A 25-year-old male asked:
can acid reflux, or gerd, cause an increased heart rate?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible but ...: It's possible ... If the GERD is very painful. Pain stimulates the vagal nerve (ie, heart rate responds to pain). Try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) at least 30 minutes before a meal to prevent this from happening. If this doesn't help, see your doctor - as acid reflux can sometimes mask other conditions. Feel better!
3.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: There is no connection between these two things.
6.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Should I take low dose aspirin for my gestational hypertension if I don't have a history of heart disease?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Questionable benefit: The use of Aspirin in this kind of situation has little to no benefit and has fallen out of favor.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 53-year-old member asked:
Can antibiotics cause congenital heart defects in my unborn child?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not: Each antibiotic should be considered individually.
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Do you need to follow a diet and exercise program after heart bypass surgery?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes you should, unless you want to get another bypass sooner rather than later.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 47-year-old female asked:
Can pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Buspar or klonopin affect your heart or kidneys?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): At therapeutic doses, should be safe.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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