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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.

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Tightness in throat, feels like something in there, constant swallowing, caused by stress or acid reflux? I've been more down and stressed lately

Tightness in throat, feels like something in there, constant swallowing, caused by stress or acid reflux? I've been more down and stressed lately

Both: Stress can increase acid reflux which is causing your symptoms. Take antacids and stress relieving prescriptions from your health provider till your symptoms subside.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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Bad acid reflux, difficulty breathing, neck tense, head congested, chest tightness.

Bad acid reflux, difficulty breathing, neck tense, head congested, chest tightness.

Evaluation: Get evaluation by physician, take over the counter medications for reflux before you see a doctor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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