Medication For Stomach Acid?
, my mother now has a stomach acid recurrence. He often complained that his mouth was sour and bitter. Sometimes the body aches, especially on the back, dizziness and endless belching. What is the medicine? How to deal with it? Then what foods should be avoided? And can pure bitter coffee cure my mother’s stomach acid?
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Gastric acid disease or also called GERD is a disease that occurs due to weakness in the gastroesophageal sphincter (valve between the stomach and esophagus). Weakness in the gastroesophageal sphincter will cause food and stomach acid (which should have digestion in the stomach and then passed on to the small intestine to be digested further) up again into the esophagus (or also called the esophagus) can even go back up to the mouth. Rising food and stomach acid will cause symptoms such as pain and burning sensation in the chest, bitter and sour taste in the mouth, release of food and acid when belching, a lump in the throat, difficulty swallowing, and can also cause symptoms such as chronic coughing.
GERD that is not too heavy can be overcome by changes in diet and lifestyle, for example:
eat less but more often (eat every 3-4 hours) do not eat too much and too full do not lie down after eating elevate headrests while sleeping or lie down avoid eating foods that are too spicy, too sour, and too oily avoid smoking and drinking reduce caffeine consumption (including coffee consumption because coffee will increase stomach acid production and cause further weakness in the gastroesophageal sphincter) reduce consumption of soft drinks reduce weight if there is excessive body weight. It is best to consult with an internist if your mother's condition did not improve after taking the above actions. The doctor can prescribe certain medicines to help reduce the symptoms experienced by your mother.
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