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How many of you suffer from heartburn?

Try purchasing some Altoids' breath mints...they are very strong, but they take heartburn away! Pretty fast!

If you have a stubburn bout chase them with approx. 2 oz of water.

Now if it does not take it away you might have something more...in that case see your family physician.

I prescrib chewing 2 altoids' , then chasing them with a couple more in approx. 3-5 minutes...dose as needed! They are candy!

Untill I found this little fact out I used to take tums or pepsid whatever at a higher cost, and the side effect of tums & Rolaids was constipitation!!! BUMMER!!!!!!

Also if you have a stuffy nose they clear it up for a bit.

One thing to be aware of is that one of the indications' of heart attack is severe heartburn.


Heratburn free in Bellevue

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If you chase the Altoids down with two fingers of single-malt, by the time you are on your third round, you will no longer care about heartburn.
 

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After all these weeks living in your shop, working on trains, building ,painting and THIS!!!!! is the best you can share with us Bubba?????
Now I have gas.
 

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Sorry buddy...this is it!

I get so caught up into figuring things out that I forget to take pics for posting....I am a dooer not a shower..unless asked to do so!

Besides posting and thinking to post takes up too much of my time and I have many interests and trains is only one and I would prefur doing trains then thinking for posting!

I'll let you guys with all that time on your hands do so...at least Jerry has graduated on to other things besides Egg liners! LOL!!!!!


One of these days I will bust a move and surprise all of you...but untill then...cure for heartburn anyone??????


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I agree. Altoids are good for what ail's ya!

(I'm just getting over bronchitus that got so bad I wound up on an inhaler.)
 

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Posted By Curmudgeon on 12/26/2008 11:00 AM
If you chase the Altoids down with two fingers of single-malt, by the time you are on your third round, you will no longer care about heartburn.





Betcha. You'll be at the doc's, asking why stuff is leaking out between your two lowest ribs.

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Posted By NTCGRR on 12/26/2008 6:47 PM
After all these weeks living in your shop, working on trains, building ,painting and THIS!!!!! is the best you can share with us Bubba?????
Now I have gas.

Blessed are they that have Gas, for they shall inherit the wind.
 

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You are less likely to have acid reflux while sleeping if you are on your left side rather than the right side.
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Jim what if I get it while I am standing upright?

It usually starts way befiore I go to bed.....that is why I chew a couple doses of Altoids....and it dissappears!

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What foods are you eating? Have you noticed any particular foods triggering the indigestion? I can't eat Fritos [in particular] or similiar products after about 7P{M without almost certainly having indigestion.

If the problem is chronic, then I would talk to your Dr. about meds like Nexium. It helped me a lot.

JimC.


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Sugary mints are often served after a meal.

When food is eaten, after it is masticated (broken up and any dryish material is moistened with saliva) in the mouth and swallowed, it is first held in the "Hiatus" (aka Stomach) where it is mixed with acid (mainly hydrochloric) to break it down (digestion). The hiatus contracts in waves to churn this mixture. The hiatus is coated on the inside with mucus that keeps the acid away from the dermis (skin) of the stomach so the acid does not dissolve it (and hurt!). The food then passes through the duodenum to the small intestines where bile (mostly dead red blood cells) from the liver neutralizes the acid so it does not attack the lining of the intestines. The intestine does not have the mucus coating so the food can come in contact with the dermal lining and the blood stream can pick up the nutrients from the food needed elsewhere in the body.

The esophagus (throat) does not have a mucus lining either and people that suffer from heartburn often simply have a weakness in the muscle that holds the top of the hiatus closed against the contractions that mix the food with acid for digestion. Thus, acid can reach the esophagus and it is painful; and since that part of the body is near the heart it is known as "heartburn".

Eating a sweet mint after a meal tends to encourage the passing of food through the duodenum, this relieves the pressure in the hiatus, thus releaving or preventing heartburn.

Altoids may have a particular combination of sweet and mint that, for you, does a better job of encouraging your stomach to pass the food along. Might do the same for others, or it may not; just depends on each person's sensitivity to the sweet and mint combination.
 

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Jim if Altoids work I see little benifit in going to a Dr. to get a prescription, untill the gum and mints cease working I think I will keep using them.

I do realize that untreated cronic heartburn can cause scarring and sores in the esophagus, I try to stay ahead of the heartburn.

When I was much younger I ate the HOTTEST mexican food I could and loved to sweat whilst I enjoyed the sensation...BUT I can't eat hot food anymore, or else I will get uncontrolable heartburn THAT worries me.

I also get heartburn from vending machine food, mainly sandwiches and such, so I rarely eat that junk also!

I not only take Altoids but chew gum any mint, pepermint chewing gum for HB also..works just as well, and satisfies my appitite when I am trying to fast and such.

I have seen 75-90 year old patient's with 80 % of their stomach in their chest, (thoracic), cavity, my aunt has a VERY LARGE hietal hernia, and she has a lot of disscomfort with it, but she is too old to do a surgey for it.

Milk also works for HB but I prefur the low calories of Altoids and gum to drinking all that milk to do the same thing!

Bottom line is when I was young I did what I wanted and suffered through the concequences...NOW I make better decisions to leave many things alone!

Bubba
 
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