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Might GERD cause strange symptoms during physical activity?

Might GERD cause strange symptoms during physical activity?

Yes: Some patients with gerd have increased symptoms with physical exertion due to increase in both gastric (stomach) and abdominal pressure. Be careful about eating prior to activity, and watch alcohol intake and large meals. Some patients pre-medicate with antacids prior to physical exertion. ...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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Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs. ...Read more

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Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause panic or anxiety symptoms?

Yes: Here and anxiety have a close relationship. For many. It can be a chicken and egg question about which came first. Certainly treat both.Many people i see have done well to treat the gerd with meds and the anxiety with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can very bad anxiety cause GERD symptoms to get worse or act up. I ate food that norm never bothers me had mild anx attack n guts r killin me.

Can very bad anxiety cause GERD symptoms to get worse or act up. I ate food that norm never bothers me had mild anx attack n guts r killin me.

I've heard that B4: Very bad anxiety seems to be able to make pretty much anything worse - at the very least it 'feels' worse. But gastric symptoms are a frequent complaint. So, it is a good reason to get the anxiety under control. Not only by medication, but by therapy to learn skills. Ways to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety are what you want. Cbt can help. Best! ...Read more

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Left lower stomach pain and left lower backpain.Mild headache and constipated.. I was diagnosed wid gerd., what can cause this symptoms? Im 25 female

Left lower stomach pain and left lower backpain.Mild headache and constipated.. I was diagnosed wid gerd., what can cause this symptoms? Im 25 female

Cure Constipation: Constipation can cause many problems. Treat with plenty of water, and high-fiber diet. Metamucil (psyllium husks), seeds, and high-fiber vegetables like carrots and celery. Increase activity of your colon with mild stimulants like prunes (may require several handsfull). Stay regular (i.e., at least one easy bowel movement per day). Magnesium (1, 000-2, 000 mg per day may also help). ...Read more

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Can anxiety/stress cause GERD or reflux-like symptoms such as feeling of gas or burning sensations in the throat?

Reflux: Yes, anxiety and stress have been shown to worsen reflux. There are certain foods that can make reflux worse, too, like spicy foods and greasy foods. If you have reflux that causes heartburn, it is also possible that your reflux might get all the way up to the level of your throat and your voice box. When it get this high in your throat, we call it laryngopharyngeal reflux. Should see your dr. ...Read more

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Submitted a Q earlier about being 29 w/ AMI symptoms w/o history. Got a response about GERD. Would GERD cause feeling of doom or dizzyness/ fainting?

Submitted a Q earlier about being 29 w/ AMI symptoms w/o history. Got a response about GERD. Would GERD cause feeling of doom or dizzyness/ fainting?

GERD symptoms: Gastrointestinal reflux disease does not give rise to a sense of impending doom, dizziness and/or a change in your level of awareness. These are all symptoms that are reminiscent of a seizure. You should meet with your doctor and discuss whether an EEG would help sort out the problem. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Yes: As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more