A 42-year-old male asked:
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i sometimes wake up at night choking.could it be acid reflux?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Yes, acid reflux is possible, but not the only cause. Another fairly common one is sleep apnea. More history is needed at this time, i'd see your regular doc.
Answered on May 5, 2014
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
GERD: Also called gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms such as heartburn, bloating and sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth are the key to the diagnosis of acid reflux disease. The good news is a treatable condition. Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Nov 3, 2016
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
36 years experience Pain Management
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Good observation. Thank you for sharing. It is important to rule out the "silent killer"- obstructive sleep apnea.
May 5, 2014
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Make sure you do not snore and hope you are not obese. I am also concerned about Obstructive Sleep Apnea,
May 5, 2014

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