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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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?

Fussiness, spitting: A baby with reflux may be irritable due to the effect of stomach acid eroding at the lining of the baby's esophagus. Adults with these symptoms typically have "heartburn", but most babies are just fussy. Many will spit up more than appears to be normal for a baby, in some milk may even come out of the nose. Back arching, poor feeding, poor weight gain may also be associated symptoms. ...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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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