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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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What if the cause of frequent heartburn, even from after drinking water?

What if the cause of frequent heartburn, even from after drinking water?

Hiatal hernia: If you have a large hiatal hernia, reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus easily occurs. Symptoms may persist even with antacids, at which time evaluation for nissen fundoplication should be considered. ...Read more

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Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux?

Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux?

Reflux is due...: 30 y/o Female asks Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux? In general one is encouraged to drink water not only for digestion but for total body hydration. Reflux is due to some stomach content backing up into the lower end of the esophagus and causing acid/ heart burn. Water does not have much lasting effect on this. The various acid blockers/ antacids and PPI's do this ...Read more

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Why would I get heart burn from drinking water?

Why would I get heart burn from drinking water?

Not unusual: A drink of water is often given during an upper GI series to precipitate heartburn. It causes esophageal reflux (which is acid splattering from your stomach (which has protection) up into your vulnerable esophagus (which has no protection) causing spasm and pain.). ...Read more

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I have GERD and Barrett's Esophagus - is there anything else I can drink besides water?

I have GERD and Barrett's Esophagus - is there anything else I can drink besides water?

GERD: With severe GERD, most people need to avoid fruit juices, caffeine, carbonation, and alcohol. There are decaffeinated teas and coffees's which some people are able to tolerate. There are also dairy products, particularly the low fat variety, which many people can tolerate. Although your choices are somewhat limited, you are not restricted completely just to water. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes I burp after drinking cold water and the water starts to come back up. Also has happened with food (both laying down and standing) GERD...?

Sometimes I burp after drinking cold water and the water starts to come back up. Also has happened with food (both laying down and standing) GERD...?

Maybe: Although standing should make it better. Be checked to see if you have motility problems with esophagus or a hernia above your diaphragm that may be responsible for your symptoms. In the meantime use a medication to protect your esophagus. All the best. ...Read more

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I have Gerd and I'm trying to find something other than 1% milk, tea, coffee, and water to drink. It can't have caffeine, carbonation, or citric acid?

I have Gerd and I'm trying to find something other than 1% milk, tea, coffee, and water to drink. It can't have caffeine, carbonation, or citric acid?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. You can drink a VARIETY of teas. There are many tasty Chinese teas that are loose and inexpensive. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I do sex & then sleep I feel next day with cheast pain, It calms down when I drink water before sleep, I've Gerd, is this heart related or gerd?

When I do sex & then sleep I feel next day with cheast pain, It calms down when I drink water before sleep, I've Gerd, is this heart related or gerd?

Likely GERD: If you're really 26 as stated, heart pain would be exceedingly rare unless you have diabetes or use cocaine. Moreover, pain that occurs at rest or lying down is very atypical for heart pain. (GERD can occur with exercise however and distinguishing this from angina requires a stress test). ...Read more

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I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice. I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?

I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice. I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?

May actually help!: Many people find that drinking lemon juice actually helps GERD! However, any benefits are temporary and purely symptomatic (like the drugs that are commonly used). For an excellent and thorough discussion of how to cure GERD by addressing the underlying causes please see http://chriskresser. Com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more

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I have GERD acid reflux and want to drink vitamin water I noticed it has pantothenic acid is that bad to drink? Will it help or worsen my acid reflux

I have GERD acid reflux and want to drink vitamin water I noticed it has pantothenic acid is that bad to drink? Will it help or worsen my acid reflux

Probably not: Although GI side effects are inot uncommon with Pantothenic acid, also called Vit B5, such adverse effects are more common with dosages much larger than may be found in vitamin water. ...Read more

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Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have GERD? No blood or food just, stomach acid. And what should I do drink water to wash it down?

Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have GERD? No blood or food just, stomach acid. And what should I do drink water to wash it down?

Yes and yes: Sorry Sean. With gerd the stomach refluxes into the esophagus various amounts of gastric acid. Water will drain the acid back into the stomach. But water is not the fix you desire. You must first see your physician and he will guide you through the problem ...Read more

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I drink purified filter water so why is it giving me heartburn?

I drink purified filter water so why is it giving me heartburn?

Reflux: Most heartburn is caused by the reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus. Antacids neutralize the acid or Pepcid (famotidine) like drugs decrease the amount of acid produced. Serious continuing heartburn needs to be evaluated by a GI doc. ...Read more

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I drink water it gives me heartburn I've taken over-the-counter meds and they still don't work what can I do to solve this?

I drink water it gives me heartburn I've taken over-the-counter meds and they still don't work what can I do to solve this?

EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. Reflux (esophagitis) doesn't have to burn to cause damage to the esophagus. You need to investigate further. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get heartburn after eating pop tarts and drinking a glass of water at night?

Is it normal to get heartburn after eating pop tarts and drinking a glass of water at night?

Pop Tarts?: Normal no, common yes. You had gastroesophogeal reflux, a very common condition. Tonight, take Tums (calcium carbonate) or some other antacid. Consider medical visit if it continues or recurs. ...Read more

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When I drink water (filtered of course) I get heartburn why and how can I prevent it cause I love water...Cant drink tap water?

When I drink water (filtered of course) I get heartburn why and how can I prevent it cause I love water...Cant drink tap water?

GERD: You probably have a condition called gerd. And you could start over the counter medications like Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) daily but if this continues you d better see a GI specialist for possible endoscopy. ...Read more

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A drink of water gives me unbearable heartburn. Baking soda is my only relief. I don't have insurance but I have to know if this is serious send is there something I can do to make it better. Also I have a lot of difficulty swallowing. Sometimes with

A drink of water gives me unbearable heartburn. Baking soda is my only relief. I don't have insurance but I have to know if this is serious send is there something I can do to make it better. Also I have a lot of difficulty swallowing. Sometimes with

Dysphagia is serious: I have several concerns about your question: 1) baking soda can hurt you when taken indefinitely; 2) difficulty swallowing in the context of chronic indigestion suggests a problem that can't be ignored; 3) many care options exist for patients without insurance--this is not a good reason today not to pursue appropriate care. Get a GI evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why does my thyroid meds cause my constant heartburn/indigestion to disappear? When I don't take my thyroid meds, I can't even drink water w/o having it

Why does my thyroid meds cause my constant heartburn/indigestion to disappear? When I don't take my thyroid meds, I can't even drink water w/o having it

Why would you miss: ...taking any doses of a critical drug like thyroid supplement? In answer to your question, when the thyroid doesn't produce a sufficient amount of hormones (thus requiring your prescribed thyroid replacement hormone), the lower esophageal sphincter may not function correctly, thus promoting reflux. ...Read more

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While taking food drinking water is good or not?

While taking food drinking water is good or not?

Good: Life's too short for people to make subscientific / control-you rules about what other people eat / drink, but water at meals is a good thing overall. Obviously drinking water helps move the food along & quenches thirst. Since prepared food tends to be too salty nowadays it's not a bad idea to drink some extra water daily. ...Read more

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What r the advantages of drinking water in the morning?

What r the advantages of drinking water in the morning?

Hydration: We lose moisture in our breath all night as we sleep. Dry mouth, burning eyes and nasal congestion when we wake may all be due to dehydration. Drinking 250-500 cc of water first thing in the morning can help correct this. Also, the kidneys can only remove body waste when there is sufficient free water flowing out of them, so stay hydrated enough during the day to keep your urine light yellow! ...Read more

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I don't like drinking water. What should I drink that is healthy?

I don't like drinking water. What should I drink that is healthy?

Water: Think about it, it is the only liquid that supports life!

do you have any other substitute? ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking water?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking water?

Metabolism of food!: Water has endless benefits. Itis needed for the breakdown of the food you eat, and most other biochemical processes of the body! ...Read more

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Is drinking water good for health?

Is drinking water good for health?

6-8 glasses a day: Drinking water keeps us hydrated and helps the body filter out wastes & toxins more quickly. Other liquids (juice, milk, etc) contain water, but also have calories & sugars, so too much can make you gain weight. Coffee, teas & sodas with caffeine, and alcohol are diuretics, which actually make us urinate out more water. Drink enough water that your urine looks mostly clear with slight yellow color. ...Read more

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Would drinking water help my iron levels?

Would drinking water help my iron levels?

No: Why do you ask? Low iron levels require that (1) you find the cause, and (2) you replace the iron. Low iron levels in middle age are worrisome for cancer, ulcer, hookworm, etc.; I trust that ill-advised vegetarianism is not the cause. Once the cause is identified, your physician will advise you on replacement. Insist on a full explanation of your situation. ...Read more

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How come I feel sick after drinking water?

How come I feel sick after drinking water?

How much? What temp?: If you are guzzling a lot of water at 1 time - you may be stretching your stomach beyond comfort. From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm. Wordpress. Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

No: The vast majority of essential oils are unsafe (read poisonous) when ingested. ...Read more

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Is ampalaya leaves good for everyday drinking water?

Is ampalaya leaves good for everyday drinking water?

Good better best?: Have to know if the reason for using them daily is as a strategy for preventing/treating diabetes? I resist recommending daily addition to the diet unless there is a clearly defined health issue that is being addressed. Then you can address the risk vs the benefit. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous after drinking water. What should I do?

I feel nauseous after drinking water. What should I do?

See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will perform an examination and possibly run tests to find and identify the stone. ...Read more

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Is drinking water with sliced lemons in it good for you?

Is drinking water with sliced lemons in it good for you?

Helps drink water.: There’s no specific extra health benefit (in fact the citrus may be bothersome if you have reflux), but it may help you to drink more water. Some people just don’t like to drink water, and this is one way to make water more flavorful ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking water before having meal?

What are the benefits of drinking water before having meal?

Feel full: When it comes to drinking water to facilitate weight loss, you probably will reap optimal benefit by drinking it before meals rather than after. Just drinking water, however, will not produce such dramatic results that you do not need to follow the basic tenets of weight loss, such as eating less and exercising more. ...Read more

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While exercising what liquid should I consume? Drinking water is ok?

Hydration: Water is the best to consume during exercise. If you use sports drinks, use the low sugar ones. ...Read more

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Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is drinking water from a water purifier safer than drinking from the tap?

Is drinking water from a water purifier safer than drinking from the tap?

Depends on the tap: Some tap water is as good or better than purified water. Some tap water is not good for you. It is a local question to be asked of the local health department. ...Read more

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Will drinking water improve my kidneys?

Will drinking water improve my kidneys?

Not necessary, but..: Water drinking has been a longstanding controversy. For the details of its related issues, welcome to peruse the article in http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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