Patient discussion about heartburn

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Q. is there any new medicines or surgeries for heartburn

A1in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the problem is usually in the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach. from some reason it stops working properly and acid from the stomach goes up and cause pain. there is a surgery , here is some info about it-
http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/fundoplication-surgery-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd

but i recommend trying the methods Maryam gave you and if it won't help - ask the Dr. for his advise.
A2Do avoid any greasy/fried/spicy food,also avoid intake of large amounts of food at one time. Many people have a deficiency of digestive enzymes. What helps me during or after the meal I take an "Udo's Choice" Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend tablet, also papaja tablets can help, these are available in most alternative/healthfood stores.When I ate something greasy, right after the food I also take 2 Ginger/peppermint caps or like in Marokko they offer peppermint tea after the meal. if I ate a lot of protein I take some pure pineapple juice or crushed pineapple,this also helps the digestion of Protein

Q. Stomach ulcer or bad heartburn?

hi. i am not sure if this is just heartburn or maybe i have an ulcer. for the last 7 months i have been getting really severe pains in my stomach (between my chest and my belly button). my upper back gets sharp pains and my stomach bloats out like I’m 8 months pregnant!!!. i have tried to take antacids for this but nothing works. i don’t know what else to do. it scares me sometimes because i have no idea what it is. My mom thinks it could be an ulcer. the pain lasts for a good 4 to 5 hours and i cant even sit down because the pain hurts so bad. can anyone tell me what this might be?????
A1After 7 months with an ulcer you’d be vomiting blood and may have blood in your feces. Anti acid would have helped. So what you say doesn’t sound anything like it. I think a good idea will be going the next morning to see a Dr. – looking for a diagnosis on the web is not a very good idea. And even if you know for certain that you have an ulcer- it is curable. Why wait 7 months?
A2your mother should have told you to go see a Dr.
It always surprises me how people rather suffer tremendous pain but refrain going to a hospital.
7 months??? You should have gone 7 months ago to the nearest hospital. What you say doesn’t sounds like ulcer or heartburn.

Q. How to get rid of a heart burn?

Help! I have constant heart burn, how to make it go away?
A1I take Prilosec as I get near daily heartburn, works wonders.
A2try a glass of water with a teaspoon of baking soda.instant relief.
A3unfortunately to this i can relate... welcome to the unpleasant world of GERD-gastroesophageal reflux disease. it happens when a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. what i found very helpful is 1)not eating close to bedtime. 2)avoiding alcohol and spicy, fatty or acidic foods that trigger heartburn.
here is a nice tutorial i once found on the subject. might help you understand more:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/gerd/htm/lesson.htm

Q. My husband is diabetic and is living with insulin. He is again having nausea, heartburn, high bloating..

My husband is diabetic and is living with insulin injection. I am paralyzed in one leg and I am home bound. He is the sole earning person in our family to meet our financial needs. He has developed a high stress and depression due to his work which makes him to travel very frequently. He is holding a position in Sales Department. He was given antidepressants. They had helped him to reduce on his stress. But his stomach problems have increased after taking antidepressants. He is again having nausea, heartburn, high bloating and he even eats less as he feels himself full. This is giving stress to him and his depression is increasing again. What do we do? He is living a terrible life.
AStomach problem like Gastroparesis is associated with type 1 diabetes. His diabetes with high work related stress has increased his depression problem as well. Persons having antidepressants can have these symptoms of gastro paresis which gets doubled with diabetes. You must meet your doctor and proceed with the treatment. This can also happen due to poor sugar control. He can eat 6-7 meals per day instead of regular three meals this will be of good help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5jcOo25ms0&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/v-5jcOo25ms0_tcoyd_diabetes_gastrointestinal_tract?q=gastro%20paresis%20with%&feature=player_embedded

Q. every time my friend eat, before she swallow it she gets severe heartburns and nausea. what causes this

AShe could be suffering from gastric acid problems and should try taking anti-acid medications (after consulting a doctor, of course). Also there's a simple test that can be done for a bacteria called H.pylori that makes the stomach produce more acid, and by taking antibiotics this problem resolves.

Q. What Are the Symptoms of Esophagitis?

I have a sore throat and a heartburn for a long time. Could this be Esophagitis?
A1Esophagitis is a general term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus, the tube that leads from the back of the mouth to the stomach.
A2Some of the symptoms of esophagitis are:
Difficult and/or painful swallowing
Heartburn
Mouth sores
A feeling of something of being stuck in the throat
Nausea
Vomiting
Since you have some of these symptoms, I suggest that you should go see your Doctor as soon as possible.
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