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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?

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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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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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