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Doctor insights on: Can Acid Reflux Cause Costochondritis

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Can acid reflux/gerd cause costochondritis/inflammation? Also, can you have costo still even if it doesn’t hurt to press on chest?

Can acid reflux/gerd cause costochondritis/inflammation? Also, can you have costo still even if it doesn’t hurt to press on chest?

Symptom overlap.: Acid reflux and costochondritis can present similar symptoms. And they can coexist in the same person. But one would not beget the other.

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually: Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down

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Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Gives U diarrhea...: Garcinia (gamboge) is a strong laxative, but as little as 200 mg of the drug can lead to abdominal pain and vomiting, and fatalities have been observed in doses of 4 grams.

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What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

See below: Excess acid production in the stomach can be treated with proton pump inhibitors. A hiatal hernia can contribute to acid reflux. Diet has a large influence. Learn what foods are most harmful. Sleeping with the head elevated can help to minimize.

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Can milk cause acid reflux?

Can milk cause acid reflux?

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.

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What causes rid of acid reflux?

Talk to doctor: Are you overweight? Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So if you answered yes to thes questions see your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help you and save your life.

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Does acid reflux cause headaches?

Does acid reflux cause headaches?

Not usually.: Acid reflux usually isn't one of those things that causes headaches. Unless you're also having a sour taste in your mouth, belching, and heartburn - i'd look to other causes for your headache.

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How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

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!

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Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

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.

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Can acid reflux cause to feel like u got butterfly's in chest?

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.

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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults? Thanks

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults? Thanks

No: Reflux is a gastric issue; bronchiectasis is a pulmonary issue. There is no reason why bronchiectasis would cause reflux, sorry.

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more