Heartburn

Heartburn, a digestive disorder, is usually misunderstood as a heart problem but actually has nothing to do with the heart. It is a pain caused by stomach acid that travels back into the esophagus, which produces a burning sensation.

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Heartburn

Does Scotch cure heartburn?

No! It does not!!! Neither does the tape

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Massage Therapy
Heartburn

Is Massage for clients with frequent heartburn contraindicated?

A person with frequent heartburn, or gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease (GERD), is not contraindicated for massage. What would be appropriate is to wait at least two hours after their last meal, and then massage as usual with less pressure on the abdomen and a focus on relaxation.

GERD can be a result of a cardioesophageal sphincter that is not closing tightly enough to hold the contents of the stomach from regurgutating up into the esophagus. Or, it can be as a result of a hiatal hernia, or both. In either case, the treatment is the same, as mentioned above.

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Strattera
Medication and Drugs
Heartburn
ADD-ADHD Non-Stimulant Medication

Is heartburn a common side effect of Strattera?

My 14 year old son has been on Strattera for two months and complains of heart burn.

I am a 52 year old male eating a fairly bland diet. I won't say that Strattera causes frequent heart burn but it appears to contribute significantly to mine.

yep, seems to be a side effect. i am 30 years old and am trying this medication. i have never had heart burn in my life. i woke up this moring (3 am) to horrible heartburn pain. i had to run to the store to get rolaids (didn't help). so here i am still awake and in pain. i also have severe diarreha that has been going on for the last 4 days. this is my seventh day. if these problems continue i am not going to keep taking it.

I am 16 and have been on Strattera for a week (4 days of 18mg and 3 days of 25mg). I have noticed slight heartburn. I never have had it in my life. It's not bad, but I don't know if it's worse putting up with adverse effects or ADD.

My 11 year old son just started taking Strattera 2 weeks ago. He has never had Heartburn before, however now he gets severe pain within 5 minutes of eating anything. The pain is so bad that he rolls on the floor in pain which has lasted up to 3 hours. Nothing over the counter has helped so far. I took him in to the Doctor this morning, and he told us to discontinue Strattera as this is a known side affect.

In my case, Straterra has helped me focus enough to bring my eating under control, which has significantly reduced my heartburn. I have been on it for three months with my doctor upping my dosage. I would say that no, it does not cause heartburn.

Yes. Am up to 80mg now for 5 days and now have heartburn so bad it woke me up at 3:30 am and is still with me 9 hrs later. Does anyone know if this is a temporary side-effect or is this a chronic one? I'm gonna ditch the Straterra as I also have no motivation, am chronically nauseated and breaking out in a sweat each time I finally muster the motivation to get moving physically.

I've been getting heartburn around 6pm the last few days. I think it's a combination of the Strattera, and getting too hungry -- the Strattera actually makes me forget to eat! First time in 52 years! So I take Gaviscon, which is the only thing that works for this kind of heartburn (I used to get it from eating greasy meat late in the day). So try Gaviscon, and eat a healthy snack if you can't eat a meal -- don't get too hungry. And stay away from animal fats, chocolate, caffeine, the usual things they talk about with acid reflux disease.

Hi Everybody... I wrote back in October with the question about the heartburn. Thank you all for your feedbacks. My daughter, who is now 14 has been on Stattera for about 7 months now. She's on a high dose. 60 mg in the AM and 40 mg in the PM. She still does get heartburn just about everyday, She takes Nexium with the Stattera and that seems to really help her out. The only problem is that she hates taking pills!! She was diagnosed with ADHD when she was only six yrs old. I'm still not too happy with her schoolwork...and she also has no energy to do what normal teenagers do. It does seems to make her feel tired alot, even after all this time. Does anybody have any more side effects that weren't mentioned? Thank You!! :)

All these answers were really helpful for me also. My 12 year old son has been taking this since February and the heartburn has just recently gotton worse. We may have to go back to Ritalin. It also makes him tired.

I am fifteen years old and I have been on Strattera and I have been getting really bad heart burn recently. As a matter of fact I have it really bad right now which is what led me here. I have noticed that when I take it with a meal I don't get heart burn but when i take it even fifteen minutes afterward i get heart burn really badly

I just started taking Strattera (40 mgs a day) and for the first time in my life I have heartburn!

It was so weird, and I was trying to figure out what had changed -- and then I remembered the Straterra was new, so I "googled" straterra and heartburn and this page came up.

Now at least I know why I'm having heartburn -- I don't remember reading it as a side effect on the info in the package.

I took Ritalin for almost 20 years but then was getting some anxiety so the doctor thought I should get off a stimulant.

We'll see how we do with this heartburn.

I am 14 and have been taking Strattera for about 3 1/2 weeks and i get horrid heart burn and i cant sleep (how does that help with school?). I plan to talk with my doctor about it soon.

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Heartburn

What are some foods to eat for bad heartburn?

Some good foods to eat are fresh apples and apple juice, vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, peas, carrots and beans, dairy products such as feta cheese or fat-free cheeses, fish and very lean meat. Drink plenty of water too.

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What age do you get heartburn?

There is not a set age where you get heartburn. It can happen at any time.
You can get it at any age, however it is generally most apparent in adults ages 35 and up.

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Heartburn

What does heartburn do?

Heartburn occurs when digestive juices from the stomach move back up into the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat to the stomach.

A bit more:

As to what heartburn actually does, it can cause irritation, and even corrosion of the stomach and esophagus. If you have frequent heartburn, or if it's severe, you need to see your doctor.

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Medical Terminology
Heartburn

What is the medical term meaning heartburn?

Pyrosis or acid indigestion can be used to describe heartburn. The term Dyspepsia has been used as well as medical term for heartburn although there is a slight difference between them.

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Head, Ears, and Nose
Headaches
Heartburn

Can you still be pregnant if you had your period but was only 2 days did a pregnancy test which came up negative but have heartburn and headaches?

stress can deffinatly alter the pattern of your period, if you have been worried and stressing ou about this it can delay your period and alter it, i would wait a about 5 more days take another test see how this comes out. there is a thing caled implanantion bleeding when yu are pregnant though, it happens about five days after you have had intercourse, if you have become impreganated, it is when the fertalize egg attaches it self to the uterine lining of the wombwhich than can let off bleeding, it is considerably different from a normal period, it can last as few drops, to four days of bleedinfg though it would be considerably lighter and pinkier or brownish, and i dont know how much time has passed for you but it may be even to early for symptoms, heartburn doesnt usually happen till later on in pregnany and head aches around 4 to 8 weeks but every women is different,
stress can deffinatly alter the pattern of your period, if you have been worried and stressing ou about this it can delay your period and alter it, i would wait a about 5 more days take another test see how this comes out. there is a thing caled implanantion bleeding when yu are pregnant though, it happens about five days after you have had intercourse, if you have become impreganated, it is when the fertalize egg attaches it self to the uterine lining of the wombwhich than can let off bleeding, it is considerably different from a normal period, it can last as few drops, to four days of bleedinfg though it would be considerably lighter and pinkier or brownish, and i dont know how much time has passed for you but it may be even to early for symptoms, heartburn doesnt usually happen till later on in pregnany and head aches around 4 to 8 weeks but every women is different,

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Plumbing
Heartburn

What would cause a very strange odor coming from a shower drain?

sewer gas. either your trap has run dry from lack of use or is improperly or not vented causing your line to syphone. this will cause the water in the p-trap to syphone out allowing the sewer gas to ecsape.

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Heartburn

Will jagermeister help heartburn symptoms?

Quite the opposite, it is more likely to trigger the onset of heartburn symptoms.

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Heartburn

How do you know if you have heartburn?

if you are felling any pain in your chest you need to get help right away

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Ulcers
Heartburn
Acid Reflux

What should u eat to cure gastric?

If you mean up-set stomach for gastric, Then the cure is to boil a couple of cloves of garlic and add a pinch of salt. This tea is sure to cure your ailment.

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Heartburn

What are the best foods to eat to get rid of heartburn?

There are several food additives that you can use that help reduce heartburn, including fennel, cayenne, ginger and mint. The enzymes in papaya, and the cultures in yogurt, are also know to help reduce heartburn.

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Watermelon

Does watermelon cause heartburn?

Yes, it causes heart burn, if you don't eat cold water melon. Its necessary to keep the water melon in fridge for some and then have it. I have tried this remedy and it has worked well.

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Pregnancy
Heartburn

Why does pregnancy cause heartburn?

The changes of your body may cause heartburn

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What is a good home remedy for heartburn?

i use the chewable Rolaids and if that doesn't work for me i use Pepto Bismol.

* Baking soda is a home remedy for heartburn. Tastes terrible though.

Another answer

These products only cover up the problem and make it worse, you need to change your diet and eat more raw vegetables and fruit. Eating an apple helps the heartburn.
A home remedy for heartburn would be to mix one teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water.

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Medication and Drugs
Heartburn
Magnesium

What dosage of milk of magnesia should you take for heartburn?

30ml Also keep in mind that frequent use of antacids may indicate a need for treatment of an ulcer, which may require both antibiotics and anti-acid medications from your physician.

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Heartburn

What foods should you avoid eating if you suffer from heartburn?

The best way to avoid heartburn is to eat healthy foods. Heartburn can be caused by fried, fatty, or greasy foods, and by thick, creamy dairy products. Eating baked or steamed food instead of fried food and lowfat milk products or soy milk products can cut down on heartburn from those sources. If the heartburn is instead a result of acid reflux, it would be good to avoid sodas, spicy foods, or acidic foods like oranges.

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Heartburn

How is heartburn treated?

Heartburn is caused by excess stomach acids.

There are many things you can do to treat heartburn or even cure it. Most people get heartburn and they take an antiacid which provides some instant type of relief but in reality heartburn medications don't cure, they just mask the problem. * Neutralize the acid (alka-seltzer) or stop production of the acid (pepcid) and you will not have heartburn. * The best thing you can do is to start eating smaller/lighter meals and not lay down for at least an hour after eating. * Some people take vinegar as it works to replace the lack of acid in your stomach. * When you have heart-burn it's a good idea to try some chewable "TUMS" pills or asprins. * cut down on caffeine, chocolate, high acid foods, dont eat late at night, drink plenty of water and try to elevate your head some when you sleep. * I would recommend Heartburn No More. * There are a variety of over the counter medication you can purchase such as Tums. However, sometimes just drinking some milk will work. Tums or Rolaids, Mylanta, Pepto-Bismol. * soda crackers or bread. Drinking water will dilute your stomach acid and bring some relief. If the heartburn is severe and frequent, you should have a doctor check you out.

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Conditions and Diseases
Heartburn

Is lower abdominal pressure with slight twinges heartburn and gas a sign of early pregnancy?

Be aware that many women experience very mild cramping, twinges and/or period-like pain, backache and sometimes unusual sensations in their lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Unless there is bleeding associated with these sensations or the pain becomes severe, contractions, etc. Early pregnancy can feel very much like the start of a period, which is why so many women don't realise they are pregnant for a long while after missing a period! All of these feelings are normal, however if they are accompanied by any blood loss (More than spotting) go to the doctors and get checked out. The pain is usually related to the uterus growing and changing and generally nothing to be concerned about. its such a great relief to know other people are experiencing the same, I'm sure what we are going through is the norm. Try to have some chilled out pampering time to relax and enjoy the next months. I got this advice from another person who looked up on the internet and i have the same symptoms and my friend adviced not to worry about it. Best wishes :)

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Heartburn

How soon into pregnancy to people get heartburn?

Everybody is different and can experience heartburn from as early as the day after conception to as late as just before giving birth. Some women can have it for the first trimester only, the second trimester only, the third trimester only or the whole way through their pregnancy with some women having it randomly and without a pattern. If you experience extreme heartburn at any point during your pregnancy you should consult your doctor for the best remedy.

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Heartburn

What is the difference between heartburn and a heart attack?

Heartburn is an uncomfortable but common feeling of burning or warmth in the chest. Although the pain of heartburn is felt in the chest, heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. Instead, heartburn is caused by regurgitated stomach acid A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle itself - the myocardium - is severely reduced or stopped. The reduction or stoppage happens when one or more of the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle is blocked by atherosclerosis.

Note: It is not necessarily atherosclerosis. AMI can be caused by an embolism or a host of other things.

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Heartburn

How do you get heartburn?

Concentrated Hydrochloric acid is produced by the stomach to aid digestion and eliminate bacteria and fungi. There is a valve, the cardiac sphincter, that keeps the contents of the stomach from coming back up toward the mouth. If this valve malfunctions, the acidic content of the stomach moves into the oesophagus, causing the sensation known as heartburn.

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Medication and Drugs
Hydrocodone
Painkillers
Heartburn

Does hydrocodone cause heartburn?

I am currently taking this painkiller and am experiencing wicked heartburn. I called my oral surgeon (he prescribed the drug) and asked because it wasn't on the drug fact sheet. It does indeed cause heart burn, but said it can be settled by saltine crackers or tums.

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Heartburn

Is heartburn a sign of pms?

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