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Jay Goldstein, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at NorthShore, recognizes that many people are looking for a more holistic approach for short-term symptomatic and transient digestive symptoms. While medical evidence is lacking, many people feel it necessary to try some simple home medications. Common actions taken by patients independent of their physician include:
Dr. Goldstein also shares some lifestyle modifications that may possibly help aid in better digestive health –– including heartburn and gas.
These remedies and lifestyle modifications have no strong medical evidence to support their efficacy in controlling symptoms nor in the specific treating of serious medical issues. If these remedies are not working and even if they do to some extent, having persistent, recurrent or incomplete response of these symptoms necessitates that you contact your primary care physician.
How often do you experience digestive health problems? How do you take care of it?