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Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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My type B friend suffers from achalasia, or dilation of the esophagus. He had an operation in which they pneumatically dilated the lower half of the esaphagus and duodenum so he could swallow. Now when he lies down the stomach acid can move up the esophagus which is very uncomfortable. Avoiding eating before bed and antacids like Pepsid AC are helpful. He doesn't follow the BTD but he seems to eat pretty healthy. Any recommendations on how to effectively treat this problem? Alternative natural antacids?

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I use to have terrible acid indigestion before BTD, and often stomach acid would travel up my esophogus at night while I was asleep and wake me up.  It used to terrify me.  I found sleeping with my head and chest raised up on pillows helped keep everything down.  Not a comfortable way to sleep, but that is the way people slept in the 18th century (I saw Thomas Jefferson's bed at Monticello.  He was a tall man, and his bed was SHORT!  The guide said it was common to sleep practically sitting up propped up by pillows in those days.  Maybe they all had too much stomach acid, too.  Wonder what blood type Thomas Jefferson was.  Sorry about the digression).  If there is any way you can convince your friend to follow his BTD I'd bet he'd find relief.  I have not had any acid indigestion at all since BTD, not once.
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having acid reflux .. then somome suggested that my valve that empties the stoach content was not working properly.. I them ordered sups from DPN.. they might have helped but I think what was best was that I also ordered and took the O protein powder in the morning.. and eating only 1 egg later in the morning.. I changed to cocoa powder in hot water, and I think it really made all the difference..

Now I am not suggesting all that I did.. I mean to buy a foam wedge is easy, and maybe a good thing.. but BTD is best for whatever ails me..  I also re-viewed the spices and frond some i ought have much less off..

avoids in the size of a baby aspirin can make you ill. it does not take much to make youre body unable to handle what is offered to it.. in this case : too bad he did not come here before his operation..   BTD to start with will always be a good thing, preventing him to get 'sicker',,   

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