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Dr. Charles Cattano
1,383 doctors shared insights

Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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I'm taking Zantac 75 and Carafate for GERD and esophigitus. My poop is light yellow and green. Could it be from the medicine?

I'm taking Zantac 75 and Carafate for GERD and esophigitus. My poop is light yellow and green. Could it be from the medicine?

Yes: The carafate can mix with the stool and influence the color of the stool. See if stool color changes with not taking carafate for to bowel movements. Only if the color change persists after you stop the carafate, and the stool flooats and is excessively maladorious should you be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently. Omeprazole Carafate not working?

With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently.  Omeprazole Carafate not working?

If gastroparesis: High prevalence of GI manifestations including severe chronic constipation , irritable bowel syndrome , acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and/or chronic abdominal pain . Gastroparesis , slow gastric emptying, is also seen. If this is present as well as reflux then medication has to be taken to speed up stomach. Gastroparesis is usually diagnosed by nuclear gastric emptying test. ...Read more

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Carafate prescribed for GERD symptoms. Second night taking it woke up with intense burning in stomach, abd, arms, chest. Should I keep taking it?

Carafate prescribed for GERD symptoms.  Second night taking it woke up with intense burning in stomach, abd, arms, chest.  Should I keep taking it?

Possible Interaction: Carafate is often prescribed in conjunction with other acid-controlling medications such as PPI's like omeprazole. Sucralfate can make it harder for the body to absorb PPIs. If you do, try to take the two medications 30-60 minutes apart. The burning arms is difficult to explain. Overall, discontinuing this less common medication for GERD, and asking your doctor for alternatives might be best. ...Read more

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Taking Prilosec and Carafate for gerd. took them and woke up with intense burning in upper body. Sore today, sore muscles as well. Can it all be GERD?

Taking Prilosec and Carafate for gerd. took them and woke up with intense burning in upper body. Sore today, sore muscles as well.  Can it all be GERD?

Can be NERD: Many times this problem is due to visceral hypersensitivity. We developed a program called SEEDS to mange this type of problem. Please check our website at "The Gut Solution" for helpful hints. ...Read more

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What can I do for GERD that won't respond to omeprazole, carafate, Tums or gasx. No delayed emptyor h pylori, have gastritis esophagitis. Help in pain?

What can I do for GERD that won't respond to omeprazole, carafate, Tums or gasx. No delayed emptyor h pylori, have gastritis esophagitis. Help in pain?

Diet: Since you do not smoke or drink alcohol, you may need to revisit your diet (no caffeine) and eliminate all foods that make the gerd symptoms worse. If you have already done that and you are having symptoms that cannot be controlled with medications, you may need to seek a surgical consult for gastric fundoplication or depending on the anatomy of your esophagus another procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Definition)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or heartburn, is a condition where acid secreted by the stomach makes its way up into the esophagus. Common symptoms include burning upper abdominal pain after eating and a sour ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more