supplement is effective, you should not take more than 6 Tums a day and to avoid taking them for at leas two hours before and after taking your iron supplement.

on Jan 26, 2014 | Health & Beauty

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How to treat acid reflux


There are a number of ways to treat acid reflux. First, you should be examined by a doctor to find the cause of your acid reflux, which is usually done by an Endoscopy and/or a study with a bravo capsule. However, if you want to treat it with over the counter remedies, here are a few things that can help.

Start out with the light acid reducers such as Cimetidine, and liquids such as Gaviscon, Mylanta, or liquid Rolaids. Some people find that chewables work better for them such as Rolaids.

If you still have acid reflux after using the light acid reducers, then you will want to try some of the "big boys" in the acid reducer category. Finding the right one is difficult, as it's different for everyone. Most people have good luck with a course of Prilosec OTC while others find little effect and prefer to try Zantac. In our household my significant other uses Prilosec OTC and I use Zegerid, I have worse acid reflux problems than he does including GERD, Esophagitis, and a Hiatal Hernia while he just has reflux and stomach ulcers.

If you've tried everything mentioned here, and still have heartburn, it's definitely time to see a doctor, if you haven't done so already. Prescription medications such as Sucralafate can help heal your stomach and solve problems such as eroded stomach lining often caused by acid reflux.

Good luck to you!

Mar 29, 2017 | Acid Health & Beauty

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What is Indigestion and Acidity and How it is Caused?


Acidity is nothing but excess secretion of gastric acid which is formed in our stomach to help us digest food. Secreted by special cells that line our stomach, this acid consists of hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride and potassium chloride. The main role of the gastric acid is to activate the various digestive enzymes in our stomach which help in breaking down the amino acids present in food particles.

During an acid reflux, the gastric acid comes up through the food pipe due to over-production or improper closing of the 'lower esophageal sphincter' muscle. The LES works like a valve between our food pipe and stomach, preventing food that has passed from coming back up. When acidity occur, the LES does not work as it should and allows acid to enter the esophagus, thus causing mild to severe irritation and chest pain. Get more info at Lifestyle Changes Symptoms Of Acidity and Gas - ENO
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Mar 31, 2016 | Health & Beauty

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Omeprazole used for


Used for gastric reflux, excess stomach acid, ulcers caused by gastric reflux, gastritis, chronic cough caused by reflux, and related conditions.

Don't just conclude this is what you need, get expert advice first to make sure it is appropriate.

May 28, 2014 | Health & Beauty

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Good acid reflux tablet


Try Zegerid OTC, I've tried tums, Zantac, Prevacid, pepsid, Nexium, and Aciphex. Spoke to my GI on the 3rd, he gave me samples, and it worked! I had CONSTANT pain for 9 days straight and this is correcting it so far. I'm not a dr. Or nurse, so you may want to check with your physician to make sure there are no drug interactions. GoodLuck

May 14, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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Acid reflux


yes, but for only 6 months at a time. Issues could be bigger than just reflux, (GERD, hiatal hernia, etc). Works by limiting protein in stomach. Issues, can be, with long term use, low levels or calcium, vitamin D, magnesium.
Dont take more than needed, can make issue worse if you take too much. This due to, you stomach needing juices to digest food, block too much of it and your body will go into over drive, and make some more. Not like a antacid, take before meals.
has worked great for me, but I have a hiatal hernia.
if you still have issues, get checkout.
good luck

Apr 30, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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My doctor thinks acid reflux might be causing my cough. How does that work?


Acid reflux (also known as GERD) is when your stomach juice comes up your esophagus and irritate your throat, causing you to cough. You don't need to have heartburn to show that you are suffering from GERD. Sometimes the only symptom is the cough.

Feb 18, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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