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Is acid reflux related to snoring and hiccups?

Is acid reflux related to snoring and hiccups?

Maybe: Snoring is more associated with the airway and may be reflective of sleep apnea. Hiccups are non-specific and reflect irritation to the diaphragm. Hiccups may be associated with acid reflux. Belching is also commonly associated with gerd. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Are severe acid reflux and hiatal hernia related to snoring and excessive hiccupping?

Are severe acid reflux and hiatal hernia related to snoring and excessive hiccupping?

Perhaps: Gerd certainly may be related to hiccups but probably not snoring. A large hiatal hernia can certainly cause hiccups but again would not be related to snoring. Being overweight is a common cause of gerd and snoring. ...Read more

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Hi I keep waking up with a dry mouth and headache and body aches but my roommate says I'm not snoring. I have acid reflux but antacids don't work! ?

Hi I keep waking up with a dry mouth and headache and body aches but my roommate says I'm not snoring. I have acid reflux but antacids don't work! ?

Talk to sleep doctor: Those symptoms may indicate some type of sleep disordered breathing such as apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. A consult with a sleep physician would be a good place to start. ...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 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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acid reflux?

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. ...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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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults ?
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No: Reflux is a gastric issue; bronchiectasis is a pulmonary issue. There is no reason why bronchiectasis would cause reflux, sorry. ...Read more

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How likely is it for acid reflux symptoms to cause a problem during a routine surgery?

How likely is it for acid reflux symptoms to cause a problem during a routine surgery?

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

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Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Treat the root cause: If a cough is caused solely by acid reflux, treating the reflux is the best and only solution. ...Read more

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Can too little acid cause acid reflux? Many people online stated this is their reason so curious

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

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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

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Is it true that the original cause of acid reflux is the inability to digest certain foods when you get older?

No: Reflux is due to malfunction of lower esophageal sphincter, increased abdominal pressure - usually due to obesity. See this site for more info.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001311/. ...Read more

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Why would developing gastritis also cause a significant increase in acid reflux to the point that it becomes the more significant issue?

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

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Ive had acid reflux for a long time and all of a sudden it just dissapeared my diet hasnt changed or smoking habits what has caused it to stop?

Ive had acid reflux for a long time and all of a sudden it just dissapeared my diet hasnt changed or smoking habits what has caused it to stop?

Gerd: GERD can be exacerbated by certain food and also by anxiety, smoking etc... It is not clear why symptoms stopped but if stress/anxiety was the major cause and then one become less stress or anxious one can experience relief of GERD symptoms ...Read more

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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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring = a vibrating sound ...Read more