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Had endoscopy. Mild esophagus and stomach irritation from gerd. On omeprazole 40 MG and occasionally carafe. Still get lots of bloating and pain.help?

Had endoscopy. Mild esophagus and stomach irritation from gerd. On omeprazole 40 MG and occasionally carafe. Still get lots of bloating and pain.help?

Several things: first, results from endo including H Pylori presence/absence would be helpful. Bloating below stomach isn't stomach. Then, omeprazole is weak in two regards 1) it is the weakest of the proton pump inhibitors and 2) proton pump inhibitors work for about 20 hrs not 24, taking a PPI twice a day increases its effectiveness on GERD but not bloating. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

Reflux: It may... Consider modifying your diet as well: stay away from spicy foods, tomato based foods, greasy/fried foods, caffeine, and chocolate and alcohol too ...Read more

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Stomach acid reflux and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Stomach acid reflux  and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Chicken or egg?: Could be, however in some cases reflux may trigger anxiety. See your doctor to be sure you get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux set IBS of and cause lower back ache and is yogut good for reflux and IBS thanks dr?

Can acid reflux set IBS of and cause lower back ache and is yogut good for reflux and IBS thanks dr?

IBS and Reflux: Both of these conditions can be exacerbated with stress. I have a lot of patients tell me that there're IBS and their acid reflux can go away while they're on vacation, this is not always the case, But it proves a point that they can be stress-related. I would tend to think the pending your low back is related to the IBS but I cannot be sure. Yogurt can be helpful to control the symptoms of GERD ...Read more

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Are on & off stomach aches, nausea and juicy burps normal with acid reflux?

Are on & off stomach aches, nausea and juicy burps normal with acid reflux?

GERD/Gastritis: These symptoms are common in GERD and gastritis.you may also have infection in the stomach called H .Pylori. Please get tested for that.These are treatable with meds and life style and dietary changes. Untreated gastritis can change to Ulcers. So I suggest please see your doctor . ...Read more

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What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more

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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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Constant burping, occasional regurgitation and hiccups, heartburn and coughing. Do I have acid reflux?

Constant burping, occasional regurgitation and hiccups, heartburn and coughing. Do I have acid reflux?

Sure sounds like it: We can't diagnose here, but you've certainly described many features associated with acid reflux (GERD). Usual first measures include dietary and lifestyle modifications and over the counter medication. Seek eval if no improvement to avoid worsening and long term risks. Gastroenterologists are specialists in this area. ...Read more

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Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Eno: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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Heartburn and belching. pain in middle of chest. dizziness and weak feeling. cardiac or Gerd? history of Gerd. but hight cholesterol and overweight.

Heartburn and belching. pain in middle of chest. dizziness and weak feeling. cardiac or Gerd? history of Gerd. but hight cholesterol and overweight.

Heartburn: and GERD. You need to see your doctor to be certain. If GERD, consider using a natural supplement called DGL. It is a form of licorice processed to remove the enzyme that can raise blood pressure when licorice is eaten for along time. It can work well when taken before a meal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and sour stomach, what are good hot and cold drinks to have?

I have acid reflux and sour stomach, what are good hot and cold drinks to have?

Alkaline water: Try alkalone water like fiji water from artesian wells, avoid all juices and caffeinated products and sodas. ...Read more

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Will Prilosec OTC help with my occasional heartburn/acid reflux?

Will Prilosec OTC help with my occasional heartburn/acid reflux?

Prilosec: Prilosec and similar medications tend to be better at preventing acid reflux than in treating it once it has already started. If you have only occasional heartburn, often the best treatment is good old-fashioned chewable antacids, such as Mylanta or Tums (calcium carbonate). If it is frequent, Prilosec might be helpful, but if it doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. Look up anti-reflux measures. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can not eating cause heartburn and nausea?

Can not eating cause heartburn and nausea?

Yes it can sometimes: Not always but it can if you are prone to heartburn due to incompetent lower esophageal sphincter, as stomach is still producing acid and it can regurgitate in the esophagus. ...Read more

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Nausea and burping immediatly after eating, burping or lying on right side. Also post nasal drip and anxiety all day. Occasional heartburn. Any cause?

Nausea and burping immediatly after eating, burping or lying on right side. Also post nasal drip and anxiety all day. Occasional heartburn. Any cause?

Nausea: Your symptom of burping, especially when lying on right side is most likely related to acid reflux. In young male of age 22, these not very worrisome, especially if symptom has been present only for a short while. Please review following video to get started: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment however, if they persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have dull burning in abdomen with indigestion and tenderness in center of breastbone. Probiotics help. also taking nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg and mylanta. ?

I have dull burning in abdomen with indigestion and tenderness in center of breastbone. Probiotics help.  also taking nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg and mylanta. ?

This is a statement-: -followed by a? mark. Try to be specific & ask a question. I'm sure it has to do with your reflux, but not sure what advice you need. ...Read more

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Bubbly, gurgling sensation in stomach with belching and passing gas. Some tenderness in stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole calm it down. Thoughts?

Bubbly, gurgling sensation in stomach with belching and passing gas. Some tenderness in stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole calm it down. Thoughts?

Stomach issue: When does this occur, time of day? Also is it after a meal? Do you have change in bowel habits? What is diet like? How much alcohol do you drink and how soon before bed? Depending on patients body habitus, diet, alcohol consumption use of OTC NSAIDS or aspirin, and family history; this could be as simple as a gastritis . Or something that would be amenable to a change in diet. ...Read more

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Please is milk good for esophagus pains and heartburn?

Please is milk good for esophagus pains and heartburn?

Indifferent: Milk is neither good nor bad for the issues you mentioned.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...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