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nighttime bruxism (grinding) and gerd (reflux)

A: This is a great post. Iam suffering from very bad gerd and I''m waiting to see a nm dentist this tuesday. I wish I could have the same experience you have had with treatment. I''m totally jealous, but happy you have found something that works for you. According to my TMJ specialists, there is a definite connection with TMJ, sleep disorders and acid reflux. I''ve been a bruxer for years. Last year, I found out that the occlusal guard I wore for years to protect my teeth from bruxing was actually making my TMJ worse. (I was just diagnosed with TMJ at the time.) My TMJ specialist is also trained in sleep dentistry so he is able to help me treat both. Since June, I''ve worn TMJ splints. I have a regular repositioning splint for...


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gerd/reflux help?

A: Well- daydays mom said it- I would get another dr and change formula. Projectile vomiting is not good!!! I am breast feeding but the hospital had me topping her off with formula because milk had not dropped and she was a healthy size when she was born. 9 pouds 14 oz- when we got home she gagged, gas and vomit. Since breast feeding no problem- but the pediatrician did say if I was going to use formula to change. you may need to see another doc! You also need to find out bout changing her formula. my daughter did that and putting rice in it isnt going to make it any better. you really need to check into changing her formula...my daughter had major issues @ that age doing the exact same thing and she was on 6 different formulas in the first 3 months of her life. ended up using Similac...


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what foods help reduce acid in stomach and relieve gerd?

A: Gastroesophaegal reflux Disease, commonly known by its shorter form, gerd, is caused by changes that take place in the barrier that lies between the stomach and the esophagus. Symptoms that help in the identification of gerd include burning sensations in the mid chest area and lower abdomen. These symptoms are sometimes accompanied by the taste of food that has just been consumed. Other symptoms include a dry cough, trouble with swallowing food or symptoms similar to asthma. The reason for this is that the digestive juices that are acidic in nature tend to rise into the esophagus, giving rise to the burning sensation that we commonly put down to heartburn. In the case of children, gerd may...


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gerd - When reflux occurs, what is the best liquid to rinse it from your throat?

A: 30 Jun 2011 Water is fine. It will help to rinse and dilute the excess acid. Have you consulted a Dr about your condition. There are many medications that can help reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach, both prescription and OTC. You could try one of the OTC''s like Zantac, Tagamet, or Prilosec but be sure you do check with your Dr especially if it persists. You want to make sure that you have not already developed an ulcer. Votes:+0CommentVote upReport CatherynK 30 Jun 2011I was taking Prilosec, then switched the Omeprazole. I have been taking it about 2 yrs. I drank some wine the night before (which I shouldn''t have), but had no symptoms when i fell asleep, only when I work this morning. I think I will look at trying ACV and try to get off the Omeprazole for a while. Thanks!...


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Asthma and Acid reflux

A: Acid reflux is very common in asthma, especially in more severe forms of asthma. However, severe asthma can be severe ''by itself'' too, and just the asthma itself could wake you up at night. Acid reflux does not appear to make asthma worse, however, it can and does aggrevate your vocal cords which could make you short of breath, coughing etc. In any case, waking up at night with symptoms that could be asthma or vocal cord spasms from reflux is not something to take lightly. Please see your primary care doctor or your asthma doctor as soon as possible. While you wait for appt, you might try some over the counter prilosec or prevacid to see if that makes your symptoms better. But then please still go to see a doctor....


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gerd disease HELP!?!?!?!?!

A: I am very sorry to hear about your terrible experiences and I will try to offer a few points of advice that I hope may be helpful to you. Basically due to the nature of Gastro Esophageal reflux Disease or gerd and acid reflux, your digestive system may be depleted of certain nutrients and it may be helpful if you get properly checked for any hormone, vitamin or mineral deficiencies as well as your toxicity levels. But also have you been diagnosed correctly? There are other disorders out there which can mimic gerd and they can in some cases lead to Doctors diagnosing incorrectly? So I would see your doctor again or get a second opinion. Ask to be checked out for the presence of diseases...


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I'm 18 and my doctor just told me I have acid reflux. Is that strange for someone my age?

A: No it is not. ANy body can have acid reflux at any age. It basically what you eat that can be the start. I am sure your doctor has discuss with you on what to do about your acid reflux and tips to keep it controlled. Just remember that caffeine and salty foods should be eliminated and any prescription medicines that were given to you should be taken on a regular basis.Stick with bland foods and avoid spices and salts. Also stay away from club soda, chocolate, salty foods. Even alcohol can be the culprit. Best of luck to you and stay on the prevacid!! no its common it just depends on the type of food you eat if you eat alot of spicy food''s I would just try to avoid those other then that I have used tums not sure on any other thing hope this...


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connection between med and reflux

A: I just wanted to follow-up with you after your reply.  Especially after your comment on the ENT doc. Raising your head of the bed is good advice.  These Doctors, atleast some of them, take patients apart over ridicolus things, getting blown off is a good example, he should have told you again stressing why he was suggeting it.  But ego"s get in the way, he probably wrote in your chart you were non-compliant because you didn"t follow each and every detail.  The bad part of it is, if another doctor or nurse sees that, they don"t give their all because you won"t follow advice because you"re non-compliant, so they don"t give their best to you.  I hate that phrase and I get into with doctors and nurses all the time.  "well he didn"t take the medicne I prescribed,...


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What all food are fatty foods and should be avoided by pple who have acid reflux or gerd.?

A: Wouldn''t it be easier to buy over the counter..Prilosec. Than you can eat anything. I take medication for acid reflux in prescription form..but its the same thing....If I didn''t take my medication..I couldn''t eat. aside from the list that the previous writer has provided for you, there is now a link between gerd and Esophageal Cancer, so make sure you go for screaning regularly. I would like to suggest a wonderful book by Sherry Rogers, M.D. called: "No More Heartburn". She explains the many different CAUSES of heart burn and reflux and how to treat the causes. This is a very powerful book and may literally be a ''life saver'' for you. The book is available at Amazon.com or from the publisher at...


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My girlfriend thinks she has acid reflux what foods should she avoid?

A: Acid reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux Disease (gerd). gerd occurs when stomach contents, which contain acid that the stomach produces to digest your food, move back up into the esophagus. The esophageal lining is not meant to be in contact with the high acid content of the stomach and gets chemically burned (thus the term "heartburn"). If gerd continues over a long period of time, it can cause permanent damage to the esophagus resulting in scarring and difficulty swallowing. Although certain foods, like spicy or high acid content foods, may make gerd feel worse, the reflux occurs with any...


 
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