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Suffers from acid reflux, in the last year, has developed difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, feels like food & bev getting blocked wen swallowed?

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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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

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

Dysphonia: The usual cause is either post-nasal drip or acid reflux. You should have an evaluation by a gastroenterologist that performs esophageal pH studies and manometry. They may just try you on a course of acid suppression medications. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

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

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After food poisoning, appetite down. Feel full w/ acid reflux after 40-50% normal portions. What is the science that causes that?

After food poisoning, appetite down. Feel full w/ acid reflux after 40-50% normal portions. What is the science that causes that?

Taste buds: The taste buds in your stomach (yes you have them there too - read about them in yourdoctorsorders. Com) will delay the emptying of the stomach so you will eat less and have reflux. ...Read more

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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?

Male Menopause: 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

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Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head? And dizziness? + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

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

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33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?

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

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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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Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

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

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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?!

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

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Does acid reflux suppress appetite?

Does acid reflux suppress appetite?

Generally not: Usually acid reflux is relieved by putting food in the stomach (which neutralizes the acid for a short time). But acid reflux can cause nausea on occasion, and if you are nauseated then you will probably not be hungry. ...Read more

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Acid reflux, stomach pains, loss of sleep, cough, what to do?

Acid reflux, stomach pains, loss of sleep, cough, what to do?

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

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31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux. SED rate 111, WBC17.6, RUQ U/S negative. Very scared.

31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux. SED rate 111, WBC17.6, RUQ U/S negative. Very scared.

Complex problem: You have at least two things going on, but first we need to be sure you do not have TB or bacterial endocarditis. All bets are off until then. Get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Any possible connection between gastritis/ acid reflux and hair loss?

Any possible connection between gastritis/ acid reflux and hair loss?

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

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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.

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

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I've been taking meds for 10 yrs. For acid reflux. Will using a colon cleanse help with weight loss in the belly area?

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

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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?

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

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Has acid reflux, bin havin trouble swallowing food feels stuck, bev's come back up, had tests, cancer ruled out, lost appetite hiatal hernia?

Need endoscopy: You need to have endoscopy - a tube put down your throat to see if you have a narrowing. See an endoscopist. When they look, they can usually fix it, too. ...Read more

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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?

Probably not!: Need better dietary habits-

Drink a lot of filtered water, add a lot of fiber, fruits, veg

Go dairy free- may have yogurt

If the symptoms persist after 4-6 weeks after correcting the diet, see a doctor ...Read more

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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.

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.

BP: Best to focus on your BP. The others won’t help you hair. Your BP will cause you a shorten life and you will spend more of your life suffering from stroke or heart problems or kidney failure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Seems OK: Some people have gastroesophageal reflux disease and can have similar symptoms. Otherwise perhaps mild inflammation of the stomach lining. Your doctor should be able to tell but doesn't sound serious to me at least based on description.
Best of luck ...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 ...Read more

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Can white chocolate cause acid reflux?

Can white chocolate cause acid reflux?

Yes: White chocolate is just fat. Fat causes reflux. Plus it does not even taste like chocolate! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could prenatal pills cause acid reflux?

Yes: Yes they certainly can. The iron in those pills can also cause general indigestion, nausea, and constipation. Check with your physician if this is persistent. Might try taking them with a starch like mashed potatoes to see if that relieves some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of acid reflux?

What are the common causes of acid reflux?

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

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What causes acid reflux and how do I fix it?

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

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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

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

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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. ...Read more

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What might be some causes of acid reflux happening?

Sleep disorders: Sleep apnea results in a vacuum of the esophagus allowing entry of acid products from the stomach. ...Read more

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Can garcinea Cambodia cause acid reflux to be worse?

It is possible: Based upon my review of this substance, it is possible for a worsening of your acid reflux. The best way to lose weight is to increase physical activity and reduce caloric intake. Talk to your healthcare provider about the safest weightloss plan for you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid reflux and its causes?

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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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. Milroy Samuel
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more