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Is GERD considered common during pregnancy?

Is GERD considered common during pregnancy?

Yes: Unfortunately, yes. Women commonly suffer from gerd during pregnancy. It is multi-factoral. However, you should discuss with your ob. He/she may be able to offer guidance to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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When I eat very acidic tomato sauce I feel it start burning all the down. Had awful heartburn throughout pregnancy but not pregnant anymore. Gerd?

When I eat very acidic tomato sauce I feel it start burning all the down. Had awful heartburn throughout pregnancy but not pregnant anymore. Gerd?

Yes gerd likely: but sometimes is worse during pregnancy since stomach is pushed u and relaxes esophageal sphincter but if tomatoes bother you avoid them for now , gerd precautions are to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 to avoid overflow of stomach , elevate head of bed 6 inches for gravity to push down and avoid eating 3 hours before bed or just small amounts. it may pass. ...Read more

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Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Gerd in pregnancy and shortness of breath?

Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Gerd occurs for the same reason. It also occurs because the hormones make the muscle from the stomach to the esophagus more relaxed, causing reflux. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more

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Can GERD be associated with pregnancy?

Can GERD be associated with pregnancy?

Yes: The answer should really be "absolutely". There is a muscular valve at the top of the stomach that helps keep stomach contents (fluid/food) in the stomach and out of the esophagus. This muscle relaxes more often during pregnancy and doesn't close as tightly. When the stomach contracts/churns food, it is able to go into the esophagus, and women get reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Doubtful: It may be difficult, but it would be helpful for an OB provider to have records of prior diagnosis and treatment even if in childhood. It is unlikely that gerd that occurred only in childhood would cause pregnancy complications. However, reflux might occur due simply to relaxation of muscles by hormones. That might require some changes in diet if OB approves to ensure proper nourishment. ...Read more

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Can i still have GERD after delivery if i had it before pregnancy? What are the symptoms?

Can i still have GERD after delivery if i had it before pregnancy? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Gerd is a result of a weak valve between the stomach and the esophagus. Pregnancy make the reflux worse becasue of the increased intra-abdominal pressure. If the valve was weak before the pregnancy, it will be weak after the pregnancy as well. The most common symptom is heartburn. Spicy food, alcohol, caffeine, and chocolate can make it worse. ...Read more

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I think I have gerd, how do I know for sure and will this cause complications in pregnancy?

I think I have gerd, how do I know for sure and will this cause complications in pregnancy?

GER vs GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine. ...Read more

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I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD

I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD

Impossible: There is no way to comment without much more information such as your weight, lab data, and the list goes on and on. You need to be working with your physician to figure this out! ...Read more

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Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?

Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/home-heartburn-remedies-natural-remedies-heartburn. http://melissabarrett.hubpages.com/hub/herbsforacidreflux.

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Pregnancy or GERD symptoms? My period came on jan 30- feb 5, it didn't come back on till march 4. I took home pregnancy test. It said no.

Pregnancy or GERD symptoms?  My period came on jan 30- feb 5, it didn't come back on till march 4. I took home pregnancy test.  It said no.

Not if negative : If the pregnancy test is negative and you repeated in 1 to 2 days and it still negative then you are not pregnant. You can then see your doctor to discuss gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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Are digestive enzyme supplements helpful during pregnancy in alleviating symptoms such as heartburn and or constipation and or gas/bloating?

Are digestive enzyme supplements helpful during pregnancy in alleviating symptoms such as heartburn and or constipation and or gas/bloating?

Probably not...: Taking additional digestive enzymes is not likely to help with symptoms such as heartburn, constipation, or gas bloating unless a person has an underlying deficiency of digestive enzymes. Changes in the types of foods, the size of meals, the body position during/after meals, etc..., can help symptoms somewhat. An ob-gyn or G.I. Doctor may evaluate to see if symptoms are typical for a pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Is there any safe medical treatment for heartburn during pregnancy?

Is there any safe medical treatment for heartburn during pregnancy?

Natural: More than 60 million americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. Acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), can produce a variety of symptoms. Heartburn. Also called acid indigestion, heartburn is a burning pain or discomfort that can move up from your stomach to the middle of your abdomen and chest. The pain can also move into your throat. Regurgitatio. ...Read more

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What is best heartburn remedy during pregnancy?

What is best heartburn remedy during pregnancy?

Simple tips: Ppis are effective. But if you take the following steps they should help as well. Dont eat less than 2 hours before lying down. Either raise the head of your bed six inches or sleep on 1 wedge pillow - dont sleep with multiple pillows as that can actually allow acid to come up to your throat. Avoid mint, caffiene, chocolate, spicy foods (i know its difficult to do but it will help -promise!). ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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