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Heartburn While Eating
I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, eating certain foods, lying flat) . Constipated. Burping. Feeling weak?
GERD.: The symptoms you have described could be consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Given your age, it would be fine to trial a one month course of an over-the-counter medication like Protonix or Prevacid. Should this medication not work, or should your symptoms worsen during the month trial, then an evaluation with a gastroenterologist would be wise. ...Read more
Feel bloated after eating. Chest pain + pressure while sleeping relieved by burping or walking. Taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for heartburn. Any ideas?
Common issue...: Please refer to the excellent, already posted, healthtap answers regarding diagnostic differential and treatment of dyspepsia/indigestion. Diet certainly plays a role in "stomach upset" as you imply. Moderate intake of spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeinated products, salicylates. ...Read more
Ok as long as...: As long as the spicy food has good nutritional value (meaning not loaded with salt, nor loaded with sugar, or with fat, or with dense calories) and as long as she had no problems eating spicy food in the past, then there is no problem eating that same spicy food during breastfeeding. ...Read more
Could be ulcer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis negative ct scan does not mean you do not have a problem stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy. ...Read more
Keep burping & having nausea feeling especially after meal. Avoided oily, spicy and raw food and heavy meal. Omeprazole prescribed but doesn't stop it
Cold, abdominal pain, reflux after eating spicy food. Should i get some Tums (calcium carbonate) or something?
"Heartburn": Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common cause of such symptoms ("heartburn"). If it's in the right side of your abdomen - it can also be due to gallbladder stones/other problems. What happens when you don't eat such foods? If improved, then avoid them. If you are having difficulty swallowing, black tarry stools, weight loss, or noticed any bleeding from your rectum- see a doctor immediately ...Read more
Breathing difficulties,dizziness,nausea & uncomfortable after eating spicy foods.whats wrong im terribly scared.worsen while laying down ?
Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sphincter and aggravate th reflux. If you already have reflux irritation, nthe spicy food can aggravate it like salt water can make a wound burn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy, 41y.o. with lower chest pain and lump-in-throat, discomfort swallowing, day after eating fast-hot temp meal. No gastro.probs. Just heartburn?
Maybe: If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided. Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice. ...Read more
Digestive issue: Is the simple answer. Could be you ate something that literally disagrees with you. Could be lack of digestive enzymes or overeating. Could be irritable bowel. If it bothers you, vbe evaluated. If not try taking digestive enzymes with meals ad see if that helps. Consider a trial of no dairy and no wheat. You may find that helps. ...Read more
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