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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) .

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) .

Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole) , if symptoms persist baseline EGD.. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing heartburn (gerd). The following also describes him: Obesity. What should he do?

My Husband is experiencing  heartburn (gerd). The following also describes him: Obesity. What should he do?

Lose weight (:: Please share this with him: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) with burping approx 40 times a day. ?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) with burping approx 40 times a day. ?

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describes me: Burping. What should I do?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describes me: Burping. What should I do?

Heartburn: Firstly, avoid foods that irritate the heartburn. Secondly, avoid alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods and tobacco. You can also try an over the counter medication such as Pepcid or Prilosec daily to get some relief. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) and I was wondering if I got H. Plyori. How does one get this bacteria and what are the chances of me getting it?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) and I was wondering if I got H. Plyori. How does one get this bacteria and what are the chances of me getting it?

GERD: For the GERD heartburn, one can take OTC Omeprazole 20 mg /d or Zantac with a diet that avoids acid foods/drinks. Often H Pylori can be inherited or acquired. A simple blood test can be done to rule this in. Triple therapy (Helico kit) can be given over 3 weeks if positive. from your regular pedi MD. ...Read more

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Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Multiple things.: Chewing gum for 30 mins after eating has shown to help. Also taking half a teaspoon of baking soda with water also helps. Avoid the foods that cause it such as coffee, tea, peppermint, high fat foods, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

I am experiencing  acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger? No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger?
No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Pls call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern, but yours is symptom-free. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. The following also describe me: Cough and Heartburn (GERD). What should I do?

I am experiencing  difficulty swallowing. The following also describe me: Cough and Heartburn (GERD). What should I do?

Gastroenterologist: See a gastroenterologist, may recommend an endoscopy or an Xray test called a barium swallow (or both). There are a number of causes for difficulty swallowing and this should be investigated, especially at your age. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) , diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained)) and abdomin...

Gastroenterologist: He may be dealing with an irritable bowel syndrome as well as gerd. Have him consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment including dietary advice as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine,nicotine and harsh roughage. In the meantime start him on prilosec or zantac daily until he is examined. ...Read more

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I am experiencing snoring, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, ...

I am experiencing  snoring, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, ...

Weight or Esophogus: There are several possible causes of your problems, but the two most likely are a problem with the sphincter (muscle) that keeps your stomach contents where they belong (it can slide above your diaphragm, it can be weak, etc) OR a problem with pressure in your abdomen - which is usually excess weight (which snoring makes more likely). Exercise and mild weight loss will help. See your doc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, eating certain foods, lying flat) . Constipated. Burping. Feeling weak?

GERD.: The symptoms you have described could be consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Given your age, it would be fine to trial a one month course of an over-the-counter medication like Protonix or Prevacid. Should this medication not work, or should your symptoms worsen during the month trial, then an evaluation with a gastroenterologist would be wise. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain all over (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (severity: moderate) , heartburn (gerd) biop.say benign duodenal mocos?

I am experiencing  abdominal pain all over (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (severity: moderate) , heartburn (gerd) biop.say benign duodenal mocos?

Will need some info: In general abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Risk factors? Excruciating pain needs immediate eval pls ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular heartbeat (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress) and heartburn (gerd) (worsen?

I am experiencing  irregular heartbeat (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress)  and heartburn (gerd) (worsen?

Two questions here: Both caffeine and stressors are known to exacerbate cardiac tachyarrhythmias and peptic symptoms. Get evaluated please, but also drop the caffeinated drinks, now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Abdominal pain (generalized) and Stomach ups?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Abdominal pain (generalized) and Stomach ups?

Change diet: Try avoiding foods associated with bloating and gas such as cabbage and dairy. You may also benefit from avoiding spicy and heavy foods. If it does not resolve you should see your doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

I am experiencing  passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance as well as a hiatus hernia with reflux.In the meantime keep note of what foods trigger symptoms, don't go to bed with food in your stomach, sleep with your chest elevated higher than your abdomen, take prilosec,mylanta ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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