Best OTC For Acid Reflux – Lansoprazole Vs Omerprazole

Purple pillsIn 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

Acid Reflux Pillow – Does It Work?

medclinesystem4If 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

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Acid Indigestion Treatment – Is It Acid Reflux?

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

What Is GERD?

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