Acid Reflux Post-Workout

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    Nov 15, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    Getting back into shape after four years out of the mix...never been bodybuilder but am hoping to tone and define...off to a good start!

    Question: I'm getting terrible acid reflux after my workouts...which I don't recall having the last time I shed some lbs...doing treadmill, weights and Nautilis...any thoughts on why that is? Don't usually get AR at all...very odd...thanks!
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    Nov 15, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    Water
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    Nov 15, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    is this only after working out? do you get it at any other times?
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    Nov 15, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    Are you taking any supplements? Cell Tech used to give me heartburn.
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    Nov 16, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    Haven't had it this bad before, LT...it may be just dehydration...not taking any supplements yet, D...I'll amp up the fluid intake and see how it goes...
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    Nov 16, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    amping up the fluid may worsen the condition. you may have a hiatal hernia, worsened by the straining during exercise. the fundus (top) of the stomach can 'slide' above the diaphragm, causing severe reflux and a sense of pressure or 'fullness'. hiatal hernias can be genetic or they can worsen/develop over time with weight gain. you should see a physician.
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    Nov 17, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    It's something that you may just have to get used to OR you can change your diet. Go easier on your stomach ALL the time so that it's not as bad when you workout.

    I wake up and go for a run in the morning and it often gives me acid reflux. But I've learned to have a banana (a good breakfast and an antacid) afterwards and sip water slowly. Guzzling water, especially if it's quite cold, is sure to give you acid reflux after a workout.
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    Nov 17, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    When running I had the same problem when starting to run again after an injury. For me it came down to breathing properly and making sure I was not breathing in through my mouth while doing strenuous exercise. So I focused on my breathing and that seemed to do the trick.
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    Nov 19, 2010 11:05 AM GMT
    Take a Pepcid AC or Famotidine 20mg (sold at Costco as Acid Controller) before working out..
    Used to get bad acid reflux jogging....works great!
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    Nov 19, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    Judging from your pics, your GI tract is a mess. Cure the problem. Don't just treat it with antacids. Try reading Roizen and Oz's "You On a Diet" Great info on the digestive process.

    To help your digestion now, increase your acid consumption. Like eating cauliflower with vinegar. This will increase you gut's acidity and get the mess in your gut digested and moved out so you won't have Acid Reflux.

    Also, eat yogurt with live cultures to repopulate your gut with bacteria that supports healthy digestion.
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    Nov 19, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    BoNH said[...] Question: I'm getting terrible acid reflux after my workouts...which I don't recall having the last time I shed some lbs...doing treadmill, weights and Nautilis...any thoughts on why that is? Don't usually get AR at all...very odd...thanks!


    If you are really serious about getting over the acid reflux, immediately stop the intake of: alcohol, caffeine (coffee and tea), chocolate, oily/greasy/fried foods. It might cause you to feel irritable for the first week or two (and banging caffeine withdrawal headaches), but the symptoms cease and gives the body a chance to heal. You'll sleep better too. This is a preventative which lets the body heal, which in itself is a cure. It's a serious investment well worth while!
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    Nov 19, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    BoNH saidGetting back into shape after four years out of the mix...never been bodybuilder but am hoping to tone and define...off to a good start!

    Question: I'm getting terrible acid reflux after my workouts...which I don't recall having the last time I shed some lbs...doing treadmill, weights and Nautilis...any thoughts on why that is? Don't usually get AR at all...very odd...thanks!


    this one is hard to believe, 50/50 carrot juice and goat milk....
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    Nov 23, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    I get AR from Bananas really bad. But that is the ONLY time. Strange huh?
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    Nov 23, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    BoNH saidHaven't had it this bad before, LT...it may be just dehydration...not taking any supplements yet, D...I'll amp up the fluid intake and see how it goes...

    mmm so you've gotten it before.

    Drinking water wont do anything for you unfortunately.

    What it can be caused by or more precisely irritated by is a buildup of lactic acid in the blood, so, not a huge deal you can do about it, eat something substantial after a workout, it'll help calm your stomach, eat before a workout to (about an hour before hand) doesn't need to be much just eat some toast or something dry.

    As another member has mentioned eating less oily foods, caffeine and sweet foods too.

    I've got acid reflux or at least a form of it, causes horrible bad breath icon_sad.gif but if I eat a little offten I don't have much of a problem with it. I was also taking medication (it was that bad) but I've stopped that now and my stomach is getting better (I'm less stressed hehe)

    You'll never see me giving up coffee though... the world would end before I'd do that!
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    Nov 23, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    Walk and do diet planning to get the weight off before you get into strenuous body building. See your doctor and discuss it frankly and realistically. You might ask about The Zone as a good way to start.

    By the way, it must be great to be in New England. It's one of my favorite ends of the world!
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    Nov 23, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    I recently had a heartburn problems for about a month. I never had any kind of heartburn problems before. Antacids didn't really work all that well. After ruling out H. Pylori. My friend (who is also a doctor) mentioned "Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother". I used 2tsps. in water every other day 3 times. I haven't had any problems since.