I gained about 60lbs over two years and had no energy, brain fog, arthritic like pain especially in me feet and knees. I was depressed, not sleeping well and tired all the time. I was taking Aleve and Zantac for pain and acid reflux.
Antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach so that there is no acid to reflux. The problem with antacids is that their action is brief. They are emptied from the empty stomach quickly, in less than an hour, and the acid then re-accumulates.
If damage to the esophagus (esophagitis or ulceration) is found, the goal of treatment is healing the damage. In this case, PPIs are preferred over H2 antagonists because they are more effective for healing. If there are no symptoms or signs of complications and no suspicion of other diseases, a therapeutic trial of acid suppression with H2 antagonists often is used. If H2 antagonists are not adequately effective, a second trial, with the more potent PPIs, can be given. Sometimes, a trial of treatment begins with a PPI and skips the H2 antagonist.
As a former sufferer of heartburn and acid reflux, I know how painful and distracting it can be. Please know that no one needs to suffer from acid reflux or GERD. I think sheâ€™s totally justified and validated in her feelings.
This closes the lower esophagus, but lets it expand when swallowing so food can get through. This blog is informative. I appreciate its helpful advice. I have a confirmed dx of microscopic colitis and eating raw veggies and fruits, steamed or cooked, causes complete havoc in my system.
My doctors couldnâ€™t figure it out. Gave me acid suppressor.s and multiple rounds of antibiotics. I decided to take my health into my own hands, did months of research, tried different things.
This recommendation is based on the belief that surgery is more effective than endoscopic surveillance or ablation of the abnormal tissue followed by treatment with acid-suppressing drugs in preventing both the reflux and the cancerous changes in the esophagus. There are no studies, however, demonstrating the superiority of surgery over drugs or ablation for the treatment of GERD and its complications.
Treatment will depend on the actual underlying condition. Some indigestion goes away on its own. This webpage contains general information about medical conditions, treatments, and home remedies.
Eating certain types of food. Riskier foods include undercooked hamburger; unpasteurized milk, apple juice or cider; and soft cheeses made from raw milk. Unlike many other disease-causing bacteria, E.
Not completely fixed as of July 2013. Still working on it.
However, after that month I stopped taking the drugs and my stomach pain returned. I switched back to a bland diet and began taking DGL, Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root for a couple of months. I just saw a gastroenterologist. Did a fecal fat test, an ultrasound and an endoscopy all which came back normal. The doctor had no ideas to offer, and suggested I just take the omeprazole magnesium again.
What to expect from heartburn
This test involves inserting a long, flexible, lighted tube with a camera down your throat. First, the doctor will spray the back of your throat with anesthetic and give you a sedative to make you more comfortable. pH monitoring can check for acid in your esophagus.