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Gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed. What can't I eat?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed. What can't I eat?

See below: You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms. Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


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What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd?

What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd?

There are many.: The typical symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing and a fullness in the throat. Some atypical symptoms include cough, asthma, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions. ...Read more

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Is GERD a serious disease? My daughter is 3years old. Lately she's been vomiting and having diarea. I took her to the emergency not to long ago and she was diagnose with gastroesophageal reflux disease. She was under medication for dehydration and she was

Is GERD a serious disease? My daughter is 3years old. Lately she's been vomiting and having diarea. I took her to the emergency not to long ago and she was diagnose with gastroesophageal reflux disease. She was under medication for dehydration and she was

Maybe, maybe not: We generally describe gerd as the return of stomach contents into the esophagus to the degree that heartburn, fussiness or weight loss develops. Since a dry burp has the same mechanics, it is not much of a stretch to say all kids have some reflux, but only some of them symptoms. It can be transient as part of a gut virus, or longer term. I find mild disease common but significant disease rare. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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

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How can I tell if I have gastroesophageal reflux disease?

How can I tell if I have gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Heartburn: The most common symptom is heartburn or acid burning in the chest. Chronic dry cough, sore throat, hoarseness and difficulty swallowing are also symptoms. Some may have regurgitation of food or liquids or sour taste in mouth. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia: other than GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)/heartburn, what other effects might it cause? Is it dangerous if left untreated?

Hiatal hernia: other than GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)/heartburn, what other effects might it cause? Is it dangerous if left untreated?

Depends: Large hiatal hernias (or paraesophageal) hernias can cause chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and severe anemia from chronic bleeding. Only rarely do they cause life threatening problems such as gangrene. They are however frequently misunderstood as the cause of symptoms, so if a large hiatal or paraesophageal hernia is the diagnosis, see a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in lap repair. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Complex: I think that reflux is a complex disease and more a mechanical problem. It could be transient but when it persists it should be carefully studied and addressed accordingly. Medications are the first line and then surgical procedures can be considered. Medications only address the symptoms and do not correct the problem. See your doctor. Don't just take over the counter meds. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

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

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How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

1: Bland diet, low in acidic foods like citrus, tomatoes etc, high fat diet like cheese, fried food, red meat etc, no or low caffeine, no alcohol or smoking and avoiding lifting and stooping etc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease from heartburn?

How can I prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease from heartburn?

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

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Both my children were born with gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called gerd. Is this genetic?

Reflux is universal: For a baby to burp (like you want) it refluxes air from the stomach. A wet burp is the same event with a little added. All babies reflux to some degree & their flat position to rest aggravates the process. Some babies become agitated after a while from the stomach acids that accompany the reflux events & improve with treatment. We don't label reflux a disease unless the kid has life altering sx. ...Read more

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Can I die from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can I die from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Chronic reflux is the main cause of esophageal adenocarcinoma. It is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. Hiatal hernias tend to make reflux worse. The important thing is to have an endoscopy to get checked. ...Read more

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What can I do for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What can I do for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Medications: Trial ranitidine 150mg twice daily or if that is ineffective use Omeprazole 20mg daily. You can also work on reduced alcohol and smoking, weight loss, eating less, less liquid with meals, elevating the head of the bed, waiting longer before lying down after eating, etc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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

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Help! What is actually gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Help! What is actually gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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

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How can I tell if I have gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Heartburn: The most common symptom is heartburn or acid burning in the chest. Chronic dry cough, sore throat, hoarseness and difficulty swallowing are also symptoms. Some may have regurgitation of food or liquids or sour taste in mouth. ...Read more

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What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease a risk factor for?

What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease a risk factor for?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can lead to:: Asthma in adults, Aspiration, Asthma exacerbation in adults, Eustachian tube dysfunction, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Laryngomalacia, Snoring, Throat cancer, Asthma, Hiccups, Bad breath, Pulmonary fibrosis, Barrett esophagus, COPD, Vocal cord nodule. ...Read more

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What exactly is refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What exactly is refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Reflux: Refractory gerd means reflux disease not responding to standard treatment and conservative measures. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed. What can't I eat?

See below: You should avoid late meals, heavy meals, fatty foods, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce and/or any other foods you find worsen your symptoms. Weight loss if helpful if you are overweight. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What are some of the tests for Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

The tests for Gastroesophageal reflux disease include:: Barium swallow Xray, Capsule endoscopy, Esophageal manometry, Upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to eat for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What are some good foods to eat for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Low fat, smaller: In general, low fat, smaller meals are recommended for gerd. You should also avoid caffeine, tomato sauce, chocolate, spicy foods, alcohol, salads and celery. You shouldn't eat late meals (within 3 hrs before bedtime). ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What can lead to, or is associated with Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

The following cause or are associated with Gastroesophageal reflux disease:: CREST syndrome, Cystic fibrosis, Sleep apnea, Zollinger Ellison syndrome, Lactase deficiency, Rett syndrome. ...Read more

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Which home remedies are considered the best for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Which home remedies are considered the best for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Small meals: Small meals - almost like grazing
low in fat
no fried foods
dont eat with in 3 hours of bedtime. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was just diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. What can I cook for him?

My boyfriend was just diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. What can I cook for him?

See below: Some foods cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, promoting acid reflux. Excessive caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, peppermint, and fatty foods may cause bothersome acid reflux in some people. Tomato sauce, spicy foods and salads can also worsen symptoms at times. ...Read more

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Can anxiety lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can anxiety lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Not really, but...: Excessive anxiety complicates and amplifies most problems, both physical and emotional. So ger may seem worse, you might "notice" it more, react more to the symptoms. Further, it's possible that ongoing stress may exacerbate conditions which lead to ger, such as acid content in the stomach, gastritis, drinking alcohol, smoking, late-night eating, caffeine intake, over-eating, etc. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease worse with spicy foods?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease worse with spicy foods?

It may: Spicy foods may make reflux symptoms worse but not always. If you have gerd and do fine with spicy foods then there is no reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd?

There are many.: The typical symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing and a fullness in the throat. Some atypical symptoms include cough, asthma, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Will there ever be a cure for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Hard to say: This is where medicine is more art than science. If by cure you mean no more heart burn, we are almost there. Reflux, however, is a physiologic event that will happen under many common settings (large meal, carbonation, muscle relaxant, poor gastric emptying / full stomach...). The best reflux rx is actually a combination of wise dietary selection, good lifestyle and medical attn as needed. ...Read more

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Can palpatation be a symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can palpatation be a symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Rarely indigestion can lead to gas and palpitations but this has to be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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