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What does gerd or acid reflux feel like? I have trouble speaking clearly and throat tightness and want to know if it is related.

What does gerd or acid reflux feel like? I have trouble speaking clearly and throat tightness and want to know if it is related.

Sounds like you've: Already been diagnosed with reflux. GERD (esophagitis) can develop if you've had untreated reflux for a while. Reflux sometimes causes a burning sensation in the stomach or lower esophagus and belching. Occasionally stomach contents can reflux up to the throat and you can taste or feel them. Reflux can cause hoarseness, cough and sore throat. Hard 4 me to say if these symptoms are related. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Upper back pain and throat tightness along with constant throat clearing, stomach feels weird and bloats right after eating. Is this acid reflux?

Upper back pain and throat tightness along with constant throat clearing, stomach feels weird and bloats right after eating. Is this acid reflux?

Possibly: However, your symptoms are also suggestive of gallbladder disease (stones or inflammation). Get examined a get an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, I am on Nexium (esomeprazole). When I feel my acid flare up, feel a tightness in my throat I get a dry cough quite often. Is this typical?

I have acid reflux, I am on Nexium (esomeprazole). When I feel my acid flare up, feel a tightness in my throat I get a dry cough quite often. Is this typical?

If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a lump in my throat like my muscles in my throat are tight right under my Adams apple idk what it could be I do have acid reflux?

I feel like I have a lump in my throat like my muscles in my throat are tight right under my Adams apple idk what it could be I do have acid reflux?

GERD: I agree that your symptoms are consistent with reflux of acid from the stomach. There are many meds now available to decrease acid production in the stomach. Most common cause of sore throats in young adults is not infection but GERD. ...Read more

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Throat tight several days. Acid reflux mostly in the morning but some in day. No pain. Hard to swallow. White tongue. Lite sneeze. What? How to stop?

Throat tight several days. Acid reflux mostly in the morning but some in day. No pain. Hard to swallow. White tongue. Lite sneeze. What? How to stop?

Infection: These signs are indicative of an infection to your throat, (may be a strip infection) in compilation with sinus and or tonsils infection,
you need to see a doctor for treatment asap before it gets much worse.. ...Read more

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The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

Check for sinusitis: Swollen glands in the neck are generally the result of chronic sinus drainage or other head and neck inflamation especially in young otherwise healthy individuals. You should seek the attention of a medical doctor to better assess the situation or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Could gastric reflux be causing my throat tightness?

Yes: I don't know your details. The answer is that your throat has no acid protection system. If stomach acid is allowed to reflux then it could burn your throat tissue. If this is recurrent you need checked. ...Read more

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I have headache, tight throat, chest pain, blur vision and very tired. Issit becos of my bad acid reflux, feel like someone is chocking me.

I have headache, tight throat, chest pain, blur vision and very tired. Issit becos of my bad acid reflux, feel like someone is chocking me.

Acid reflux: Hello. Some of your symptoms sound like reflux induced but some don't. Choking sensation, tightness in your throat, and maybe even chest burning could be linked. The headache, blurred vision, and fatigue I'm not too sure about. Begin a low acid diet, and see your doctor for a complete evaluation. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Might having acid reflux cause a dry throat?

Might having acid reflux cause a dry throat?

Dr Eval: It may irritate the throat. Please see your physician for help with your acid reflux. In the meantime gargling with aloe vera juice twice a day may help to soothe your discomfort. ...Read more

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Itchy chest and throat acid reflux?

Itchy chest and throat acid reflux?

Reflux: I'm not sure how the two would be related. For the reflux, though, try raising the head of your bed about 4 inches to keep acid in your stomach when you sleep. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a burning throat from acid reflux?

How can you get rid of a burning throat from acid reflux?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) causes burning of the throat. You start with dietary change. Reduce or eliminate foods that are spicy, greasy, carbonated, alcohol, caffeine, tomato, citrus, chocolate and mints. Also, pharmaceutical treatment options including antacids, h2 blockers (like zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet, axid) or proton-pump inhibitors. It is advisable to have this checked to make sure that's it. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause tickle in throat then I lose my breath and panic?

Can acid reflux cause tickle in throat then I lose my breath and panic?

Acid reflux: Yes. Sounds like you are having laryngospasm from laryngopharyngeal reflux. Take prilosec 20mg two or three times a day, no late meals, limit caffeine, smoking, alcohol, spicy foods ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I yawn only. Have acid reflux. What else could it be?

My throat hurts when I yawn only. Have acid reflux. What else could it be?

Other causes?: Could also be some other cause for the symptoms. One's doctor can check. Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, and now got lump in throat. How to clear lump in throat?

I have acid reflux, and now got lump in throat. How to clear lump in throat?

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. Discuss with your ent. ...Read more

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Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

It can be.: That sensation may be a manifestation of food actually having a tough time going through an irritated esophagus, or it may be what is called globus sensation. Globus sensation is the feeling of something in the throat when nothing is there. It may be related to reflux also. Frequently that sensation goes away with good control of acid reflux. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause a chest tightness (NOT the burning) that mimics heart attack?

Can acid reflux cause a chest tightness (NOT the burning) that mimics heart attack?

Cardiac reflux: Yes sometimes it can mimic heart attack, vice versa is also true, heart attack can mimic stomach problems... ...Read more

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Should I use my inhaler after having a acid reflux attack can breath that good and I can still taste acid in my throat! ?

Acid Reflux: You are likely having some reactive bronchospasm. In which case the rescue inhaler (bronchodilator) will help you but the best way to manage your reflux related symptoms, is to have a tight control over it by diet and possibly medication. If you smoke, STOP. You clearly have a history of reactive airway disease. Use the inhaler if it helps the breathing but its not the long-term answer. ...Read more

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I have a perpetual need to clear my throat (no acid reflux, no phlegm) that has lasted for multiple months. A huge annoyance, what do I do?

Try antihistamine: It's possible that your symptoms are related to allergies. Try using a non-sedating antihistamine like claritin. If that doesn't help consider a nasal steroid inhaler though that will require a prescription. ...Read more

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How can I cure food regurgitation? If I am already taking ppi for acid reflux and I am only getting food washing up my throat without acid.

GI specialist: If you are continuing to have food regurgitation, it needs to be investigated by a GI specialist to find the cause and it may need surgical correction at the lower end of the food pipe. ...Read more

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I had a bad bout of acid reflux a night and a half ago and ever since I feel like something is stuck in my throat. And swallowing discomfort.

I had a bad bout of acid reflux a night and a half ago and ever since I feel like something is stuck in my throat. And swallowing discomfort.

Burn: The esophagus and pharynx (throat) can experience a chemical burn resulting in swelling, pain and globus (lump) sensation. Increase water intake, temporary H2 blocker, dietary modification (avoid fatty, spicy, caffeinated foods) and time. If symptoms persist, see an otolaryngologist for pharynx evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more