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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Backward fluid flow.: Reflux generally means that a body fluid is flowing backward, usually in the wrong direction. One example is stomach acid in gastroesophageal reflux d ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Vein Valve Collapse: Veins contain one way valves which under pressure can sometimes fail and allow blood to backflow or "reflux". This is what leads to spider or varicos ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Antacid: Tums are a good option
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Spit happens!: Reflux in infants refers to painful feeding, spit up or vomiting, especially in a baby who is not gaining weight adequately. Other symptoms can includ ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of pati ... 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Love to help, but...: You may be describing laryngeal-esophageal reflux -- please refer to healthtap answers regarding lerd. Can't help you though with what choice of musi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also the ... Read More
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Many: Usually it is burning in your stomach area, although other symptoms can be bad breath, cavities (or damage to your teeth), hoarseness, belching, etc.
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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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Plenty: bad breath, gas, chest pressure, bleeding, cough
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Endoscopy: Highly unlikely
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Small portions often: The key is smaller, more frequent feedings & burping your infant frequently during & after feedings. Keeping your baby sitting upright after feedings ... Read More
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy fo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No. : GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus. Rarely, those cells can change appearance to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience in Gastroenterology
GERD: There is really no "cure" for gerd except for weight reduction and dietary modification. However, eating healthy and following good dietary measure is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Sounds like it: It sounds like it. I recommend you work with an integrative medicine doctor or functional medicine doctor to find the root cause(s) of your reflux. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
40 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: More than likely, it's the other way around - you feel like you have post-nasal drip because of the symptoms caused by your reflux. You'll need to se ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Absolutely: Yes.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Several: Upper endoscopy, upper GI and manometry. Bravo probe if not clear cut symptoms and findings on egd.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Causes of GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Heartburn, reflux: Acidy feeling in upper abdomen, radiating up into chest; sense of stomach content coming up into chest or throat; often worse after lying down, bendin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
18 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Gerd can cause peptic strictures (narrowing) of the esophagus as well as reflux-induced esophageal dysmotility (abnormal peristalsis / contractions).
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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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
Same: eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. soda and avoid fatty meals.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Acid reflux can be associated with back pain. Esecially in the thoracic area.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Bile into stomach: The usual detection is during hida scan or nuclear medicine study, the isotope which mimics bile is seen going back into the stomach mostly after stim ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: The other remedies are DGL- Deglycerinized licorice. Chew 1-2 tablets in between meals.Licorice may elevate BP, but not DGL. Pure aloe liquid also ca ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Ureteral reflux: Depending on severity, "kidney" or ureteral reflux is treatable. Since the main problem is an obstruction in the urine flow, surgical repair or stent ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic so ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Mucosal changes: In the worst case scenario, longstanding untreated esophageal reflux can lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus that may increase risk of cert ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Immune defect: If the sinus openings are obstructed, antibiotic alone would not take care of the infection until drainage can be established. On occasions, a short ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Barretts Esophagus: You see your trusted GI doctor for an upper endoscopy to make sure you are not developing cancer in the esophagus due to the prolonged acid reflux.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Diet and meds: Very mild cases can be treated with just dietary restriction. If meds are needed, you can start with otc antacids and if necessary, work your way up ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience in Gastroenterology
Child reflux: Prevacid is now approved for ages as low as one year old, so this would apply to all the proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec otc, nexium, Aciphex ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits , chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
8 years experience in General Practice
Many ways to tame: Less acidic foods, and smaller meals can help. Otc proton pump inhibitors like prilosec, or h2 receptor blockers like Zantac (ranitidine) very often w ... Read More
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A 93-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: If you have been comfortable with Prevacid all these years , why change it ?I hope you have had an endoscopy done , if not i recommend you get it done ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Headache most common: Side effect. You could have muscle weakness due to anemia (about 1%) or low potassium/magnesium (<1%). Talk with your doc about stopping your medica ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Reflux is universal: For a baby to burp (like you want) it refluxes air from the stomach. A wet burp is the same event with a little added.All babies reflux to some degree ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Lifestyle changes: Make some changes: don't eat for at least 2 hours before you go to bed. Eat low fat, healthy, high fiber foods (see dash diet). Get regular exercis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
DGL licorice: Yes, coffee can give you reflux, as can anything acidic. A natural approach is to take dgl. Dgl is licorice tablets with an enzyme remove (because t ... Read More

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