Reply 1 Posted by Pat (Tulsa, Ok) on 06/05/2009 I've suffered from heartburn for about 8 years. Most need no treatment—“moms and dads, however, get more laundry to do,” Burgert says. (Heh-heh.) Your best course of action is to try to prevent those spit ups (for tips, see “Preventing Reflux in Babies,” below). Conventional approach to acid reflux in infants Of course, some mainstream medical doctors would recommend prescription medications to decrease or neutralize your baby’s stomach acid, and thereby reduce some of the initial symptoms of baby reflux. It may feel like a pressure or squeezing sensation.
This may cause a sour taste in the mouth and a burning sensation in the chest or throat, known as heartburn. Smoking damages the digestive system and, some studies find, relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter.
However, it is not clear whether gluten consumption caused GERD or if GERD was simply an associated condition. Side effects What are the potential side effects? All of these antacid medicines work by neutralizing the acid that's already in your stomach and causing you pain. Any foods that are hard to break down means more acid production. Order a new prescription at least 2 weeks before you will run out.
According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), more than half of all babies experience infant acid reflux during their first three months of life. Related: What Really Happens When You Drink 6 SPICY FOODS They’re one of the most common foods patients with acid reflux complain as triggering reflux symptoms, but research shows that spicy foods do not affect the pressure with which the esophageal sphincter snaps shut. The very first thing that you should do is to set a goal, like for instance eating small meals, while avoiding those above-mentioned foods. Although there are antacids (both liquid and capsules) available, naturally available options for heartburn should be preferred as they would not be as harmful in the long run. Your stomach is protected from the corrosive effects of stomach acid.
If for some reason this valve relaxes too much or is weakened, stomach acid flows up into your esophagus. Photo: Picturenet/Blend Images/Thinkstock Become a Detective If you suffer from frequent heartburn and can't get a handle on why, keep a journal and track your triggers. Advertisement 8 of 12 Cough Many respiratory symptoms, such as chronic cough and wheezing, can also be due to heartburn, likely because stomach acid is getting into your lungs. 1 serving of Aloe vera juice May 14 2016 Dr Ken from Georgia 3 7 Creammy peanut butter For the past several years I would get debilitating acid reflux that felt like I was repeatedly being punched in the stomach. Asthma Medication Causes Acid Reflux To treat asthma, your doctor prescribes medication. Then 1/2 hour after each meal I also take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of baking soda in 8 ozs of water.