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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease (gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking I inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry?

Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking I inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry?

How? By an exam!: You need a doctor to examine you. Then, if you need a Rx, you need to follow directions exactly and gert well. Doing the right stuff is a good way to lower anxiety and risk of damage to your young body. Best! ...Read more

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Shortness of breath with mucus for a year. Doc has said Gerd. Doesn't think asthma. Smoked 10 yrs.25. Lung test normal. Copd? Pneumonia? Just smoking?

Shortness of breath with mucus for a year. Doc has said Gerd. Doesn't think asthma. Smoked 10 yrs.25. Lung test normal. Copd? Pneumonia? Just smoking?

Quit smoking: The most obvious answer of course is that you have to stop smoking. There is no benefit from smoking, and as long as you continue to do so, you will be short of breath and have increased mucous and cough. You know this. Smoking makes asthma, GERD and COPD worse if you have them. Smoking causes other serious chronic health problems, such as cancers, stroke, heart disease. Have you tried Chantix? ...Read more

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Does chlorogenic acid cause gerd?

Does chlorogenic acid cause gerd?

Yes and no: Hydrochloric acid abbreviated hcl is made by and secreted by cells in the stomach to aid digestion. Regurgitation of hcl from the stomach up into the esophagus is main cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease aka gerd & the symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause gerd? And if it does how?

Can gastritis cause gerd? And if it does how?

In a way: Gastritis is regarded inflammation of stomach lining. There can be several causes. One cause might be excessive gastric acid. Gerd is reflux of gastric acid up the food tube, the esophagus. Laxity & incompetence of the muscle mechanism that closes off the stomach from the esophagus allows esophageal acid reflux to occur and to irritate that part of the esophagus adjacent to the stomach. ...Read more

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Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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Can an over use of your vocal cords cause gerd?

No: Gerd can occasionally cause some vocal cord irritation if it leads to inhalation of small amounts of stomach contents. However, vocal cord use has no impact on the presence of gerd. ...Read more

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Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sphincter and aggravate th reflux. If you already have reflux irritation, nthe spicy food can aggravate it like salt water can make a wound burn. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis? What is difference between gastritis n gerd?

What causes gastritis? What is difference between gastritis n gerd?

Site: Gastritis is the irritation seen on the lining of the stomach from acid or other offending agents such as pain meds and alcohol, all related to acid. Gerd is when the stomach content with acid in it goes back up to the esophagus and cause irritation there. They can coexist. ...Read more

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What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

Doctor Consult.: Lower pressure on the 'LES' 'sphincter that keeps stuff on stomach', acid goes up. Loose belt, elevated headrest on bed, no peppermints, or chocolates. Acid reducers like Omeprazole or zantac, (ranitidine) usually prescribed. No large meals, don't eat 3 hours before going to bed. See your doctor :) ...Read more

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What would be the possible cause of GERD and how can we prevent it to occur?

What would be the possible cause of GERD and how can we prevent it to occur?

Stress: This is only one of many, others could be hiatil hernia, barrets esophagus, poor diet etc. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause gerd? I don't understand how else I could have developed this. If I fix the anxiety will the GERD go away?

Does anxiety cause gerd? I don't understand how else I could have developed this. If I fix the anxiety will the GERD go away?

No, but: Generally speaking, anxiety does not cause gerd, but anxiety can cause gastrointestinal symptoms that mimic gerd. To the extent that a person's gerd-like symptoms are not truly due to gerd, but due to anxiety, they are likely to improve with treatment of anxiety. Nevertheless, it's not wise - without having a physician's eval - to assume that any physical symptom is due to a psychological cause. ...Read more

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Sir, I am arun, sufferer of Severe GERD. Your answer would helpful for me. Does DGL Cause any side effects? How long I expect to heal GERD?

Sir, I am arun, sufferer of Severe GERD. Your answer would helpful for me. Does DGL Cause any side effects? How long I expect to heal GERD?

GERD: The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. Discuss NIssen funduplication with Doc ...Read more

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Been treated for GERD medicine didn't help itchythroat for months. I worry too much I read about rrp. It is rare I am worried. Can this be the cause?

In my experience...: ...Gerd doesn't usually cause itch. Have you looked into allergy treatment? If your throat itches for months, and if the treatment for one possible cause has not helped, then look for another possible cause and treat that. ...Read more

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Could any expert explain to me how GERD - is or causes cancer? Thanks!

Could any expert explain to me how GERD - is or causes cancer? Thanks!

Chronic Inflammation: GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease leads to alkaline reflux that changes the barrier lining of the esophagus (the tube just before your stomach). Inflammation leads to changes called "Barrett's esophagus" - with time, this is thought to predispose risk of esophageal cancer by creating altered, abnormal, premalignant cells. ...Read more

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What causes gerd?

What causes gerd?

GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to reflux into the lower esophagus. ...Read more

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What causes gerd?

GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. ...Read more

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Can gerd cause pain in upper left back?

Can gerd cause pain in upper left back?

Maybe.: Pain anywhere in the abdomen, can cause referred pain to the back and shoulders even! If the pain occurs only with movement, it is more likely to be due to sprain or strain of muscles or ligaments. Any pain, if it lasts longer than a few days or is severe, needs to be checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more