In some cases, acid reflux medicine can be helpful for GERD, particularly if you do not suffer from symptoms all the time. Over-the-counter medications can help to reduce acid reflux, but they tend not to work as quickly as people would like them to.
Products like omeprazole or lansoprazole are proton pump inhibitors and work on a systemic basis. They are not an immediate treatment for acid or gas. They are, however, very effective. These were at one time prescription only drugs.
Over the counter antacids like Tums or Rolaids or H2 Blockers like Tagamet or Zantac produce temporary results. But studies have shown that PPIs provide more long term results and are recommended for persistent symptoms. Continue reading
If you found that at one time you suffer from the occasional bout of heartburn, but now this seems to happen more often, then it may be that you actually have acid reflux. Heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) are all very similar in nature, but they are generally treated in different ways. One thing they do all have in common is that the symptoms of each of these problems tend to get worse at night. Continue reading
Is Acid Reflux The Same As Indigestion?
Acid reflux and indigestion or not necessarily the same thing, and in fact acid reflux causes indigestion.
Most doctors will tell you that acid reflux is a more chronic problem while indigestion is something that can easily be avoided by changing the diet or changing particular eating habits.
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Acid indigestion is a problem that affects most people from time to time, but when it occurs on a regular basis, it is usually classified as acid reflux or GERD.
Most of us will experience some burping or regurgitation after a big meal, and most people would classify that as heartburn. In most cases, heartburn and mild acid indigestion is nothing more than a hassle, while acid reflux or gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) has far more serious repercussions. Continue reading
Found this great video on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or the easier to spell version GERD.
It explains GERD in easy not too techincal terms. Of course, always check with your personal doctor before making health decisions.
Also stay on my website and find out more about acid reflux and GERD. Continue reading
Anyone who is a sufferer of acid reflux or is concerned about acid reflux should consider getting the book, Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure by Dr. Jamie Kaufman. Not only does she explain how to diagnose acid reflux without going through extensive testing by doctors, she also tells how to deal with it. Continue reading
A baby reflux wedge is a pillow that helps maintain a baby’s position while sleeping. An upright position makes it more difficult for milk or other liquids/food to travel back up from the stomach into the throat and chest causing acid reflux. Continue reading
You will know if you have acid reflux disease symptoms. The symptoms are not nice.
This post will give a brief synopsis of the symptoms. Please check with your doctor if you exhibit any of this signs. Check out Symptoms of Acid Reflux for more details. Continue reading
What is GERD? It is now quite common to hear the terms acid reflux or GERD. It is very likely that you or someone you know suffers from Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD or acid reflux. But what exactly is it? I found this great article that gives an excellent overview. Continue reading