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A condition caused by the backflow of acid from the stomach to the esophagus causing heartburn and possibly ulcers of the stomach and even cancer if not treated. Symptoms include a burning sensation traveling from your stomach to your chest to your neck, nausea, abdominal pain, weight loss, chronic cough, chest pain, pain while swallowing, feeling lie something is stuck in your throat, morning mucus, voice hoarseness, and chest pain. Dietary causes of acid reflux include but are not limited to alcohol, chocolate, carbonated drinks, caffeine, spicy food, and eating before bedtime.  Acid Reflux Treatment includes proton pump inhibitors like Protonix, and Nexium, and H2 blockers like Pepcid. If you suffer from acid reflux, you will notice that your stomach produces excess acid. The excess acid travels down your esophagus into your chest and throat. This makes you feel sick and can lead to stomach ulcers and even worse complications. There are medications that you can take to stop the acid from coming back up, but if you want to prevent acid reflux in the future, you should avoid those foods that make you produce too much acid. Here are a few foods that you should avoid: Carbonated drinks – These drinks can make you feel bloated. Alcohol – If you drink alcohol, it will make you feel even more bloated. Fatty foods – Fatty foods cause the stomach to produce more acid. Spicy foods – Spicy foods can also cause your stomach to produce too much acid. Book your appointment online or visit us at Forest Hills, East Meadow, Brooklyn, Bronx, Jackson Heights and little Necks.
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