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Does a consistently low saliva pH level below 7 indicate GERD or lpr?

Does a consistently low saliva pH level below 7 indicate GERD or lpr?

Low salivary pH : Low ph means acidic environment, if your have never been diagnosed with gerd or lpr i would see your physician for some tests you very well could be. ...Read more

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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


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Is GERD or LPR completely curable. I am 25 and my life is too much disturbing.

Is GERD or LPR completely curable. I am 25 and my life is too much disturbing.

Yes: Symptoms may resolve after treatment with proton pump inhibitors, avoiding smoking, upright 1 hr before and after eating and all standard GERD precautions ...Read more

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Can GERD or LPR cause lyringits. If yes how can we treat it? If no then what can be the causes and how to treat and stop reoccurring of lyringits?

Can GERD or LPR cause lyringits. If yes how can we treat it? If no then what can be the causes and how to treat and stop reoccurring of lyringits?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis can come from gerd. Head of bed elevated, no eating 3 hours before bedtime. Ask doctor about increasing Prilosec dose. Change of diet. Is it postnasal drip? You can have polyps and growths in your larynx too, must be checked by specialist. Tobacco definitely leads to laryngitis. It is like rubbing sandpaper on your larynx. ...Read more

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Does an overly alkaline diet contribute to GERD or lpr?

Does an overly alkaline diet contribute to GERD or lpr?

No: Presuming you don't mean lye or something that alkaline, it shouldn't contribute significantly. ...Read more

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H2 blocker vs. Ppi for GERD and lpr, which one is better?

H2 blocker vs. Ppi for GERD and lpr, which one is better?

In my: Experience, ppi's work better. What is more important, however, is underlying cause that needs to be addressed. Consult with your doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Does anxiety/stress cause (not just worsen) reflux such as GERD or lpr? If so, why is this the case?

Does anxiety/stress cause (not just worsen) reflux such as GERD or lpr? If so, why is this the case?

Yes it does: Anxiety or stress causes increased production of acid in the stomach, which in turn relaxes the gastro-esophegeal sphinter causing acid reflux other wise called as gerd. ...Read more

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GERD and LPR for 5 years. How do I know if gastric content are getting into my lungs. Also, once the issue is resolved, will I breathe easier?

GERD and LPR for 5 years. How do I know if gastric content are getting into my lungs. Also, once the issue is resolved, will I breathe easier?

Breathing difficulty: Whenever any foreign material gets into the lung, called aspiration, there will be a cough reflex to expel the content. In case of chronic disease like yours, involvement of lungs will constitute symptoms of cough and wheezing that may be episodic. And yes, upon getting successfully .. . ...Read more

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Have had chronic non-hpylori gastritis and pharmaceuticle treated GERD and LPR since '09. What are the chances i could have carcinoma after 5yrs?

Have had chronic non-hpylori gastritis and pharmaceuticle treated GERD and LPR since '09. What are the chances i could have carcinoma after 5yrs?

Very rare: The chances of cancer are there but quite remote. So i would not be too concerned as long as you take your antacids regularly and get egd done once every 10 years. ...Read more

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Can GERD or LPR cause sinus and ear problems ?

Can GERD or LPR cause sinus and ear problems ?

Yes = atypical GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for treatment ; prevention. Ear, nose, and throat manifestations of lpr commonly include the throat, ears, airway, etc. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you'll find all the responses you could want! ...Read more