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Is there any relation between acid reflux and indigestion?

Is there any relation between acid reflux and indigestion?

Not really: There is no relation but it depends on your definition of indigestion and what is indigestion i ndigestion is also sometimes called dyspepsia is a term used for non specific symptoms og gastrintestinal tract. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Crohn's disease?: I'm sure you are under care a Gasteroenterologist and a biopsy has been taken from the Colon, this could possibly be Crohn's dx which is an Inflammatory and Autoimmune disease but for confirmation you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have Ulcerative Colitis. I have ulcers and lesions in throat and under tongue since dec 13, acid reflux and indigestion. What could be causing it?

I have Ulcerative Colitis. I have ulcers and lesions in throat and under tongue since dec 13, acid reflux and indigestion. What could be causing it?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. Do you have yours? ...Read more

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Is my acid reflux & indigestion anything to do with my symptomatic gallstone. ?

Not likely but may : Gall bladder disease can coexist with reflux and also may aggravate physiologic reflux. Removal of a symptomatic gall bladder may be associated with improvement in reflux symptoms by eliminating gastric stasis caused by the sick GB thus indirectly improving reflux symptoms however there is a crossover between GB and reflux symptoms in that the two diseases may mimic each other in certain instances ...Read more

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Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. ...Read more

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Which meds is best to use Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec for acid reflux (indigestion) in chest had it 4 month didn't kno wat it was until 2 days ago, HELP PLEASE?

Which meds is best to use Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec for acid reflux (indigestion) in chest had it 4 month didn't kno wat it was until 2 days ago, HELP PLEASE?

See your Dr: Generally, a PPI like Prilosec is used under the circumstances you describe, but treatment options and decision making on these acute and chronic issues needs to made with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of acid reflux, indigestion, sensation of food stuck in my throat. Also, I have had laryngitis for the past 6 weeks. Always feel full?

I'm having a lot of acid reflux, indigestion, sensation of food stuck in my throat. Also, I have had laryngitis for the past 6 weeks. Always feel full?

You need: to be evaluated by a GI (Gastroenterologist) Provider who will probably wish to endoscopically confirm the diagnosis and treat with appropriate Proton Pum Inhibitors (ag PRILOSEC) and possibly H-2 Blockers (PEPCID , ZANTAC (ranitidine) The laryngitis can ALSO be due to ACID and the "fullness" may be due to a co-existing HIATUS HERNIA Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Been experiencing constipation, acid reflux, indigestion on and off for 8 months. Thigh/leg cramps since childhood, could it be tapeworm -taenia solium?

Yes: Symtoms of parasite infestation are very non specific. Since it seems you have some concerns about this infection, the only way to be sure is to do a test called: stool for ova and parasites. You should ask your primary provider about this issue because you do not want to ignore symptoms that you have described. ...Read more

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I am on a easy diet since March. Low Fat,Carb,protein. More salads, fruit/vegs. No fast/fried food,meat/Alc.Only brisk walking. I hv lost 13 lb/4 months. I hv problms with Acid reflux, indigestion, gas, soft stool. Scared if this wgt loss due to ca?

I am on a easy diet since March. Low Fat,Carb,protein. More salads, fruit/vegs. No fast/fried food,meat/Alc.Only brisk walking. I hv lost 13 lb/4 months. I hv problms with Acid reflux, indigestion, gas, soft stool. Scared if this wgt loss due to ca?

Probably not cancer: Your diet and exercise can explain the weight loss,,but the GI symptoms will,improve with smaller meals and decreasing spice.,several drugs that speed up,the gut or act as antacids can control,these symptoms.mdiscuss this with your family doc as well as why you have jumped the the cancer diagnosis so quickly ...Read more

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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. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more