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Does Being Overweight Cause Gerd
Palpable pulse suprasternal notch. 21f overweight. Could this be the cause of my unresolved GERD and recurring barking cough that no one can seem fix?
Normal: You are feeling aortic pulsations transmitted thru the tracheal wall. This does not explain your symptoms. ...Read more
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
Can chronic depression/anxiety disorder cause slow digestion, overweight and permanent c, hemmoroids and now gerd!?!?!
Common causes: Certain very common cases that include almost all of your symptoms share a common cause. Sequence of events, which your dr can help clarify with some studies (eg: osa, or hypothyroidism, etc, etc might be (at least partially) responsible for fatigue/overweight-gerd/ anxiety, depression/resp.. Obstruction/ insomnia). Check with your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Im about 15 lbs over weight could this be the cause of my gerd.I also have gastritis but they did biopsies and those were normal.I eat healthy normall?
It contributes: There are many things that cause gastroesophageal reflux disease. Usually, there are multiple contributing factors such as diet and medications. Being overweight absolutely can contribute to the development of gerd. Losing weight may cure or alleviate your symptoms of heart burn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26, non-smoker, overweight. I have a swollen & sore throat almost daily. I have some post-nasal drip. Could GERD/acid reflux be causing this? I can hear " fizzing" in my throat. My throat hasn't felt " normal" since I started getting bad acid reflux.
What are natural way to cure GERD other than taking medication? I don't smoke, average alcohol consumption. Am overweight
Certain foods: To reduce reflux it is wise to reduce the acid foods you may be eating. Thsi would include tomato sauce, citrus fruits and their juice, foods picked with vinegar. and overuse of alcohol. Try to limit bending over to lift things as this can move stomach contents into your throat. Bned with your knees (goSpeak to your physician about the many other foods and things you can do to relieve your reflux. ...Read more
Friend is overweight & diabetic and had angio done 5 yrs back.SInce a week having strained breathing & is not sleeping.He has GERD too.What can it be.
Overweight female. Lately I am having pain just under my left breast, upper rib ca when reclined? Ibs and GERD diagnosed ling before these symptoms?
?coronary disease: Your pain is probably musculoskeletal if obesity is your main concern. Remember that heart disease is still biggest killer of men and women. Get a heart check up. Maybe stress test ecg. Then if it is musculoskeletal than treat accordingly. February is heart awareness month but don't wait til then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26, female, overweight, and have GERD. My throat seems to feel swollen on occasion. Sometimes it feels tiny, other times the swelling makes me breath harder. I noticed I can touch my epiglottis with my finger. I'm worried. Is there actually reflux?
How accurate is a EKG, blood, and a stress test to rule out heart issues or angina? I'm 26, overweight, healthy but worry my gerd chest pains is my heart. My troponin I levels were < 0.02. My bp is sometimes elevated and heartrate goes down to 53bpm.
Highly accurate: The combination of those 3 being negative, in your age category are reassuring and make the chance of a fatal cardiac condition being under 10% and likely less than that. A lower heartrate is not a bad thing. I would recommend weight loss and increased diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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