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fighting throat acidity

Post: #1
07-24-2011, 07:57 PM
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fighting throat acidity

Hi everyone. I have had GERD for years without any problems. Recently it is worse. I am having a sore throat and problems swallowing. My doctor told me that my throat and my vocal cords are irritated and swollen. I am taking the medications but I am wondering if there are other things to take that can reduce the acidity?




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Post: #2
07-25-2011, 04:43 PM
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RE: fighting throat acidity

I don't know if it has any science behind it but almond milk works very well for me. I just discovered this recently. It has few calories so I just sip it slowly while I am doing something else. I have looked on the net to see if it is alkaline (the opposite of acidic), but so far all I have found is a lot of the new age folks talking about the acidic/alkaline diet. I think that stuff is rather fluffy. Anyway, if you try it, let me know whether it works for you.




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Post: #3
07-28-2011, 07:57 AM
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RE: fighting throat acidity

Don't forget ginger. The Chinese have been using it for thousands of years. It has been treated as a cure all, but for the stomach it definitely works. Studies have found that it fights nausea.




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Post: #4
08-01-2011, 07:09 PM
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RE: fighting throat acidity

How do you take the ginger? Do you just cook with it or do you have to suck on the root. The taste is so strong.




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Post: #5
08-02-2011, 09:44 AM
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RE: fighting throat acidity

Some people crush it when needed and take a spoonful each day. Others use powders. You would have to see what works for you.




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Post: #6
08-03-2011, 12:41 PM
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RE: fighting throat acidity

In the summer I eat watermelon and cucumbers all the time. Neither have a lot of calories and both reduce stomach acid in my experience.



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