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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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Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions ?

Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions ?

See an ENT physician: There are too many possibilities to guess what the problem is so vhave the doctor look down your throat to be able to diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of acid reflux, indigestion, sensation of food stuck in my throat. Also, I have had laryngitis for the past 6 weeks. Always feel full?

I'm having a lot of acid reflux, indigestion, sensation of food stuck in my throat. Also, I have had laryngitis for the past 6 weeks. Always feel full?

You need: to be evaluated by a GI (Gastroenterologist) Provider who will probably wish to endoscopically confirm the diagnosis and treat with appropriate Proton Pum Inhibitors (ag PRILOSEC) and possibly H-2 Blockers (PEPCID , ZANTAC The laryngitis can ALSO be due to ACID and the "fullness" may be due to a co-existing HIATUS HERNIA Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn.Any tip?

Can be fixed: First, objective testing to document gerd (ph test) and correlate symtoms, along with endoscopy, upper GI contrast study and manometry should be done. If appropriate, stertta procedure done endoscopically or surgical procedure can be highly effective, but aren't perfect. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in antireflux procedures for a consultation to find out more. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause neck and shoulder tension? Feels like food is stuck, wants to come up and swollen neck. No sore throat.

Does acid reflux cause neck and shoulder tension? Feels like food is stuck, wants to come up and swollen neck. No sore throat.

Yes it can.: Acid Reflux can cause Heart burn, Stomach irritation after you eat. If this has been untreated for years can lead to scarring of lower part of Esophagus and there by narrowing. Preventing the normal passage of food to stomach. And you can feel food is stuck in chest, throat. There are other causes for this symptoms too. I do not know your age . Get examined by GI for definitive Dx ...Read more

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I have chronic acid reflux, just got over fever/nausea, throat burns as i swallow food/water, sulphur burps, food feels stuck. Remedies/meds don't work?

For now...: Try Prilosec otc, 1 pill 45 min before breakfast daily for 2 weeks. Chronic acid reflux should be thoroughly evaluated with an egd, upper endoscopy, to make sure you aren't damaging your esophagus. Chronic medications may be needed. See a GI doc for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Feels like I have food in my throat. Acid reflux?

Feels like I have food in my throat. Acid reflux?

May be: It may be acid reflux.You can try over the counter omeprazole for at least 3to 5 days. If no better consult your doctor ...Read more

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Acid reflux food coming up in my throat, what can I do?

Need for evaluation: It would be prudent to see your doctor to assess the cause. In the meantime try reducing the amount you eat; if you are overweight - lose some weight; you may take over the counter ant-acids, especially at night. ...Read more

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How can I cure food regurgitation ? If I am already taking ppi for acid reflux and I am only getting food washing up my throat without acid.

How can I cure food regurgitation ? If I am already taking ppi for acid reflux and I am only getting food washing up my throat without acid.

GI specialist: If you are continuing to have food regurgitation, it needs to be investigated by a GI specialist to find the cause and it may need surgical correction at the lower end of the food pipe. ...Read more

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I have chronic acid reflux. For the past year i've kept it under control. I still worry about getting throat cancer! any super foods I should b eating?

I have chronic acid reflux. For the past year i've kept it under control. I still worry about getting throat cancer! any super foods I should b eating?

Esophageal cancer: Throat and esophageal cancer are separate entities. While chronic reflux is a risk factor for esophageal cancer, it has never been proven that acid suppression prevents esophageal cancer. No protective foods are known. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Reflux (Definition)

Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more