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A 34-year-old male asked:

what is the difference between venous doppler reflux and venous doppler for clotting ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Doppler: An ultrasound can use doppler technology to see if there is flow toward, away or no flow at all. When there is a clot, there is no blood flow.
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
Phlebology 31 years experience
US and Doppler: Doppler ultrasound is used to determine if there is retrograde flow in valved vein segments, i.e. between the junction of a superficial vein and a deep vein,, 2) between valved segments within a deep vein (deep vein reflux), 3) between valved segments of superficial veins (segmental venous reflux). B mode US compression techniques look for dvt and distal augmentation to confirm flow upstream

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A member asked:

What are the symptoms of reflux?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
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 include refusing the bottle, or crying during feeds, arching and crying after feeds, spitting up when lying flat. Infants with reflux often spit up clear, sour acidic liquid between feeds as well.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How are reflux and pyelonephritis related?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
Sometimes: Reflux is the abnormal passage of urine from the bladder to the kidneys through the ureters, or urinary drainage tubes from the kidneys to the bladder. This usually does not occur. Reflux itself does not lead to kidney infections, however, if the urine is infected, reflux may lead to pyelonephritis. This is most common in young, female children.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there an alternative that we can use for reflux without having to purchase prescriptions?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
"Life-style changes": These include eating a low fat, caffeine-free diet, avoiding alcohol, coffee, and aspirin, remaining upright for at least 3 hours after finishing each meal, and elevating the head of the bed on 4- to 6-inch blocks. Using extra pillows or a short wedge is usually not helpful. If you are overweight, then weight reduction to a normal BMI (20-25) is also helpful.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
I agree with the honorable Dr. Rosen. You may want to try steeping some anise seeds or ginger root in some hot water thus making a tea from them...this is a very "anti-reflux" thing to do.
Nov 30, 2011
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt commented
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Excellent advice Docs! i use the ginger and anise seeds in warm water with my patients too!, along with reducing weight, and smaller meals and avoiding foods that trigger the symptoms.
Dec 9, 2011
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
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GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why do preemie's heartrates drop when they have reflux?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: It is a neurological response where the vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) is stimulated and the vagus nerve stimulates the lowering of the heart rate.

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