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Gastrooesophageal reflux disease and Benefiber

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Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms and Causes

Your esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it.

You may feel a burning in the chest or throat called heartburn. Sometimes, you can taste stomach fluid in the back of the mouth. If you have these symptoms more than twice a week, you may have GERD. You can also have GERD without having heartburn. Your symptoms could include a dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing.

Anyone, including infants and children, can have GERD. If not treated, it can lead to more serious health problems. In some cases, you might need medicines or surgery. However, many people can improve their symptoms by

  • Avoiding alcohol and spicy, fatty or acidic foods that trigger heartburn
  • Eating smaller meals
  • Not eating close to bedtime
  • Losing weight if needed
  • Wearing loose-fitting clothes

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Benefiber Side Effects

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Recent Reviews

76 year old husband was intoduced to Benefiber gradually, but now he has not had a bowel movement for 2 days. I don't know if I can give him a small dose of milk of magnesia.

I have rash on my back, arms, legs for almost a year. No doctors-family, dermatologist, allergist-- could tell me the cause. I finally figured out that was benefiber. Now my body is so sensitive. I still have rash from time to time and can not f

>:o Took my first dose today,it left me covered in a red itchy rash on neck,chest,back and sides within 10 minutes of consuming.This product is now sitting in the trash can. :(

76 year old husband introduced to Benefiber gradually. Now is constipated for 2 days. Don't know what to give him other than a small dose of milk of magnesia.

Abdominal cramping

After taking one half tsp. of Benefiber in 80z of water. I began having anaphylaxix symptoms, my throat started to swell and chest tightened. I stated Bendadry 2 tablets every 4 hours. The next morning after breakfast the symptoms stared to reoccur.

Benefiber is execellant for the digestion but It runs up my blood pressure Is there a benefiber without the potassium?

Can Benefiber cause insomnia? I have had alot of trouble sleeping since I started taking it.

Can Benefiber cause problems with gallbladder. Have taken for several week, recently experienced bad pain, chills, sweating, slight fever, pain in upper quadrant of stomach, back near kidneys and between shoulders, belching

Can Benefiber cause trouble with sleeping?

A flu epidemic at a boarding school would be a concern for the Centers for Disease Control true or false?

Why do doctors keep the availabilty of the test for DPD deficiency a secret??? My sister is a doctor, infectious disease, at St Francis in Charleston, SC. Our father was treated by an oncologist well known to my sister, a 'colleague' you might s

I am having cramps, muscle pain, memory loss, I have been on Revlmid for about 1 year. Does anybody else my age have this disease, I am only 46 yr woman.

<b><span style=' padding: 0px; margin: 0px;'>Hi Can any1 tell me why this medicine (Betaserc) people use and if the disease is dangerous....plz tell me on urgent basis...any1 thnx</b>

I was given Clindamycin (150 MG Capsule) to take for 10 days 4 times daily for tooth extractions aftercare. It gives me splitting headaches and acid reflux . Evdokia

Bad taste in my mouth, very bloated and abdominal pain and reflux

<strong>I have very high blood pressure, was put on this drug approximately 5 weeks ago. I was on Coozar previous to this. I also take paracetamol x 1 bd, ceres x 1, venlafaxine x 1, omeprazole x 1, aspirin x 1, have Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

55 yo dx with osearthritis and degenative disc disease, prescribed Mobic 15 mg once a day on medication for past year with no problem.For the past 6weeks had gradual onset of facial and extremity edema , esophageal spasm and expir

:( alas, tried it for one month and not good!. main problems, bloating, abdominal discomfort, reflux/heartburn,[had to try sleep sitting up], symptoms went on stopping, returned on restart, did lower my BP but too high a cost!.

About half an hour after taking Crestor I get a bad dose of reflux...which I have under control with medication.....but oh boy is it giving me a hard time. Dull aches around knee joints wake me during the night. Sinus is bad again too!

Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Unknown  Dietary Intervention for Visceral Adiposity
Condition: Obesity
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Benefiber;   Dietary Supplement: TrueLemon
Outcome Measures: Change in abdominal adiposity measured by CT;   Change in metabolic risk factors
2 Recruiting Effects of Prebiotic-based Snacks on the Gut Microbiota and Perceived 'Satisfaction'
Condition: Obesity
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Nutriose FB06;   Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Differences in perceived appetite (assessed using visual analogue scales);   Alterations to the relative balance of bacterial groups in faeces (assessed using flow cytometry)