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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hepatojugular Reflux

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Is hepatojugular reflux always bad? Does it mean I have heart problems?

Is hepatojugular reflux always bad? Does it mean I have heart problems?

Hepatojugular reflux: This is a physical finding we observe which suggests there may be an increase in the pressure in the right heart system. It is seen in right heart failure but is not specific for this. In and of itself, it does not necessarily imply heart disease. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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What causes jugular venous reflux?

What causes jugular venous reflux?

Heart failure: Mostly fluid overload on the right side of the heart leading to jugular venous dissension and reflex. ...Read more

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What causes gastric reflux?

What causes gastric reflux?

Causes of GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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Can milk cause acid reflux?

Can milk cause acid reflux?

Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acid reflux?

What causes rid of acid reflux?

Talk to doctor: Are you overweight? Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So if you answered yes to thes questions see your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help you and save your life. ...Read more

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Can reflux cause constant nausea?

Can reflux cause constant nausea?

Yes: Gerd or "reflux" is the result of the upper gastoesophageal sphincter being unable to close appropriately. Therefore, the gastric contents, which are acidic, reflux into the lower esophagus, causing: burning, burping, hoarseness, epigastric pain and of course nausea. ...Read more

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How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

It can ...: Because, it's actually possible for stomach contents(including stomach acid) to reflux up from the stomach into the back of the throat, and then instead of going back down the food pipe(esophagus) but rather into the wind pipe(trachea) and inflamme the larger airways of the lungs! ...Read more

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What are common causes of gastric reflux?

What are common causes of gastric reflux?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Ginger and antacids can help. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician. ...Read more