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Does acid reflux happen more on empty stomach? Is it best to eat small meals throughout the day to minimize it?

Does acid reflux happen more on empty stomach? Is it best to eat small meals throughout the day to minimize it?

It can/ usually: Reflux can happen at any level of fill. It tends to occur as the stomach squeezes to mix the food which creates pressure. If the person is laying down at the time or consumes things that aggravate like any caffeine or nicotine it can make it worse. Smaller more frequent feeds seems to help some people. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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

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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 seem to get acid reflux (felt in lower neck) often on empty stomachs. Is there any science to support this possible causal connection?

I seem to get acid reflux (felt in lower neck) often on empty stomachs. Is there any science to support this possible causal connection?

Simple....: You have a loose gastric sphincture. In empty stomach, gastric juice is refluxing to because of the loose gastroesophagel junction sphincture weakness ...Read more

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Upper endoscopy. Les healthy all normal. Constant acid reflux though, why? No meds help or diet change. Anything causes it. Even empty stomach.

Upper endoscopy. Les healthy all normal. Constant acid reflux though, why? No meds help or diet change. Anything causes it. Even empty stomach.

Must rule out ZES: Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome causes high levels of gastric acid and bad reflux.Blood test (Gastrin level) is helpful. You may just have treatment resistant reflux. Possible causes are many. Strict regimen: remain upright for 3 hours after every meal, Nexium 1st thing in AM and eat 30 min later. Increase to twice daily Nexium guided by symptoms, endoscopy surveillance, elevate head of bed 30 degrees. ...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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I'm 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

I'm 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

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Can you still have acid reflux if you have low stomach acid?

Can you still have acid reflux if you have low stomach acid?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help. ...Read more

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I had a endoscopy done two years ago stomach and eoasophogus all clear but have acid reflux when do I need another dr or don't i?

I had a endoscopy done two years ago stomach and eoasophogus all clear but have acid reflux when do I need another dr or don't i?

Symptoms: If your symptoms are controlled with reflux medications, and your endoscopy was normal, you only need to follow up with your doctor/endoscopist as they had recommended. ...Read more

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What can happen if your gallbladder is not functioning properly? I have high abdominal with chest and back. Ruled out acid reflux.

What can happen if your gallbladder is not functioning properly? I have high abdominal with chest and back. Ruled out acid reflux.

Pain, GI upset: There are many gallbladder issues that can cause symptoms. Formation of stones in the gallbladder can cause problems if a stone migrates into the bile channel causing blockage. In addition, the gallbladder can become inflamed or infected. Also, the gallbladder can lose its ability to empty. These issues can cause abdominal pain and loose stools/fever. See your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a cough irritate the stomach causing it to feel raw or kick off acid reflux? I had a cough but now that's gone my stomach feels so raw

Can a cough irritate the stomach causing it to feel raw or kick off acid reflux? I had a cough but now that's gone my stomach feels so raw

Possible: You could have nausea and upset stomach with a cold virus. Another possibility is if you've been taking much ibuprofen or other NSAIDS the could have irritated your stomach, Try Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec for a few days, if still getting upset stomach see you doctor. Avoid carbonated beverages, NSAIDS, alcohol until it feels better. If NSAIDS were the problem you may not be able to take them. ...Read more

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What kind of herbs do you suggest for acid reflux I use rennie when I feel bad but I don't want take medicine often what can I do to relax my stomach?

What kind of herbs do you suggest for acid reflux I use rennie when I feel bad but I don't want take medicine often what can I do to relax my stomach?

Ganoderma: Organogold coffee contains the king of herbs call gaoderma. My patients no longer experiencing such common I poblem.
Go online:www. Drerniestarcafe, organogold. Com. You can order it if you want it. ...Read more

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Hi, I have acid reflux. I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) from last 2 weeks. Last 1-2 days im feeling little bit pain in my right side of lower abdominal. Why?

Hi, I have acid reflux. I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) from last 2 weeks. Last 1-2 days im feeling little bit pain in my right side of lower abdominal. Why?

Mastic Gum: Mastic gum, 1, 000 mg per day for two weeks kills 99% of H. pylori, a frequent cause of gastritis and peptic and duodenal ulcers. Mastic is available on line or in a health food store. It's been used for hundreds of years to heal gastrointestinal diseases. Recently documented to heal gastric and duodenal ulcers. May not need Nexium (esomeprazole) any more. ...Read more

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My husband has been having a real bad case of acid reflux for the pass couple of days, someone told him that apple cyder would help, something about it would eat the acid from around his stomach. Not sure if that is true never heard of that before. Thanks

My husband has been having a real bad case of acid reflux for the pass couple of days, someone told him that apple cyder would help, something about it would eat the acid from around his stomach. Not sure if that is true never heard of that before. Thanks

From: From a medical perspective I believe the apple cider does not "eat the acid" from the stomach. He should take an over the conter anti-acid medication like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. Also an evaluation by his primary care provider is in order. He may be dealing with gastritis or an ulcer, and may possible need a test called an endoscopy (camera is used to look at the upper GI tract). His doctor can guide him/explain the work up that may be necessary.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have an infection in my stomach that brought out acid reflux.?

Helicobacter pylori: Peptic ulcer disease is the most common ulcer in the gastrointestinal tract. It is usually highly acidic and quite painful. As many as 70–90% of these ulcers are associated with helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacteria that lives in the acidic environment of the stomach. It is easily treatable. It should be taken care of quickly since it may also be associated with gastric cancer. ...Read more

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How to know if you have acid reflux? Is there stomach pain?

Mid chest pain: Pain with reflux is typically mid chest (near or below sterum) and moves upward but not always. Look up gastritis and dyspepsia too and see if any of these fit your symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach making a noise -have acid reflux?

GERD: It may represent irritability. Anticholinergics can slow down the movements and h2 blockers can reduce the acid. ...Read more

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What does excess fluid to stomach mean? I also have acid reflux?

Excess stomach fluid: If you feel a lot of sloshing around or if you are burping up old meals then there is a concern for what is called "gastroparesis" where the stomach does not empty well. If you feel you have this condition then you should see a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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My stomach has been hurting. How can I tell whether it is acid reflux?

My stomach has been hurting. How can I tell whether it is acid reflux?

See your doctor.: Acid reflux (gerd) typically causes 'heartburn', that gnawing burning sensation in your mid-chest, often worse after eating and/or when laying down. It may be accompanied by difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food, or even wheezing. It rarely causes abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and sour stomach, what are good hot and cold drinks to have?

Alkaline water: Try alkalone water like fiji water from artesian wells, avoid all juices and caffeinated products and sodas. ...Read more

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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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Please help me! I got a very acidy stomach I think its acid reflux tips please thanks?

Please help me! I got a very acidy stomach I think its acid reflux tips please thanks?

Lots of things to do: Volume matters: more that's in stomach --> higher pressure --> more reflux. Eat smaller meals, stay upright for at least an hour afterwards. Avoid tomatoes, citrus, chocolate, caffeine, peppermint, alcohol, and fatty foods -- these all make reflux worse.
There are no foods that help. Put head of bed on 6' sturdy blocks. Avoid tight clothes. Take a powerful acid blocker (prilosec/prevacid). ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more