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2 nights ago had Gerd while asleep some acid and food went into airway I coughed it up. No fever no colored conjestion just clear mucus 2wk post cold?

2 nights ago had Gerd while asleep some acid and food went into airway I coughed it up. No fever no colored conjestion just clear mucus 2wk post cold?

It's ok: If you're having this bad of GERD symptoms, consider a consultation with a gastroenterologist,. Ask about endoscopic and surgical therapies that can actually treat the GERD, rather than just suppressing acid. Hoep this helps! ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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I woke up gasping for air, I don't sleep often, I'm not usually tired during the day. I was told it could be just GERD acting up? Worry? Apt is in dec

I woke up gasping for air, I don't sleep often, I'm not usually tired during the day. I was told it could be just GERD acting up? Worry? Apt is in dec

Waking up gasping : for air is a usually a sign of sleep apnea; gastro-esophageal reflux severe enough to cause it? Maybe, depending on your history. What does " I don't sleep often" mean? I trust your MD knows your health history & has results of your cranial ultrasound, CT scan of the brain & endoscopy. Tell your doctor. Seek an appt. sooner than Dec. & ask if any studies are needed before your visit. ...Read more

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12mo son diagnosis with silent aspiration at 5mo; also has gerd. Otherwise healthy & structurally ok. Will he outgrow (& what age)? Or at what age is intervention needed (slp)? Can slp help now at 12 mo?

12mo son diagnosis with silent aspiration at 5mo; also has gerd. Otherwise healthy & structurally ok. Will he outgrow (& what age)? Or at what age is intervention needed (slp)? Can slp help now at 12 mo?

Yes, SLP helpful: Any time a child has swallowing problem they need to a see an slp. An slp can be helpful, even in infancy. They help to develop swallow skills and help decide when a follow up swallow study should be done. It's hard to make predictions about if or when a child will outgrow a swallowing problem but therapy is an important part of gaining swallowing skills. ...Read more

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Alcoholic: some symptoms: puffy face, beer gut (or ascites), snoring, heartburn, rapid short breaths while sleeping, dehydration on tues after weekend?

Alcoholic: some symptoms: puffy face, beer gut (or ascites), snoring, heartburn, rapid short breaths while sleeping, dehydration on tues after weekend?

Need better eval: Alcoholics can develop cirrhosis which can impede blood flow back to the heart, cause fluid to accumulate in the lower part of the body including the abdomen, can cause malnutrition, can cause insult to the kidney and can impede lung function and steroid metabolism causing rapid breathing and alkalosis. All these have to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Did slight workout yest after year of lazeing in bed due to anx and gerd. I feel ext nasues n had hard time sleeping is this norm n will it go away?

Did slight workout yest after year of lazeing in bed due to anx and gerd. I feel ext nasues n had hard time sleeping is this norm n will it go away?

The episode you: Describe would not be unusual for someone with curd and anxiety also has a state of being totally deconditioned. Please see your family doctor and get worked up for appropriate gerd treatment which may need to be aggressive in your case. Make sure also that the anxiety is aggressively treated including psychotherapy and ensure that you work with physical therapist due to your deconditioned state before you attempt exercising. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on back better for people with gerd?

Is sleeping on back better for people with gerd?

No.: When you sleep flat on your back, you are more likely to passively regurgitate and have gerds. Your best position is sleeping sitting up at 90 mdegree angle. Gravity will keep acidic gastric juice causing gerd in your stomach or distal esophagus. Not your mouth or lungs. ...Read more

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2 Questions. Does a sedation put you to sleep. How does a endoscopy help for GERD because I'm at my final resort which is that.

2 Questions. Does a sedation put you to sleep. How does a endoscopy help for GERD because I'm at my final resort which is that.

Conscious sedation: is a technique of administering sedatives or dissociative agents & analgesics to help patients relax & have little discomfort during procedures like endoscopes. Commonly used is Versed, which causes temporary amnesia, so the patient doesn't remember the procedure. Endoscopy & esophageal biopsies define changes in the esophageal lining from chronic reflux & other associated medical conditions. ...Read more

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My acid reflux is always markedly worse on days when I haven't gotten much sleep. Why? (Note: there is no GERD keeping me awake. It's after I wake up)

My acid reflux is always markedly worse on days when I haven't gotten much sleep. Why? (Note: there is no GERD keeping me awake. It's after I wake up)

Explanation : You right. When you are tired and not sleeping enough your stomach functionality down and you feel like acid reflux is worse on awakening. It could be different clinical presentation, but, in your case by reflux. Best wishes and good sleep. ...Read more

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Will getting a nissen surgery for GERD help me to sleep better at night?

Will getting a nissen surgery for GERD help me to sleep better at night?

Possibly: Many people with reflux have their worst problems at night when laying flat; sleeping more upright with pillows or even putting the head of the bed elevated on blocks can help. If the reflux is unresponsive to maximal medical management, surgery is an option. I strongly advise you to have a 24 hr pH study to objectively measure what is happening when you sleep before considering surgery. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause you to vomit in your sleep, when you are unaware and you only wake up because you are choking on it?

Can GERD cause you to vomit in your sleep, when you are unaware and you only wake up because you are choking on it?

Kind of yes: If you have bad reflux, when you lay down there is no gravity keeping your gastric juices and acid in your stomach. The acid will migrate up your esophagus and can cause a feeling of vomit or choking when you wake up. You need to be evaluated as well as change certain lifestyles such as raising the head of your bed while you sleep. An upper endoscopy is essential for your exam. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with Gerd. I'm having slight chills and body is heating up making it uncomfortable to sleep. Feel nauseous. What to do to feel better?

Was diagnosed with Gerd. I'm having slight chills and body is heating up making it uncomfortable to sleep. Feel nauseous. What to do to feel better?

Seek medical help.: I know, you did seek medical help...thought HealthTap. But I cannot easily attribute your symptoms to GERD, and I feel something else may be going on that needs medical attention and testing. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with dysphagia caused by GERD and being treated for GERD . I am getting post nasal drip also can't sleep?

I have been diagnosed with dysphagia caused by GERD and being treated for GERD . I am getting post nasal drip also can't sleep?

Unquestionably: Diet. You are consuming empty calories, particularly the sweets. That is what is causing all your symptoms. Try it because it is cheap and will do no harm. ...Read more

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I have GERD and I woke up from sleep with shortness of breath that worsens well i lay down it comes and goes. Should I go to the ER? Or take maalox?

I have GERD and I woke up from sleep with shortness of breath that worsens well i lay down it comes and goes. Should I go to the ER? Or take maalox?

Gerd or more?: gerd should not cause breathing problems usually although it can cause cough. if you have GERD you should avoid large meals before bed, too much caffeine and avoid smoking. You can try OTC Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec also to see if it helps. Breathing problems may indicate other problems and you should see your doctor about it asap ...Read more

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When I do sex & then sleep I feel next day with cheast pain, It calms down when I drink water before sleep, i've Gerd, is this heart related or gerd?

When I do sex & then sleep I feel next day with cheast pain, It calms down when I drink water before sleep, i've  Gerd, is this heart related or gerd?

Likely GERD: If you're really 26 as stated, heart pain would be exceedingly rare unless you have diabetes or use cocaine. Moreover, pain that occurs at rest or lying down is very atypical for heart pain. (GERD can occur with exercise however and distinguishing this from angina requires a stress test). ...Read more

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Had a mild night sweat - not drenching, just moist. Went right back to sleep. Woke up in morning with puke taste in mouth. Is GERD causing night sweat?

Yes.: It can do this. May also want to consider that anxiety could do this as well. There is certainly a link between anxiety an severity of perceived symptoms. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain near belly button. On and off. Was able to sleep. I was diagnosed with gerd. Cud gerd be causing pain and what can i do? No others sympt

Stabbing pain near belly button. On and off. Was able to sleep. I was diagnosed with gerd. Cud gerd be causing pain and what can i do? No others sympt

Gerd ??: Gerd is the acronym for gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease. You can take several types of meds. One type neutralizes the acid that is there. Another type tells your stomach not to make so much acid. There are + s and - s to both. Speak to your doc. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea and gerd. I went to the doctor and gave me omeprazole but my apnea wont go away.

I have sleep apnea and gerd. I went to the doctor and gave me omeprazole but my apnea wont go away.

Rewriting textbooks: Well, truthfully I'm very happy that omeprazole DID NOT cure your apnea. I would hate to have to go back and reread all the information that YOU'D'VE ended up rewriting if it would've worked on you! For sleep apnea you'll need a sleep study to assess things & then, you'll be advised on what to do or what to take. How do you like that DOUBLE CONTRACTION. Don't know if it's good or not. ...Read more

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2 days I've had chest discomfort upon waking. Lasts for ten min. Lack of sleep, anxiety? Hist of pots, anxiety, eds3,gerd. Bubbles in chest lately

2 days I've had chest discomfort upon waking. Lasts for ten min. Lack of sleep, anxiety? Hist of pots, anxiety, eds3,gerd. Bubbles in chest lately

See below: Please contact your primary with your symptoms. Things like that cannot be evaluated over the internet :). Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have Gerd&reflux. Last few days i sometimes get pain in my back shoulder blade when swallowing.same with burping. I think is from sleeping weird?

I have Gerd&reflux.   Last few days i sometimes get pain in my back shoulder blade when swallowing.same with burping.   I think is from sleeping weird?

Discuss with Doctor: Pain between shoulder blades, especially in someone with other gastric issues can indicate a problem with your gall bladder. It was the only symptom I had with mine and I had no other issues. Pay attention to if the pain occurs after eating as well as just swallowing. In any event it is something you need to discuss with your MD. ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

I am experiencing  passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance as well as a hiatus hernia with reflux.In the meantime keep note of what foods trigger symptoms, don't go to bed with food in your stomach, sleep with your chest elevated higher than your abdomen, take prilosec,mylanta ...Read more

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I can't find my cause for dystautonomia/pots and i, keep getting worse. I also have 1st degree av block sleep apnea GERD gilberts syndrome minor neuropahy and syncope. Mayo clinic could not find a cause?

I can't find my cause for dystautonomia/pots and i, keep getting worse. I also have 1st degree av block sleep apnea GERD gilberts syndrome minor neuropahy and syncope. Mayo clinic could not find a cause?

Integrative doctor : If you been to mayo clinic, and they can't find a cause, and it's time to look for an integrative medical doctor who can work with you locally, and can pull all the information together, check your blood levels of various vitamins and macronutrients, spend time to review your records, and come up with a plan. It's time to start getting some answers! you have a lot going on right now that requires attention. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea and large tonsils with gerd. When i fall asleep, after a few seconds i suddenly wake up and i feel like my heartbeat stop.?

I have sleep apnea and large tonsils with gerd. When i fall asleep, after a few seconds i suddenly wake up and i feel like my heartbeat stop.?

Dangerous: You need to be evaluated by a doc. Of sleep medicine. Your airway may be blocked when sleeping by tongue and tonsils. A sleep study would answer some of those questions. What you described can be dangerous and should be looked into as soon as you can. If you already have a cpap, then check if the pressure setting is right for you. ...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


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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more