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I have acid reflux. What can do about it?

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I have acid reflux. What can do about it?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 4 months ago.

Hi

Welcome to JA and thanks for asking

Acid reflux disease is quite common. There are two aspect of the management.

First is to avoid the precipitating factor like smoking,coffee,alcohol,fizzy drinks,spicy meals etc. Also doing simple measures like eating small meals, last meal at least 2-3 hours before sleeping, elevating head end of the bed while sleeping, sleeping in left or right lateral position and regular exercise helps.

Medicines like PPI (omeprazole ) help by reducing the production of gastric acid. The reflux can also be helped by use of prokinetic agent like domperidone.In the meanwhile schedule an appointment with the gastroenterologist for further evaluation.

Good luck

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