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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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If I was getting an allergic reaction to escitalopram and the Doctor & I decided to increase to 20mg (was 10) can I get a bad taste of heartburn. Do?

If I was getting an allergic reaction to escitalopram and the Doctor & I decided to increase to 20mg (was 10) can I get a bad taste of heartburn. Do?

Side effect: Usually an allergic reaction involves swelling, itching, redness or bumps on your face or body. It may cause watery eyes, runny nose and less frequently may cause nausea or diarrhea. In severe cases, a person's blood vessels could dilate to the point of going into shock. This is an emergency and you should call 911 if you feel dizzy or faint. Most likely you are having a side effect to the med. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anxiety derpession, heartburn taking lexapro, (escitalopram) seroquel lamotrigine and pantoprozole 40 and ranitidine 150 but stil have burning why?

Diagnosed with anxiety derpession, heartburn taking lexapro, (escitalopram) seroquel lamotrigine and pantoprozole 40 and ranitidine 150 but stil have burning why?

Many causes: A referral to a gastroenterologist may be necessary to rule out physiological/anatomical causes such as hiatal hernia or low muscle tone as the causes of intractable heartburn.
You should also be aware that many psychotropic medications can cause or exacerbate heartburn in a small number of individuals.
FYI, tricyclic antidepressants have H2 receptor blocking actions (similar to ranitidine). ...Read more

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Taking Prilosec 20mg and Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg for a week. Gas and heartburn symptoms. After spinach and pizza last night had yellow to orange soft stools but not diarrhea. Is this serious?

Taking Prilosec 20mg and Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg for a week. Gas and heartburn symptoms. After spinach and pizza last night had yellow to orange soft stools but not diarrhea. Is this serious?

No: Ths is not anything to worry about. Consider adding CBT therapy to the Lexapro (escitalopram) - it will optimize the benefits and provide you w/ skills to manage your anxiety and feelings through life - it's a great value! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea.
If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd (95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and gerd?

Really the same: Some doctors may call more regular episodes of heartburn gerd i.e. Daily as opposed to episodic heartburn that you get from eating too much pizza. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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What is clinically different between frequent heartburn and GERD?

GERD symptoms: Heartburn is a symptom, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a diagnosis. Heartburn is the most frequent symptom of GERD. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

GERD.: Not all reflux hurts. A more acidic refluxate would hurt, but a refluxate with less of an acidic component wouldn't hurt. The problem is that non-acidic reflux can still damage the esophagus and must therefore be identified. ...Read more

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What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms! . If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd.
What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more

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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

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Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well

Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well

Yes possibly: However you really should consider changing your lifestyle. Eat healthy and drink your water and exercise ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

Omeprazole: I'd suggest you try Omeprazole otc (generic and cheaper than copay in many instances) for 7 days. If the pain resolves it is almost certainly gerd. If less than 75% improvement you should see your primary care provider and discuss. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

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