Definition of Antacid:

Neutralizes acid in the stomach, esophagus, or first part of the duodenum.

Also: Antacids

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Aluminum Consumption Avoidance a treatment
“...Other sources include antacids, buffered aspirin and antiperspirants...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Aluminum Consumption Avoidance
“...High sources of aluminum in the diet include: aluminum cooking utensils, aluminum-containing antacids, and tap water (which may have aluminum sulfate added to remove particulate and organic matter)...”
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Baking Soda a treatment
“...Here are some of the many medical uses of baking soda ... Antacid (neutralizes stomach acid and relieves heartburn, indigestion, ulcer pain...”

Banana a treatment
“...Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body...”

Calcium a treatment
“...This form has been used effectively as an antacid because of its alkaline properties...”

Calcium Requirement

...our question about Soft drink consumption
“...Then the stomach "cures" the irritation the only way it knows how, by adding the only antacid at its disposal: calcium...”

Conventional Drug Avoidance a treatment
“...Only 9% of regular buyers read a posted in-store warning sign about antacid medications...”

Corticosteroids a treatment
“...or sodium; Immunizations (vaccinations); Cyclosporine (Sandimmune); Blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin); Estrogen drugs, such as conjugated estrogens (Premarin) or oral contraceptives; Antacids (if taken frequently)...”


...the condition
“...Careful medication history is important since such medications as NSAIDs, antacids, elixirs (containing sorbitol and fructose), antihypertensives, cholinergic agents, antibiotics, and antiarrhythmics all can cause diarrhea in some individuals...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Antacids provide immediate relief by neutralizing stomach acid and come in tablet or liquid form...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Folic acid supplements are usually prescribed, and self-care includes avoiding ... non-herbal tea, antacids, and phosphates (contained in beer, ice cream, and soft drinks), which restrict iron absorption...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Good acid production is necessary for killing microorganisms; poor acid production or acid neutralization with antacids contributes to overgrowth...”
...our question about Onset of upper-right abdomen pain after meals
“The pain usually occurs 2-3 hours after a meal and is relieved by antacids or by eating more food.”
...recommendation Licorice Root
“...Deglycyrrhized licorice root (DGL) and glutamine have been used to get people off of antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPI).”


...the condition
“...When stomach acid levels are very low, or chronically neutralized by antacids, H. pylori is less likely to be the cause and the overgrowth of others becomes more likely...”


...related topic
“...A natural antacid and sweetener, it is involved in the syntheses of DNA, phospholipids and collagen.”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...our question about Which trimester you are in
“...Heartburn in such cases is often resistant to dietary interventions and even antacids.”
...relationship to Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency
“...Unexplained bloating, belching and heartburn are frequently diagnosed as symptoms of hyperacidity and sometimes wrongly treated with antacids, when in fact the underlying problem is insufficient acid production.”
...recommendation Bladderwrack
“An over-the-counter antacid, Gaviscon®, containing magnesium carbonate and sodium alginate (the sodium salt of alginic acid, an active component of bladderwrack), has been shown to effectively relieve the symptoms of...”
...recommendation Digestive Habit Changes
“Although there are many types of antacids and other medications you can take to help relieve symptoms of acid reflux, the right posture can have a positive impact on the way you digest food, thus preventing acid reflux from occurring.”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“Doctors using MSM agree that patients who have used antacids and histamine receptor antagonists to control hyperacidity can employ MSM with good results.”
...recommendation Orange Peel (Extract)
“...Unlike many antacids, they will not reduce mineral absorption or inhibit protein digestion, and do not shut down acid production nor adversely affect acid-producing cells...”
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Heavy Metal Toxicity

...our question about Aluminum-based antacid use
Antacids that contain aluminum are potentially dangerous...”

Hydrochloric Acid (Trial) a treatment
“...When and if irritation (heartburn, stomach ache, heaviness, nausea) occurs, you may take an antacid (i.e. Tums, Alka-seltzer Gold, or baking soda and water at 12 tsp...”

Iron a treatment
“...deficiency state absorption will be better); type of iron (ferric or ferrous form); and concurrent intake of some food items or medication (citrus fruit increase absorption whereas medicines such as antacids can reduce absorption)...”

Magnesium a treatment
“...Used primarily as an antacid, buffering, or laxative additive rather than a source of magnesium...”

Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...The elderly are at risk of magnesium toxicity because kidney function declines with age and they are more likely to take magnesium-containing laxatives and antacids.  Signs of excess magnesium can be similar to magnesium deficiency and include mental status changes, nausea, diarrhea, appetite loss, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, extremely low...”

Magnesium Toxicity

...our question about Magnesium-based antacid use
“Magnesium toxicity can come as a result of taking magnesium-containing laxatives and antacids.”

Mastic Gum a treatment
“...In various studies, mastic gum provided symptomatic relief of ulcers, reduced the intensity of gastric mucosal damage caused by anti-ulcer drugs and aspirin, and possessed antacid and cytoprotective qualities...”

Morning Sickness

...the condition
“...Mild cases are often treated with dietary measures, rest and antacids.  Severe cases often require a stay in the hospital so that the mother can receive fluid and nutrition through an intravenous line...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...recommendation Conventional Drug Avoidance
“...These include cortisone, blood thinners, antacids containing aluminum, chemotherapy, lithium, and certain antibiotics.”

Phosphorus Deficiency

...the condition
“...Some medications, such as certain antacids and diuretics can also lower phosphorus levels...”

Rapid Intestinal Transit

...our question about Magnesium-based antacid use
Antacids containing magnesium can reduce the time that food stays in the intestines.”

Thyroid Medications a treatment
“...On a daily basis, whether you take the hormone on an empty stomach or with food is not important, but you should not take thyroid medications with iron pills, liquid antacids or some anti-cholesterol drugs because they will interfere with absorption...”
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