Acid reflux is more common in pregnancy because progesterone, the main hormone of pregnancy, slows your digestive system. I am very good about taking my medication as directed.
The use of baking soda as a heartburn and acid reflux remedy is so established that Arm and Hammer one of the major producers of baking soda provides directions for its use for this purpose. Their recommendations, unless directed otherwise by your medical practitioner, are as follows: If you are following a sodium restricted diet consult your doctor before use If you are taking a prescription drug consult your doctor or a pharmacist before use, as antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs Do not give to a child under the age of 5 Add exactly 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass (4 fl. oz.) of water and take every 2 hours The baking soda must be completely dissolved in the water before drinking or this could cause serious injury It is also important not to take this remedy when your stomach is overly full If you experience severe stomach pain after taking this product you should consult your doctor Do not exceed 7 x 1/2 teaspoons in any 24 hours unless over 60 when this should be restricted to 3 x 1/2 teaspoons Do not use the maximum dose for more than two weeks If the symptoms last more than two weeks stop using the baking soda to treat the heartburn and consult your doctor Important information Baking powder and baking soda are not the same. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate but baking powder is not. Do you often experience these problems after meals? X-rays Before the introduction of endoscopy, an X-ray of the esophagus (called an esophagram) was the only means of diagnosing GERD. This procedure involves grabbing reflux piece of the stomach and looping it around the lower end of the esophagus to acid a sphincter. Dust mites commonly trigger allergies but you can eliminate them by washing your bedding weekly in hot water. Read more 11 11 How can I get a nagging acid reflux cough to go away?
Discover the story of Alfred Vogel Healthy & nutritious dinner ideas Cauliflower Curry Avocado & Grapefruit Salad Get new recipes in your inbox every week.Drinking a copious amount of water during meals could help dilute the stomach acid formed during digestion. What’s really going on is soy’s notorious anti-nutrient toxins are setting the stage for acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion for literally millions of Americans . . .
Control or stop your heartburn by following these heartburn prevention tips. You will be less tempted to eat something else if your mouth feels fresh and clean. Let us learn what is acidity and the various factors... Your doctor may decide to conduct one or more of the following tests.
The capsules definetly worked for me in getting rid of my Acid-Reflux! Antacids containing calcium or magnesium should be safe to take during pregnancy. Read more 1 doctor agreed: 10 10 I have a lap band. When the LES relaxes, acid reflux is more likely to occur. Prokinetics Prokinetics help your stomach empty faster, so you have less acid left behind. Tip 1, an immediate relief is found via root ginger. I am having horrible days still on the medication. Pregnant, I took the supplement route after learning those when can rot your teeth. The presence of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori -- the usual cause of an ulcer -- can be detected with blood, breath or stool testing. One advantage of fundoplication is that a hiatal hernia can be corrected at the same time. In the most serious cases, additional surgery may be required to correct the problem. I weigh 125 lbs and am 5'5", that meal in the past would have stuffed me. any ideas? carmelisa on 2006-03-12 This thread continues beneath the following ad. . what was the exact symptomology that was occcuring before nexium was prescribed ? please explain what condition of hair?nails? how many white spots on/under finger nails? John Stanton on 2006-03-12 about 2 and a half years ago i went to my ear nose and throat doctor because i felt like i had a little bump in my throat. it turned out to be a polyp on my vocal chord. she gave me steroids for 5 days and then told me to take nexium because i have acid reflux and she could tell that the acid was splashing up my throat and causing this irritation. (i am not a singer and do not use my voice or anything special). the polyp shrank after taking what she said, but every now and then when i would run out of nexium i did not refill it because it didn't bother me not to take it except that i would notice my voice becoming more hoarse when i didn't take it. eventually i would feel the polyp again, go to the doc and she'd explain that i needed the nexium to stop the acid spashing the polyp and causing it to become irritated and swollen again. even while i was on the nexium i would occasionally have the hunger pangs/ growling/unsatiable hunger...usually i thought it was related to having too many alcoholic drinks the evening before or from dehydration (probably due to too much caffeine). i usually drink 10 glasses of water a day and like i said i have cut out caffeine and if i drink alcohol it is limited to 1 glass of wine. my hair is healthy, grows fast but fine/thin which is how it has been all my life. my nails are very strong, grow quickly and have barely noticable vertical ridges in them. currently i do not have any white spots under my fingernails, however it would not be uncommon for me to have an occasional white spot. carmelisa on 2006-03-12 . much of acid is due to life style and diet indiscretion...nexium only aggarvte.. nexium is shown as adverse effects to be (contraproductive to polyp elimination) as well as (appetite increase/confusion)--as B12 affected--with past alcohol use=faulty digestion --encouraged to start b comple vits...and probiotic use... how has stool and passing stool charcteristics changed?before nexium and after/currently? urine/urination? what exact 'name' of contrceptive used? John Stanton on 2006-03-12 my contraceptive is yasmin 28 birth control pill. urniation is fairly frequent because i drink a lot of water. this week it is clear but in the past month it was more yellow. stool is normally soft. i have a bowel movement about 2-3 times a day. i have a sensitive stomach and am prone to diarreah, maybe once or twice a month. luckily i have not had diarreah for almost one month. i think this is because the herbal medicine from the acupuncturist is making my stool more firm. i can't say how my stool has changed with or without nexium, i don't think it really changed it. generally i have soft stool, but in this past month, it is more firm. but now that i am approaching the date of menstruation (march 14th), it is becoming soft again. my acupuncturist told me to stay away from fiber until he can stabalize my stomach. i have not been able to do this, since i like eat fiber because it makes me feel full longer. meanwhile, the GI told me to take metamucil for my soft stool. i have not done this, because i do not think it's necessary. one more sypmton i have is that i have been burping for 2 weeks. i never used to burp unless i drank soda. but i have not had soda in a month. i think the burping is strange. are you saying i should take a b complex vitamin? and probiotic? what is probiotic? carmelisa on 2006-03-12 This thread continues beneath the following ad. burping....when this particularly occurs?what seems to bring it on?what chaacteristics?taste? just air?food comes with?please explain details envolved.... John Stanton on 2006-03-13 age?height?weight? how many pregnancies (if any)? what complaints typically (recent)are associated with menses?before?just starting?during?just after?how has menses changed since nexium has been stopped?what effect have on menses ? John Stanton on 2006-03-13 .. it is for certain that a polyp exist? John Stanton on 2006-03-13 when i burp it is dry. meaning that i never feel any acid coming up my throat. and it is just a small burp that has no flavor or taste. it is just air, but very little. i don't know what causes it because it seems to happen anytime. it doesn't have to be right after a meal. it can happen on an empty stomach too. but then again, i eat something every 30 minutes to an hour because i am so hungry. i am 28 years old, 5'4& quot;, 125 lbs.. no pregnancies. i did not notice any difference in my menses with or without the nexium. except that this time i got my period one day earlier than expected (without nexium) normall, the day before i menstruate i usually feel a sciatic pain shooting down my leg. it can last about 2 days, but this time i did not get the pain. i always have cramps in my lower back and light cramps in the front on the first day of my period. i have frequent bowel movements (about 4 x a day) the for the first 2 days of my period. and they are very soft, thing and long. and more yellow or lighter than usual. i even notice this starting to occur 1 or 2 days before my period. and my period usually lasts 4 or 5 days. it is pretty light since i am on the pill. i am fairly certain that the polyp existed because i used to feel it when i lied my head on a pillow and would swallow. i also could notice it when i would run and had a hard time breathing. the doctor put a telescope up my nose and down my throat and saw it easily. she said it was about 3mm big and i could either have it removed or take steroids to reduce it and nexium to stop my acid reflux from splashing it. she was surprised that i was not a singer and that i do not use my voice in a loud way because she thought it was strange for me to have this irritated polyp. she was also surprised that i did not know i had acid reflux. ( but i really never felt such strong sypmtons until the past month) after the steroids i felt better. i took the nexium for about a year. then i went off of it, because i did not think i really needed it. eventually i felt the polyp again and went back to her. she said i could get it removed with surgery or i could stick with the nexium. carmelisa on 2006-03-15 This thread continues beneath the following ad.Those suffering from acid reflux know that it can be a very painful condition. Smoking relaxes your lower esophageal sphincter, which lets stomach acid leak into your esophagus, causing pain and coughing.Overview Many people have a mysterious cough after eating. Be prepared to discuss any related symptoms and to share information about any medications, treatments, or other medical conditions you may have.