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Does heartburn cause weight gain?

Does heartburn cause weight gain?

Heart burn: Doesn't cause weight gain but sometimes weightgain can lead to heartburn. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!

Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!

See your doc: Sounds like you have a lot of symptoms that could be explained related to GI tract, female organ issues or both... See your doc for a detailed history/ physical and some testing... ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, eating certain foods, lying flat) . Constipated. Burping. Feeling weak?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, eating certain foods, lying flat) . Constipated. Burping. Feeling weak?

GERD.: The symptoms you have described could be consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Given your age, it would be fine to trial a one month course of an over-the-counter medication like Protonix or Prevacid. Should this medication not work, or should your symptoms worsen during the month trial, then an evaluation with a gastroenterologist would be wise. ...Read more

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Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd sx after lap band but usually improves with dietary modification. Sometimes band adjustments are helpful for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Yes.: Gastritis can cause improper digestion with gas, bloating, and cramps. This indicates a problem with stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, gut bacteria or combination thereof. Carbohydrates may stay too long in stomach and/or proteins/fats may pass through too quickly resulting in fermentation or putrefaction. Use enzymes, betaine and acidophilus from professional sources for best results. ...Read more

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Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Diet soda BAD!: Stay far away for diet soda. Nutrasweet and splenda are both not good for you, and can even promote weight gain. ...Read more

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Heahtly eating for weight loss?

Heahtly eating for  weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. ...Read more

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Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria. Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases. Psychological factors. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause weight gain?

Can acid reflux cause weight gain?

Obesity causes it: Obesity often causes gastric reflux. This is due to high pressure in the abdomen (like a pregnant person). But, reflux doesn't cause obesity. ...Read more

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Could i lose stomach fat without dieting?

Could i lose stomach fat without dieting?

No preferential loss: You can lose weight & fat if your calories burned exceed calories in. But you cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...Read more

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I feel indigestion, stomach pain (after eating meal), burps, diarrhea and constipation?

I feel indigestion, stomach pain (after eating meal), burps, diarrhea and constipation?

Could be ulcer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis negative ct scan does not mean you do not have a problem stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Missed 2 period(not pregnant),gained weight despite eating less&exercising more,abs bloat,is the weight gain due to missed periods(temporary&will go?

Dr. Linda Tao Dr. Tao
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Missed 2 period(not pregnant),gained weight despite eating less&exercising more,abs bloat,is the weight gain due to missed periods(temporary&will go?

Discuss Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) w MD: The missed periods, bloating and weight gain may be related to the birth control pill and hormone imbalance. Please discuss with your GYN as there may be a pill or dosage better tolerated by you. In the meantime adding a good B complex vitamin, enhancing your intake of deep green leafy vegetables, possibly a probiotic - all directed at enhancing exogenous oral hormone metabolism may be helpful. ...Read more

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I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

I am experiencing  high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

Have U tried to...: ...to change your diet (e.g. why are you eating a "high fat" one?) and to exercise with a weight loss goal in mind? Both are lifestyle changes that may go a long way to start improving the other symptoms you noted. ...Read more

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Does Nexium (esomeprazole) cause weight gain?

Does Nexium (esomeprazole) cause weight gain?

No : Not directly, but the symptoms for which you are taking Nexium (esomeprazole) often include loss of appetite and/or nausea and if the Nexium (esomeprazole) is working, you may be feeling better and able to eat more (perhaps too much?). ...Read more

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Can diet pepsi cause weight gain or stop weight loss?

Can diet pepsi cause weight gain or stop weight loss?

Neither: It you eat more than you burn off you will gain weight. If you burn off more than you eat you will lose weight. It's very simple. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. It's just brown, artificially sweetened bubbly water with some caffeine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing constipation, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) and stomach cramps. Pale stools. ?

I am experiencing  constipation, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat)  and stomach cramps. Pale stools. ?

Pale stools: Abdominal discomfort with passage of pale stools may be seen with blockage in the biliary tract and gall bladder by a stone. Complications from gerd won't cause pale stools. If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation and appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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'i have an upset stomach after eating spicy food?

'i have an upset stomach after eating spicy food?

Common issue...: Please refer to the excellent, already posted, healthtap answers regarding diagnostic differential and treatment of dyspepsia/indigestion. Diet certainly plays a role in "stomach upset" as you imply. Moderate intake of spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeinated products, salicylates. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more