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Gastroesophageal Reflux Coughing Up Blood
What's gastroesophageal reflux disease? Is a cough, sore throat, spitting up little blood (not sure if still doing it) and burping a lot symptoms?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I have Gastroesophageal reflux diagnosed 2 year ago with endoscopy! Why I don't had heart burn like others? But cough an mucus collect on throat?
GERD: Not everyone has the same symptoms of Gerd. If you notice that your cough and mucus improve with therapy for Gerd, that is a good sign that you have figured out the reason for it. I would continue your therapy recommended by your doctor. Anti-reflux measures such as tilting your bed in avoiding certain foods are a good idea too. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain behind left blade, shlder, neck, dyspnea on off. Mild cough. No whizing. Jonts mild pain.2mnths ago chest CT clear. Reflux disease. Can it be lung or Gi?
Yes: Yes, it could be either or both. Please see your doctor for a proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I've had a chronic cough for 3 months and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux, taste blood when I cough and I get lightheaded. Why is this?
Hi so I've had a chronic cough for a long time and sense October it's been really frequent And I taste blood when I cough and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux. Why do I taste blood and my chest hurts as well.
May be blood: Its possible the chronic cough is traumatizing the airway and you indeed are tasting blood. In any event get a workup why the cough allergy, severe reflux, asthma etc alst take the reflux seriously and start taking medication to reduce acid production. I think you should be in close contact with either your PMD or a gastroenterologist ...Read more
I've had chronic cough for 4 months and just been diagnosed with acid reflux, I taste blood and get dizzy and sometimes throw up. The cough has been bad for 2 weeks now. I am just wondering why.
Gum bled night b4 floss AM woke choke on acid reflux then dried blood in nose Afternoon spit not cough tsp of bright red blood in clear saliva Advise?
Check it out:
You need to see a periodontist For oral bleeding and you need to see a GI physician to check out your stomach area maybe even an ENT physician
Don't ignore your problem ...Read more
Metallic/blood taste when I cough but no blood or mucus I have reflux that goes up to throat. Clear cxr in july. 36yo smoker. Cld this b lung cancer?
Whatever works: Tablespoon of apple vinegar daily.....Get a more detailed answer ›
Spasm: The esophagus is very muscular to move food from your mouth o your stomach. Sometimes these muscles cramp up into a spasm, which causes a severe pain. Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon. Avoid eating within 4 hours of bed. Elevate the head of the bed. Take antacids or Prilosec before bed ...Read more
Should be treated: 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
Several treatments.: Several treatments are available for gerd. The first is lifestyle modifications. These include raising the head of your bed, avoid eating late, losing weight, and avoiding reflu inducing foods. The second is meds, including h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) and ppis (nexium, prilosec, dexilant). The third is surgery. These include nissen fundoplication, tif (transoral fundoplication) and linx. ...Read more
Same: Eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. Soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more
Treat the GERD: In addition to treating the gerd you may want to try smart mouth oral rinse as it binds sulphur compounds that are a major former of gases that contribute to bad breath. Also brush with a toothpaste containing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize oral acids that form from the dissolving of the hydrochloric stomach acid gas in the saliva. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) oral rinses may also help breath & tooth problems from gerd. ...Read more
Doctor told me I have gastroesophageal reflux, prescribed medication. But what do I do about diet?
Try to avoid group of reflux-inducing foods (fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, and excessive alcohol, which may reduce lower esophageal sphincter pressure). Also avoid spicy food, food with a very acidic pH like cola, red wine, orange juice.
Stop smoking. Chewing gum or use of oral lozenges may also be helpful in mild heartburn don't lie down after meals and avoid meals before bedtime. ...Read more
Diet & lifestyle: Meds only reduce the discomfort / injury associated with gerd. Dietary and behavior modification are what's needed to address gerd. Select better food, smaller portion and keeping your wt in check will serve you well long term. Occasional use of otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec is fine but you need to see a doc if your problems persist. ...Read more
Testing: I believe that symptoms are a good blue to gerd but I think that egd, and posibly oh probe are the best way to characterize the degree of reflux and severity of damages. I would add to that an UGI and gastric emptying. The symptoms of gerd can be due to several conditions. If one just uses symptoms as the diagnostic tool, I would not treat medically for longer than 4 weeks. It can be serious. ...Read more
Acid in Esophagus: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. ...Read more
Reflux: Gastro esophageal reflux disease, gerd, is also known as acid reflux. It is a phenomenon whereby, through a number of mechanisms, the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus, a process known as reflux. The term acid reflux is not entirely correct as other stomach contents may reflux back up including bile and digestive enzymes, both of which may also damage the esophagus and cause pain. ...Read more
No.: GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus. Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop. ...Read more
Weight loss, diet: If your are overweight, losing weight can help. You should avoid late meals, large meals, fatty meals, peppermint, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, spicy foods, tomato sauce and any other foods you find cause heartburn. Taking a daily acid medications such as ranitidine or Prilosec otc can be helpful if the above does not help. ...Read more
Sometime difficult: Both can give you chest pain. In general gerd is associated with burning chest pain, acid/sour taste in your mouth, cough at night, burning abdominal pain with stomach. Ascad associated with pressure type chest pain worsening during activities, heart palpitations, shortness if breath. Esophageal spasm from gerd can give you pressure pain. Good history/physical, stress test, endoscopy. ...Read more
All related: Heartburn is a common symptom of the physiologic event of acid reflux. Gerd is diagnosed when reflux symptoms occur frequently to require medical attention. Reflux symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, frequent burping, night time cough, or even aspiration.... And many others. If you are having frequent problems and takes Tums (calcium carbonate) or acid reducer regularly, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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