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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Can not eating cause acid reflux?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How can i feel better from laying down and eating from acid reflux and stop feeling discomfort?

How can i feel better from laying down and eating from acid reflux  and stop feeling discomfort?

Acid reflux: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heartburn/expert-answers/heartburn-gerd/faq-20057894 for ideas on how to deal w/acid reflux & its more severe version, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Essentially, avoid foods that aggravate condition. Don't lay down to sleep for at least several hours after meal. Speaking of which, eat smaller meals. And elevate head of bed just a touch. ...Read more

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Digestive issue. 6 hours after eating lots acid reflux, coughing, gad, and mucus. For 33 year old nonverbal autistic adult female. Local physicians.

Digestive issue.  6 hours after eating  lots acid reflux, coughing, gad, and mucus. For 33 year old nonverbal autistic adult female. Local physicians.

Acid reflux: Sounds like your stomach empties slowly. I would advise consulting with a GI specialist. Avoid caffeine, sodas, acidic foods and overeating. An acid blocker may be helpful like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prevacid . You probably need an upper GI study or endoscopy if your symptoms do not improve. Make sure you write or type your concerns prior to your visit. Best of luck ! ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing+pain at times,chest pain,shortness of breath,feeling of food stuck,hiccups after eating/drinking,acid reflux.Could it be cancer?

Trouble swallowing+pain at times,chest pain,shortness of breath,feeling of food stuck,hiccups after eating/drinking,acid reflux.Could it be cancer?

Could be: While it could be, it's not likely. What is certain is that you need a test called EGD - you need to see a gastroenterologist for this. You sound like you have a stricture that would benefit from being dilated. ...Read more

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Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?

Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?

Listen to your body: Hunger is due to fluctuating low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can cause many symptoms because it irritates the autonomic nervous system. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food, eat 6 equal healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, high quality protein, beans and unprocessed grains to keep blood sugar balanced. Sleep 7-8 hours, exercise through the day, and manage stress skillfully. ...Read more

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Does laying down shortly after eating really cause acid-reflux?

Does laying down shortly after eating really cause acid-reflux?

Allows not the cause: Small amounts of oral mucous travel down and into the stomach constantly, entering the stomach at odd times,opening the stomach entrance.If your stomach is processing a meal, it squeezes the contents and creates pressure.If you are upright, gravity helps keep stomach contents from going back to the mouth.If you lay flat after eating,no gravity to help, and a greater chance to reflux. ...Read more

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33 yr old adult autistic nonverbal female. 6hours after eating extreme coughing acid reflux gas and mucus. 4 years no cure no new ideas from local?

Need new specialist: You need to take this poor soul to a major medical center for better evaluation and treatment. There is no reason for her to suffer for four years with this - that is just cruel. Find a major city near where you live, see if they have a medical school and/or residency program for GI or GI surgery, and set up appointment. If you need further suggestions where, send where you live in new question. ...Read more

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Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?

Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?

Depends how long you: Have been coughing, and 6 weeks is a long time to be coughing. You may be experiencing food allergies, if it's always after eating, and not due to gerd, or pnd. You could have a sinusitis that needs to be treated before it gets worse, or you may be reacting to environmental allergens inhaled. So, go to your doctor, and have her/him check you out, and get your diagnosis soon. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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