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#1 fishinghat

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:31 PM

http://www.pathlight...ia/frames05.htm
TREATMENT—
• Immediately drink a large glass of water. This will help wash the HCl back down and dilute it as well.
• Drink some raw potato juice. Whiz up an unpeeled potato and drink it down.
• Do not lie down. Remain upright, so gravity can help push the HCl down and keep it down. Later, when you do lie down, elevate the bed at the head by 4 inches.
• Avoid bending over; if you must lift something, bend at the knees. You do not want to compress your stomach when you have heartburn.
• Eating mints relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, so HCl can crowd up into the esophagus.
• Do not drink anything caffeinated, for it will irritate the esophagus even more. Caffeine relaxes the sphincter, so stomach contents can move on up. Tobacco smoke also relaxes the sphincter. Estrogens relaxs it also.
• Drinking milk may feel good going down, but it encourages the stomach to secrete more acid.
• Drinks with fizz in them expand the stomach and make it more likely that HCl will come up the food pipe.
• Greasy, fried, and fatty foods sit in the stomach for a long time and increase HCl production. Avoid meat and dairy products.
• Antidepressants and sedatives aggravate heartburn. Aspirin and ibuprofen cause heartburn.
• Antacids only mask the symptoms. They also may contain aluminum.
• Avoid stress, for that increases HCl production also.
• Loosen your belt; better yet, wear suspenders.
• Do not eat within 2½ hours before bedtime. Doing so not only can cause heartburn, but bring on heart attacks also.


https://onlinelibrar...9X.2006.00359.x
Regression of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms using dietary supplementation with melatonin, vitamins and aminoacids: comparison with omeprazole
Abstract: The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is increasing. GERD is a chronic disease and its treatment is problematic. It may present with various symptoms including heartburn, regurgitation, dysphagia, coughing, hoarseness or chest pain. The aim of this study was to investigate if a dietary supplementation containing: melatonin, l‐tryptophan, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, methionine and betaine would help patients with GERD, and to compare the preparation with 20 mg omeprazole. Melatonin has known inhibitory activities on gastric acid secretion and nitric oxide biosynthesis. Nitric oxide has an important role in the transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation (TLESR), which is a major mechanism of reflux in patients with GERD. Others biocompounds of the formula display anti‐inflammatory and analgesic effects. A single blind randomized study was performed in which 176 patients underwent treatment using the supplement cited above (group A) and 175 received treatment of 20 mg omeprazole)  Symptoms were recorded in a diary and changes in severity of symptoms noted. All patients of the group A (100%) reported a complete regression of symptoms after 40 days of treatment. On the other hand, 115 subjects (65.7%) of the omeprazole reported regression of symptoms in the same period. There was statiscally significant difference between the groups (P < 0.05). This formulation promotes regression of GERD symptoms with no significant side effects.

Note - I would not recommend L-tryptophan as it may complicate your withdrawal and has a nasty withdrawal itself.

 

Licorice
https://howtotreathe...or-acid-reflux/
Licorice root has been used to treat digestive issues like dyspepsia, heartburn, stomach ulcers, and sore throat for centuries, however, the glycyrrhizin component in licorice root, the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra, can cause health problems. Fortunately, these negative side effects can be avoided. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is available. DGL is a dietary supplement that has had the glycyrrhizin component of licorice removed. It’s a much safer option.


Wendy McLean. Herbal and Nutritional Solutions for Upper Digestive Complaints. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society. Vol. 24, No. 4, Summer 2018: 264-266.
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) soothes the gastrointestinal (GI) tract including the esophagus by increasing mucus production. This increase in mucus builds up the mucous membrane which coats and protects against acid irritation like heartburn and allows for healing of irritated or damaged tissue including ulcers.

Russell Setright. Prevention of Symptoms of Gastric Irritation (GERD) Using Two Herbal Formulas: An Observational Study. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society. Volume 23 Issue 2 (Winter 2017).
Scientific studies have found DGL to be more effective in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic acid reflux, symptoms than commonly used antacids


Ann Ming Yeh and Brenda Golianu. Integrative Treatment of Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia in Children. Children (Basel). 2014 Sep; 1(2): 119–133.
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K.R. Raveendra, Jayachandra, V. Srinivasa, K.R. Sushma, J.J. Allan, K.S. Goudar, H.N. Shivaprasad, K. Venkateshwarlu, P. Geetharani, G. Sushma, and A. Agarwal. An Extract of Glycyrrhiza Glabra (GutGard) Alleviates Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012;2012:216970.
GutGard is a clinically-studied DGL extract that has been proven to provide relief from dyspepsia and acid reflux


Ann Ming Yeh and Brenda Golianu. Integrative Treatment of Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia in Children. Children (Basel). 2014 Sep; 1(2): 119–133.
and
J. Melzer, W. Rosch, J. Reichling, R. Brignoli, and R. Saller. Meta-analysis: Phytotherapy of Functional Dyspepsia with the Herbal Drug Preparation STW 5 (Iberogast). Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2004; 20: 1279–1287.
Iberogast by Medical Futures Inc. is a proprietary blend of herbal extracts including DGL that is designed to alleviate heartburn, accelerate gastric emptying, reduce gastric pain and cramping, and gas and bloating.
Iberogast like GutGard in Rhizinate has been clinically proven to relieve dyspepsia and acid reflux



 


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:50 PM

"Drinking milk may feel good going down, but it encourages the stomach to secrete more acid"

 

That is a really interesting point as so many people go for milk by default. But I suppose by tilting the alkaline balance, it will require more acid to rectify.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:54 PM

The Iberogast sounds good. Will have a look at that. Sticking with Silicogel for a bit to see if it works, but if it doesn't I will try some.

Thanks for posting the info Hat.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:35 AM

I may do some more research on these items later today and will post if I find any more info. Sounds promising.


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:52 AM

Thanks very much Hat, I really appreciate all your hard work. Will have a good read this afternoon.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 10:13 AM

Hi Hat

I have just found this, which contains GutGard. Nutri is a good brand over here. I'd appreciate your views on whether this is a good product please.

https://www.amazon.c...w/dp/B00S53UTB4

Thanks.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 10:18 AM

The product you mentioned contains Chamomile powder (Matricaria chamomilla) 25 mg} Fennel extract (Foeniculum vulgare) 25 mg} Lemon balm leaf (Melissa officinalis) 25 mg.

These products have helped some members and made others worse. The problem with taking a product like this is if you get worse, what us causing it? Too many ingredients to be sure. Keep this in mind and keep looking. I will work on this later as well.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 10:26 AM

Ok thanks. I think the product you mention is only available in America.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 10:46 AM

Sorry, me again. I've got some of these is the cupboard

https://www.hollanda...28?skuid=004528

I notice that they've got a sweetener in, which isn't great. What do you think please Hat? Sorry to keep bothering you but the stomach pain is bad today and I'm trying to find some relief.

Thanks.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:06 AM

Perfect!!  I hope they are not expired!  lol


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:11 AM

No, they're still in date. Lol. They expire in 2021, but they look a funny colour in the pot - where the air has got to them I think. They should be OK shouldn't they, if they're still in date?

Thanks for your replies.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:40 AM

I really have no idea Polly, sorry.


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:42 AM

Heartburn supplements

 

melatonin
https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC2821302/
The potential therapeutic effect of melatonin in gastro-esophageal reflux disease
3 mg daily of melatonin.
treatment with melatonin for 4 and 8 weeks leads to marked improvement of GERD symptoms regarding heartburn and epigastric pain.
Only 2 research articles found. Both are limited study sizes.

vitamin B6
No additional research found on the use of Vitamin B6 and heartburn.

folic acid
No additional research found on the use of folic acid and heartburn.

vitamin B12
No additional research found on the use of vitamin B12 and heartburn.

methionine
No additional research found on the use of methionine and heartburn.

betaine
No additional research found on the use of betaine and heartburn.

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice
https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC3123991/
An Extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra (GutGard) Alleviates Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
The patients received either placebo or GutGard (75 mg twice daily) for 30 days. GutGard showed a significant decrease (P ≤ .05) in total symptom scores on day 15 and day 30, respectively. Similarly, GutGard showed marked improvement in the global assessment of efficacy in comparison to the placebo.


 





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