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A 19-year-old female asked:

do acid reflux and gallstones have a link in any way?

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Dr. Antony Joseph
General Surgery 20 years experience
No: There is no link as they involve 2 different organs though they can both occur concurrently.
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
No: The only "link" is that they can both result in abdominal pain.

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Why is my baby's reflux persisting?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Needs time: Reflux is a condition that children must outgrow. I usually tell parents that if you do nothing they will outgrow it by a year. Once you introduce food it often improves. It can worsen between 6-8 months as the child gets more mobile and "shakes himself up" with crawling. I have had great success with chinese medicine helping reflux. Check in your area for practitioners.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why does pregnancy increase my chance of gallstones?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Hormonal Effects: The gallbladder is a muscular sac that essentially squirts bile into the intestines to help digestion. The increased estrogen levels of pregnancy relax the muscle a bit, so the bile sits around more in the gallbladder. This "stagnant" bile, combined with some changes in the chemicals in bile related to pregnancy favor more stones forming than when you are not pregnant.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How does acid reflux affect my voice?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Hoarseness: In cases of severe reflux, one can develop hoarseness. However, most of the time the acid does not travel high enough to reach the vocal cords.
A 33-year-old member asked:

At what age does reflux peak in babies and when does it resolve?

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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics 18 years experience
2-4 months: Reflux and spitting up peaks for most babies in the second month of life (contrary to the popular notion that babies spit up a lot when they are first born). More than 50% of 2-month olds spit up, versus less than 10% of 12-month olds. As you can see, reflux gradually improves for most babies over the first year of life.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to eat cinnamon if you have acid reflux?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Maybe: Every person is different in their triggers for ace reflux and i would look at how your body reacts to it. There are some reports of cinnamon helping gerd and certainly it may trigger the symptoms in others.

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