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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?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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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?

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 more

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What is reflux?

What is reflux?

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 more

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What is venous reflux?

What is venous reflux?

Vein Valve Collapse: Veins contain one way valves which under pressure can sometimes fail and allow blood to backflow or "reflux". This is what leads to spider or varicose veins. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of reflux?

What are the symptoms of reflux?

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 more

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What can people with reflux eat?

What can people with reflux eat?

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

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How do I manage my baby's reflux?

How do I manage my baby's reflux?

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 more

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Best way to manage chronic reflux ?

Best way to manage chronic reflux ?

See your GP: The symptoms of reflux can be due to a variety of causes some unimportant but some are very important. It is always best to see your GP to rule out an important cause before giving advice. ...Read more

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Why is my baby's reflux persisting?

Why is my baby's reflux persisting?

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 more

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Can reflux make someone really sick?

Can reflux make someone really sick?

Yes: Primarily reflux disease (gerd) concerns are longterm complications. Depending the amount/degree of refluxing, there are certain subgroups that can have complications more directly associated with gerd. Some infants have respiratory complications and/or sid thought to be associated with gerd. Adults may have significant lung disease and/or infection associated with refluxing. http://goo.gl/0rrqv. ...Read more

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Given reflux what food is best to eat?

Given reflux what food is best to eat?

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

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What are common signs of silent reflux?

GERD: I assume you are talking about "GERD" or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms of this include classic heartburn and an intermittent sour taste in the mouth. GERD may manifest atypically or "silently" as shortness of breath - especially at night, coughing, trouble swallowing or uncharacteristic chest pain. Sometimes, a trial of heartburn medicine may lead to diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does using a dummy reduces baby reflux?

Does using a dummy reduces baby reflux?

Reflux: It wont do anything to the reflux as such but will comfort the baby and settle them down. ...Read more

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How long can I take pantoloc for reflux?

How long can I take pantoloc for reflux?

Protonix (pantoprazole) in the U.S.: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used to help patients block stomach acid production, to treat their stomach reflux and stomach ulcer disorders. As will most medications, there is no time limit. A medicine that is helpful, is doing a good job, has no equal alternative, and thus is needed, can be used until it is no longer needed. The doctor can explain the risks versus the benefits of protonix (pantoprazole). ...Read more

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can diet make reflux in kids get better?

can diet make reflux in kids get better?

Reflux : A good all rounded diet will certainly help reflux especially when you reduce the amount of fast foods ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: reflux?

Reflux: 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 through the vesicoureteral junction. ...Read more

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How many time i must have reflux and what your advise?

Treat it: If acid reflux causes enogh symptoms to affect a comfortable daily eating pattern, then is should be treated. If you try over the counter treatment and get relief, then do it for a short period of time. Then stop med to see if resumes to be a problem. If meds do not help at all, then see your physician. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is reflux and what are the symptoms?

What is reflux?: Reflux causes heartburn, a burning discomfort in the chest immediately after eating and at night while laying flat to sleep. It's caused usually by a hiatal hernia, a structural anomaly where the esophagus meets the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage resist persistent reflux?

What is the best way to manage resist persistent reflux?

Reflux: Management of reflux will include Life style modification--> weight loss,avoid alcohol, citrus fruits, tea , coffee. Avoid large meals and wait for 2-3 hours after a meal and before sleeping Medications-->Antacids like gaviscon . Other medications like omeprazole and Ranitidine ( Prescribed by your doctor) Surgery--> this is the last resort ...Read more

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