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What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

TYPES OF FOOD YOU AR: Maybe due to excessive amounts acidic or spicey foods. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can losartan (cozaar) cause severe acid reflux. I already take Prilosec 2x/day it help a little. AR started after beginning cozaar?

Can losartan (cozaar) cause severe acid reflux.  I already take Prilosec 2x/day it help a little.  AR started after beginning cozaar?

Unlikely: Of over 11,000 people reporting side-effects with losartan, only 0.12% reported esophageal reflux. I would have my doctor investigate other causes. ...Read more

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I have a inlet patch outside my stomach in my esophagus and it causes severe acid reflux disease. How can inlet patch be repaired?

I have a inlet patch outside my stomach in my esophagus and it causes severe acid reflux disease.  How can inlet patch be repaired?

Reword your question: Unclear what an "inlet patch" is that you refer to. Do you mean a gastric band, angelchik prosthesis, or some improvised repair. If you had prior surgery go see your primary surgeon- or get your complete records and seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer cause severe acid reflux? Or only stomach cancer causes it?

Does pancreatic cancer cause severe acid reflux? Or only stomach cancer causes it?

Either, neither: Can have severe acid reflux without any cancer at all. Anything that causes obstruction to stomach emptying (or blocks the duodenum-first part of small intestine) can increase reflux; this can include cancerous and non cancerous causes. ...Read more

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Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?

Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?

Cancer from reflux: Chronic GERD can increase the risk of esophageal cancer by producing changes in the lining of the esophagus from acid burns. This is called Barrett's esophagus and can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. This occurs in long term acid reflux. If you have only occasional symptoms, you are less at risk. If your symptoms are chronic, however, it's a good idea to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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If acid reflux is severe, is it possible to cause pain in the area of the back between the shoulder blades?

Possible: If you are experiencing acid reflux and back pain, you should talk to your doctor about what is going on. It might be related, however, if it's not, you do want to know what is causing your issues. There may be something going on that is totally unrelated to your reflux. If that is the case, you want to get it taken care of incase something else even more serious than acid reflux is going on. ...Read more

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When I have severe acid reflux, my prescription pain meds do not work. Can excessive acid cause certain meds to be less potent?

When I have severe acid reflux, my prescription pain meds do not work. Can excessive acid cause certain meds to be less potent?

Antacids: Prescription antacids may not always work. Also, many prescription antacids don't work well as an, 'as needed' medication since they can take many hours before they start to work. If you are on daily omeprazole, watching your eating habits, but are still getting severe reflux then see your doctor or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can severe acid reflux cause center chest pain?It hurts bad for a few seconds, goes away for a while then comes back.I had coffee this morning.Never do

Can severe acid reflux cause center chest pain?It hurts bad for a few seconds, goes away for a while then comes back.I had coffee this morning.Never do

Absolutely: Absolutely yes. Classically, acid reflux causes a burning sensation in the center of your chest which is sometimes worsened with certain foods and positional changes. Rarely, you may experience a sour taste at the back of your tongue. Coffee is a common cause of acid reflux. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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