Dr. Todd Eisner answers some questions readers have posted in the last few weeks. Find new information on natural remedies for heartburn, common reactions to GERD drugs and what coughing up blood could really mean.
1. Hi, I'm 25 years old & have recently been diagnosed with acid reflux . I've been put on omeprazole , which in my opinion has done nothing to help my symptoms , which are a tightness in my throat, pressure like swallowing a lump. Also in the past week I've begun to have severe pain in my abdomen right below the breast bone. Now the newest problem is a phlegmy cough I can't seem to get rid of. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?
Acid reflux can be very difficult to treat and can cause many symptoms outside of the esophagus such as cough and throat pain, but the first thing you need to do is make sure that you have the correct diagnosis. The fact that you no longer have heartburn while taking omeprazole is a good indication that the heartburn was actual...
Vacations are supposed to be enjoyable luxury experiences. Traveling has been made easy. With just the click of a button, it’s simple to book a flight, reserve a hotel or rent a car. People are constantly waiting on your needs and for those few days so you can just relax. But what happens when eating takes away from your relaxation and becomes an issue? Being away from home also brings you away from the comforts of your own refrigerator and “safe” foods.
First and foremost, be mindful of what you put in you are putting in your mouth. Restaurants like to pour cream sauces or butter on a lot of dishes to make them more flavorful. But it’s definitely high in fat and probably will be irritating. It sounds really good when ordering but to me, it’s usually really irritating a few hours later. I’m a pasta lover so that doesn’t leave much else to put on top other than marinara sauce—obviously high in acid. I’ve been better ab...
Generic Name: CIMETIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-MET-uh-deen) Heartburn Oral Uses
Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and
intestines and prevent them from returning after treatment. This medication is
also used to treat and prevent certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems
caused by too much stomach acid (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive
esophagitis) or a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus
(gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD).
Ranitidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works
by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. This helps heal and prevent
ulcers and improves symptoms such as heartburn and stomach
This medication is also available without a prescription.
It is used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much
acid in the stomach (acid indigestion). If you are taking this medication for
self-treatment, it is important to read the manufact...
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