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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults ? Thanks

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults ?
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No: Reflux is a gastric issue; bronchiectasis is a pulmonary issue. There is no reason why bronchiectasis would cause reflux, sorry. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Nocturnal GERD: This phenomenon is not uncommon but can portend severe consequences. You probably need a 24 hr ph study and maybe in association with esophageal manometry. You may need a scope. Please see you primary for a referral. ...Read more

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Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Unpredictable: not age related ,more often seen in older than younger , always associated with symtomatic or non symptomatic acid reflux , need close follow up as they are premalignant . Follow with your doctor ...Read more

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Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Yes : Those descriptors can be used interchangeably. They both involve acid passing from the stomach into the esophagus which is harmful to the tissues that line the esophagus and usually cause discomfort referred to as heartburn. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Yes, but....: Asthma and reflux can often present together but often are confused for one another because both can cause chronic cough and wheeze. Both are serious medical conditions that should be taken care of and followed by a physician. Please have toddler checked by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

H. pylori: H. Pylori can more importantly cause ulcers and even cancer of the stomach. Once identified it needs to be treated. Possible role for upper endoscopy (egd). Advise to be seen by a gastroenterologist (gi). Feel free to visit www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Yes: There are cases of acid reflux in children that trigger asthmatic symptoms. In these cases treating the reflux often improves the asthma. This may also be true in adults. Chack with your pcp. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux the same as GERD?

Is acid reflux the same as GERD?

Acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are closely related, but the terms don't necessarily mean the same thing: Acid reflux is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus — the tube that connects the throat and stomach. Acid reflux is more specifically known as gastroesophageal reflux. During an episode of acid reflux, you may taste regurgitated food or sour liquid at the back of your mouth or feel a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn). Sometimes acid reflux progresses to GERD, a more severe form of reflux. The most common symptom of GERD is frequent heartburn. Other signs and symptoms may include regurgitation of food or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing, coughing, wheezing, and chest pain — especially while lying down at night. If you have occasional acid reflux, lifestyle changes can help: Lose excess weight, eat smaller meals, and avoid foods that seem to trigger heartburn — such as fried or fatty foods, chocolate, and peppermint. Avoiding alcohol and nicotine may help, too. If necessary, occasional acid reflux can be treated with over-the-counter medication, including: Antacids, such as Tums, (calcium carbonate) H-2-receptor blockers, such as cimetidine (Tagamet HB) or famotidine (Pepcid AC), Proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole (Prilosec OTC). If you suspect that you have GERD, your signs and symptoms worsen, or you experience nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing, talk to your doctor. Prescription medications may help. In a few cases, GERD may be treated with surgery or other procedures. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read more

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Is Alkaline water effective in eliminating pepsin effect in sore throat due to laryngo pharyngeal reflux . ?

Is Alkaline water effective in eliminating pepsin effect in sore throat due to laryngo pharyngeal reflux . ?

Yes: Yes. Temporarily it will buffer and soothe. Ur treatment should be aimed however at root cause- Stomach Acid and Reflux. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Yes Tums (calcium carbonate) would be safe. You do need to have your child checked for the cause of the eructations. See your doctor about an appointment and examinations to diagnosis the disorder. ...Read more

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Wouldnt fixing Achalasia by surgery result in acid reflux in esophogus?

Wouldnt fixing Achalasia by surgery result in acid reflux in esophogus?

Maybe (answer #5): See prior HealthTap answers on this subject. Fixing achalasia is often combined with an anti-reflux procedure to avoid just what you fear. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause sores in the mouth?

Can acid reflux cause sores in the mouth?

Yes: Reflux that comes up as far as the mouth can cause ulcers. This would occur most commonly at night while lying flat which makes it easier for the acid to travel up the esophagus. ...Read more

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Is tonsillitis and acid reflux linked?I often have acid reflux when I have tonsilitis

Is tonsillitis and acid reflux linked?I often have acid reflux when I have tonsilitis

Not linked but...: Acid reflux may cause sore throats are pain in the area of the tonsil. Tonsillitis is an infection either bacterial or viral of the tonsils. Some treatments for tonsillitis may aggravate acid reflux and make it worse. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause excess saliva in the mouth?

Can acid reflux cause excess saliva in the mouth?

Excess salivation: Yes, acid reflux can make you feel nauseated, which causes some people to salivate. This is also referred to as water brash. Water brash frequently precedes vomiting. ...Read more

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Which acid in present in apples?

Malic acid primarily: Malic acid is the best know. For others, see this article: https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v168/n4267/abs/168254a0.html ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more

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What generally triggers acid reflux?

Diet, position, meds: Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods, carbonated beverages. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, don't lie down for 2-3 h after eating. Some meds increase heartburn and reflux. Lose weight, if overweight. Elevate head of bed. Freq., chronic, or severe see md-don't want ca. ...Read more

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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults ? Thanks

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No: Reflux is a gastric issue; bronchiectasis is a pulmonary issue. There is no reason why bronchiectasis would cause reflux, sorry. ...Read more

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Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Yes: There are cases of acid reflux in children that trigger asthmatic symptoms. In these cases treating the reflux often improves the asthma. This may also be true in adults. Chack with your pcp. ...Read more

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6 week old baby has very sensitive stomach even to the sensitive formulas. Also has acid reflux. Is he likely to be plagued w/this later, as an adult?

6 week old baby has very sensitive stomach even to the sensitive formulas. Also has acid reflux. Is he likely to be plagued w/this later, as an adult?

Maybe/not: All babies reflux, some reaching a problem status.It is age & position related.There is no valve blocking back flow (reflux).The stomach entrance is a bend in a tube that opens frequently to allow mouth mucous/food in. Gravity helps hold food down but it can come up any time the stomach squeezes to process the meal.Laying flat increases reflux. It peaks about 4m & starts to improve with sitting. ...Read more

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33 yr old adult autistic nonverbal female. 6hours after eating extreme coughing acid reflux gas and mucus. 4 years no cure no new ideas from local?

Need new specialist: You need to take this poor soul to a major medical center for better evaluation and treatment. There is no reason for her to suffer for four years with this - that is just cruel. Find a major city near where you live, see if they have a medical school and/or residency program for GI or GI surgery, and set up appointment. If you need further suggestions where, send where you live in new question. ...Read more

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Digestive issue. 6 hours after eating lots acid reflux, coughing, gad, and mucus. For 33 year old nonverbal autistic adult female. Local physicians.

Acid reflux: Sounds like your stomach empties slowly. I would advise consulting with a GI specialist. Avoid caffeine, sodas, acidic foods and overeating. An acid blocker may be helpful like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prevacid . You probably need an upper GI study or endoscopy if your symptoms do not improve. Make sure you write or type your concerns prior to your visit. Best of luck ! ...Read more

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What is acid reflux?

All you need to know: Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. Acid reflux usually causes a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation radiates up from the stomach to the mid-chest or throat. This is also known as heartburn. http://www.healthline.com/health/gerd?ref=global ...Read more

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What helps acid reflux?

What helps acid reflux?

GERD: There are many non-medical measures you can take to help reflux, such as avoiding particular foods, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting your bed, and avoiding over eating before bedtime, but many people require long-term medication in addition to those measures. If you're developing new reflux symptoms at age 50, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is acid reflux treated?

How is acid reflux treated?

See below: Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps. In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used. ...Read more

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What are signs of acid reflux ?

Signs: Heatburn. Ssometimes food gets stuck in the lower esophagus, acid takting juice at times (waterbrash). ...Read more

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What are reasons for acid reflux?

What are reasons for acid reflux?

Reflux: When you eat, food passes from the throat to the stomach through the esophagus. Once food is in the stomach, a ring of muscle fibers prevents food from moving backward into the esophagus. If this muscle doesn't close well, food, liquid, and stomach acid can leak back into the esophagus. Reflux is worse with large meals, high fatty content, bending over after eating, alcohol and obesity. ...Read more

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What generally triggers acid reflux?

Diet, position, meds: Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods, carbonated beverages. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, don't lie down for 2-3 h after eating. Some meds increase heartburn and reflux. Lose weight, if overweight. Elevate head of bed. Freq., chronic, or severe see md-don't want ca. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Acid reflux?

Acid reflux : Risk factors for acid reflux include obesity, smoking, alcohol ingestion, pregnancy, a hiatal hernia, diabetes, delayed gastric emptying, scleroderma, and eating certain foods, such as acid foods, spicy foods, chocolate, and caffeine ingestion. ...Read more

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Please advise how to soothe my acid reflux?

Use medicines: Acid can cause a lot of heart burns. This can be easily relieved with he use of antacids and there are a whole lot of them... Ranging from mylanta, gelusil, zantac (ranitidine) / Pepcid and prilosec(omeprazole). Cold milk and ice cream can be soothing but their benefit is short lived. So you need to use medicines that stop production of acid in your stomach. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux kill you?

No: Acid reflux cannot kill you. The most serious complication is the development of barrett esophagus, or esophageal metaplasia, which can be a precursor to esophageal cancer. This takes many years to develop. If you have concerns and have had reflux symptoms for a while, consult with your doctor about having an upper endoscopy (egd). ...Read more

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How to avoid acid reflux?

How to avoid acid reflux?

Recommendations: Don't overeat. Don't eat right before bed. Don't eat foods that you don't digest well. If symptoms continue, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can milk cause acid reflux?

Can milk cause acid reflux?

Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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Does honey treat acid reflux?

Unknown: Some individuals will get symptomatic relief of their acid reflux with certain foods. However, this can be tricky as the information on this is suspect. I tell my patients if certain foods or food avoidances are helpful symptomatically, then i would listen to your body. Some people however need further evaluation as acid reflux can cause serious complications. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux stunt growth?

Generally no: It generally does not unless someone is very nauseous from reflux and is unable to eat well and falls under the growth curve. This would be a very extreme case, in which acid is not controlled for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Only when greasy: It would be the fat in popcorn which worsens reflux and not the popcorn per se unless you are eating buckets of them at a time. Smaller meals usually work better. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more