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Dr. James Krick
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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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I took alka seltzer chewys for acid reflux and my Lexapro (escitalopram) now ifeel like I'm gonna puke and stomach feels weird?

I took alka seltzer chewys for acid reflux and my Lexapro (escitalopram) now ifeel like I'm gonna puke and stomach feels weird?

Depression, Anxiety: I understand your discomfort.
Alka seltzer is used for heartburn, indigestion.
Lexapro (escitalopram) is a medication for depression.
Lexapro (escitalopram) can cause upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
Stomach may feel weird if Lexapro (escitalopram) is taken on empty stomach.
Use of alcohol can also cause upset stomach and heartburn.
Please see your psychiatrist for treatment of depression and anxiety, and monitoring of dose of lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually: Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down ...Read more

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Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Gives U diarrhea...: Garcinia (gamboge) is a strong laxative, but as little as 200 mg of the drug can lead to abdominal pain and vomiting, and fatalities have been observed in doses of 4 grams. ...Read more

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What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

See below: Excess acid production in the stomach can be treated with proton pump inhibitors. A hiatal hernia can contribute to acid reflux. Diet has a large influence. Learn what foods are most harmful.
Sleeping with the head elevated can help to minimize. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause acid reflux?

Can anxiety cause acid reflux?

Yes: It is very common for someone to experience Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (AKA GERD) in the setting of anxiety. The mind is a powerful stimulator of acid production in the gut (mind-gut connection) ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Yes: Gastric reflux can be quite damaging. Please be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. And how long has it been since your last Dental check-up. Thermal be other coincidental reasons for your halitosis in addition to gastric reflux. ...Read more

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Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause a high pitched voice?

GERD: Uncontrolled reflux could give you acid taste in your mouth associated with coughing and hoarseness specially while you are sleeping. You will cough and wake up suddenly. But can happen without the cough too. Avoid eating late night. Wait 2-3 hrs after eating before going to bed. If you have gerd avoid food that give you heartburn. Like caffeine, alcohol, sodas, chocolate, spicy/fatty food. ...Read more

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Could too much green tea cause acid reflux?

Yes...: Drinking too much of any liquid is a risk of causing reflux. Caffeine, often present in tea is an additional risk factor for reflux. Drink decaffeinated tea slower and in smaller quantities and you might not have as much reflux. If reflux is a recurrent problem then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do salt and vinegar chips cause acid reflux?

Acid Reflux, Vinegar: Understand your concern.
Vinegar is highly acidic. Vinegar in the chips can make Stomach acid reflux or flow up irritating esophagus and causing heartburn.
To dilute acid and decrease heartburn, try the following:
Eat less chips.
Eat slowly.
Have herbal tea, water or milk with snack.
Chewing gum after the snack to stimulate saliva production which can neutralize acid. ...Read more

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Can Amiodarone (Cordarone) cause acid reflux?

It is not: Known to be a side effect per the prescribing information and medication literature. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

Through asthma: Acid reflux can lead to breathing in of stomach acid into the lungs. This can irritate the lungs and cause asthma type symptoms including shortness of breath, wheezing, and cough. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause allergies or vice versa?

Does acid reflux cause allergies or vice versa?

Neither: These are two entirely separate conditions. However, if the reflux is so bad that it reflexes all the way up to the back of the throat it can produce and aggravate allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Could barely swallow. Is it cause of acid reflux?

See a GI doctor soon: If you're having difficulty swallowing, it could be due to severe acid reflux or a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. An upper endoscopy will help to evaluate the cause and you may need to take an anti-reflux medication. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause problems with weight gain?

Does acid reflux cause problems with weight gain?

Opposite: Actually, obesity often causes gastric reflux due to higher pressures in the belly. Gastric reflux does lead to more air swallowing and belching an flatus. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Yes: One of the important causes of poor control of asthma could be uncontrolled reflux ...Read more

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Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more

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How can I fix chronic laryngitis caused by acid reflux?

Med eval: You actually need to address the underlying acid reflux to fix this. Recommend seeing your doctor for this. In the meantime, gargling twice a day with aloe vera juice may help to sooth your pain/ laryngitis. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a concussion causes acid reflux?

Not related: Acid reflux is not related to concussion, but certainly 1 person can have 2 conditions that need medical attention. Please see your doctor for these concerns. ...Read more

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What could cause ongoing nausea and acid reflux for 6 months?

What could cause ongoing nausea and acid reflux for 6 months?

Worth an evaluation!: 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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How likely is it that acid reflux has caused my gums to recede?

Contributory: Acid reflux has many side effects which can cause damage to normal structures. Mucosal tissue can be eroded by excessive acid. Ordinarily thicker tissue surrounds the teeth, however, if there is only mucosal tissue around the teeth, this tissue can also be effected adversely. I usually see eroded teeth as the main dental concern, but recession can be worsened with acid reflux. See a dentist soon! ...Read more

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Help please! Could bronchiatal allergy cause acid reflux in food?

The other way around: Acid reflux may cause uncontrolled bronchial asthma but not the other way around. However, if you have uncontrolled bronchial asthma requiring oral or systemic corticosteroid, acid reflux symptoms can be worse due to the side effects of steroid. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause pain inbetween shoulder blades in the back?

Unlikely: Acid reflux causes discomfort in the pit of the stomach or pain behind the breast bone (sternum). You should get checked out to find the cause (some other cause) for your pain between shoulder blades/ in the back. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acid reflux and the coughing it has caused?

What do I do to get rid of acid reflux and the coughing it has caused?

Medication: Start by watching trigger foods:choclate, caffienated beverages, fatty foods, . Take an otc proton pump inhibitor such as protonix (pantoprazole). Perhaps add an h2 blocker for added protection. Can also elevate head of the bed or use more pillows at night. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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