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If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?
Of course. But Why?: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. ...Read more
Is eating orange blossom honey okay if I have gerd? And is it okay to eat cheese? My GERD is pretty bad on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg twice a day, and getting dizzy
Can the common cold cause heartburn?Paracetamol?Herbal tea with honey?I have bad heartburn and have taking paracetamol every 8 hours and drinking tea.
Unlikely.: I have not seen the common cold cause heartburn. I have seen tea, including herbal teas, cause such symptoms, especially in those who already require acid reduction. More importantly, please be cautious about your use of paracetamol, or as it is more commonly known in the USA, acetaminophen, Tylenol. The recommended daily limit is 2 grams, or 2000 milligrams. It is easy to exceed this safe limit! ...Read more
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
Depends: Treatment is unique to the individual symptoms, severity, and goals of each patient. Options include dietary changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Heartburn: Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus ( food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: Smoking can surely increase risk of gerd. It impairs lower esophageal sphincter function, increases acid secretion, and damages protective mucus membranes. It reduces salivation, which helps neutralize acid secretion when present in normal quantities. Both nicotine and smoking may be responsible, since some patch wearers also get gerd. Emphysema & alcohol worsen gerd too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fundoplication : Surgery for gerd involves wrapping the top part of your stomach around itself recreating the 'valve' at the top of your stomach to prevent reflux. It often is done with a hiatal hernia repair where you tighten the opening in your diaphragm that your esophagus comes through. Can be done laparoscopically, robotically, sometimes endoscopically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long time.....: Gerd can lead to bronchospasm which, in turn, leads to cough. The cough will likely continue until the getd is adequately treated. If the cough continues after that, then there may be other factors contributing to the cough including bronchospasm from another etiology, post-nasal drip, etc. So, if you are still coughing, see your doctor again. If you smoke, you need to quit! ...Read more
Several: For medication treatment of symptoms, primary care physicians and gastroenterologist provide the frontline in care. Generally, specialists for gerd include minimally invasive surgeons, minimally invasive thoracic surgeons, and gastroenterologists. The option/s for potential curative intervention requires surgical specialists to treat and/or cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer