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Posted by: steve | 2009/03/26

acid reflux and heartburn

I suffer from terrible acid reflux everyday and eat rennies by the dozen. I also burp continuously. I do not smoke, generally eat healthy food. Omly vice is 4 cups of coffee per day. HELP!

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Dear Steve
Something like Nexiam would be much more effective than Rennies - ask your doctor for a prescription for a "PPI". You may have a hiatus hernia and this can be confirmed by a gastroscopy (fibre optic camera - see http://www.mayoclinic.co.za/gastro_intestinal_unit.htm ) . Operation is not always necessary, medical treatment can be given unless the hernia is really big.
Dr Bets

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