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Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?

Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?

Yes: Yes, many medications can heal acid reflux. The strongest medications fall under the class of proton pump inhibitors. They block stomach acid production and can heal erosive esophagitis almost 90 percent of the time at 8 weeks. ...Read more

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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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Can rosacea be caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Can rosacea be caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Rosacea: While the exact cause of rosacea has not been absolutely defined, there were some lines of thought related to h. Pylori and gastrin in the stomach. These have not been found to hold up to testing. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety be the cause of gastritis in the stomach antrum?

Can stress and anxiety be the cause of gastritis in the stomach antrum?

Possible: Chronic stress has been known to cause stomach ulcers. It is important to rule out any other causes of gastritis before attributing your symptms to stress. Therefore see your doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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What may be the cause for internal inflammation of the stomach and esophagus ?

What may be the cause for internal inflammation of the stomach and esophagus ?

Either diet or bacte: Afoods shuch as alcohol, nicotine and caffene all irritate the stomach. You may have a bacteria h. Pylori that leads to ulcers. Possibly you just have gastric reflux and a diet change will resole everything. ...Read more

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27. Gerd/reflux/LPR or damage caused by excess acid cause feel food going through your esophagus? I also have throat clearing, altered vocal range,

27. Gerd/reflux/LPR or damage caused by excess acid cause feel food going through your esophagus? I also have throat clearing, altered vocal range,

GERD: Based on your symptoms, you should be treated with a PPI and see a gastroenterologist for an endoscopic. With your respiratory symptoms, I would be concerned that your reflux involves your lungs. All the best and be reviewed soon. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which probiotics get past the stomach acid into your intestines

What is the mechanism by which probiotics get past the stomach acid into your intestines

Most won't unless: Timed release. You need a product that can withstand the harsh environment of stomach acid. Stomach acid will kill a high percentage of probiotic bacteria. Thus, if it needs to take action further down in the GI tract, a timed released formulation may be most beneficial. ...Read more

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What can cause the sensation of burning in stomach, without acid reflux and negative for h. pylori? Could it still be ulcer or gastritis?

Dyspepsia: It could be ulcer or gastritis. Have you tried OTC meds like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec? If these have not helped at all then you need to see a GI specialist for further testing. If you haven't tried these meds then try for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. ...Read more

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Do stomach acid leaking into the mouth from acid reflux have a negative effect on antibacterial rinse used to treat inflammation in the gums?

Do stomach acid leaking into the mouth from acid reflux have a negative effect on antibacterial rinse used to treat inflammation in the gums?

Reflux: Reflux into the mouth should not affect your antibacterial rinse. The acid should kill the bacteria. However, the acid will damage your teeth and irritate your gums. Typically, reflux should not travel all the way into the mouth. Gastric contents that travel back into the mouth is vomiting. Always speak with your physician about your concerns, they can provide the best explanation for you. ...Read more

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Is reflux not damaging when one is on prilosec? Does the lack of stomach acid make the backflow into the esophagus not damaging?

Is reflux not damaging when one is on prilosec? Does the lack of stomach acid make the backflow into the esophagus not damaging?

Less damaging: taking medication that reduced the acid in the stomach will minimize any damages to the esophagus when the gastric content reflux up into the esophagus, but does not eliminated. the medication will reduced the amount of acid but not all the acid, and if the medication did neutralized completely the acid in the stomach, it might turn alkaline. that why patient need to be monitored by endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can peptic ulcers be caused by vomiting or is it the ulcers that cause the vomiting?

Can peptic ulcers be caused by vomiting or is it the ulcers that cause the vomiting?

Yes: Peptic ulcers can cause vomiting due to gastric irritation. They are frequently caused by infection with a bacteria called h pylori and should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux burn all the way through your esophagus?

Could acid reflux burn all the way through your esophagus?

Yes it can.: Also get checked for a heart condition.Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease. ...Read more

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Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Yes. Commonly.: Yes, common in our area is allergic rhinitis as well. If you are concerned talk it over with your doctor. This picture is worth of thousand words. It can drip down or come up pretty easily. ...Read more

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Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

No: Asbestos has heen associated with the development of pleural mesothelioma. That appears to be its only associated malignant disorder. Considering that over a hundred thousand patients develop colon cancer yearly in the US, non have any history of such exposure. Rather it is believed that polyoma virus has an association with colonic neoplasms where tumor began as a GI inflammatory process . ...Read more

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Have been having acid indigestion. Is heartburn/acid caused by bacteria in the colon or stomach? Or some other cause?

Have been having acid indigestion.  Is heartburn/acid  caused by bacteria in the colon or stomach? Or some other cause?

Possible bacteria: Heartburn, or esophageal reflux disease, is caused by stomach acid irritating the esophagus. Ulcers, or erosion of the stomach lining, are caused by acid and a bacterial infection, helicobacter pylori. The bacteria is thought to weaken the acid-resistant stomach lining, and is usually treated with a combination of antibiotics and an acid reducing medication. See your doctor if you have symptoms. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more