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Doctor insights on: Gerd And Heartburn And Nitroglycerin

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What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

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

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Lump in throat, unintentional weight loss, heartburn is it GERD or cancer?

Lump in throat, unintentional weight loss, heartburn is it GERD or cancer?

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

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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 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 ?!

It's possible : To have laryngitis caused by ge reflux. This might explain your sore throat. If you still have this when you are on maximum medical treatment - then yes, anti-reflux surgery might be next. See you GI doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroglycerin (Definition)

Nitroglycerin dilates the blood vessels around the heart to relieve heart pain or "angina". It comes in both a pump spray and tablet form. There are several cautions when using this medication so always discuss with ...Read more