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What does it mean if I get heartburn from eating bread?

What does it mean if I get heartburn from eating bread?

Could be reflux.: Your symptom could be caused by reflux. See your doctor and get tested. The tests to accurately diagnose reflux include an egd (upper endoscopy), a 24hr ph study, and an esophageal manometry. These will accurately diagnose gerd while ruling out problems that mimick reflux. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

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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I have a problem staying bloated all the time I have IBS GERD but it seems when I lay off milk bread sweets I still get bloated alot?

I have a problem staying bloated all the time I have IBS GERD but it seems when I lay off milk bread sweets I still get bloated alot?

Bloating: Most of the time, excessive bloating is related to food intake. You would expect to be more bloated with high fiber diet (veggies, large amout of fruits), high carbohydrates and dairy products. If you are using artificial sugar, suggest to stop. Adjust the above intake to see if this would help. ...Read more

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Is pain above right breast when sometimes swallowing breads or meats a symptom of gerd?

Is pain above right breast when sometimes swallowing breads or meats a symptom of gerd?

May be: Although it could be GERD but other possibilities include a stricture, esophageal web, infection, heart related problems to mention a few. Please consult a physician to discuss it in detail. ...Read more

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I hv severe GERD. Can a beer, some olives and garlic bread with empty stomac cause smkind of strange feeling, sudden BP raise and heart rate raise?

I hv severe GERD. Can a beer, some olives and garlic bread with empty stomac cause smkind of strange feeling, sudden BP raise and heart rate raise?

Gerd: Alcohol and oily foods can certainly cause reflux, but it would take more than one beer to elevate the blood pressure and heart rate, although severe discomfort and/or anxiety could. I assume you take a medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole) to control your GERD. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing foods like bread-- it seems like it gets a bit stuck but it goes down a few seconds later. Some foods are fine. Had bad reflux during pregnancies but resolved after births. Nexium helps with the swallowing. Gerd? Stricture?

Difficulty swallowing foods like bread-- it seems like it gets a bit stuck but it goes down a few seconds later. Some foods are fine. Had bad reflux during pregnancies but resolved after births. Nexium helps with the swallowing. Gerd? Stricture?

Yes: Both possible, if it works continue, omeprazole may be cheaper, do reflux precautions; elevate head of bead 6 inches, no food or only small snack before bed or 3 hours prior, 6 small meals instead of 3. see ear/nose/throat[ENT] dr. To get endoscopy to be sure no tumor or barrets esoghagitis. ...Read more

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I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

Possible: Try gluten-free oat to see if causes the same symptoms. Even though you may not have the full-blown symptoms, and heart burn is not the usual symptoms in gluten intolerance, it cannot be totally ruled out. Nonetheless it would be a good idea for you to consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes bread/toast to give me heartburn and yogurt to give me stomach ache?

What causes bread/toast to give me heartburn and yogurt to give me stomach ache?

More info?: Is it everytime you eat those foods or only some times? What type of stomach ache? Stabbing? Cramping? Nausea? Diarrhea? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Has anyone done any studies? If it is not too bad you can schedule an appt with your md. If severe, go to er. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea.
If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd (95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and gerd?

Really the same: Some doctors may call more regular episodes of heartburn gerd i.e. Daily as opposed to episodic heartburn that you get from eating too much pizza. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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What is clinically different between frequent heartburn and GERD?

GERD symptoms: Heartburn is a symptom, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a diagnosis. Heartburn is the most frequent symptom of GERD. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

GERD.: Not all reflux hurts. A more acidic refluxate would hurt, but a refluxate with less of an acidic component wouldn't hurt. The problem is that non-acidic reflux can still damage the esophagus and must therefore be identified. ...Read more

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What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

Prevent/Control 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. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms! . If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd.
What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more

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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

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Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well

Yes possibly: However you really should consider changing your lifestyle. Eat healthy and drink your water and exercise ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

Omeprazole: I'd suggest you try Omeprazole otc (generic and cheaper than copay in many instances) for 7 days. If the pain resolves it is almost certainly gerd. If less than 75% improvement you should see your primary care provider and discuss. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing heartburn (gerd). The following also describes him: Obesity. What should he do?

Lose weight (:: Please share this with him: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor ...Read more

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If PPIs and diet only help a little with heartburn and other GERD symptoms, can anything else be done besides surgery?

If PPIs and diet only help a little with heartburn and other GERD symptoms, can anything else be done besides surgery?

Yes: On diet, want to ensure cutting back drastically on caffeine, coffee, alcohol, fatty/fried foods, too much acidic or spicy foods (some good), red meats. Lose weight. Keep blood pressure and diabetes (if applicable) in control. Exercise daily. Stay sitting or standing at least 30 min after any meal. Sleep on a regular schedule. Control stress. These all help with GERD unless hiatal hernia present. ...Read more

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I have a lot of heartburn. Some weeks I can have none but than others, its constant! Acid reflux? Gerd? How can I know?

I have a lot of heartburn. Some weeks I can have none but than others, its constant! Acid reflux? Gerd? How can I know?

Probably: Sounds like gerd which can be intermittent. No one way to make the diagnosis, but if you feel better on a ppi then that usually is enough to make the diagnosis. Diagnosis of gerd can also be made with an endoscopy but not necessary. ...Read more

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I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. I'm taking zantac (ranitidine) now daily and I still have heartburn. What medication is best for heartburn?

I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. I'm taking zantac (ranitidine) now daily and I still have heartburn. What medication is best for heartburn?

PPI: Proton pump inhibitor. This class of medications typically works the best for reflux disease. It is advisable over to use this for about three months, and then try and wean yourself off and see how the symptoms are. Do this with the knowledge of your primary care provider. They might need to send you for more tests should medication fail. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Multiple things.: Chewing gum for 30 mins after eating has shown to help. Also taking half a teaspoon of baking soda with water also helps. Avoid the foods that cause it such as coffee, tea, peppermint, high fat foods, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease from heartburn?

How can I prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease from heartburn?

Weight loss, diet: If your are overweight, losing weight can help. You should avoid late meals, large meals, fatty meals, peppermint, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, spicy foods, tomato sauce and any other foods you find cause heartburn. Taking a daily acid medications such as ranitidine or Prilosec otc can be helpful if the above does not help. ...Read more

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