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My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

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Re: My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

Post by Winston » January 30th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Anyone else have GERD? It's so painful right after I take a few bites of food.

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Re: My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

Post by Winston » January 30th, 2017, 5:36 pm

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Youre lucky the doctor didnt give you a prescription drug like nexium. That's usually the first thing they do. Why didnt you try baking soda? Its the easiest and most natural solution. And it works. Thats what i use. So do you still have acid reflux now that youre in New Zealand?
No acid reflux here. If I'd known about baking soda I would have tried it. Somebody told me to use apple cider vinegar, that just made it worse :roll:

What is the healthcare like in the Philippines? Is it hard to see a doctor? Expensive? I suppose they all speak good English?

In Taiwan it was about 10 USD to see the doctor. Here in NZ it is about 30.
Healthcare in the Philippines is ok. It depends on what you need done. They have all the typical treatments, drugs and antibiotics that western countries have usually. Hospitals and doctor clinics are everywhere here. It only costs 300 pesos or 400 pesos to see a doctor here for the consultation fee. Then more if medicine is prescribed. Yes the doctors usually speak decent English and are well educated. Not always the nurses though. Btw in Taiwan I paid 100 NT to see a doctor, which is about 3 dollars USD, probably because I have Taiwan health insurance.
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Re: My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

Post by Guhji » January 30th, 2017, 8:51 pm

I've tried a bunch of different things, including prilosec, the most effective acid blocker. Unfortunately, it's addicting so you end up having to take it forever. I now drink aloe vera tea constantly, and it has solved the problem. Buy some fresh aloe vera plant and boil it in a pot.

Gaviscon creates a barrier between the mouth of the stomach and the esophagus. No side effects.

Quit drinking alcohol and coffee.

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Re: My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

Post by Mojo » March 26th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Get a gastroscopy to make sure its not a hiatus hernia. This can cause those problems.

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Re: My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

Post by Winston » July 5th, 2019, 9:00 pm

I've noticed a pattern here. In Taiwan I can eat anything, including carbs and drinking coffee, and my acid reflux symptoms go away and do not flare up much. But once I'm in Philippines again, my acid reflux and GERD symptoms flare up again, and I have to take antacids again or drink baking soda.

Why is that? Is it because Philippines food is lower quality and less clean? Does lower quality food cause acid reflux? If so, how? Or because I eat more carbs in the Philippines? However, I notice that I can eat carbs in Taiwan and my acid reflux doesn't flare up. So I wonder what it could be. Maybe pollution is a factor? Because the air quality in Philippines is horrible.
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Re: My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

Post by Winston » July 5th, 2019, 9:08 pm

Check this out. Apparently taking probiotics (good bacteria) helps reduce acid reflux. There are many probiotic supplements available at health food stores and online at www.iherb.com too. Or you can eat foods high in probiotics, like yogurt and kefir. Check out these articles about it.

https://www.refluxmd.com/probiotics-for-acid-reflux/

https://chriskresser.com/get-rid-of-hea ... ple-steps/

https://www.optibacprobiotics.co.uk/pro ... cid-reflux

https://1md.org/article/probiotics-trea ... cid-reflux

https://www.livestrong.com/article/5312 ... -for-gerd/
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Re: My Acid Reflux / Heartburn Problem - What to do?

Post by xiongmao » July 7th, 2019, 4:14 pm

I used to get it a lot, I think it's overeating + inactivity + stress. I only really got it when I had a desk job.

My boss 3 jobs ago had a lot of stress and had like a drinks cabinent of Gaviscon.

I don't get stressed so much these days. Teaching has largely cured me of it. Once you've regularly stood up in front of 60 people and run the show then nothing else worries you that much.
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