For years I've been on Nexium for GERD there is so much negative about it more & more I'd like to get off of it (plus I do not like taking meds anyway). I have tried in the past to get off but to no avail eventually I had to get back on it. I've recently read something about orange extract that you take for 20 days one 1 tablet every other day and no pain, irritaion nothing. Has anyone tried this?
Found a lil' more detail its called Heartburn Free put out by Enzymatic Therapy the same place that sells the probotic pearls. Now if I can find them locally see about giving them a try but if there is anyone who has tried them let me know how the did for you. Thanks
Powerlifer, when you getting that article out? Anxious to read it. Emma, thanks for the pharm recommendation but already got that set up coming every 3 months .. I 'd like to totally get off the stuff ... I have tried so many times ... maybe once I truely get rid of all the nasty stuff we eat I'll be able to drop it forsure.
Nancy, how much and when do you take it? I've not heard of using it but I do recall when I was a kid my great-aunt & grandmother swore by aloe vera had the plants everywhere. I've heard not enough acid is a cause like Powerlifer said so... I tried the ACV... wow that was a mistake set me off worse than if I would have taken nothing and ate a bushel of fresh jalapenos lol
GERD can be an unpleasant and occasionally a serious condition with potentially serious complications (eg bleeding, esophageal stricture). Sometimes acid reflux requires treatment with prescription drugs such as Nexium (esomeprazole). It is preferable to avoid medication unless absolutely necessary. Often lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, an acid reflux diet, elevationg the head of the bed etc. are enough. A GERD diet can be irksome and difficult to stick to, but can have a great benefit on heartburn and other symptoms. GERD Diets can also be healthy and have other benefits as well. It helps to avoid fatty and fried foods. Avoiding citrus fruits, tomatoes, raw onions etc can help. Also cutting down on caffeine, carbonated drinks, alcohol and fatty dairy products can help. For more advice please visit this website which has articles written by an experienced UK doctor and backed by medical research. Click here for GERD Diet info.
The website has a wealth of useful information and dietary advice. Best wishes Isabel.