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Gerd And Heartburn And Nitroglycerin
Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more
I am experiencing constipation, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) and stomach cramps. Pale stools.?
Pale stools: Abdominal discomfort with passage of pale stools may be seen with blockage in the biliary tract and gall bladder by a stone. Complications from gerd won't cause pale stools. If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation and appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Anxiety causing stomach issues hurt to eat and heartburn stomach pain am I headed towards GERD or ulcer? What should I take for this
You may be: Stress and anxiety can certainly cause other physical ailments such as increasing acid production, leading to possible GERD or ulcers. The acid issue can be treated by avoiding trigger foods that also affect you, and medications. Controlling anxiety however is the main issue causing your problems, so treating that is paramount. See the Dr. For a good exam, evaluation, and treatment. ...Read more
Heartburn 10+ years on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 MG daily for 6 years. Gets stomach aches and nausea alot? Could it be a stomach bug or GERD flare up?
Get checked: See a gastroenterologist who help you determine if a repeat workup is needed. ...Read more
Throat clearing problem for a year, also heartburn, thinking it might be gerd, is it safe to take Prilosec without asking my doctor, would this help?
Yes take, but: What you need is an ENT evaluation. The throat is where the symptoms are and a direct look at this region is in order. ...Read more
I drink lots of tea and usually finish a large glass just before bed, then feel it in my throat a few times before falling asleep. NO heartburn. GERD?
Possibly: This sounds like reflux of the fluid you drank back into the esophagus. This can probably be managed by avoiding large volumes of fluid just before you lie down. Try to have your tea earlier, an hour or so before bedtime. Then only take small sips around bedtime if you are thirsty. ...Read more
Symptoms are belching after meals and bowel movements that don't feel complete, and indigestion after heavy drinking next morning. No heartburn. Gerd?
Don't binge drink: The cure for GI problems after binge drinking is not to binge drink. Is that so hard to figure out? ...Read more
I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), chest wall pain and heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bendin... I've had chest X-ray, a whole heart work, heart doc says heart is ok. Why does my back hurt so bad?
You would: Probably benefit from a neurological or orthopedic evaluation. Ask your primary health care provider for a referral. ...Read more
Diagx GERD/ulcers 10 mos ago. Heartburn for 6 days after eating sweet/sour chicken. No relief with Prilosec or zantac. Cant take nexium (esomeprazole). What can I do.
Carafate (sucralfate): Hi Maria, since your symptoms have been unresponsive to your usual regimen, your doctor should be notified. Carafate (sucralfate) is a medication that may be considered for you, as it will coat any new or unresolved ulcers and help them heal faster. ...Read more
No heartburn or difficultly swallowing. Do have lump feeling, sore throat and once in a while sour taste. Not a cold. GERD?
Can GERD / heartburn make you feel mucousy in my upper chest & throat areas even if I don't feel actual heart burn at the time?
I am experiencing heartburn (gerd), burping and sore throat. For the past week I am feeling pain in throat. Food does not bother me. The scale of the pain is like 2 (1-10). I am also experiencing heartburn (since long) get worse eating spicy food.
Studies have shown:
That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more
Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more
I have a history of heartburn and GERD and recently have been having much increased heartburn/substernal pain while straining for a bowel movement.
Have Gerd on Prilosec high bp under control. Heart cath. No issues have had chest pain mainly rt side near sternum radiating to shoulder heartburn stil?
Chest pain: Once a cardiac source of pain has been ruled out by a cardiologist, then one could pursue further whether uncontrolled Gerd could be the cause. You may need an adjustment of your medication and/or further evaluation to determine if Gerd could still be the cause. See your primary doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm passing gas (a little), heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods)&bloating (only at night. Relatively flat stomach in the morning/afternoon).Im on 40mg pantoprazole and domperione for a week. No more burning but still bloated.?
Bloated: Try some probiotics for one week and then as needed ...Read more
Consider endoscopy: Upper GI endoscopy is usually ordered with these symptoms to determine exactly what is going on. At your age reflux may be the cause, however, with the lump in the throat symptoms, I would also consider eosinophilic esophagitis as a possibility. Endoscopy with biopsy will allow them to put your mind at ease to rule out cancer, look for reflux changes, and check for precancerous barrett's change. ...Read more
Pain/tightness in chest. Lump/swollen feeling in throat. Tired all the time. Rare feeling of heartburn. Can this be GERD or LPR?
Possibly,: Consult with your PCP or ENT or Gastroenterologist. These symptoms need to be investigated. ...Read more
I have GERD & hituus hernia my symptoms are soar throat and after eating my stomach doesn't feel good no heartburn at all. Is it from the GERD?!
I don't have heartburn. But im usually bloated, gas trapped inmy throat/chest, will wake up breathless&.Burping will relieved the discomfort. Is it gerd?
Gas: There's a good chance that you're a gas swallower. Many of us swallow lots of air during the day and get bloated that way. If you're drinking lots of beverages during the day you likely are swallowing lots of gas with them, especially if they're carbonated. If you suck on candy, etc. Pay attention to this and you may be able to decrease it. Simethicone can decrease the size of your gas bubbles. ...Read more
I have seem to have GERD but taking antacids seems to make my heartburn worse. What's happening here?
Acid rebound: Usually from from calcium containing antacids is the probable explanation. Over the counter acid suppressants (prilosec, prevacid) may help. You should however note that worsening heartburn could be than just heartburn, something you should bring to your doctor's attention. ...Read more