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Heartburn is one of those symptoms that seriously commands your attention. First off, it can really hurt. Odds are good that your skin has rarely felt as fiery as your belly may feel during an attack of heartburn. Secondly, while it doesn't actually involve your heart, heartburn can give you the sense that something is amiss deep among your vital organs.
Heartburn can be a problem that you should bring to your doctor's attention. But as painful as this common condition can be, it's also something that you can also help treat and prevent on your own.
Heartburn arises when the contents of your stomach move the wrong way. The food and drink you swallow is supposed to only travel south from your mouth, but during heartburn, food, drink, and stomach juices move upward past the "doorway" between your esophagus and stomach. Your esophagus isn't as naturally protected against this harsh material as your stomach lining, thus it causes pain.
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While reflux events decreased considerably with acid-reduction treatment such as proton pump inhibitors like Nexium and Prevacid, nonacidic reflux events, such as stomach bile regurgitation, were significantly greater with acid-reduction treatment. This increase in nonacid reflux events may explain persistent symptoms in some patients despite being treated with acid-reducing agents. If this is the case, you might benefit from medications that bind bile such as Carafate. You should check with your physician about adding that to your treatment regimen. For information on Carafate, click here. Read more of Dr. Eisner's blogs More on heartburn
Heartburn Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!
Fresh Catch Lasagna. My oldest son said, "Mom, this is the best thing you have ever made!" Here's hoping for similar accolades for you.
Ingredients: - Cooking spray - 9 lasagna noodles (rice works just fine) - 1 carrot, grated - 1 tsp canola oil - 2 fresh tilapia fillets - 4 oz cream cheese - 1/2 cup milk (rice milk works just fine) - 1/4 tsp. salt - 2 cups* shredded mozzarella cheese (rice cheese works fine) - * you can modify this amount based on how much cheese you want between the layers of the lasagna.
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8" x 8" glass pan. ...
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