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Your Questions About Acid Reflux

Daniel asks…

acid reflux?

hello, if someone gets heartburn or acid reflux, can it go to the throat and cause issues like pain when swallowing..

thanks

Wendy answers:

Yes. You can actually taste acid in your mouth. I would like to suggest for you to see a doctor. I let my acid reflux go on for way too long. Now I have a hernia in my esophagus and I am at a great risk for developing cancer. I have to have a biopsy each year and I have to take medicine every day. Had I taken care of the problem earlier it might not be so severe today. Also, esophageal cancer is the fastest growing deadly cancer in the U.S. I just wanted to make you aware of all of this.

Joseph asks…

Can anyone suggest healthy snacks for someone with acid reflux?

I made a decision to start eating healthier over the weekend, by buying apples, oranges, grapes, and nuts, but my acid reflux has now started to kick in something awful. Are there any fruit alternatives I can switch too that won’t do as much damage?

Wendy answers:

Apple butter and crackers is my favorite. Here is some more information that might help you.

I am not a doctor, so either way you will want to talk to them, but this is what I have to say as a long time sufferer of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.)!

Three part answer information, what not to do, and what to do!

INFORMATION!!!!!!
I have a very severe case of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.). I have had to go to the hospital for some of the heartburn that I have had because the pain can become overwhelming or your breathing can be effected. It can be caused by Smoking, Drinking Beverages with caffeine (My case), Drinking Beverages with Alcohol, or can be Hereditary

The good thing about G.E.R.D. Is that it can be a temporary thing and can be cured. It is never a permit thing even if you end up with it for the rest of your life it has the ability to be cured.

WHAT NOT TO DO!!!!!!!!
In most cases, stress is a factor to the reflux if you watch what you eat and reduce some of the stress it will help. If you watch what you eat for about a week you should find relief, if you do not then that is when you definitely what to listen to the doctor. Things to watch for are as follows:

Fatty Foods
Citrus Foods
Foods That Contain Grease
Fried Foods
Chocolate (including any Coco)
Caffeine
Smoking
Alcohol
Tomato Based Products
Lactose

WHAT TO DO!!!!
The two foods that I recommend is Black strap Molasses and Raw honey. The apple is better for night time reflux while these will work for just about all of it. What you will do is take about a tsp. Of whatever one you chose. Molasses being the better because of strength and nutrition, but must be use to the taste. What the substance will do is stick to the sides of the esophagus and do two things, one is heal and the other is protect.
On the healing end, both substances have a healing property in them, and as they sit on the walls of the esophagus they will heal it. This is also helpful if you have a sore throat in the morning from refluxing.
On the protection end, both substances are high in sugar and when acid that is refluxed comes up to that the sugar will neutralize it and it will not longer be a problem at that point.

I would also look to putting Cinnamon in you diet, it has been know to help with digestion and will help you reduce the amount of acid needed to brake down food, therefore causing you to reflux less.

John asks…

What kind of food can you eat if you have acid reflux?

What kind of food can you eat if you have acid reflux?

Wendy answers:

I will start by saying which foods to avoid if you have acid reflux….these are spicy foods, fatty and fried foods, citrus fruits, alcoholic drinks, soda, coffee and tea..

The following foods are reported to be less potential to cause acid reflux….so these are generally safe to consume.

Apples, bananas, baked potato, fish, chicken breast, ground beef-lean, carrots, whole grain bread, cereal, oatmeal and brown rice….

Sometimes, result can really vary from person to person…you can tell from experience which ones have the most effect on you….

Sandy asks…

What is a good sauce to eat with acid reflux?

So my boyfriend has acid reflux, but the problem is that he LOOOOVESS his hot sauce. Like, puts it on everything. Jalepenos, hot sauce, salsa, you name it. Every time he eats it he always feels bad. Is there any substitution to these sauces?

Wendy answers:

I have acid reflux also, and take over the counter meds for acid reflux, I buy the off brands at Walmart and they are very good to tame the heart burns, so he should be able to eat anything..otherwise he will have to learn to stop eating such HOT stuff….try some alfredo sauce for a change..=)

Mark asks…

Why would oatmeal and milk give me acid reflux?

I don’t normally add milk to my oatmeal but I did this time and I got really bad indigestion/acid reflux. When I drink milk on it’s own I don’t get reflux. Is it the mix of oatmeal and milk?

Wendy answers:

That is rather strange, try soaking your oats overnight in the milk so that the milk is absorbed into the oats instead of just being liquid. Make sure you are not drinking any other fluids with this breakfast as too many liquids can cause the stomach to be overfull and thus cause the valve to be pushed open sending the acids etc back up the food pipe (oesophagus).

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