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Does nexium (esomeprazole) take 6-8 weeks to fully heal esophagus acid reflux?

Does nexium (esomeprazole) take 6-8 weeks to fully heal esophagus 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

Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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Can you please describe the natural remedies that heal your esophagus from acid reflux?

Can you please describe the natural remedies that heal your esophagus from acid reflux?

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

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Possible to get from chronic acid reflux-barrett esophagus?

Possible to get from chronic acid reflux-barrett esophagus?

Yes: Barrett's may develop in those with chronic gerd. Depending on risk factors your md may refer you for an egd. ...Read more

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On average, how long does it take to get barrett's esophagus from untreated acid reflux?

On average, how long does it take to get barrett's esophagus from untreated acid reflux?

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

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Just diagnosed with barrett esophagus after few mos of acid reflux. Does it mean precancerous?

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

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Can Acid reflux cause esophagus spasm and thus dysphagia?

Can Acid reflux cause esophagus spasm and thus dysphagia?

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

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Could acid reflux burn all the way through your esophagus?

Could acid reflux burn all the way through your esophagus?

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

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I think I may have a tear in my esophagus or just irritation from my severe acid reflux?

I think I may have a tear in my esophagus or just irritation from my severe acid reflux?

Then: You need an upper endoscopy to assess your esophagus.
take an acid suppressant (such as omeprazole) in the meantime. ...Read more

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Why would my esophagus feel weird and when I eat it makes it feel better? I have acid reflux.

Why would my esophagus feel weird and when I eat it makes it feel better? I have acid reflux.

Reflux GERD: 25 F unknown medical Hx or meds: Asks: Why would my esophagus feel weird and when I eat it makes it feel better? I have acid reflux. ANS: suspect you have GERDS and food lowers pH. Discuss details with your Dr. Who knows you best. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hopefully better.: If the pain you're referring to is truly due to the gallbladder, then the cholecystectomy should help your pain. It will not affect any acid reflux that you have one way or the other. You may still need medication for that if it is symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acid reflux burn all the way through your esophagus?

Please tell me, could acid reflux burn all the way through your esophagus?

Revised: It is possible for acid the reflux all the way up to the back of the thoat. It would be very unlikely that it would erode completely through the esophageal wall. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause your esophagus to be sore?

Can acid reflux cause your esophagus to be sore?

Yes: That is the most common symptom of reflux or gerd. One can get chest pain, heartburn or just a feeling of soreness. This is usually easily controlled by taking acid suppression medicine and avoiding foods and activites that can contribute to acid getting into the esophagus. ...Read more

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What can cause an irritated, burning esophagus besides acid reflux?

Infection: Sometimes the cause of esophageal irritation is infection, such as with a yeast (candida.) This would require an upper endoscopy (EGD) to determine with certainty. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unpredictable: Not age related, more often seen in older than younger, always associated with symtomatic or non symptomatic acid reflux, need close follow up as they are premalignant. Follow with your doctor ...Read more

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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?

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

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Would it be highly unlikely for a 25 year old with only occasional acid reflux to have barrettes esophagus already? Pathologists only please

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

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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

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Reflux (Definition)

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


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more