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Gastroesophageal Reflux Multiple Gestation
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If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?
Of course. But Why?: 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
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
I hv Gastroesophageal reflux grade A,but never heartburn! why i am given ppi by doctors?because when i take it,my digestion slow down?Do i have to usu
GERD symptoms. : PPI medications don't stop the reflux, but they do help symptoms, to which you have alluded. Heartburn. Chronic cough. GERD can even mimic sinusitis and allergies. If you are symptom-free, then the PPI is likely not offering you any real benefit, as non-acidic reflux can be damaging to the esophagus just like acidic reflux. ...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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very hard: Many hospital observations for chest pains end being reflux. Better safe than sorry. I hope to not make people mad, however, this is why you have doctors not politicians decide with you your care. It it is me or a family member or my patient i make sure. My time in england proved to me, we don't want or would tolerate their health care system. ...Read more
A few factors: There are a few factors to consider. Acid taste is often associated with infection in the mouth so you need to see a dentist to make sure there are no oral infections. As long as you keep getting the acid reflux you are likely to experience the taste. If you are taking medications then sometimes this will give a metalic taste. ...Read more
Panic ; Anxiety: I agree with dr. Burns that asthma can certainly develop secondary to gerd. However, physical sensations can be especially alarming to people who are prone to anxiety. This does not mean that gerd "causes" the anxiety or panic attacks -- your system is just extremely fine-tuned to physical sensation. This triggers your oversensitive system to react with anxiety. Cbt can help anxiety a lot! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?
Is GERD a serious disease? My daughter is 3years old. Lately shes 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps?: Gerd certainly can cause some pain in the throat. I am not sure about the symptoms of tingling of the lips. I do not see the association. In any event, these symptoms should be checked out and treated appropriately. One would probably need a look down the throat (egd) and perhaps a look at the whole throat area. Maybe even and ENT evaluation would be needed. Medications may help. Get checked! ...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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