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Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Yes: There are cases of acid reflux in children that trigger asthmatic symptoms. In these cases treating the reflux often improves the asthma. This may also be true in adults. Chack with your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Diagnosed with gerd , taking PPI that relieves symptoms but will this prevent damage to oesophagus and thus Barrett's. Thanks?

Diagnosed with gerd , taking PPI that relieves symptoms but will this prevent damage to oesophagus and thus Barrett's. Thanks?

Ppi: I believe the answer is yes to both questions. However a gastroenterologist is best qualified to tell you how long to take ppi medication as well as answer your 2 questions. ...Read more

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Will chronic laryngitis go away if i take an over-the-counter acid reflux medicine? Acid reflux in the past has caused me to have chronic laryngitis. Will over-the-counter reflux pills be strong enough or do I still have to take a prescription medication?

Will chronic laryngitis go away if i take an over-the-counter acid reflux medicine? Acid reflux in the past has caused me to have chronic laryngitis. Will over-the-counter reflux pills be strong enough or do I still have to take a prescription medication?

Usually : Usually you need a strong anti acid medication from the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) family. Prilosec/omeprazole is one of these and can be bought over the counter. You normally need prolonged therapy that should be monitored by a doctor. Ppis can cause weaker bones and there is a risk of worse reflux if you come off of it cold turkey. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle habits I can change to get some asthma relief and reduce my risk of an asthma attack?

Are there lifestyle habits I can change to get some asthma relief and reduce my risk of an asthma attack?

Yes: Probably most important would be to stop smoking if you smoke. If you live with someone who smokes, encourage them to quit. Everyone with asthma should know their triggers and then you can take steps to avoid them. Triggers can include: cold weather, pet dander, perfume, colds, smoke, other airborne allergens, others. If you know your asthma is triggered by cats, for ex., take steps to avoid them. ...Read more

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What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

Identify triggers: Try to avoid exposure to triggers. These may be weather change or change in levels of humidity, air pollution, smoke, dust, etc or to common respiratory viruses or emotional or stressful situations. It's important to classify the type of asthma and to treat accordingly. Most of the time a child with frequent attacks needs chronic treatmwnt with iinhaled steroids and bronchodilators. ...Read more

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Several tests prove i don't have acid reflux. Nexium, (esomeprazole) the acid reflux drug, is the only thing that can manage my ibs-like symptoms. Any idea why?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is for reflux: First of all Nexium (esomeprazole) is used for acid reflux and not for ibs. Secondly we do not know what tests you had and what your symptoms are but if you are symptom free with Nexium (esomeprazole) you probably are being treated for acid reflux and not for ibs symptoms i suggest you discuss with your treating physician or gastroenterologist about your condition and treatment. ...Read more

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I want to be adding oxygen to cpap for sleep apnea induced asthma attack at night as I have to us my asthma rescue med and have bad sideeffects from?

I want to be adding oxygen to cpap for sleep apnea induced asthma attack at night as I have to  us my asthma rescue med and have bad sideeffects from?

Review with doc 1st: Although this would seem to be an obvious help, please review your plans with someone who knows your case. Part of what keeps you breathing is the concentration of co2 in your blood and supplemental oxygen under the wrong circumstances could cause problems with your natural breathing drive system. ...Read more

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I was born with acid reflux disease/ GERD. I still suffer from both but I take Prilosec. What are some ways I can reduce the acid besides meds?

Healthy diet: You can avoid drinking coffee, sodas, also spicy foods and tomato sauce sometimes make the symptoms worse. Also try to sleep with a few pillows to elevate your head to prevent reflux while you are asleep . ...Read more

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How common is LPR without coughing at all? Studies often split into GERD with/without cough or they use acid to study cough reflex. No cough = no LPR?

How common is LPR without coughing at all? Studies often split into GERD with/without cough or they use acid to study cough reflex. No cough = no LPR?

LPR.: Using the term LPR usually suggests the refluxate is rising high enough to trigger the cough reflex, a level to which GERD does not reach. Remember, this is one of the common causes of a chronic cough, besides allergies and asthma. And LPR can mimic asthma, too. Lots of overlap. ...Read more

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I found an article online that says acid reflux drugs (especially ppi's) can cause dementia and neuropathy because it reduces vit b12. Is this true?

I found an article online that says acid reflux drugs (especially ppi's) can cause dementia and neuropathy because it reduces vit b12. Is this true?

Huh. What?: Where did you read that? It's true that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause both of these conditions, but PPI medicines? Normally the deficiency occurs in the setting of malnutrition. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause acid reflux? I have tried ppis, h2 blockers, Gaviscon advance and lifestyle/diet changes for months; no effect from these.

Can anxiety cause acid reflux? I have tried ppis, h2 blockers, Gaviscon advance and lifestyle/diet changes for months; no effect from these.

GERD & Infections: The number one cause of ulcers and heartburn in many cultures is infection with a bug known as h. Pylori. Your doctor should be testing you for this infection. ...Read more

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Is it true that ppl who have GERD are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, despite being on GERD meds such as ppis & antiemetics?

Is it true that ppl who have GERD are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, despite being on GERD meds such as ppis & antiemetics?

Stress causes all!: We don't know which may cause the other but they do frequently occur in the same patients. Anxiety may lead to gerd and not being able to get either controlled can lead to depression. However, each often occurs alone so it isn't a clear case of any one of the 3 causing the other. That said, large amounts of stress can cause any one or all three. ...Read more

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Can dairy aggravate asthma? Every time i consume dairy there is a increase in my need to take my rescue inhaler as well i develop a barking cough

Can dairy aggravate asthma? Every time i consume dairy there is a increase in my need to take my rescue inhaler as well i develop a barking cough

For you: It wounds like from your symptoms that it is a trigger so i would avoid it and substitute something like soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk so you can get the calcium that you need and avoid the need for your rescue inhaler. ...Read more

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I've heard i can take glycopyrrolate to help reduce pepsin for non acidic reflux but do I have to be careful taking with omeprazole and domeridone ?

I've heard i can take glycopyrrolate to help reduce pepsin for non acidic reflux but do I have to be careful taking with omeprazole and domeridone ?

I don't advise it: If you are taking domperidone for gastroparesis, Glycopyrrolate is likely to make it worse. It slows down bowel function and causes constipation and bloating. It has major anticholinergic side effects which you can review at www.Drugs.Com these side effects slow down intestinal function and gastric function. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that will help with coughing resulting from acid reflux disease?

Are there any medications that will help with coughing resulting from acid reflux disease?

Yes: The reflux is triggering the cough. Once the reflux is inder control, the cough generally improves. There are 2 major classes of medications that are prescribed. Zantac, (ranitidine) prevacid, and Prilosec are some of the more common ones and can be found over-the-counter. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more