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Is acid reflux worse on an almost empty stomach?

Is acid reflux worse on an almost empty stomach?

It can be: yes it can because you have acid in your stomach all the time actually food will dilute some of the acid but food will stimulate the stomach to produce more acid the bottom line is yes it can happen you can use anti acid make sure you stay on medicine all the time not only when you are having heartburn or diluted with red vinegar if not better you better see a doctor for endoscopy to make sure yo ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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 prone to getting acid reflux (felt in lower neck). Among other times I seem to get it often on an empty stomach. Is there any connection there?

I'm prone to getting acid reflux (felt in lower neck). Among other times I seem to get it often on an empty stomach. Is there any connection there?

Acid suppression : Esophageal reflux is treated with Life Style modification .weight loss if obese,change in diet like avoid large fatty meals and foods that cause reflux like onions,chocolate,mint, coffee Alcohol,smoking etc.Eat at least 3 hours before going to bed .Do not over eat. If not successful you can try over the counter H2 Blockers like Ranitidine and in severe casesProtonPump inhibiters like Omeprazole ...Read more

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Is it possible to get acid reflux from taking Zyrtec on a empty stomach? When I take it with food it's been okay.

Is it possible to get acid reflux from taking Zyrtec on a empty stomach? When I take it with food it's been okay.

Not reflux,: but could be an indication of irritation/inflammation of the lining of the esophagus or stomach. Chasing the dose with a glass of water and with food in the stomach would minimize this. If the discomfort is frequent, be sure to discuss with your doctor and check labels for any otc medications that can worsen the problem. ...Read more

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I have a loose gastric sphincter. It causes acid reflux felt in my lower neck. Is an empty stomach going to heighten this acidy sensation in neck?

I have a loose gastric sphincter.  It causes acid reflux felt in my lower neck.  Is an empty stomach going to heighten this acidy sensation in neck?

Reflux; stomach full: 41 M "I have loose gastric sphincter does empty stomach heighten acidity sensation in neck. Yes. but empty stomach less likely to reflux as does less pressure from fat stomach. Raising head of bed 6 inches may help as well as you will have less of a problem at night. Losing weight may help as well. Work with your team on this. ...Read more

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Im having a feeling LIKE swelling below my jaw through my nasal. for 1month already. could it be acid reflux? when my stomach is empty it feels hot

Im having a feeling LIKE swelling below my jaw through my nasal. for 1month already. could it be acid reflux? when my stomach is empty it feels hot

Possible: You could try an OTC reflux medication like omepeazole or ranitidine for 2 weeks. If there is improvement then reflux is your likely cause. If that doesn't help see your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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