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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

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Even if you rinse your mouth thoroughly with water beforehand?
I don't know, but I always dilute juice 50/50 with water anyway for other reasons. More info here...

'According to the Mayo Clinic, if you've consumed anything acidic, you should avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. Foods containing citric acid , like oranges, grapefruits and lemons, weaken tooth enamel. Brushing too soon after eating them can damage the enamel in its weakened state.'
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-h...d-for-you-0313
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

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I don't know, but I always dilute juice 50/50 with water anyway for other reasons. More info here...

'According to the Mayo Clinic, if you've consumed anything acidic, you should avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. Foods containing citric acid , like oranges, grapefruits and lemons, weaken tooth enamel. Brushing too soon after eating them can damage the enamel in its weakened state.'
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-h...d-for-you-0313
I'm just letting you know that 100% juice (no dilution) worked to cure almost 20 years of symptoms, so, cut it, brush your teeth, do whatever - my two cents is this: 100% Aronia Juice cured my reflux.
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Get it checked..

Had a relative die recently. Initial symptoms were increase in his reflux / heartburn.


Well, that cheered me up almost as much as the weather, cheers!
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I was prescribed Omed antacid Sandoz (Omeprazol) but I don't like to be on medication more than strictly necessary, and this one is only for 7 days anyway.
I'd go with it for the 7 days, and see if it helps. If not, then your GP learns something from that. If it does help, then probably you should return to the GP to decide if continuing the medication is a good next step or whether other things should then be checked out (including dietary adjustments).

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What food contributes to acidic reflux? I tried to browse a bit on internet with no clear picture.
  • Risk factors are smoking, alcohol and caffeine
  • Some medications can cause acid reflux (hopefully your GP considered these already...)
  • Modifications that can help: small portions, avoid eating less than 3 hours before bedtime, avoid food with high fat content, elevate the head of the bed



(source: medical website for med students and doctors: https://next.amboss.com/us/article/v...6bbc0085041077)
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I'd go with it for the 7 days, and see if it helps. If not, then your GP learns something from that. If it does help, then probably you should return to the GP to decide if continuing the medication is a good next step or whether other things should then be checked out (including dietary adjustments).

  • Risk factors are smoking, alcohol and caffeine
  • Some medications can cause acid reflux (hopefully your GP considered these already...)
  • Modifications that can help: small portions, avoid eating less than 3 hours before bedtime, avoid food with high fat content, elevate the head of the bed



(source: medical website for med students and doctors: https://next.amboss.com/us/article/v...6bbc0085041077)


I can count smoking out...I have never smoked in my life! Coffee, being cut to one cup every other day, alcohol... 1 unit max a day, then at the week-end, oh dear!
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Well, that cheered me up almost as much as the weather, cheers!
Nothing like straight to the point :-)

Go check it out..
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I'm just letting you know that 100% juice (no dilution) worked to cure almost 20 years of symptoms, so, cut it, brush your teeth, do whatever - my two cents is this: 100% Aronia Juice cured my reflux.
If this thread has shown anything, it's that there are a multitude of causes and a multitude of things people do to try and reduce or eliminate reflux.

Someone above said avoiding bread helps them. I find that if I have terrible reflux, eating a slice of bread helps. Anecdotes can be interesting but they're no substitute for a proper medical check just in case.

A gastroscopy might be more expensive but I'd rather McTAVGE did that and was given the all-clear than spending weeks trying all our remedies only to find out there's a medical issue that should have been dealt with sooner.
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I can count smoking out...I have never smoked in my life! Coffee, being cut to one cup every other day, alcohol... 1 unit max a day, then at the week-end, oh dear!
And when do you suffer from reflux?
You might have to to up the alcohol intake during the week.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

White wine?
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White wine?


I avoid it like plague! This, I know, does not bear well with me: headaches, hot flushes...
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I avoid it like plague! This, I know, does not bear well with me: headaches, hot flushes...
That abates in your 50's (but not recommended)
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Perhaps your GP could check you for a Hiatal Hernia?

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20373379

Been there, done that.. painful but can be cured.
Take care.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

I think McTavge's symptoms should be checked out, my husband had something similar to this back in 2015.

He had a period of about 3 months where he was getting acid reflux all the time for no apparent reason, he was taking Gaviscon every night, but waking up choking with the acid at about 2am every morning. He would also stop breathing for short periods then gasp. It got to the stage that I was staying awake listening out for it as I thought he was going to have a heart attack. I also wondered if it could be hernia related.

Fast forward a bit and we were going to Scotland for a week, he felt really unwell at Mulhouse Airport and slept on the flight to Edinburgh and I noticed his breath smelled terrible, like stale vomit. He was unwell all over the weekend. By the Monday he was vomiting and had agonising stomach pains, I had to get an emergency appointment with a GP and take him there.

Turned out he'd been suffering from a gastric virus for some time that wasn't going to get any better without prescription meds and once he got them he was on the mend. A few days after getting back to Basel he was fine.

For him acid reflux is generally stress related, when his mother was dying last year he was practically living on Gaviscon. However, one thing he cut out ages ago was Diet Coke and Coke Zero because he thinks they trigger it.

His sister suffers from that horrible reflux thing called Baker's Oesophagus. It was so bad she had to have an operation on her vocal cords as her voice was like sandpaper due to them being burned by stomach acid.
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