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Dr. Corey Clay
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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What can you do to tell the difference between heart problems and acid reflux?

What can you do to tell the difference between heart problems and acid reflux?

Sometimes u cant: "heart burn" typically occurs after meals, worse in supine position, described as a "burning", "gnawing symptom that is associated with dyspepsia symptoms in the epigastric region. Heart "angina" typically occurs with activity, resolves with rest, and is described more as a tightness in the upper chest area, sometimes radiating down the left arm. Symptoms can intertwine often.

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Can exercising help acid reflux if you are overweight & you eat and lay down I have chest pain for a month now. Don't have heart problems had checked?

Can exercising help acid reflux if you are overweight & you eat and lay down I have chest pain for a month now. Don't have heart problems had checked?

GERD and obesity.: Although some patients have reflux after having exercise, in the long run, exercise will make your reflux better if you are able to use it to help get your weight under control. Obesity certainly matters in GERD. If you're having frequent symptoms, you may need to be on medication and anti-reflux measures, to help control it until you can get your weight down. See your doctor for advice. Good luck

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Is hepatojugular reflux always bad? Does it mean I have heart problems?

Is hepatojugular reflux always bad? Does it mean I have heart problems?

Hepatojugular reflux: This is a physical finding we observe which suggests there may be an increase in the pressure in the right heart system. It is seen in right heart failure but is not specific for this. In and of itself, it does not necessarily imply heart disease.

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Every once in a while it feels like my heart skips a beat. Could it be due to my acid reflux or would that not be the problem?

Every once in a while it feels like my heart skips a beat. Could it be due to my acid reflux or would that not be the problem?

Skipped Heart Beats: What is referred to as a "skipped heart beat" is due to a premature beat of the heart. This is a harmless condition and most people do not even notice it. However, some people do feel it, in some cases making people nervous and rarely making it hard for a person to function. If it produces such symptoms, it can be eliminated by medications, but in most cases that is not necessary.

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What do you advise for heart problem, chest muscle, acid reflux, or anxiety?

What do you advise for heart problem, chest muscle, acid reflux, or anxiety?

?, ? and?: An accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of therapy. I would advise pursing an accurate diagnosis.

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I have problems with shortness of breath even with small task as walking up 1 flight of stairs. I'm 35 and my heart is ok. I have acid reflux. Help! :)?

I have problems with shortness of breath even with small task as walking up 1 flight of stairs. I'm 35 and my heart is ok. I have acid reflux. Help! :)?

Need more info: Your physical characteristics may play a role. Some questions you need to consider are the situations when this occurs. Is this whenever you are moving, or intermittent? Is it at certain times, like right after a full moon? It sounds like you have seen a doctor since you had a cardiac work up and know you have reflux. You could be anemic, but unlikely for a werewolf. More history please.

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I eat Zantac (ranitidine) 75 tablets to get rid of acid reflux and now I having problems regarding to breathe or my heart beats too fast or I cannot sleep well?

I eat Zantac (ranitidine) 75 tablets to get rid of acid reflux and now I having problems regarding to breathe or my heart beats too fast or I cannot sleep well?

Maybe try other: Maybe you need a more potent acid inhibitor! You may wish to get either omeprazole 20mg over the counter and take twice a day or else get your physician to prescribe protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg daily and see if that works better.....

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What can I do? : acid reflux and heart palpitation?

What can I do? : acid reflux and heart palpitation?

Associated diet?: Caffeine is the most common substance associated with heart arrhythmias (palpitations). Some people feel heart palpitations when they drink coffee or tea or eat chocolate. Red wine and eating too much can bring about symptoms in others. These rhythm problems are rarely serious. Most of these foods also cause reflux, but by a different mechanism. See primary doctor for further evaluation.

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I've had severe acid reflux and heart burn 3 days in a row. No appetite, nauseated. Took protonics, zantac, (ranitidine) and home remadies, none worked. Help me.?

I've had severe acid reflux and heart burn 3 days in a row. No appetite, nauseated. Took protonics, zantac, (ranitidine) and home remadies, none worked. Help me.?

May not be reflux: Would recommend seeing your physician, or if the reflux turns into pain or has other symptoms with it like shortness of breath I would go to the er.

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I have had dark green stools consistently over the last year accompanied by really bad acid reflux and heart burn?

I have had dark green stools consistently over the last year accompanied by really bad acid reflux and heart burn?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. GERD SX CAN OVERLAP. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite (GIARDIA)&colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com TX:PROBIOTICS /LEVSIN/BENTYL

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I am taking lansoprazole for acid reflux and heart burn. Does the medicine cause constipation? This is what I am experiencing since I have started it.

I am taking lansoprazole for acid reflux and heart burn. Does the medicine cause constipation? This is what I am experiencing since I have started it.

GERD treatment: Probably not causing constipation. Your gasto-esophageal reflux is not being caused by too much acid! You most likely need more stomach acid. Remember you need stomach acid to breakdown your food before it reaches your small bowel. Remember to chew your food at least 29-30 times before swallowing! Take your tine eating your food. Limit the amount of liquids you drink during your meal (max 8 oz)

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Which heart drugs cause acid reflux?

Which heart drugs cause acid reflux?

Calcium channel: Blockers are chief among them. Arguably any can.

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Can acid reflux give you heart palpation?

Yes: There actually is some data linking acid reflux and atrial fibrillation (an arrhythmia). As for could other "palpitations", say, PVCs, APcs, etc. Be provoked by acid reflux -- yes.

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Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Meds/diet: You should be seen by a doctor for this. First, are you sure this is not cardiac? I would want to make sure this is reflux and not cardiac. In the meantime, you can take a medication like Prilosec 20mg twice a day but you should go see a doctor in either case to get evaluated. These are this things you don't want to self treat.

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Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is.

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Please pls help! Is this heart attack or acid reflux?

Please pls help! Is this heart attack or acid reflux?

Information: With no information in your statement, it is impossible to say.

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more