Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat (acid reflux). Long term use of Prilosec, etc., type pills are not ever recommended. Going to a doctor is always a good idea and a specialist is even better. After long voyage through doctors and home made remedies, I happened to mention heartburn to my endocrinologist (Diabetes). She said, humor me, let me test you thyroid level. Simple blood test. Sure as you know what, I had review under performing thyroid. Added little daily pill for the thyroid and puff, the heartburn just disappeared. Thyroid is easy to treat and my Doc said many people go undiagnosed because there are usually no strong symptoms. In retrospect, I felt cold even on warm summer days and the hair on my legs gradually just disappeared. Never thought of thyroid disease. Hope this helps and please see a Doc to make sure you’re not having a serious medical issue. Best of luck to all.
My father is suffering from heartburn after almost every meal. Our family doctor has told us that he is suffering from acid reflux disease. He has prescribed him to take Prevacid. Could any one tell me what are the other symptoms of acid reflux disease. Although doctor has provide me some information regarding this but I want to know some more information about acid reflux disease. I will appreciate any information regarding this. Treat acid reflux with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Medications such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) prevent the production of stomach acid.
It acts as a valve and is supposed to prevent the acidic contents of the stomach from going up into the esophagus. It naturally opens when you swallow, belch or vomit. Otherwise, it should stay closed. A natural remedy for heartburn from Reader’s Digest, eat some almonds after every meal, every snack, every time you ingest something basically. Try to track down organic almonds if possible. These tasty nuts do something to seemingly neutralize the juices in your stomach, relieving and preventing some instances of heartburn.
Consider going on the Paleo diet. It’s a diet that excludes allergenic foods such as dairy and wheat. The reflux may be triggering because you are allergic to something in processed foods. Sometimes, people confuse the symptoms of heart attack with symptoms of acid reflux disease. That’s because pain in the chest can feel like heartburn. When in doubt, call your doctor. query: I suffer from acid reflux. Drinking lemon juice makes it worse, however apple cider vinegar works wonders. Why-the difference as both have alkalizing properties.
One controlled study of patients with GERD found no evidence for the effects of spearmint on the lower esophageal sphincter. See your healthcare provider if heartburn or indigestion recurs for more than 2 weeks. Always talk to your doctor before you begin taking antacids on a regular basis. Proton pump inhibitors have become quite popular in the treatment of acid reflux. Unfortunately, they have been linked to bone fractures, vitamin deficiency, and even pneumonia when used long term. A safer option would be to improve your health to eliminate your acid reflux. Covering up any problem with medication is not a good long term solution.