1. Acid Reflux And Apple Cider Vinegar
Q: Does Apple Cider Vinegar help heartburn?
A: Maybe. Some people swear by it. But there is no medicinal evidence that it helps. Read this article for more information about how Apple Cider Vinegar can help you.
So it worth a try.
2. Acid Reflux And Apples
Q: Does Apples help Heartburn?
A: Apples are acidic fruits so there is no clear evidence that they should help heartburn.
But several sources on internet claim that certain kinds of apple help acid reflux.
3. Acid Reflux And Burping
Q: Is burping caused by Acid Reflux?
A: It maybe. Though there are multiple other conditions like aerophagia which can cause burping.
Work with your doctor to discover exact reason for it. Try elimination diet.
4. Acid Reflux And Caffeine
Q: Does caffeine increases heartburn?
A: Yes. It is clinically proven that caffeine relaxes LES (lower esophageal sphincter) and causes heartburn.
So switch to decaff coffee or cocoa. Read this article about caffeine to know more about it.
5. Acid Reflux And Baking Soda
Q: Does baking soda helps heartburn?
A: Yes. Certainly baking soda and any of the previously mentioned neutralizing agents can be used to treat GERD. These medications are very safe to use in the recommended doses. However, stronger therapy is often needed because GERD is a chronic disorder and the symptoms tend to recur very frequently, often many times per day.
6. Acid Reflux And Beer
Q: Does beer increases heartburn
A: Yes and No. Some kinds of beer will make it worse while others won’t. Unfiltered wheat beer seems to be the safest for heartburn. See more details on alcohol and heartburn.
7. Acid Reflux And Honey
Q: Does honey helps heartburn
A: There is no medical evidence that it helps heartburn. But it can help lots of other medical conditions which could have caused acid reflux. So if honey doesn’t hurt you should use it. Raw and unpausterized honey is the best.
8. Acid Reflux And Lump In Throat (Globus Hystericus)
Q: What is Lump in the throat and what could be causing it?
A: Lump in the throat (Globus Hystericus) is a common complaint that many patients have when presenting to their ENT (otolaryngology-head & neck surgeon) physician. This lump sensation in the neck is most often described as “annoying,” but not painful. The sensation is more pronounced when swallowing and may even interfere somewhat with swallowing whether it be solids or liquids. Often, a person may feel compelled to swallow a second or third time to make sure things get down. The lump itself is described to be roughly the size of a golf ball and is precisely located in the middle of the neck right above the sternum and below the Adam’s Apple.
Heartburn and acid reflux definitely can cause it so try some PPIs and see if they help. If PPIs doesn’t help then most probably the cause is in anxiety. Try exercising more, doing yoga or pilates. Reduce your caffeine. Also it can be related to aerophagia
9. Acid Reflux And Throat Clearing
Q: Is heartburn related to throat clearing?
A: Yes and no. Heartburn may cause throat clearing because your throat could be inflamed by acid. But if you’re on PPIs and don’t have heartburn symptoms and ENT says that everything is fine with your throat then it could be just a bad habbit. You should work on getting rid of it. Try control throat clearing reflex and it should go away. It can take several weeks though.
10. Acid Reflux And Protonix
Q: Will protonix help my heartburn.
A: It most probably will since this drug is one in the family of proton pump inhibitor drugs. PPIs are the most powerful drugs for your heartburn. They reduce acid in your stomach by more than 90% to the level which won’t hurt your esophagus but still will be good enough to digest the food.