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Baby With Acid Reflux Sleeping On Stomach
Medical evaluation: Acid reflux can cause ulcers to develop in the stomach. In some instances, increased acid production and/or ulcer formation can be caused by a certain type of bacteria called h. Pylori that would need antibiotics to cure. A simple test at your physician's office would be able to determine this. ...Read more
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
No I been feeling faint like plus woozy feeling and I got acid reflux and my stomach be bubbly feeling sometime can't sleep don't know what's wrong wi?
Lots of thoughts.: Many concerns are expressed here. Unfortunately, there's not much in this forum that can be done with such limited information to help you get the answers you wish for. Maybe try asking questions one at a time would help. Try to be as clear as you can be when asking about a problem. Also, there is no better way to find out about your health than to visit a doctor in person. Consider pregnancy too. ...Read more
My infant has a mild case of acid reflux. Is it safe to let her sleep regularly in a rocker sleeper due to its incline?
I have stomach pain and always have gas everyday when I awake or asleep. Does this have to do with having Gerd or acid reflux?
I don't think so.: It sounds like you're having intestinal pain as opposed to upper abdominal pain where reflux symptoms exist. Acid reflux generally is not the main source of gas or flatus. This sounds more suspicious for a lower intestinal problems such as constipation or irritable bowel. ...Read more
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
My 6 week old baby grunts and squirms while she's sleep and she spits up threw both her mouth and nose causing her to choke. Does she have acid reflux?
GERD?: See peds. To DX baby. Put her on a sitting position to see if still vomits. ...Read more
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
Helicobacter pylori: Peptic ulcer disease is the most common ulcer in the gastrointestinal tract. It is usually highly acidic and quite painful. As many as 70–90% of these ulcers are associated with helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacteria that lives in the acidic environment of the stomach. It is easily treatable. It should be taken care of quickly since it may also be associated with gastric cancer. ...Read more
Relief from Pyrosis: Can have symptoms w/o damage. Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). ...Read more
Reflux and diet: Avoiding the things that incite the reflux, such as caffeine and greasy foods will immediately change how a person feels. The important thing to note is that abdominal discomfort and bad reflux imply that the situation is worse than just reflux and can be acid-related stomach disease such as gastritis or a brewing ulcer. Diet changes and otc medications are the first step! ...Read more
Does acid reflux happen more on empty stomach? Is it best to eat small meals throughout the day to minimize it?
It can/ usually: Reflux can happen at any level of fill. It tends to occur as the stomach squeezes to mix the food which creates pressure. If the person is laying down at the time or consumes things that aggravate like any caffeine or nicotine it can make it worse. Smaller more frequent feeds seems to help some people. ...Read more
I want surgery to correct my acid reflux and to stop bile from entering my stomach, can this be done together? Same day
Hello dr. I been having dull pain on my r/h side of stomach. I have some acid reflux and discomfort when I eat. What could this be? Thank you.
I have bronchiectasis caused by acid reflux. On spiriva & prilosec. Both are working but I can't sleep at night. What can I do to sleep without meds?
Check O2: Sometimes people with lung disease end up having a sleep disordered breathing or low oxygen at night. This often wakes people up because otherwise, low oxygen can cause brain and other vital organ damage. Avoid sedatives but something like melatonin may be helpful that does not typically affect breathing. Talk to pulmonary/sleep specialist you are seeing. ...Read more
I keep feeling nauseated and I also have pain in my right abdomen. The doctor thought it was acid reflux and gave me some medication but I will still?
You are a bit young: For gallbladder disease, but that is one possible explanation if your nausea is especially bad after eating meals that are high in fat. Are there any other medical conditions like diabetes? Have you made certain you aren't pregnant? Do you happen to drink alcohol and sometimes binge? Is there a family history of pancreatitis or even Crohn's disease? Have you been tested for sprue or Helicobacter? ...Read more
I m 21 I have been experiencing acid reflux and pain in left side of abdomen for past 10 days, whatever I eat comes out through mouth in small amounts?
Esophagus: It sounds like your esophagus is very irritated. See your doctor. ...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