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craigmorris (@craigmorris)

Heartburn after liver transplant: How do I get relief?

Transplants | Last Active: Sep 29, 2021 | Replies (12)

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/hi Craig, I'd like to add my welcome and to invite a few more fellow liver transplant recipients to this discussion like @btwest6 @jackie421blfdgurl @athenalee @gaylea1 @karmamamma @silverwoman and more. They may have additional tips to offer about heartburn and acid reflux post transplant.

You may also be interested in this discussion:
– Liver transplant support group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/liver-support-group/

I know some people find it helpful to raise the head legs slightly so that you're not lying flat. Have you tried that?

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Hi, Craig. Congratulations on your new liver. I've had minimal trouble with acid stomach since my transplant. My team has suggested Tums and that usually does it for me. The elevation of the head of the bed is a great suggestion. I also have been told that sleeping on the left side is helpful with acid reflux because of the position of the stomach's openings while supine. The only other thing that comes to mind is that some foods just produce an acid stomach; tomatoes do it for me; so, I avoid them in volume. Sorry, I've nothing else to offer.

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