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Gerd Children Symptoms
Heartburn plus more: Not everyone with gerd has heartburn. The primary symptoms of gerd are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea. Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. Other symptoms include hoarseness, laryngitis, chronic dry cough, bad breath, earaches, chest pain/discomfort. ...Read more
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
Yes: it is possible that the omeprazole that you're taking is not adequately controlling your reflux, and the symptoms may still be present. If you have been taking the omeprazole for at least two weeks and are not improved, I would contact the doctor who prescribed it and see what the next step is. You should continue antireflux measures also. Good luck. ...Read more
Somewhat: Small portion meals that help prevent over-eating (i.e. "stuffed"), limiting alcohol intake, limiting caffeine, etc... May all help. But, currently as noted, there are good medications to alleviate the "heart burn" pain/discomfort of the acid refluxing back into your esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?
Well, not sure: Why worse but premenstrually many things worsen, perhaps even eating habits. Ranitidine is a medicine that is safe and much better than long term effects of reflux. If you smoke it's much less harmful and smoking can make gerd worse. Try some baking soda, milk or even a little bit of half/half if you must stay away from medicine. Gdluc. ...Read more
If omepazole makes my GERD symthoms worse can I stop taking it ? Or should I continue till my 14 days are up?
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
Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent or frequent episodes of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. The triggers are frequently colds, cold air, exercise, allergens, and symptoms at night. For GE reflux disease, symptoms can include cough, regurgitation, heartburn. It is more common to see GE reflux symptoms in patients with asthma. ...Read more
Feeding problems: Many babies have reflux (ger). Only some of them have reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of disease include spitting up so much that there is poor weight gain, heartburn which can show up as colic, wheezing or cough with feeding and an unusual arching of the neck to the side and back when babies are trying to avoid getting milk in their airway. A baby can have one or all of these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Very effective: Surgery is very effective. But frequently your gerd symptoms of heartburn may get replaced by gas bloating symptoms. Please discuss those symptoms in detail with the surgeon before saying yes to surgery. Surgery is an excellent option if your heartburn symptoms are really frequent and bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How about a lot less: Alcohol (etoh) empties rapidly from the stomach. Alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach lining contributes to etoh metabolism. Etoh can not be stored by the body & obligatory oxidation takes place predominantly in the liver. 1 gram etoh gives 7 empty calories that provide only energy with no nutritional value. Poor diet (protein-calorie, choline, folate (folic acid) deficiency) contributes to liver toxicity. ...Read more