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MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Oct 10, 2023 | Replies (14)

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@diane47 @benniej23 @meadows I've had Gerd for years and on top of that a hiatal hernia (with bronchiectasis and sometimes MAC) and I don't take the PPI medication anymore and have stuck with natural, alternative remedies which work pretty well. I take aloe vera juice (George's 100% Aloe Vera...you can get it on Amazon) and I drink 2 ounces in the morning and 2 ounces in the evening. I also chew up to DGL Plus tablets (I use the Pure Encapsulations brand that you can also get on Amazon) before a big meal (you can take them before every meal actually). Sometimes I forget. And then also at night before I go to bed and especially if I've eaten a big dinner I chew up 2 Esophageal Guardian tablets (by Life Extension)...they can kinda blow up in your mouth but you have to drink 4-8 ounces of water to down it. It forms a little inner tube of sorts at the top of your stomach so that the acid doesn't flow up your esophagus. Because the biggest issue here is that the acid doesn't burn up your esophagus. And I don't remember to do all of this all the time but I look at it as my little toolbox of remedies to help the problem. Nan

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Thanks so much for taking the time to write. I bought some DGL today - what timing. I'll be trying the aloe vera juice soon as others I know have mentioned it too. I use Life Extension for some of my supplements. That one that blows up sounds wild - almost creepy! Thanks again for writing.

@nannette I also have bronchiectasis and a small hiatal hernia. I don't feel so alone now! Lol. Thanks for sharing info about DGL Plus tablets and Esophageal Guardian tablets. I haven't heard of them before but it is helpful to know these additional natural remedies also help if you plan to eat a big meal. I try to avoid overeating as I have MVP (mitral valve prolapse) and when I overeat, it seems to trigger the MVP. Also, I was incorrect in my previous post, I take 1 oz of aloe vera juice (not sure why I was thinking tablespoons!) 20 minutes before a meal.