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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?
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Acid reflux: Simple answer: "yes." but there are many causes of pain in that region. ...Read more
Airway management: During elective or routine surgery management of your airway is very important. Patients with acid reflux tend to aspirate (stomach acid rises up into back of throat and mouth) which can end up in the lungs, or aspiration. Tell your doc and your anesthesia provider if you have acid reflux before your surgery. ...Read more
Agitated stomach: Acid reflux is typically caused by 1) excess ingestion of hot, spicy, greasy, or fried foods; 2) nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine in excess; 3) chronic emotional distress;4) anatomical anomaly (i.e. hiatal hernia). Acid reflux (aka GERD) can be treated with medications (OTC & Rx) and lifestyle modification. Acidic foods make this worse, but "low acid" is not a trigger at all. Take care. ...Read more
If acid reflux is severe, is it possible to cause pain in the area of the back between the shoulder blades?
Possible: If you are experiencing acid reflux and back pain, you should talk to your doctor about what is going on. It might be related, however, if it's not, you do want to know what is causing your issues. There may be something going on that is totally unrelated to your reflux. If that is the case, you want to get it taken care of incase something else even more serious than acid reflux is going on. ...Read more
Why would developing gastritis also cause a significant increase in acid reflux to the point that it becomes the more significant issue?
R/O GERD: GERD SX can be vague NAUEA/BLOATING /HEART BURN. Or Severe PAIN//REFLUX/LARYNGITS/COUGH You need a history and physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg. If symptoms have been longer than 8-10 weeks an endoscopy is warranted, while work up is in progress, stick to small frequent meals and gluten free diet. ...Read more
I never had acid reflux before till I've been extremely stressed could this be the cause? I have been stressed to tears for the past 2 weeks!
Yes: It can certainly contribute.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had acid reflux for a long time and all of a sudden it just dissapeared my diet hasn't changed or smoking habits what has caused it to stop?
Can acid reflux cause weakness? I have acid reflux and have been feeling so weak I have to lie down most of the time. Could acid reflux be the cause?
It's a stretch: The only way I can relate acid reflux to weakness is if you've had chronic acid reflux that has caused esophagitis, which has led to blood loss and resulting anemia, causing you some fatigue. But one would have thought that you'd notice dark, tarry stools beforehand. Have your doctor evaluate you for the possibility of anemia. ...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
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