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Causes Of Gerd In Adults
I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?
GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Some patients with gerd have increased symptoms with physical exertion due to increase in both gastric (stomach) and abdominal pressure. Be careful about eating prior to activity, and watch alcohol intake and large meals. Some patients pre-medicate with antacids prior to physical exertion. ...Read more
What could cause random feeling of gagging through the day? I do have GERD and have had it since I was 9. Gagging feeling started about a month ago.
Gagging : although not certain, it is possible that the gagging you're experiencing could mean that your Gerd is not under good enough control. I would avoid particular foods that make your problem worse, cut back on caffeine and alcohol, quit smoking if you do, and consider tilting your bed. If these maneuvers don't help, then you may need to have the dose of your Aciphex (rabeprazole) adjusted. Good luck. ...Read more
Submitted a Q earlier about being 29 w/ AMI symptoms w/o history. Got a response about GERD. Would GERD cause feeling of doom or dizzyness/ fainting?
GERD symptoms: Gastrointestinal reflux disease does not give rise to a sense of impending doom, dizziness and/or a change in your level of awareness. These are all symptoms that are reminiscent of a seizure. You should meet with your doctor and discuss whether an EEG would help sort out the problem. Good luck and take care. ...Read more
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