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What to do if I have had trouble breathing ever since as well as avid reflux . is there any chance they're connected?
Possibly : There is an entity known as GERIAB or gastroesophageal reflux induced asthma and bronchospasm. It is thought that this is caused by acidic gastric juices entering the respiratory tract. Strenuous activity frequently worsens the symptoms. Suggest checking with your physician to have this investigated. ...Read more
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
My chest feels tight, no pain, and I think I have avid reflux. It got better last night but it's still happening today. Is that a problem?
Depends: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as aortic problems, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, lung collapse, infections), esophageal spasms, and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. Depending on the duration it would be worth seeing a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
21yo female. Felt unwell and haven't been eating much. Can constipation cause symptoms of avid reflux and a "trapped gas" feeling?
Backward fluid flow.: Reflux generally means that a body fluid is flowing backward, usually in the wrong direction. One example is stomach acid in gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), where acid moves back up into the esophagus to cause heartburn instead of exiting to the intestine. In the bladder, vesicoureteral reflux (vur) occurs when urine moves back up toward the kidneys rather than remaining in the bladder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spit happens!: Reflux in infants refers to painful feeding, spit up or vomiting, especially in a baby who is not gaining weight adequately. Other symptoms can include refusing the bottle, or crying during feeds, arching and crying after feeds, spitting up when lying flat. Infants with reflux often spit up clear, sour acidic liquid between feeds as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux: Foods that can trigger gerd: fatty or fried foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, carbonated beverages, chocolate and mint. Foods that help prevent gerd: leafy greens, melons, bananas, oatmeal, tofu, fennel, parsley, and rice. ...Read more
Try these things...: Try to make sure you burp your baby frequently to get the extra air out of her tummy. Also, try to keep her upright for about 15-20 minutes after feedings. Finding a way to elevate the head of her crib mattress may also help reflux symptoms while she is sleeping. Some babies with reflux prefer smaller, but more frequent feedings. If all else fails, call your doctor about trying a reflux medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can persist for yrs: Reflux by itself is with us thru out life. If you can burp/belch/spit up then you reflux. Reflux disorder or disease implies important negatives:pain, weight loss, etc. Upright posture after meals helps most of us avoid sx. As long as babies feed often and lay flat, gravity is not helping keep the food down & they may have sx. I've had a rare baby on meds until 4y, most are off by 6-9mo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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