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Can Constipation Cause Acid Reflux
Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...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
Generally not: If your usually regular, and now constipated, number of causes. Drink more fluids--water, fruit juices, do more physical activity, if there remains a change in your lower bowel activity for a month, see your pcp, who will likely refer you to a GI doc. By age 50, should have colonscopy anyway.. Acid reflux involves the upper GI tract, and likely the 2 problems are unrelated. ...Read more
Can constipation be causing bad acid reflux? My stomach feels so raw n won't settle with my omeprazole but am also constipated n loud noisey stomach
Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and inturn reflux.Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more
My cals/diet is kinda low due to acid reflux. Gi says eating less will cause constipation. He put me on miralax daily but still low output. Options?
I am taking lansoprazole for acid reflux and heart burn. Does the medicine cause constipation? This is what I am experiencing since I have started it.
GERD treatment: Probably not causing constipation. Your gasto-esophageal reflux is not being caused by too much acid! You most likely need more stomach acid. Remember you need stomach acid to breakdown your food before it reaches your small bowel. Remember to chew your food at least 29-30 times before swallowing! Take your tine eating your food. Limit the amount of liquids you drink during your meal (max 8 oz) ...Read more
What would cause upper left abdo pain with constipation, blood in stools, acid reflux and feeling of fullness in a 9 yr old female?Thanks
Several possible : Problems. She needs seen asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constipated with some what solid stool but mucous when i wipe what could be the cause of this i also have heartburn and a lil acid reflux?
Why is acid reflux causing me constipation and a lot of burping ? Can you advice me any cure ? I am taking Tums by the way. Negative for hpylori.
Is there any relation betn constipation/partial bowel obstruction and acid reflux?Wht relieves constipation?Tried fiber, plenty of water w/o much help.
Constipation: Constipation can cause partial obstruction. The partial obstruction could lead to easy fullness and worsen reflux. Increased activity, fluids, fiber, stool softners and laxatives are main treatment. Evaluation to rule out mechanical obstruction including colonoscopy may be indicated in some cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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