H2 Histamine Blockers hinder acid production by blocking or antagonizing the actions of histamine, a chemical found in the body that encourages acid secretion in the stomach. Generally, they take about 30 to 90 minutes to take effect, but the benefits will last many hours afterward. They are usually taken at bedtime and are available over the counter.
What is GERD Gastroesophageal reflux, also referred to as GERD or acid reflux, is when the contents of the stomach are returned to the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the muscle between the esophagus and the stomach. The LES will normally open to allow food into the stomach and close to prevent it from returning…