Acid Blockers

What Causes Acid Reflux?

…tightens afterward to keep the acids and digesting food from moving back up into the esophagus. Location of the esophageal sphincter muscle There are several things that can adversely affect the ability of the sphincter muscle to function properly and therefore allow stomach acid to reflux into the esophagus…

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Acid Reflux and the Conventional Treatment of Choice

acid-reducing drugs: * Antacid tablets are simply alkaline minerals (calcium or magnesium) that neutralize any acid present. * Proton pump inhibitors (Nexium, Prilosec, etc.) block the action of an enzyme that causes release of acids from parietal cells in the stomach lining. * H2 histamine blockers

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Excessive Gas and Stomach Bloat Symptoms Identified

…thinking that the digestive acids produced by the stomach are the root of all digestive problems. Consequently, so-called "acid blockers" are commonly prescribed as the quick fix for all forms of indigestion, making them one of the best-selling OTC categories in history. But acid-blocking drugs, some of…

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