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A 20-year-old female asked:

Woke up on the middle of the night feeling nauseous and have sour taste in mouth, throat felt clogged with saliva. i have a hiatal hernia, esophagitis and gastritis, could that be the cause?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Usually a sour taste is due to the reflux of acid from the stomach caused by a hiatal hernia. You mentioned a hiatal hernia, esophagitis and gastritis. Those diagnoses apparently came from some physician. Make sure that that physician is aware of the symptoms so that it can be properly treated.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes. You have what is called water brash. One treatment is to elevate the feet of the head of your bed on 4-8” blocks as gravity never sleeps. And lying flat lets acid run back into your mouth. Discuss with your team.
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