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gerd & using ginger

Posted by
paul duffy [644.1907] on March 31, 2005 at 15:39:29:

Read this just over a year ago on this board. Amazing. All I drink is ginger root, night and day. Maybe no longer taking any caffeine also helps, but everyone with reflux should try this. I was a very bad case, even had fundoplication surgery. Still take omeprazole though just in case. Paul Duffy



Re: gerd & using ginger

Posted by Jim [1630.1351] on March 31, 2005 at 18:05:19:

In Reply to: gerd & using ginger posted by paul duffy [644.1907] on March 31, 2005 at 15:39:29:

WHy don't you try stopping the meds? I weaned myself off Nexium and the reflux stayed ok

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Re: gerd & using ginger

Posted by
paul duffy [644.1907] on April 01, 2005 at 03:07:14:

In Reply to: gerd & using ginger posted by paul duffy [644.1907] on March 31, 2005 at 15:39:29:

Kept taking Losec (Prilosec), [which I think is every bit as effective as Nexium] on the advice of my doctor. The concern for anyone with serious reflux is scarring of the foodpipe - Barrett's Oesophagus - and the long term safety data on the proton pump inhibitors now stretches to over 15 years.

Though it hurts to come to terms with it, in my case, a marked reduction in alcohol can also make a difference. To some degree reflux is a life style ailment, though I believe it is chiefly physical, ie., a weak flap that lets acid backup up the oesophagus. PPI's reduce the production of acid by up to 90%.

Still, I have had the surgery (full effect lasted only 18 months), take the capsules, but it has been "tons" of ginger root & no caffeine that seems to have done the trick. Paul Duffy

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Re: gerd & using ginger TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on April 01, 2005 at 07:57:28:

In Reply to: gerd & using ginger posted by paul duffy [644.1907] on March 31, 2005 at 15:39:29:

Thanks, Paul.

Walt

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