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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 am 32 year old female with history of acid reflux and anxiety. I get painful spasm feeling,takes my breathe away.Could be esophogialspasm? Ekgnormal

I am 32 year old female with history of acid reflux and anxiety. I get painful spasm feeling,takes my breathe away.Could be esophogialspasm? Ekgnormal

It's possible.: it is possible to get esophageal spasm from acid reflux. If this is the cause of your spasm, you should note that as you successfully treat the acid reflux, the symptoms of the esophageal spasm get better. You should continue with your reflux medicine and adopt antireflux precautions. If the symptoms attributed to spasm continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a nervous stomach and also acid reflux. What can I do about this? 48year female

I have a nervous stomach and also acid reflux. What can I do about this? 48year female

Many things: For many, prevention = avoiding fried/oily foods, peppermint, chocolate, cheese, tomatoes, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, black pepper, orange juice, eating <4 hrs before bedtime.Raising head of bed 6in can help.Course of otc h2 blocker (eg. Ranitidine) or ppinhibitor (eg. Omeprazole) can help.If pain/difficult swallowing, wt loss, no appetite, or no improvement, better see doc; those can be warning signs. ...Read more

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I'm 27 yrs female, planning for my 1st baby. Given cimetidine tab for acid reflux for 10 days. Any side effects? Pls advise.

I'm  27 yrs female, planning for my 1st baby. Given cimetidine tab for acid reflux for 10 days. Any side effects? Pls advise.

Not pregnant yet?: The fda has classified Cimetidine as a pregnancy category b drug, meaning that it did not appear to have adverse effects when studied in pregnant animals. That means it should be safe, unless a person is very very lucky. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

It's worth a try: A lot of things can get better when one drops down to a normal weight. One's diet will change for the better if one is able to drop her weight... and an improved diet may help decrease reflux and gastritis symptoms. ...Read more

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Female, 21, had baby 5 months ago. I'm having really bad pain in between my ribs area. Throwing up, huntched over in pain. Taking acid reflux pills.

Female, 21, had baby 5 months ago. I'm having really bad pain in between my ribs area. Throwing up, huntched over in pain. Taking acid reflux pills.

See doctor: You need to see your doctor for evaluation. Thus should not be happening. Get to the doctor and get your disgnosisvsndvtreatmenr so you feel good to take care of your baby ...Read more

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I have what feels like plegm in back of throat for two months now i swallow and it just wont go down, could it be acid reflux? 40yr old female.

I have what feels like plegm in back of throat for two months now i swallow and it just wont go down, could it be acid reflux? 40yr old female.

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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33 yr old adult autistic nonverbal female. 6hours after eating extreme coughing acid reflux gas and mucus. 4 years no cure no new ideas from local?

Need new specialist: You need to take this poor soul to a major medical center for better evaluation and treatment. There is no reason for her to suffer for four years with this - that is just cruel. Find a major city near where you live, see if they have a medical school and/or residency program for GI or GI surgery, and set up appointment. If you need further suggestions where, send where you live in new question. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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