GERD can certainly do a number on your teeth . If it is left uncontrolled the acid can cause a lot of damage to the enamel on your teeth as well as your esophagus. This could potentially lead to cavities or other dental issues.
The role GERD can play in oral health is pretty common knowledge. Having GERD myself, I knew that it was doing some damage to my own teeth while it was out of control. What I hadn't realized was that the GERD pain was also triggering me to clench and grind my teeth. A double whammy in the tooth damaging department. It was getting so bad that I actually broke a tooth last week!
If you have GERD and also grind your teeth there are things you can do to protect your teeth. First, get your GERD treated. There are different medications on the market but most times an acid reducer or blocker can help to alleviate some of the symptoms. Make sure your dentist knows you have GERD so that he or she can check for acid damage at your appointment.
Nighttime acid reflux , as well as atypical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD (cough, hoarseness, asthma-like symptoms) is associated with significant impairment of sleep. A recent study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology showed that sleep impairment was more common among people with GERD than those without it. Researchers found that half of patients with nighttime GERD reported sleeping poorly often or most of the time, compared to one-third of people with daytime GERD. Researchers also found that sleep impairment was more common among GERD patients with atypical manifestations compared to GERD patients with only typical or classic symptoms such as heartburn and acid regurgitation . GERD symptoms experienced during the night commonly cause sleep disturbances, including arousal from sleep, increased wakefulness and overall poor sleep quality. Some individuals who have respiratory problems exacerbated by acid reflux may frequently be witho...
Generic Name: FAMOTIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (fam-OH-tih-dine) Heartburn Prevention Oral Uses
Famotidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works
by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. It is used to prevent and treat
heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (acid
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the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also,
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How To Use Heartburn Prevention Oral
To treat heartburn and acid indigestion, take 1 tablet or
capsule with a glass of water as needed, unless otherwise directed by your
doctor. Swallow the tablets and capsules whole without chewing. If you are
using the chewable tablets, chew completely and swallow one tablet as needed.
Do not swallow whole. Famotidine can be...
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