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Dr. Warren Foster
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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 acid reflux cause pressure headaches (including back of head) & in the ear but don't have other symptoms sore throat , cough etc PPI's didn't help?

Can acid reflux cause pressure headaches (including back of head) & in the ear but don't have other symptoms sore throat , cough etc PPI's didn't help?

Headache: Reflux is not the cause of pressure headaches. Could be from neck strain or temporomandibular joint Try shower to neck hard, with turning side to side for four minutes. Other suggestions at www.grossaninstitute.com ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr suspects acid reflux. if acid reflux can go to the sinus lining, could it cause a sinus headache. I have an apt aug 5th to see a gastro dr.

Dr suspects acid reflux. if acid reflux can go to the sinus lining, could it cause a sinus headache. I have an apt aug 5th to see a gastro dr.

Quit Smoking please: Smoking can cause recurrent damage to the inner linings of Nose, Throat,Air passages and Stomach. The symptoms can be Hyper acid secretion with Reflux, Recurrent URI infection and cough and congestion. So if you can try to quit smoking your symptoms may subside to some extent. Meanwhile try taking H2 blocker like Pepcid (famotidine) AC OTC 2/day, ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause following symptoms. Tingling fingers and toes, numbness in back of thigh. Headache in right temple, acid reflux and sleep loss?

Can anxiety cause following symptoms. Tingling fingers and toes, numbness in back of thigh. Headache in right temple, acid reflux and sleep loss?

Maybe: Anxiety can cause many different physical conditions but this would be extreme if happening at one time. It sounds like you need to see a mental health specialist as well as your primary doctor to make sure there is not an underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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Headaches, no energy, tingly feelings, cluttered thought and acid reflux. What could this be?

Reflux,sleep apnea: Low calcium can cause the tingly feelings your talking about, if you have reflux this can be contributing to sleep apnea which may as well be causing your feelings of lack of energy, sleep deprivation could also be causing some of your headaches. Please check with your interenist, elevated the head of your bed, do not eat and recline within 3 hours of eating and try an otc reflux med at night. ...Read more

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Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?

Separate problem: Propranolol doesn't treat or prevent acid reflux. The issues are unrelated and their timing is coincidental. Try one of the many over the counter acid reflux treatments and avoid eating within 2 hours of bedtime, even water. Keep your meals smallish. ...Read more

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Hi I have been treating for acid reflux and gastritis since dec. now my hair is itchy all the time and this week Ive had headache,earaches. help?

Hi I have been treating for acid reflux and gastritis since dec. now my hair is itchy all the time and this week Ive had headache,earaches. help?

See below: I do not think your symptoms are related to your acid reflux medicine. Headache and earache are likely related to some infection you may be coming down with. You should see your primary care doctor if your symptoms are not resolved. Dry scalp can cause itchiness as well. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more