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Acid Reflux And Kidney Pain
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
I take 3, 000mg max of tums. Not everyday but when I have acid reflux. Am I taking too much? I want to keep my kidneys healthy I'm healthy
Hard to guess: For normal adults, the recommended daily dietary calcium intake is about 1200mg. People are recommended to take supplements if they don't eat enough dietary calcium or need extra for some other reason. People generally take daily supplements of 800-1200mg, with a maximum supplement of about 2000-2400mg. It is uncertain if taking oral calcium leads to kidney stones or not (more research needed). ...Read more
I take 3, 000mg of calcium carbonate max. Not everyday but when I have acid reflux. Am I taking too much? I want to keep my kidneys healthy I'm healthy.
I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?
You may be: Right. If your doctor prescribes long term PPI use for you, then you should take it as prescribed. However, it is best to have your kidney function checked at least once or twice a year to make sure that you are not one of the very few people with this adverse effect. Here is a good article to read: http://www. Gastro. Org/info_for_patients/gerd-107-long-term-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-ppis ...Read more
It is possible that some upper GI symptoms can produce a back ache, but normally they cause an abdominal or chest discomfort.
Does your lower back bother you more by twisting or bending over? It is more common for the muscles to be the cause of symptoms in that part of the body. ...Read more
Can acid reflux set IBS of and cause lower back ache and is yogut good for reflux and IBS thanks dr?
IBS and Reflux: Both of these conditions can be exacerbated with stress. I have a lot of patients tell me that there're IBS and their acid reflux can go away while they're on vacation, this is not always the case, But it proves a point that they can be stress-related. I would tend to think the pending your low back is related to the IBS but I cannot be sure. Yogurt can be helpful to control the symptoms of GERD ...Read more
Period pain, 2nd day in (now) lower stomach/lower back, dizy, feel week in legs2 panadeine, codeine 8mg. Also a tablet for acid reflux and constipated?
Period pain: Your symptoms may be due to the codiene that you are taking. ...Read more
I am a 29 year old female. Experiemcing blood streaked stool, acid reflux stomach to into throat, blood in mucus, and lower back pain.
Sx: 6 weeks pregnant burning sensation normal? Hx: 2 pregnancies 1st-healhty but kidney stones, 2nd-m/c at 5 weeks dx in hx-acid reflux and ic
Perhaps.: Some women can have burning with no pathology, but it would be wise to be checked for UTI and an ultra sound can be safely used to check for stones. ...Read more
Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more
One way is: To not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more
Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more
Diet: If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available. Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more
Acid reflux: Most people with acid reflux can be brought under control with anti-reflux measures and use of acid reducing medicines, whether they be H2-blockers like Zantac or PPIs like Omeprazole. In the rare patient who cannot be controlled by medications, surgery is also an option. Most patients to not need to go that far. If your reflux is not responding, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
GERD: You have many choices starting with the common antacids. If antacids are not helping, you can try an h2 antagonist such as zantac (generic ranitidine), Pepcid (generic famotidine). If you are still not getting relief you can switch to a proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole (prilosec otc). There is no advantage to take both an h2 antagonist and a proton pump inhibitor together. ...Read more
Make sure is Reflux!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those organs. A good doctor will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr. & get proper diagnosis! ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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