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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
This can certainly: happen as the gastroenteritis is resolving. Is he just vomiting once/day? Any fever? Other symptoms? The answer to this also depends on his age. It's ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Drugs don't cure but: Drugs like Prilosec relieve symptoms but have side effects and don't cure. To cure you need to address the underlying causes. See https://tinyurl.com/ ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Anxiety: Sounds like and anxiety issues, and yes that can cause reflux too.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Things happen: Dietary/lifestyle choices may contribute to GERD. Certain foods/beverages such as carbinated drinks plus chocolate, peppermint, fried or fatty foods, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keep it simple here: Lpr is acid reflux from stomach that reaches your throat. There it may cause symptoms in that area like hoarseness, cough, sensation of something stuc ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Acid reflux can be treated medically such as with Omeprazole or with surgery. It is possible to 'cure' the acid reflux if the surgery is successful.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unknown: Some individuals will get symptomatic relief of their acid reflux with certain foods. However, this can be tricky as the information on this is suspec ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
It may: Spicy foods may make reflux symptoms worse but not always. If you have gerd and do fine with spicy foods then there is no reason to avoid them.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Diet, position, meds: Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Acid reflux: Many causes, including large meals, eating prior to going to bed, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, spicy foods. Talk to your doctor about your specific sy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not likely: Acid reflux is not like to cause 'throat' cancer - which i would define as oropharynx. However, persistent acid reflux is clearly associated with a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Reflux is associated with hydrochloric acid leaking into the lower end of the esophagus. This can be for a number of reasons with a number of remedie ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes : Those descriptors can be used interchangeably. They both involve acid passing from the stomach into the esophagus which is harmful to the tissues that ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: One is caused by acid reflux and other caused by a bacterial infection.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
One answer: See your doctor. Preeclampsia is serious and needs to be ruled out.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
GERD: If you mean absolute stopping it, see your GI doctor about newer surgeries otherwise you may control it by diet and medication.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It is common: It means the the acid from your stomach is going up and down your esophagus..It is due to a week muscle. It usually can be controlled with use of anta ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No; managed.: I don't know about "curing" reflux. You already know you have the tendency to make it - now, it is a matter of managing that tendency. Avoid chocolate ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
23 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
No, you can't catch : Gerd is caused by a weakness in the lower esophageal sphincter, the valve between the stomach and esophagus (food pipe). This allows acid to leak back ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Leeman
28 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Fever and reflux : Fever is not a common symptom seen with reflux or laryngeal pharyngeal reflex however, it is possible i would suggest an evaluation by an ENT special ... Read More
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