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Acid reflex with tube #197710
12-19-2018 09:56 AM
12-19-2018 09:56 AM
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sandisays Offline OP
sandisays  Offline OP

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Any suggestions on meds or methods of controlling excess throat mucus. Any suggestions would be appreciated I have started this nagging dry cough which drs think is possibly caused by gerd.

Last edited by sandisays; 12-19-2018 02:31 PM.
Re: Acid reflex with tube [Re: sandisays] #197711
12-20-2018 02:57 PM
12-20-2018 02:57 PM
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PaulB Offline
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Hi Sandysays!

I did have just acid reflux a few years ago, but that turned into Barrets Esphogus, a precancerous condition that possibly enduces esphogus cancer in a small number of people, so I take omeprazple daily, and hace esphogus biopsy yearly. The medication is often prescribed for acid reflux.

Another thing I learned, and it’s not entirely understood, but sleeping on your left side as ippposed to the right side is better for acid reflux. I do sleep on an incline bed, but there are pillows specifically designed for this, but that I do not have or know if it would be comfortable enough for me.

Another thing is not laying down at least 2 hours after eating. That I do have a problem with as I tire easily.

There are food and drink to limit or abstain from like coffee, alcohol, etc to hejp reduce acid reflux.

If your doctors didn’t already advise, maybe see a gastro doctor to hejp with this issue and or identify. You’re probably right with your diagnosis, but there always a chance it’s something else or a co-condition.

I hope this helps!

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