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Does anyone have Acid Reflux? Have you had surgery?

I heard about a cure here.
http://www.cbsnews.com/ stories/2009/01/16/heal
What is your experience?
The Doctor my husband saw was not very helpful.

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SkyWatchers2
Some years ago, i read that sugarless gum helped some people. Don't remember how or what kind, but my sister tried it with some success. Worth looking into.

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The page of your link cannot be found.

Whenever I have a heartburn I just drink some milk and it will be alright, but my case is nothing serious.

Unless there is bleeding, surgery is not needed. The following would help:
-Keep acid flowing away from the esophagus by raising the head of the bed about 6 inches.
-Avoid coffee, alcohol and other food that would stimulate the stomach to produce acid.
-Avoid smoking and foods such as fat and chocolate which would increase the tendency of the lower esophageal sphincter to leak.
-take an antacid an hour before meals.

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philosopher
2684 day(s) ago
I know it was there last night. I will look for it. It was on the Friday evening CBS News.


Kravenhead
I've had it, but not to any great degree.
I just have to watch what I eat before bed.
If I eat something heavy shortly before bed, I'll wake up with heartburn.
I hadn't heard of that ginger tea remedy, so I can't really comment on it.
Hope your husband finds something that'll help.

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Kravenhead
2684 day(s) ago
Happy Saturday!!

philosopher
2684 day(s) ago
Thank you Kraven.
Happy Saturday.


contrarydragon
My sister had an operation for this last year. She still has difficulty eating solid food 12 months later. Her GP thinks the repair is too tight. She went for endoscopy but despite fasting for 18hours, there was still food present in her oesophagus and stomach.Her oesophagus was ulcerated. She has had great difficulty getting her consultant to acknowledge the problem . She gets fobbed off with registrars who merely prescribe antacids. Nect appt she sees another registrar and gets a different antacid. She has lost over two stones in weight and has high calorie drinks prescribed.

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