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Heart Burn And Digestive Enzymes
I am tired all the time, major heart burn, flutter feeling in chest, pain in upper right abdomen, pain in chest, elevated liver enzymes. Negative hepa?
Need more testing...: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines ...Read more
More info: Chest pain can be caused by many things, more specific information would help to narrow down the likely suspects. Heartburn is a term often used to describe indigestion, acid reflux, or just gi-related pain in the lower chest/upper abdomen area. 'burning' is a more common phrase patients use for this pain rather than 'stabbing', which can often be more consistent with pleurisy or chest wall pain. ...Read more
See full answer: In brief, it is known that significant reflux and regurgitation of stomach contents can kick off and exacerbate an asthma attack. You need to get better control of your reflux if that is what it is. I would suggest to you that reflux is a structural disease and that surgery in the right setting by the right surgeon will offer much better control than medications. ...Read more
I take Omeprazole 20mg once a day. I have a very bad heart burn would it hurt me to take another one?
Twice a day: You could take Omeprazole twice a day. But if a medication like this is not taking care of your heartburn it is wise to see your doctor for an evaluation. There are some possible long term side effects on bone density from taking Omeprazole so you want to make sure benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more
I took a ranitidine pill at 2 am it's is now 5 am and I still have heart burn and can't sleep what should I do?
Many things: Take another one. Prop up or get out of bed as the upright posture helps and lying down makes it worse. Take antacids, alka-seltzer, or just try eating some food to buffer the acid. When the stores open, buy some Prilosec otc and take it for a couple of weeks. If persistent, see your doctor for further testing. ...Read more
Sometimes when I get nervous I get acid reflux or heart burn. How can I treat this and prevent it in the future?
Prilosec (omeprazole): Mental anguish shown to be associated with increased gastric acid secretion. If you are going to sleep with a good deal of mental stress take an acid reducer at least an hour before and this may help. Omeprazole is the generic of Prilosec. If this happens frequently, get Magnesium Oxide as a supplement & take 250mgs a few times a week, providing your kidney funct is NL (serum BUN & Creatinine) ...Read more
How long does it take for 2000mg of flagyl to get out of your system? The side effects are me feel horrible. I have really bad heart burn dizzyandsic
Metronidazole dose: You took quite a large dose of metronidazole, so the side effects are magnified. Luckily the half-life of the drug is 8 hrs or so, so it should be clearing out of your system in a day or slightly longer... (in 8 hours, half of the drug will be gone, then in 16 hours half of that...so soon it will be gone). You should tell your doctor about it, so they know next time when trying to treat you. ...Read more
I am having pain in left elbow for like a month now now is in my shoulder for the last week for 2 nights I have had heart burn I got sick like imiddle?
I experience heart burn probably 2-3 times each week, especially at nigh is there more I can do other than treat it with OTC medication like prevacid (lansoprazole)?
Yes: U may want to see GI specialist as other potentially curable condions can exists! ...Read more
Can be difficult: Heart attack typically presents as chest pressure, tightness or heaviness as if someone is sitting on your chest, triggered by physical or emotional exertion, possibly spreading to your jaw, neck, shoulder or arm, associated with shortness of breath, pounding heart beat, sweating, dizziness or nausea. It may not present in this typical way. Can be confused with heart burn. If suspected, go to er. ...Read more
Hard to tell: It is at times difficult to differentiate between pain due to heart diease and that caused by problems of the upper GI tract. Specific symptoms, age, personal and family medical history may all help in making a determination. However, it is never a good idea to assume that indigestion is the cause. Better to go to the er and get an evaluation than to take an antacid and find out you were wrong. ...Read more
May be same symptoms: But very different problems. Heartburn is a symptom of burning discomfort behind breast bone-causes include reflux of stomach contents, inflammation of esophagus, stomach, ulcers, heart. Heart attack is muscle death in the heart caused by poor blood flow or blockage. May have discomfort, squeezing, burning, heavyness in chest, nausea, vomiting, sweats, shortness of breath, palpitations, faintness. ...Read more
Not likely.: It is probably from lying flat and reflux. Can try a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec / Prevacid (lansoprazole) are now over the counter) for about 7-14 days in the evenings and see if symptoms disappear. If not, to be safe, should see a doc. Can also try sleeping in recliner / at >30degree angle for 2-3 nights and see if no symptoms--this would support gerd as cause. ...Read more
Could be: It is common for heartburn symptoms to occur when lying down. This can present as chest pain. If you have other cardiac risk factors such as, family history, obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, or diabetes you should seek medical attention to rule out a blockage in your heart. ...Read more
Sure it's GERD?: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. If unresponsive to maximum dose acid suppression, return to your GI doctor for re-evaluation please. ...Read more
What's the difference between heart burn chest pain and chest pain that could mean heart trouble?
Chest pain?: Can be common, if u have it, see u physician asap for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Feeling slight pressure and burning in chest near to the left upper side. I'm only 17 could this be heart related? Doesn't feel like heartburn
Symptom: That symptom is unlikely to be heart related in a 17y/o ...Read more
After slowly coming off 4 x domperidone a day, 3 days afterwards stopping completely I've had heart burn since. Is this side effect likely to stop?
Heart burn: You may have been masking the GI symptoms with the withdrawn drug. Worth seeing your doc about it. ...Read more
How can I tell if I am having a heart burn or heart attack? It seems that symptoms of heart burn and heart attack are very similar, how can I tell the differences and the warning signs before it's too late
Treat heartburn: It can be hard to tell the difference even for your doctor without testing. I find it very useful to treat the heartburn proactively by avoiding foods that cause it and maybe using medication to suppress it if needed. That way you are less likely to get any chest pain. You should also talk to your doctor about modifying your risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more
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