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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...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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Any remedies for hiatus hernia ? Symptoms include some burping, bad breath, some reflux.

Any remedies for hiatus hernia ? Symptoms include some burping, bad breath, some reflux.

Maybe: First line therapy would be acid blocking medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. If those do not work surgery to correct the hernia may be needed. Given that you are young, i'd consider surgery sooner than later as we are just learning some of the long term issues with chronic anti acid medication. One example is increased osteoporosis due to decreased calcium absorption. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Oh yes...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without ever having barretts esophagus?

Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without ever having barretts esophagus?

Yes and no: Acid reflux is not clearly a cause of esophageal cancer. But there is an association of reflux (acid and non-acid) to barrett's esophagus/adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. There are other types of esophageal cancers, which may or may not be related to reflux. ...Read more

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What makes GERD symptoms worse?

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

See below: Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Can palpatation be a symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can palpatation be a  symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Rarely indigestion can lead to gas and palpitations but this has to be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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

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

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Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more

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Can prevacid (lansoprazole) cause flu like symptoms?

Can prevacid (lansoprazole) cause flu like symptoms?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor and is used to treat acid reflux. The most common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain and headache. Less common symptoms include low magnesium, irregular heart beat, muscle spasms and even seizures. C. Difficile diarrhea is possible, too. This is usually a persistent diarrhea that is unrelenting. These should be evaluated and the medicine stopped. ...Read more

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Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

GERD: Gerd can cause all of your symptoms. You should speak to the gastroenterologist who did the egd about going on a proton pump inhibitor to cure the symptoms you describe. If you are obese, loss of weight would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Lpr symptoms are hoarseness and breathlessness normal manometery non acidic reflux and I have gastroperosis doc gave PPI and levosulpride no relief wt?

Lpr symptoms are hoarseness and breathlessness normal manometery non acidic reflux and I have gastroperosis doc gave PPI and levosulpride no relief wt?

U may try reglan (metoclopramide): With ur ND 10mg x4. Eat small meals many times. Don't eat anything 4 hrs before sleeping only u can help ur self don't go to Drs too often ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Can LPR acid reflux cause asthama like symptoms can reflux cause breathlessness and why I don't have asthama?

Can LPR acid reflux cause asthama like symptoms can reflux cause breathlessness and why I don't have asthama?

Ops tropism: if you do not have asthma or copd then why are you using ipatropium as there are side effects to any medication including IPR which includes increase in acid relic increase heart rate dry mouth amongst others serious side effect being difficulty breathing ...Read more

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Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Yes...: It has been shown that gerd can increase airway bronchospasm thus leading to asthma symptoms. Therefore, if gerd is present in an asthmatic, it should be treated to reduce the likelihood of asthma sxs/exacerbation. ...Read more

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Can GERD worsen dysphagia?

Can GERD worsen dysphagia?

Yes: Gerd can cause peptic strictures (narrowing) of the esophagus as well as reflux-induced esophageal dysmotility (abnormal peristalsis / contractions). ...Read more

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Can you have esophageal spasms without having heartburn?

Can you have esophageal spasms without having heartburn?

Esophagus spasm pain: Painful esophageal spasms are often distinct from classic manifestations of acid reflux. Sufferers of esophageal spasms may experience unpredictable & significant knife-like pain &/or pressure that may radiate to back & chest due to esophageal dysmotilities (diffuse esophageal spasm, nutcracker esophagus), or be sporadic. Treating spasms may exacerbate gerd by relaxing lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more