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Can Acid Reflux Cause Stomach Ulcers
Can high levels of anxiety cause GERD or acid reflux disease? And how are stomach ulcers formed from anxiety? Are they all related?
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 can cause the sensation of burning in stomach, without acid reflux and negative for h. pylori? Could it still be ulcer or gastritis?
Does acid reflux cause cold feeling in the throat? Mild pain in the stomach area with gurgling sound coming after having breakfast. Is this ulcer?????
Hi I've told ihave 3 stomach ulcers - from acid reflux and now it's now it looks like a have udi. Is there any link?
None: None have benefit and most will increase the problem. ...Read more
Can you tell me a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?
See integrative Dr.: There are several botanical's, ayurvedic, herbal, essential oil, homeopathic supplements that you can use. However, the list is extensive, and it's best if an integrative holistic medical doctor can examine you, in light of your constitution, overall stress and lifestyle to come up with the best treatment plan. Plus, you may need the assistance of a clinical nutritionist too. Slippery elm and marshmallow root come to mind, but see your doctor first, as there may be other things that are more appropriate based on your findings. ...Read more
Related sometimes: A stomach ulcer is damage to the lining of the stomach (hole) which can bleed, transform to something chronic, or just cause pain and suffering. Pain is a trigger to reflux, but so is a bad diet with excessive exposure to caffeine, alcohol, fizzy drinks, or fats which cause excessive acid production and leakage of acid into the esophagus. Both are treatable. Seek a doctor to help you. ...Read more
Docs, what's a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?
Weight Loss: Believe it or not, weight loss is very effective at decreasing GERD symptoms. Even losing just 10% of body weight can potentially eliminate symptoms. Elevating the head of your bed at night is useful as well. Herbal remedies that could be tried (not harmful) include licorice, aloe vera juice, baking soda and slippery elm. ...Read more
GERD: Not sure what your symptoms are, but if discomfort & no relief, yes. ...Read more
Sure, but maybe...: ...your symptoms arise outside the stomach, like pancreas, biliary tree, etc. Stomach issues can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more
Yes, unfortunately.: Although there are many causes for gastric (stomach) ulcers, severe acid production and reflux is one of them. (Also, severe acid reflux can cause a bleeding esophagus, or food tube, which can be fatal). Any internal bleeding can cause death, because often the bleeding is masked. If you have acid reflux, talk to a doctor about treatment options (meds, surgery) & get checked right away. Good luck! ...Read more
Do I have an ulcer I have graves disease, no gullbladder, acid reflux too. My stomach has been burning and sometimes when I try to eat, I can only take a couple bites and that's it
Hi. Here are possible ulcer symptoms. Ulcers in the stomach can feel worse about three hours after a meal and duodenal ulcers (a little further down than the stomach) can feel better about three hours after a meal. One might experience a drop in appetite with weight loss. There can be a sense of bloating as well as nausea. If the ulcer bleeds it could lead to vomiting up blood. Sometimes vomit can look like dark coffee grounds. Melena can also be caused by bleeding. This is black, tarry, malodorous stool.
The only way to find out for sure what the cause of your stomach pain is, is to have it medically assessed. Take care. ...Read more
Hi I've told ihave 3 stomach ulcers - from acid reflux they think and it looks like a have UTI urinary tract infection : (. Is there any link?
Probably not.: Both were just discovered at the same time. ...Read more
16 year old non smoker occasional stomach pain and acid reflux, currently awaiting H.pylori test results. If it's negative is in likely to be ulcer?
Went Dr. Yesterday tested H. pylori. Said con't Prilosec 2 months. Can stomach aches morning below belly button be related to ulcer or acid reflux?
Probably not related: Pain from reflux or an ulcer is most typically felt in the upper abdomen near the rib cage or just behind the breastbone. Pain in the lower abdomen below navel would be a very unusual place to feel it. Hard to say what might be the cause however as details are few. Best to mention this to your doctor. ...Read more
Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.
Reflux: It's true that the discomfort of reflux occurs in the esophageal area (chest) especially in the reclining position. In my experience gastric ulcers often have atypical symptoms and it could be causing your distress or perhaps reflux is being felt in the lower esophagus near the stomach junction. Chocolate can produce reflux. Since you're so symptomatic, I hope you're under the care of a gastroenter ...Read more
I have a soar throat, and I also have a stomach ulcer. I keep burping and I keep swallowing, could this be acid reflux? Or a normal cold?
Possibly: If you have both of these problems, you should be seeking treatment as the combination could have dire consequences. ...Read more
Burning feeling: Acid reflux is Hydrochloric acid with is extremely caustic and a burning sensation can be felt. Many people are completely unaware that any reflux is occurring so it is called occult. Ulcers in the stomach doesn't present as a cold feeling in the throat. Do you have abdominal pain? Are you a smoker, gum chewer? These can contribute to increased acid production. ...Read more
How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.
Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus. If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus
but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria. ...Read more
Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?
See answer below: An ulcer has to do with erosion of the lining of the stomach, usually from stomach acid, which could result from stress. Acid reflux, however, usually refers to acid from the stomach traveling backwards up into the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth and stomach. Acid reflux may result from a loose valve connecting the esophagus and stomach. Both can cause a bit of discomfort and pain. ...Read more
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Listen to body: Neutral soothing small amounts best. Also consider hiatal hernia. Raise hands above head to lift the edges of diaphragm and raise up onto toes and jolt down then drink a small amount of water to put weight in stomach and then stroke from under left rib cage to navel 3 times to bring stomach below the diaphragm. Vigorous exercise increasing intraabdominal pressure pushes stomach above diaphram. ...Read more
Go with unnatural!: If you truly have peptic ulcer disease, going with the "unnatural" way is recommended. H. Pylori, a difficult to treat bacteria, is a common cause and unlikely to respond to natural remedies. It requires antibiotic and antacid treatment. Once treated, can then proceed with natural ways to prevent recurrence or minimize symptoms of reflux. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...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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