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Acid Reflux At Night
Lost 10 pounds (175 to 165) over the last year with persistent acid reflux at night. Face thinner than ever. 31 y.O., 5'11" cancer?
No not really: Acid reflux can interfere with eating well. But it is easy to treat it with regular use of antacids. You can ask your doctor to prescribe a good antacid...Drugs like zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid are available over the counter but more potent drugs like Prilosec or Omeprazole are highly effective and will completely control the acid problems. ...Read more
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
my daughter is 16 and handicapped(low tone/ q43-q44 deletion). She has acid reflux at night but fine all day. What can I give her to help?
Can you tell us the : Chromosome on which your daughter has a mutation of the long arm, please? What has been done medically or surgically to treat the ge reflux? Has she had radiologic studies to rule out aspiration? Has a pediatric gastroenterologist performed an endoscopic procedure to look into her esophagus & stomach? Does she have a g-tube, or does she take food orally ? Can she chew & swallow well? Thank you. ...Read more
Can i take nexium (esomeprazole) after eating? I forgot to take it before i ate and i get bad acid reflux at night if i don't take it.
Yes, but . . .: Check out http://www.drugs.com/nexium.html which states that Nexium (esomeprazole) is best taken at least an hour before a meal. But the fact is you only take one a day, not before every meal, so if you feel you need it, then take it (assuming it's been a few hrs since you ate). Beware of potential complications from taking more than 8wks. Another option is to try calcium carbonate eg Tums/Rolaids ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: It's always wise to really rule out medical causes first since treating those could be important and/or simple. If there are no findings, I'd ask for a Psychologist referral for an evaluation. Just a Rx will miss the benefits of learning better ways to manage life and a professional Dx is important - they'll refer if you need pills. Step-by-step, you'll find answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hiatus hernia, acid reflux. Last night I had breathless sleep and quiverings in my middle-chest area. Something more than GERD?
Can anxiety cause night sweats? What about acid reflux? Every night I woke up after mild sweating I have burning feeling in stomach line.
Yes it can: Anxiety can cause everything imaginable! So let your doctor help you in this matter. Human body functions very well if you are relaxed and free of stress and worries. Exercise daily to help you to relax and calm you down. Then you will sleep better and quit worrying about these minor ailments! ...Read more
I have acid reflux and last night i had it come up and this morning I am coughing up light black phlegm. what could it be. ?
Sleep apnea: Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea so this is one of the reasons thatyou are more aware of it durign the night. If you snore and feel tired during the daytime, are overweigh or wake up gasping for breath t you may have sleep apnea and not know it. Talk to your doctor about this. It may help you and save your life. ...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
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