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Can Acid Reflux Cause Costochondritis
Can acid reflux/gerd cause costochondritis/inflammation? Also, can you have costo still even if it doesn’t hurt to press on chest?
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
I have suffered costochondritis for 7 yrs which now is getting worse. I have acid reflux and now low in iron and folic acid why am I so ill tired weak?
Try rib belt: For costochondritis! the GI problem needs a work up- were you checked for ulcer disease? --see your pcp.
Have costochondritis after bad cold. Told to take 400mg ibuprofen 3x day. Is it ok if I have acid reflux? How long do I take it?
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.
It can. ..: Because, it's actually possible for stomach contents (including stomach acid) to reflux up from the stomach into the back of the throat, and then instead of going back down the food pipe (esophagus) but rather into the wind pipe (trachea) and inflamme the larger airways of the lungs!
Maybe: If the reflux causes pain and nausea, you could feel some faintness, secondary to a vasovagal reaction, but another issue could involve a gastritis or ulcer, which could cause bleeding and anemia, and this too could promote a generalized dysequilibration sensation. Contact your doctor and check this out.
Yes: Acid reflux can cause irritation and damage to vocal cords.
Acid reflux: Simple answer: "yes." but there are many causes of pain in that region.
Yes, but...: Yes it can, . But other things can do that also. Check with your physician about taking a medication for reflux - prescription or over-the-counter. Also check your pulse. If the pulse is irregular or very swift, it can also feel that way.
Reflux: Can damage vocal cords causes inflammation. Most cases reversible.
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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