Is Carafate used for acid reflux?

Answer Carafate is used primarily for short term treatment of active duodenal ulcers. Some physicians also recommend the drug for ulcers that develop in the mouth and esophagus during cancer therapy. Cara... Read More »

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Which is worse: acid reflux or bile reflux?

On One Hand: Bile RefluxBile reflux occurs when bile flows backward from the small intestine into the stomach. It can also flow upward into the esophagus. Unlike acid reflux, bile reflux often cann... Read More »

Should you take malic acid with acid reflux?

Malic acid is an ingredient in apple cider vinegar, which can be used to help acid reflux. This means you can take malic acid when you have acid reflux. Malic acid may also help you lose weight, fi... Read More »

Is acid reflux hereditary?

In acid reflux disease, acid contents from the stomach rise into the esophagus. Hereditary can be a factor, but may not be direct and clear-cut. Anatomical weaknesses in the stomach and esophagus m... Read More »

Why is acid reflux painful?

Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux--gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD if it develops into a chronic condition--causes the contents of the stomach rise into the esophagus. This... Read More »