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A: Acid reflux is like really bad heartburn.

What you are describing sounds like the onset of stomach flu.

Q: What can I do for my dog with acid reflux?
My dog has severe acid reflux. I’ve seen vet after vet who’ve all told me there is nothing they can do for her. Someone told me of a natural remedy (Active Manuka Honey). Has anyone ever heard of this, let alone tried it? If there’s any other remedies you’ve heard please let me know. Thank you!

A: has your dog had an endoscope and an ultrasound done? my dog had the same thing and was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. he was on medication for a bit and it is now managed with special foods.

Q: How long should i take zantac for acid reflux?
I suffer from acid reflux and to treat it i take maximum strength zantac 150 mg. I want to know how long i should be taking zantac and if it will eventually cure me of my acid reflux? Also because of the acid reflux my voice sounds very muffled and it makes it hard for people to understand me when i speak will my voice ever go back to normal or is the damage from the acid already done? I have been suffering from acid reflux since i was 18 and now i’m 27.

A: Ryan:

I can’t answer your question like a pro because I’m not a physician, but I do know that many reports say that that you shouldn’t take acid reflux medication for longer than one or two months. But I had the same problem and took bottles and bottles of medication and although they helped some, I still had acid reflux at times. I’d be up at night trying to get relief. Right after a meal, I was suffering. I was miserable. Although this lasted for like 10 years, the last three was the worst and that’s when I started prescription medications. Then I read about how most are only supposed to be prescribed for 2 weeks and thought, uh oh.

Because I hate taking medicine and because I thought the meds can’t be that good for my system, plus, they barely helped, I started to look for a natural way to treat/cure my acid reflux. I tried one and it really worked. I haven’t taken prescription meds for acid reflux in like 12 months! Plus, I only did the natural treatment for like 7 days and then as needed after that. In the last 8 months, I’ve used it maybe twice! It really worked for me. I’m 36 years old now. I know there are a lot of scammy stuff out there, but this one really and truly worked for me.

I don’t know if your interested in approaching your acid reflux naturally, but if you are, I added a link to the website that tells about it. Plus, I added the link about zantac too.

Hope this helps and good luck man.

MattS

Q: What can you take for acid reflux during pregnancy?
I’m just over 25 weeks pregnant and started getting AWFUL acid reflux the other day. Is there anything I can take to alleviate this? Thanks for any tips.

A: I’m so sorry to hear you have such horrible acid reflux! Here’s an article I found that may be able to help you prevent it in the future:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5404459_avoid-acid-reflux-sore-throat.html

Q: How can I get rid of the burn in my throat after having acid reflux?
I take medicine for acid reflux, but still occasionally get it at night. After it happens, my throat and esophogus burn terribly for 1/2 hour or so, from the acid, I presume. Have tried chewing antacid tablets to try to neutralize what is left in my throat, as well as soda crackers, to no avail. I know this is gross, but also very painful. Any remedies for the after effects of acid reflux would be appreciated. Thank you.

A: I hate it when that happens. you could try pickles. the vinegar should help neutralize the acid

Q: What are the chances of throat cancer if one has acid reflux?
i’ve had acid reflux about half year ago, i just started having it out of nowhere. it’s really annoying because your voice sometimes get lower in pitch and huskier because the acid “scotch” your voicebox. now im thinking it may cause cancer and i want to know more about it, thx.

A: Acids backing up into your esophagus has been proven to raise the risk of throat cancer because the constant irritation changes your cells. They even have a new procedure to zap the precancerous cells and lower that cancer risk.

Q: How effective is the use of apple cider vinegar in acid reflux?
I have a friend who has acid reflux and I am wondering about methods of helping her without rx drugs or zantac. How effective is apple cider vinegar in the treatment of acid relux and are there other things out there that would help? Thank you

A: Apparently the most common natural remedy. 2Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar in water 3 times a day.
See URL Link www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acid_reflus.html
6 small meals a day vs 3 large
Do not lie down with a full stomach
Prop at least 3 pillows in bed for your head, so acid, food does not reflux back up the esophagus
Stay away from greasy, fatty foods, citrus, caffeine…irritants

Q: What else could it be besides acid reflux?
My 9 month old son has been diagnosed by a GI specialist with acid reflux. However, the medication he gave my son, Prevacid, almost seems to be making him worse. He’s got so much gas and burps that he keeps waking himself up from naps after 30-40 minutes. Sometimes he’s crying, but he always has to burp or pass gas. Is there a possibility that it could be something else? Did anyone else have this problem?

A: My son is only four months old, but I did not put him on the meds and he is growing out of it. I would try some gripe water..A friend of mine had her son on that and he had some horrible reactions. She will never do it again! Google natural remedies for reflux and you should come across some good stuff..

Q: What if any Home Remedies for Acid Reflux work?
My acid reflux has been kicking my butt lately and I am getting tired of taking the “purple crack”.
I have heard that their are home remedies that work and are very inexpensive compared to the over the counter and perscription drugs.
If you have had any success with anything please respond.

A: I am not a doctor, so either way you will want to talk to them, but this is what I have to say as a long time sufferer of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.)!

Three part answer: information, what not to do, and what to do!

INFORMATION!!!!!!
I have a very severe case of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.). I have had to go to the hospital for some of the heartburn that I have had because the pain can become overwhelming or your breathing can be effected. It can be caused by Smoking, Drinking Beverages with caffeine (My case with hereditary), Drinking Beverages with Alcohol, Stress, Anxiety or can be Hereditary

The good thing about G.E.R.D. is that it can be a temporary thing and can be cured. It is never a permit thing even if you end up with it for the rest of your life it has the ability to be cured.

G.E.R.D. is caused by too much acid being created in your stomach. This can lead to or cause ulcers, esophagus damage, heartburn and/or damage in the mouth. . Other symptoms that can be found in a few cases are dizziness, tingling in limbs, numbness of Limbs, Chest/Back pain focused on the left side (in most cases), and shortness/difficulty breathing.

WHAT NOT TO DO!!!!!!!!
In most cases, stress is a factor to the reflux if you watch what you eat and reduce some of the stress it will help. If you watch what you eat for about a week you should find relief, if you do not then that is when you definitely what to listen to the doctor. Things to watch for are as follows:

Fatty Foods
Citrus Foods
Foods That Contain Grease
Fried Foods
Chocolate (including any Coco)
Caffeine
Smoking
Alcohol
Tomato Based Products
Lactose
Roughage (Berries and Nuts)
Onions

WHAT TO DO!!!!
The two foods that I recommend is Black strap Molasses and Raw honey. The apple is better for night time reflux while these will work for just about all of it. What you will do is take about a tsp. of whatever one you chose. Molasses being the better because of strength and nutrition, but must be use to the taste. What the substance will do is stick to the sides of the esophagus and do two things, one is heal and the other is protect.
On the healing end, both substances have a healing property in them, and as they sit on the walls of the esophagus they will heal it. This is also helpful if you have a sore throat in the morning from refluxing.
On the protection end, both substances are high in sugar and when acid that is refluxed comes up to that the sugar will neutralize it and it will not longer be a problem at that point.

I would also look to putting Cinnamon and Ginger in you diet, they have been know to help with digestion and will help you reduce the amount of acid needed to brake down food, therefore causing you to reflux less.

Q: What is the best foods to eat to help acid reflux?
I have had acid reflux for 7 years and at the point right now where nothing is helping. The pain is with me every day. Is their any way other than meds to get rid of this pain?

A: well, try to avoid greasy or spicy food for starters.

Q: Is it normal to have frequent acid reflux during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?
My morning sickness is not as sever as many.Though I do keep getting acid reflux where a little bit will come up(sorry to sound gross).Thank you in advance for you advice:)

A: It is very normal and every women will experience it different.

The link between acid reflux and pregnancy increases your chances of becoming symptomatic because:

* Your hormone levels are constantly changing. This affects the functioning of the digestive tract and the way that different foods are digested or tolerated. You may no longer be able to eat some of your favorite foods.

* The placenta produces a hormone, called progesterone that relaxes the LES (lower esophageal sphincter), which permits acid in the stomach to flow back up into the esophagus.

* Progesterone also slows down peristalsis (the involuntary muscle contractions that transport your food through the digestive tract) making digestion difficult.

* Acid in your stomach can be pushed back up into the esophagus if your abdomen is crowded by your growing baby, which is inevitable.

* You may be forced to sleep on your side as your belly begins to get too big to allow you sleep on your back.

* You may have new cravings for foods that you have never tried. If you’ve never tried it, you have no way of knowing if it will agree with you.

* Your exercise program may change or completely come to halt. For some, physical activity is the key to keeping symptoms at bay.

I hope this helped. Good luck and congrats! :-)

Q: What is an efficient and immediate acid reflux pain reliever?
I want to know any way to relieve the pain immediately, is there any medication, food, beverage or any other suggested intake to stop the major pain of acid reflux?

A: For INSTANT relief, I’ve only found 1 product that works. It’s Pepcid Complete, best darn medicine they’ve come out with in a while!!!

Q: How long does acid Reflux last with an infant?
My daughter has acid reflux and wont keep her food down. She spits evrything up and the only way I have found to feed her is to keep her sitting up and feeding her. She has not spit anything up so far.

A: My twins had the same problem when they were born. We were told by our pediatrician to keep them sitting up as long as possible after feeding them, to make sure that they burp really, really well and at night when they go to sleep (hah!), keep them at a 30 degree tilt to help keep the milk down. It took them a couple months to grow out of it – and before they did they spit up constantly, sometimes projectile as I lifted them out of nursing position. But they grew!

Our friends son did the same time, but he kept spitting up until the took him off formula (he couldn’t nurse) and put him on homo milk – then he finally stopped and that was around 10 months old!

It all depends on the baby, but they will still grow, even though you think how can they when no food is down! But soon they will grow out of it and be in school and talking back – enjoy the infant stage while you can!

Q: What are some unprescribed medications i can take for acid reflux?
I am not sure if it is acid reflux but it definitely seems like it..everytime i swallow food or even my spit i feel a sharp pain go down my back..it also hurts when i burp so i figured its acid reflux. I just had my wisdom teeth pulled so ive been taking a lot of antibiotics and advils if that has anything to do with it, but i just recently stopped taking both.

A: Antibiotics can upset the whole of the digestive tract, including stomach upsets and even diarrhoea, so things may get better soon. In the meantime you could get yourself Gaviscon, a liquid which is readily available over the counter. If in doubt, ask the pharmacist. The only thing is that if it persists, you should go and see your doctor.

Q: what is the fastest home remedy for acid reflux?
I don’t want to go to the store to buy anything, but am having pretty bad pains. I know it is acid reflux because I have had it before, and I would like to know if anyone knows of any home remedies on how to ease the stabbing pain!! Thanks :)

A: You can use baking soda and water. It will make you burp.
About 1/2 cup water 1/2 tsp. of baking soda. It’s a very old fashioned alternative, but it works. Good Luck..

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