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What are the most severe symptoms of acid reflux or gerd?

What are the most severe symptoms of acid reflux or gerd?

Problems : The most severe symptoms of GERD would be pneumonia from reflux going in to the lungs, or massive bleeding from severe esophageal ulceration. Over the longer term, a stricture of the esophagus or the development of esophageal cancer are also quite bad. Fortunately, these are all uncommon. Unfortunately, they are not predictable for an individual. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Are there any conditions or diseases that have the same (or similar) symptoms as GERD/acid reflux?

Are there any conditions or diseases that have the same (or similar) symptoms as GERD/acid reflux?

Maybe not GERD...: Evaluation is key to determining if your symptoms are reflux-related or not. Also, if reflux, is it acid or non-acid material that is involved? Sometimes, "sourbrash" may be due to pulmonary, ent, or dental issues. Heart disease is often misinterpreted as GERD. Especially if unresponsive to therapeutic dosing of acid blocker Rx, then get evaluated byyour doc &/or gastroenterology specialist please ...Read more

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Does gerd/acid reflux always cause stimulation of the vagus nerve? If yes, are symptoms of stimulation different from those of anxiety?

Does gerd/acid reflux always cause stimulation of the vagus nerve? If yes, are symptoms of stimulation different from those of anxiety?

Vagus: Interesting question. Symptoms of stimulation of the vagus nerve are not usually associated with anxiety. The vagus nerve has many functions and i won't go into all of them here do to space limitations. Reflux can cause stimulation of the nerve and chest pain and synocope/near synocpe (passing out) can happen but that's often in severe cases and usually with cold/hot beverages/drinks. ...Read more

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I've had acid reflux for some time now i'm on 20 mg of omeprazole can I still get the symptoms of GERD is seems to come and go recently?

I've had acid reflux for some time now i'm on 20 mg of omeprazole can I still get the symptoms of GERD is seems to come and go recently?

Maybe its not reflux: Lack of response to acid suppression ; antacids raises several possibilities: 1) you have excessive acid production; 2) your reflux is of non-acid material; 3) your esophagus is severely inflamed, infected, or ulcerated; 4) you have heightened esophageal sensitivity; 5) your dose of Omeprazole may be too low; 6) your present symptoms are not reflux-related. Suggest evaluation for diagnosis please. ...Read more

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Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

It can be.: That sensation may be a manifestation of food actually having a tough time going through an irritated esophagus, or it may be what is called globus sensation. Globus sensation is the feeling of something in the throat when nothing is there. It may be related to reflux also. Frequently that sensation goes away with good control of acid reflux. Good luck. ...Read more

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Multiple bubble popping noise around chest area feels like firecrackers popping no pain or symptoms in chest does it have to do with acid reflux/gerd?

Multiple bubble popping noise around chest area feels like firecrackers popping no pain or symptoms in chest does it have to do with acid reflux/gerd?

Get checked: Although you do not hurt, you should not have "bubble popping" in your chest. You are a 20 year old male and I would be concerned for spontaneous pneumothorax. ...Read more

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I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms i do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

I have on and off feeling like air/gas  multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms i do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

Hard to say: that is certainly where your stomach could lie and cause stomach symptoms. Perhaps over the counter antacids , observation and if worsening symptoms see your doctor? ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more