Diet Food and dietary habits that have been linked to acid reflux include: caffeine alcohol a high intake of table salt a diet low in dietary fiber eating large meals lying down within 2 to 3 hours of eating a meal consuming chocolate, carbonated drinks, and acidic juices A recent study suggests that dietary choices may be as effective as using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in treating acid reflux. As the food is swallowed and enters the stomach it follows through the esophagus. Contents of this article: Why might acid reflux lead to a sore throat? Abstain if you can; otherwise, have only one cocktail or glass of wine a day, and completely avoid acidic mixers like orange juice or soda.
As with other medications, it is important to talk to a doctor about suitable dosages of sodium bicarbonate. Advertisement 7 of 12 Sore throat A sore throat is another classic cold or flu symptom that might actually be caused by digestive problems. Surgical procedures to treat heartburn Laparoscopic surgical procedures are available to treat heartburn.
Medical sources note that acid reflux disease can occur when the intestinal and lower-stomach muscles involuntarily relax. Reviewed on 10/5/2016 References Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine REFERENCES: MedscapeReference.com. Symptoms lasting longer than 24 hours should be addressed medically. I would wager that thousands if not millions of American's suffer from the same crisis caused by the modern American Diet. As is often the case, the body has ways to protect itself from the harmful effects of reflux and acid. These fall into three major categories: Medications that neutralize stomach acid (antacids): Antacids (Mylanta, Maalox, Rolaids, Tums) provide quick relieve because they decrease the acid.
If you find yourself popping more of them than recommended, you may want to ask your provider about using something more effective and longer lasting, usually called an "acid reducer." Instead of neutralizing your stomach acid like antacids do, acid reducers actually stop your stomach from producing most of the acid it normally would. Since he unexpected just a week old you can safely give him half tablet dissolved in your breast milk if the probiotic alone is not helping him. Most doctors recommend avoiding antacids that contain high levels of sodium. In simple reflux, the stomach acid is neutralised by the milk so it doesn't cause a problem, but in GERD, acid can be a problem - read on to find out more.