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Heal Esophagus After Acid Reflux
Erosive esophagitis: How long it takes for erosions in the esophagus to heal depends on how large they were to begin with. It can take that long, but they often heal more quickly. People often need to stay on Nexium (esomeprazole) even after erosions are healed, to prevent the GERD that caused the erosions in the first place. Many people need long-term maintenance medications. Good luck. ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Depends: A low fat diet, no smoking, achieving normal weight, and general vitamin supplementation is recommended. Magnesium, zinc and probiotic supplements can help. Stress management through walks after a meal (avoids pressure on the stomach contents from sitting). Sleeping on your left side, and waiting 3 hours to sleep after meal or alcohol is recommended for night reflux. ...Read more
How does famotidine help get rid of acid reflux like what does it do to heal the esophagus I take two 20mg a day?
Reduces Acid..: Reduces Acid production of stomach.........acid is corrosive, when reduced it allows the body to heal faster. ...Read more
Not all get it,: Not all patients will get barrett's ulcer after gerd only few will get it, months or years of assault with on acid sensitive esophageal squamous, to premalignant columnar & glandular type of lining with 20 % of malignant transformation, need close follow up, to catch early and possible some type of ant-reflux procedure (surgery) to prevent malignancy. ...Read more
By definition, but..: Barrett's esophagus is a response to chronic reflux; it can be short segment or long segment. Long segment is more associated with risk for malignancy. Barrett's is uncommon response to reflux; cancer is uncommon in barrett's. Barrett's pts get closer endoscopic scrutiny/surveillance. Can get rx re: reflux (it's unsure if it really decreases risk of ca), and to remove barrett's tissue before ca. ...Read more
Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Yes it can.: Also get checked for a heart condition. Best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease. ...Read more
Depends: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Hi I have acid reflux and mildly inflamed esophagus and I might have to get my gallbladder out. If I get it out will the pain be worse or will it help?
Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux? Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?
I'm on panthropozole and pepcid (famotidine) and I'm still having so much acid reflux. Sometimes I feel acid sitting in my esophagus. What should I do?
Symptoms: Please keep your prescribing physician aware of both the symptoms that you continue to have as well as possible medication side effects. Take care. ...Read more
Would it be highly unlikely for a 25 year old with only occasional acid reflux to have barrettes esophagus already? Pathologists only please
Depends: Every case is different. Barrett changes are usually seen in severe reflux that is poorly controlled; however, everyone is different and I have seen cases of Barrett in much younger patients. Some with Barrett are asymptomatic. Most however have significant symptoms. So, if you only have occasional mild reflux and no other issues, you likely have nothing to worry about. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Should my prescribed acid reflux pills be burning my esophagus? If so, how can that cause heartburn or reflux?
Pills shouldn't burn: Acid reflux pills should not burn when swallowed. If you have severe reflux, you can have injury and inflammation of the esophagus. This would make it very painful to swallow anything (dysphagia). Most acid reflux pills act by reducing the acid from the acid producing cells of the stomach. The pills will not cause reflux. You may have other problems (like hiatal hernia) that would need diagnosis. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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