Is Zantac Sufficent for GERD, or should i take other medicines?

Hello, i am from nepal, and i would like to ask that, i am suffering from GERD/Heartburn,I am taking Zantac and Antacid Antiflatulent liquid, is this sufficent for the treatment for GERD? How long does GERD take time to cure 100 %? Please answer me seriously.

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  • Renie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Usually you have GERD for life. Very few people can reverse GERD. In most cases it is hereditary. Learn to be a compliant patient by not eating the foods that aggravate your GERD. It is very dangerous to the body to ignore GERD by continuing to eat the wrong foods because you will put yourself at risk of getting Barretts Esophagus which can turn into esophagus cancer. Papaya enzyme is great for digestion! You can purchase at a health food store. Dried papaya, too. Zantac is sufficient only if it works for YOU. If it eliminates your symptons, then it is a perfect over the counter medication.

    What is Barrett’s esophagus?

    Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus—the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach—is replaced by tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine. This process is called intestinal metaplasia.

    No signs or symptoms are associated with Barrett’s esophagus, but it is commonly found in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A small number of people with Barrett’s esophagus develop a rare but often deadly type of cancer of the esophagus.

    Barrett’s esophagus affects about 1 percent1 of adults in the United States. The average age at diagnosis is 50, but determining when the problem started is usually difficult. Men develop Barrett’s esophagus twice as often as women, and Caucasian men are affected more frequently than men of other races. Barrett’s esophagus is uncommon in children.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, some of the medicines can make GERD worse because the actual feeling is because of an imbalance of acid, not necessarily too much acid. Milk is the worst (and most commonly misused) thing for reflux. It's cool and coats the throat at first, but it has an acid effect in the whole system, so it actually makes the reflux worse after a bit.

    There are some herbs that help to neutralize stomach acid and help with the overall issues like that, but for home remedies, baking soda in water is the best and quickest option that most everyone will have. I would also avoid spicy and highly acidic foods (citrus and whatnot) as well until he feels better.

    If you've got Apple Cider Vinegar, I have heard of many people curing their reflux by taking that on a regular basis to help normalize the acidity in their stomach, but that's not as much of a "quick relief".

    Good luck and I hope I helped!

    Source(s): Personal experience and personal research in my role as a Product Specialist for a vitamin company
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    You can get rid of acid reflux and heartburn with this natural method http://acidreflux-cure.info

    Usually, heartburnThe most common symptom of acid reflux disease (also known as gastroespohageal reflux disease, or GERD). Heartburn feels like a burning pain in the center of the chest. It is caused by acid from the stomach backing up into the esophagus. is a symptom of acid reflux disease (GERD) Also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Describes the condition of backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus which frequently happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes more often than it should and/or at inappropriate times. The symptoms of acid reflux disease typically occur on 2 or more days a week.. And if you suffer from persistent heartburn on two or more days a week—and you’ve treated it and changed your diet—it could be due to acid refluxBackflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. Acid reflux frequently happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes more often than it should and/or at inappropriate times. This allows harsh stomach juices to back up into the esophagus. disease. But only your doctor can tell you if these are signs of acid reflux disease.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Susie Q answered this very well. Zantac can help with nausea if it is due to severe acid reflux and indigestion, but if your nausea is unrelated to that, then an antihistamine like meclizine or dramamine, while causing characteristic drowsiness, will help you much more.

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