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Read that gerd is often caused by too little acid? I just started taking nexium for acid reflux. and it has cured that burning feeling. likely I have too much or too little acid if nexium worked so well?

Read that gerd is often caused by too little acid? I just started taking nexium for acid reflux.  and it has cured that burning feeling. likely I have too much or too little acid if nexium worked so well?

GERD: Caused by too much acid or normal acid getting into esophagus from many causes: too fat hiatal hernia. Would ask Dr. about 8 inch blocks under head of bed. Gravity never sleeps. Get them at Bed Bath and Beyond. Recommend you go to uptodate.com to read about medical issues. ...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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Frequent feeling of acid in throat it burns all day long nothing help not Nexium (esomeprazole) or pepto not sure if its GERD or acid reflux have it all day long?

Frequent feeling of acid in throat it burns all day long nothing help not Nexium (esomeprazole) or pepto not sure if its GERD or acid reflux have it all day long?

Maybe not GERD...: To expand on dr. Dugan's prior answer, 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" (as you describe) may be due to pulmonary, ent, or dental issues. If unresponsive to therapeutic dosing of nexium, (esomeprazole) then start your evaluation with the gastroenterology specialist to determine rx. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux (gerd) cause dizziness and anxiety ? Was prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) twice daily, doc said the acid burned my throat, it was pretty bad.

Can acid reflux (gerd) cause dizziness and anxiety ? Was prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) twice daily, doc said the acid burned my throat, it was pretty bad.

Maybe: Acid reflux may be causing your anxiety, but in my opinion, it may be the other way around. Your anxiety may have been part of the cause of your acid reflux and dizziness. Alcohol may also be a culprit. The medications you are taking also need to be considered. Consult with your treating physicians to take a thorough look at your entire medical history, and make changes accordingly. ...Read more

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What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)

What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try  a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)

PPI's: Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) generally have no side effects when used for only 14 days. If your symptoms recur after a two-week trial, you should see your doctor for tests and/or a longer-term approach to your probable acid reflux. Anti-reflux measures can to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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It costs too much to go to a doctor but i think i have acid reflux. I get heartburn alotCan i take Nexium (esomeprazole) for more than the 14 day course of treatment?

It costs too much to go to a doctor but i think i have acid reflux. I get heartburn alotCan i take Nexium (esomeprazole) for more than the 14 day course of treatment?

Need more info: Are you overweight? If you are you had better lose weight. Taking nexium (esomeprazole) will provide temporary relief. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)

For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)

Yes: This is far outside of the normal dosing range and is not recommended or studied at these doses. I would advise you to see your md to hone in further on the source of your severe heartburn. ...Read more

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I have a lot of heartburn. Some weeks I can have none but than others, its constant! acid reflux? Gerd? How can I know?

I have a lot of heartburn. Some weeks I can have none but than others, its constant! acid reflux? Gerd? How can I know?

Probably: Sounds like gerd which can be intermittent. No one way to make the diagnosis, but if you feel better on a ppi then that usually is enough to make the diagnosis. Diagnosis of gerd can also be made with an endoscopy but not necessary. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

All related: Heartburn is a common symptom of the physiologic event of acid reflux. Gerd is diagnosed when reflux symptoms occur frequently to require medical attention. Reflux symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, frequent burping, night time cough, or even aspiration.... And many others. If you are having frequent problems and takes Tums (calcium carbonate) or acid reducer regularly, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

I am experiencing  acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...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?

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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I have had Acid Reflux with heartburn for two months. Treated for GERD with omeprazole, now have clicking sounds while swallowing. On homeopathy meds.

See GI doctor.: Your symptom suggests that there may be some degree of obstruction to the passage of food. A condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis may present with symptoms of GERD and in fact often responds to drugs like omeprazole. However in this condition, scarring may lead to narrowing or closure of the esophagus. Most sufferers have allergic asthma or hay fever. Check with GI doctor now. ...Read more

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My gerd/acid reflux is not going away at all!? What can I do about it?

My gerd/acid reflux is not going away at all!? What can I do about it?

Options: Dietary changes, medication, endoscopic (example - Stretta), or surgical (example - Nissen fundoplication, Linx) procedures. Depends on severity of symptoms, presence or absence of a hiatal hernia, size of hernia, and overall condition. Also depends on goals if therapy. See your primary care to get started. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My gerd/acid reflux is not going away at all? What can I do?

My gerd/acid reflux is not going away at all? What can I do?

Many: Dietary changes, medication, endoscopic (example - Stretta), or surgical (example - Nissen fundoplication, Linx) procedures. Depends on severity of symptoms, presence or absence of a hiatal hernia, size of hernia, and overall condition. Also depends on goals if therapy. See your primary care to get started. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my gerd/acid reflux is not going away at all!!!?

What do you suggest if my gerd/acid reflux is not going away at all!!!?

EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. You can try medications like Prilosec or Nexium, (esomeprazole) but the test is an important step to document the issue. ...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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What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar before the meal helps the digestion of fats. Be sure you have been tested for diabetes or bowel disorders if the problem is long-standing. Your doctor can help you track your success and failures, and advise further testing. ...Read more

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Which home remedies are considered the best for acid reflux/gerd?

Which home remedies are considered the best for acid reflux/gerd?

Small meals, low fat: Small meals that are low in fat are a good starting point to decrease reflux. Large meals high in fat increase acid production and can worsen reflux and its symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more