A 27-year-old female asked:
when i swallow food or a drink it hurts my chest like it went down the wrong pipe. last 2 nights had bad heartburn from a pill i take.could i be sick?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rifat Naghmi answered
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Acid reflux: This could be acid reflux. The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications.
Answered on Mar 12, 2018
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