There are many remedies that are used to treat chronic heartburn (acid reflux). These include both prescription and over-the-counter remedies. Now you can learn what the most commonly used remedies for heartburn are, and what they do, by referring to the following charts:
- Talking to Your Doctor About Your Heartburn
- Do You Always Need Medication to Control Your Heartburn?
- Medications Used for Treating Heartburn
- Using Acid Reflux Medications Wisely
- Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications
GERD isn't just an adult's disease. I was diagnosed with GERD when I was in my 30's. My grandson was diagnosed with GERD when he was 6 months old.
Because children and infants can also have GERD, it's important to know know what symptoms to look for:
Many times child's doctor may base a diagnosis of acid reflux on your child's symptoms, medical history, and a physical examination. Sometimes, however, diagnostic tests are needed:
Once a diagnosis has been made, treatment will begin. The age of your child will determine what course of treatment is used:
Daily menu featuring heartburn-friendly foods and recipes. The menus in http://heartburn.about.com/od/dailymenus/fl/Acid-Reflux-Diet-Daily-Menus.htm contain foods I've found that are safe for me to eat as a GERD sufferer.These are ideal for those individuals on a heartburn diet. Suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are given. Each dinner menu shown here gives an Entree with a link to the recipe for its preparation, along with suggestions for side dishes. To see these menus, you can read this article with these heartburn-friendly daily menus.
If you are one of these people who suffer from heartburn whenever you eat certain foods, you may want to consider starting your own GERD diet. The menus in this article contain foods I've found that are safe for me to eat as a GERD sufferer. These are suggestions only, and not the only foods you may be able to eat. You can add or subtract foods according to your preferences and what may or may not be your heartburn triggers. To see this menus, you can read this article on heartburn friendly breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
Weekly Menus for the Acid Reflux Diet:
If you would like to see these meals used in weekly menus, along with lunch, dinner, and snack suggestions, try these links:
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Dining out in a restaurant can be a different story. There isn't a separate section on any menu that lists Anti-reflux Foods or an icon by the dishes on the menu that are heartburn friendly. However, as it was a process at home to learn what foods you find are your heartburn safe foods and which foods you have to limit, you can eat out without experiencing heartburn by planning ahead and knowing what to ask for. Learn the steps you can take to have a heartburn-free experience by reading this article on How Can I Eat Out Without Heartburn?
- Symptoms of Heartburn
- Causes of Heartburn
- Foods Heartburn Sufferers Should Avoid
- Meal Planning Tips for Heartburn Sufferers
- Quick Tips for Preventing heartburn
- Antacids for the Treatment of Heartburn
- H2 Blockers for the Treatment of Heartburn
- Proton Pump Inhibitors for the Treatment of Heartburn
- Home Remedies for Treating Heartburn
In most cases, what triggers heartburn for women are the same triggers for men. There are, however, a couple circumstances that are unique to women: Pregnancy and progesterone. Why does pregnancy cause heartburn anyway? What other factors cause heartburn for women (and men)? Read more about women and heartburn.
While GERD affects millions of people, the odds of developing this disorder increases with age. This means the elderly are more likely than younger adults to suffer from GERD.
An elderly patient may not experiences the same symptoms of heartburn with their GERD because their symptoms may be different from what is considered the normal symptoms of the disease. Learn what these symptoms are and how GERD in the elderly can be treated.
We all like desserts. Just because we suffer from heartburn, it doesn't mean we have to live without desserts. If you want ideas for desserts, you will want to try these heartburn friendly dessert recipes.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria responsible for many peptic ulcers and many cases of chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). This organism can weaken the protective coating of the stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestines), allowing damaging digestive juices to irritate their sensitive linings. About half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori.
Learn how common H. pylori infection is, the symptoms of this infection, treatment options, and possible complications in this article What is H. Pylori Infection?