Is this acid reflux?

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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 9/15/2004 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not a burper, but 3 weeks ago I started with a lot of gas pain in my stomach and I was belching like every 3 mins. and it releived the bloating and uncomfortable feeling.  for 3 weeks it wouldn't go away.  So I tried to eat very bland food for a couple of weeks and it seemed to help, although I've lost some weight just eating toast and rice.  Seems it's worse when my tummy is empty.  Sometimes if I eat a good meal I will burp and seems food comes up the pipe with it.  Does this sound like acid reflux symptoms?  I have a very nervous system and can claim IBS too.  Been like this all my life.  My son constantly has stomach aches and was an acid reflux infant and still has terrible gas in his stomach which is relieved from burping.  We both rely on Gas-x at times.  Anyone share our symptoms?

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   Posted 11/23/2004 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Try sour kraut. A month ago I stumbled on a book on vegetables. In one of the chapters I read about sour kraut ( fermented cabbage ) and its beneficial effects on intestines. I ate one 1liter jar of it per day before meals for 10 days. I don't want to say that this therapy made away with my problems completely but one thing is sure: I don't have burning throat and bloating, belching and burning in my stomach subsided considerably. Make your sour kraut yourself from organic cabbages in the following way: 1. chop your cabbages 2. put the mass you obtain in a large enameled container in a few layers adding some salt to each layer and pressing until the chunks of cabbage give out juice (you should use 1/10 kg of salt for a 12 liter container). 3. Put some wooden plate and weight on top so the stuff stays compressed. 4. Cover with some mesh made of cotton and leave to ferment for about 2 weeks in a worm ( 10-18 degrees Celsius) place where the stink of gases won't bother you. After 2 weeks your sour kraut is ready. Take off the mould that often occurs on the surface. Don't get rid of the juice. Drink it with your sour kraut. This recipe worked for me. There is another one on If you live in Chicago go to a Polish deli and ask them about sour kraut made with traditional methods. They should have it in barrels with a lot of juice. I don't know what is the value of sour kraut available in food chainstores ( I did't go for it because of additives used in mass produced food) After drinking the juice or eating a lot of sour kraut don't go away from home as it is almost sure you'll get short lasting diarrhea (start the teraphy on the weekend). Try the above recipe. It won't hurt you. Stop eating foods containing sugar. Give up coffee, coke and fatty foods for a while. Good luck.

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   Posted 11/23/2004 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advice, I will have to try this.

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   Posted 11/24/2004 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
There are a number of possibilities
1) Stomach has peptic ulcers – Severe pain will be there, reduced by food in-take. Take a simple blood test to see if you have H. pylori in your stomach. If yes treat it and the problem should go away. Pylori may easily transfer between family members.
2) If drinking milk or eating a milk-based product causes gas problem it is a case of lactose intolerance and easy tests are available.
3) Also see if you have aerophagia (unconscious swallowing of air). This may be tested by placing (chewing on) wooden sticks or pencils between upper and lower jaw, to avoid swallowing of air.
4) Also eat slowly and chew well and concentrate on eating (No TV while eating). Never eat while lying down - Sit straight up and eat (Grandma`s advice). Avoid carbonated drinks or carbon dioxide producing acid suppressors.

The food escapes from Stomach to small intestine, only when they are ground down to about 2 mm in size.

Stomach mean while keep producing acid to help it digest. So help your stomach push the food out faster by grinding it down as much as possible in your mouth (this is esp true about hard rind/skin fruits) so that nature does not have to send it back up like in goats or cows!!! No offense meant. (Nature has provided stomach as a temporary storage of food in these animals so that they can chew leisurely later after gulping down the grass but not so in human beings!!!)

Eliminate the possibilities by trial and with the help of your doctor. Good luck and take care.
Nature has answers for all, but our job is to find the diamonds among coal.
From Asprin to Viagra all comes from Nature.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 1/7/2005 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Margg,
I have had the burping problem on and off for a couple of years. I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and take PPIs to control heartburn. One thing I recently found helps me tremendously is if I do not drink any liquids while I eat. I don't know why, but the difference is like night and day. I have found that eating smaller portions helps control food coming back up into my pipe after a meal.
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