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Heartburn after liver transplant: How do I get relief?

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

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@athenalee

Hello and congratulations on your transplant. I am almost one year out of my liver transplant. Prior to my transplant I had issues with varices, so was on Protonix (Pantoprazole) as a precaution for acid reflux. I remained on it following my transplant and was able to discontinue it two months ago. Fortunately, I’ve not had any issues with stomach distress or acid reflux.

I’m sorry you’re having such issues. With all of the medications we need to take, I think many people do experience stomach distress, heartburn, etc. If you haven’t already, perhaps talk with your doctor about possible other heartburn medications that might be better suited for your body. I’d also recommend speaking with your team nutritionist about your diet and potential changes that may reduce heartburn.

As others have mentioned, I too had my gallbladder removed. So, between that, keeping my liver protected, and the effects of out medications, I eat little in the way of fried foods. I also have eliminated all refined sugar, white flour, and processed foods from my diet.

Best wishes for a rapid solution!

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