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Can Acid Reflux Cause Loss Of Appetite
Suffers from acid reflux, in the last year, has developed difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, feels like food & bev getting blocked wen swallowed?
Need endoscopy: You need to have more severe problems ruled out. A gastroenterologist is who you need to see. He will do an endozcopy (look down esophagus. Get that check up pronto! ...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
What causes loss of upper range and voice cracks when singing high but doesn't show up on a normal video stroboscope? It's not acid reflux either
Possibly...: There is a possibility that gerd (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) could lead to weight loss if the severity of the illness was so severe that you were being malnourished as a result. If you have frequent symptoms of acid reflux despite treatment with over the counter or prescription medication you need to contact a gastroenterologist and have an exam and upper endoscopy. ...Read more
After food poisoning, appetite down. Feel full w/ acid reflux after 40-50% normal portions. What is the science that causes that?
I'm 44.Im on no meds other over-the-counter med for acid reflux. I hav no entergy, sleep a lot. And have ED problems. My apptite is slowley going away. And have long and short term memory loss, and depreson?
This sounds like the metabolic syndrome: pre-diabetic, mildly overweight, lethargic, and most likely with low testosterone.
You do not have to live with this at your young age...Not any more.
A good men's health expert should be able to put all of this together and provide you with a comprehensive plan to get back to feeling normal. ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head? And dizziness? + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?
Re-evaluate: Tingling, heat, and dizziness are all possible symptoms of low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Aldactone (spironolactone) that you are using as an anti-andorgen could be contributing to these symptoms. Eating 6 equal small meals, staying hydrated, movement through the day, and a good night sleep might help. ...Read more
33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?
No, nothing serious: Acid reflux disease, sometimes called, GERD does not cause any nutritional effects. Most antacids used to treat acidity are benign and of minimal consequences. PPIs do have some rare effects on electrolytes like magnesium and Calcium but only after many years of use. This can lead to occasional bone fractures but they are so rare the benefit is much greater than the risk. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause following symptoms. Tingling fingers and toes, numbness in back of thigh. Headache in right temple, acid reflux and sleep loss?
It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd sx after lap band but usually improves with dietary modification. Sometimes band adjustments are helpful for persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Can acid reflux or ibs cause hair loss or thinning? Everytime I eat my stomach starts gurgling and I have to burp but I noticed my hair is thinning?!
Probably not but...: Stress can cause an increase in IBS symptoms and reflux and also a thinning of the hair. Another possible cause would be thyroid problems. If you've had significant weight change, depression, constipation or other symptoms you should discuss thyroid disease with your doctor. ...Read more
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
31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux. SED rate 111, WBC17.6, RUQ U/S negative. Very scared.
No: Outside of some extremely rare autoimmune thyroid disorder, there is no connection. The most common cause of baldness (androgenic alopecia) is caused by follicle sensitivity to the sex hormone Dht in genetically susceptible males. Acid reflux is related to esophageal sphincter function and acid production. ...Read more
I am getting my physical soon and would like to know if there is a blood test for weight loss. Over the past few months, I lost about 10 lbs. I did have issues with acid reflux and duodenitis.
Your doctor should k: Inform your doctor about your weight loss. He should check your CBC and liver functions including proteins like Albumin level. These may indicate some abnormality if there is something internal going on. The weight should go up once your acid reflux has been treated with antacids. ...Read more
I've been taking meds for 10 yrs. For acid reflux. Will using a colon cleanse help with weight loss in the belly area?
Not sure associated?: Acid reflux medications do not cause weight loss nor weight gain. I assume you are alluding to possibly to pH balance. A colon cleanse (not with enema) may help you reset your balance towards a low basic ph. This will help place you in a fat burning mode. "belly fat" especially visceral fat is difficult to burn. ...Read more
Need help o have been feeling sick to the stomach, nauseous and appetite hav decreased a lil and only thing doc hav said is acid reflux plz help?
Make Sure your ibuprofen: Isn't adding insult to injury. Ibuprofen is known to cause gastritis, or stomach ache when taken without food. If you already have acid reflux symptoms occurring, then this could make you feel extreme sick to your stomach. If this is occurring without ibuprofen, then watch your diet. Do not eat any acidic foods, high protein's or hard to digest processed foods. This could make the condition worse. ...Read more
I've had severe acid reflux and heart burn 3 days in a row. No appetite, nauseated. Took protonics, zantac, (ranitidine) and home remadies, none worked. Help me.?
15 years old. No appetite for 5 days. Dull ache in lower stomach and pooping a little more. Also some acid reflux. Is this stomach cancer, I'm worried?
Good day Doctor. Is that safe to consume biotin and/or zinc for treat hair loss? I've high blood pressure and suffering from acid reflux.
I'm on a homely diet (low fat/oil, moderate carb/protein) frm April. No Red meat/alcohol/fast food/fried fd. I'v probs with acid Reflux. Bit High SGPT/SGOT/Bilirubin, PANC-OK. HB-14. I'v lost 14.5 lbs since April mid. Is the WGT loss OK or due to CA?
Weight loss: Hi GpC, you have made some great changes, and weight loss is to be expected. Losing 1-2lbs/week is considered healthy weight loss. If you become weak, tired, or have other symptoms suggestive of malignant weight loss, go see your doctor. Otherwise, keep it up. You are doing great! ...Read more
I am on a easy diet since March. Low Fat, Carb, protein. More salads, fruit/vegs. No fast/fried food, meat/Alc. Only brisk walking. I hv lost 13 lb/4 months. I hv problms with Acid reflux, indigestion, gas, soft stool. Scared if this wgt loss due to ca?
Probably not cancer: Your diet and exercise can explain the weight loss, but the GI symptoms will, improve with smaller meals and decreasing spice., several drugs that speed up, the gut or act as antacids can control, these symptoms. Mdiscuss this with your family doc as well as why you have jumped the the cancer diagnosis so quickly ...Read more
I get some regular acid reflux, dyspepsia, Gas. Taking Protonix & VSL#3 but for last 2 wks some nausea/discomfort during meals & bit after still. Once I get some burps. Things settles perfect. No pain when swallow. Appetite-Ok. No belly pain. Anytng serious?
Do I have h pylori if I have these symptoms:acid reflux-light heartburn and sore throat, constant bad breath, weight loss and constipation?
Possibly: Best answer is to see gastroenterologist to have evaluation and h pylori test if recommended. ...Read more
Weak reflux valve: Certain foods increase acid production by the stomach such as tomato-based foods, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. Then if a person's natural anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach is weak or failing, the acid goes up and burns the sensitive esophagus, causing heartburn. Avoiding those foods and acid meds can reduce the gerd episodes. Anti-reflux surgery can cure gerd. ...Read more
It is common: Acid reflux is caused by a weak muscle/sphincter at the junction of esophagus and stomach. As a result acid which is made in the stomach mover up and down the esophagus casuing inflammation of the esophagus as this lining is not used to the acidic environment. But there is good treatment for this condition...Medicines that can stop acid production are very useful to relieve these symptoms. ...Read more
Acid reflux: The lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more
Like heart burn: You feel as if the food is coming up the pipe into your throat again. It is called gerd, gastro oesaphageal reflex disease and it is due to problem with valve at the stomach and oesaphaus junction. It is nothing serious and is easily treated with taking Prilosec 20 mg at night for about 3 weeks. ...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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