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Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Sure: Increase the intra-abdominal pressure with weight lifting can overwhelm the lower esophageal sphincter tone, causing gerd. With any activity, make sure you have good mechanics. ...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 i continue my passion of weightlifting despite having a GERD and hiatal hernia.

Can i continue my passion of weightlifting despite having a GERD and hiatal hernia.

Absolutely: Symptoms of gerd can be aggravated by heavy straining, and if this the case, surgical consultation should be considered, as anti-reflux surgery can be very effective if diminishing these symptoms. Behavior and diet modification is imperative as well. See your physician. ...Read more

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I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness i feel cause it helps. What can I do, i'm gaining weight?

I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness i feel cause it helps. What can I do, i'm gaining weight?

Potential ulcer: If you have already been on Prilosec and still have nausea and need to eat you should consider the possibility of the presence of an ulcer or h. Pylori. Make sure you are not taking any nsaids like Aspirin or Ibuprofen and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im about 15 lbs over weight could this be the cause of my gerd.I also have gastritis but they did biopsies and those were normal.I eat healthy normall?

Im about 15 lbs over weight could this be the cause of my gerd.I also have gastritis but they did biopsies and those were normal.I eat healthy normall?

It contributes: There are many things that cause gastroesophageal reflux disease. Usually, there are multiple contributing factors such as diet and medications. Being overweight absolutely can contribute to the development of gerd. Losing weight may cure or alleviate your symptoms of heart burn. ...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

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If you have GERD i there a tendency that you will loose weight a lot?

If you have GERD i there a tendency that you will loose weight a lot?

GERD: I guess only if the gerd curbs your appetite , also if the gerd makes you throw up. Having gerd is not good as you could develop barretts esophagus which can lead to cancer. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause insomnia?

Yes: Gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease can be thought of as a really bad case of heartburn that just won't quit. If your reflux gets worse when you lay down, then that discomfort can make it very difficult to get to sleep , eg cause insomnia. There are many medications, some over-the-counter, to treat gerd. Better yet, alter your lifestyle to minimize risk. Or change your sleeping position. ...Read more

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Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Common, aggravates: Agree with other answers. If overweight or obese, often get at least some symptom relief with weight loss, likely a combo of diet change and the weight loss itself affecting lower esophageal sphincter function. Just another reason to get weight down, if overweight. Easier said than done. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

Cough: The acid rolls over from your esophagus into your trachea which is the main tube into your lungs thus causing you to cough ...Read more

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Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Sometimes: In most cases no. Occasionally a condition called barretts esophagus can occur and this can ultimately lead to cancer. This occurrs in an unpredictable fashion but is most commonly seen in middle aged caucasion males. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux or GERD also cause rectal discomfort?

No: While the mouth is ultimately connected to the anys, there is no mechanism for gerd to cause discomfort at the off ramp. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes: Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer. GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl.com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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Can you explain to me why GERD would cause a productive cough?

GERD: If the reflux goes high enough or with the acid turning to gas and inhaled, there is inflammation in the airways causing production of mucous for protection. In addition the acid and the gas that goes in the lungs can cause chronic irritation and pulmonary fibrosis. ...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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Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Yes: As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference of GERD reflux and acid reflux and what can thay cause?

No short answer: They are essentially the same. They can cause chest pain (sometimes mistaken for a heart attack), esophagitis (inflammation and possible ulceration of the lower to upper esophagus, coughing, probably asthma. There is also a question whether it can cause barrett's esophagus which may be a precursor to esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...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