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What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

Different diseases: Acid reflux - burning in mid epigastrium radiating up into chest / esophagus, often worse at night, associated with certain foods, water brash, cough, hoarse voice, nausea, chest pain. Esophagitis - pain with swallowing, often burning or cramping along esophagus, worse with certain foods and temperatures. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I'm having acid reflux, and what feels like esophagitis and vertigo. I'm scared. Help?

Acid reflux.: Please start with a visit to your primary doctor and you might be referred to a Gastroenterologist. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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How long can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) for? Doc said 8 weeks to heal erosive esophagitis. Acid reflux comes back immediately after. What can I do long term?

How long can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) for? Doc said 8 weeks to heal erosive esophagitis. Acid reflux comes back immediately after. What can I do long term?

Long term PPI: Although many people have used acid reflux medications for extended periods of time, there is concern of long term consequences from blocking our body's normal responses. Using the medications for the shortest time possible is wisest. Recurrence of symptoms should prompt evaluation of the diet, lifestyle habits, and other possible underlying causes. ...Read more

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What is acid reflux?

What is acid reflux?

All you need to know: Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. Acid reflux usually causes a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation radiates up from the stomach to the mid-chest or throat. This is also known as heartburn. http://www.healthline.com/health/gerd?ref=global ...Read more

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What helps acid reflux?

What helps acid reflux?

GERD: There are many non-medical measures you can take to help reflux, such as avoiding particular foods, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting your bed, and avoiding over eating before bedtime, but many people require long-term medication in addition to those measures. If you're developing new reflux symptoms at age 50, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is acid reflux treated?

How is acid reflux treated?

See below: Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps. In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used. ...Read more

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What are signs of acid reflux ?

What are signs of acid reflux ?

Signs: Heatburn. Ssometimes food gets stuck in the lower esophagus, acid takting juice at times (waterbrash). ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. Gloria Fong
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Esophagitis (Definition)

Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed ...Read more