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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly, not often: GERD is not a common side effect but it has been reported. GERD is not unusual in our over-stressed society with modern day eating habits and this is especially true in people with emotional disorders. So, it could arise w/out Seroquel (quetiapine). Here's a lot of good advice: http://web-gerd.com/SelfHelp.htm Best wishes! ...Read more
Can slouched posture, forward head posture, and sitting at a computer all day for years cause gerd? If i fix my posture will the GERD symptoms go away
Anything that: Causes increased intra abdominal pressure is bad for gerd. Nothing is a guarantee, but changing your posture is simple enough--try it, maybe it would help your symptoms, even if it doesn't make it go away completely. Your posture is probably bad for your back anyway. ...Read more
I take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 like six times a day because I created tolerance and I am in the process of detox, will this cause GERD from taking so many pills?
Detox & reflux?: Number if tablets has no effect on reflux. However, if you are being tapered down on your Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) you may experience anxiety. Anxiety frequently causes exacerbations of reflux. Anxiety can also cause burning sensations, nausea & gi discomfort that is not necessarily GERD. Xanax (alprazolam) should be tapered only with the supervision of a doctor. Let ur doc know symptoms u've been having 2 get proper treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Yo-Yo" stomach.: One mechanism that prevents reflux of food or acid from the stomach up the esophagus is the fact that the pressure within the abdominal cavity is higher than the pressure in the stomach. If the stomach "yo-yo's" into the chest cavity through a hiatal hernia, the negative pressure within the chest cavity changes this pressure gradient, favoring reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer