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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 am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describes me: Burping. What should I do?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describes me: Burping. What should I do?

Heartburn: Firstly, avoid foods that irritate the heartburn. Secondly, avoid alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods and tobacco. You can also try an over the counter medication such as Pepcid or Prilosec daily to get some relief. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) , diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained)) and abdomin...

My Husband is experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) , diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained))  and abdomin...

Gastroenterologist: He may be dealing with an irritable bowel syndrome as well as gerd. Have him consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment including dietary advice as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine,nicotine and harsh roughage. In the meantime start him on prilosec or
zantac daily until he is examined. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, eating certain foods, lying flat) . Constipated. Burping. Feeling weak?

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

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My doc says I have GERD but I have no heartburn, just bloating, gas and feeling sometimes coughafter eating...Are those herd related? I'm 24

My doc says I have GERD but I have no heartburn, just bloating, gas and feeling sometimes coughafter eating...Are those herd related? I'm 24

Partly: Sure as heck sounds like you are having some sx's suggestive of gerd, but you also probably have some degree of irritable bowel syndrome. You just seem to have a two'fer. Not unusual in the young patient like you. Dietary changes, smaller feedings, nicotine and caffeine elimination should help.Keep a diet diary, it will help u and ur doc determine the best course o action. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Abdominal pain (generalized) and Stomach ups?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Abdominal pain (generalized) and Stomach ups?

Change diet: Try avoiding foods associated with bloating and gas such as cabbage and dairy. You may also benefit from avoiding spicy and heavy foods. If it does not resolve you should see your doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

I am experiencing  passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance as well as a hiatus hernia with reflux.In the meantime keep note of what foods trigger symptoms, don't go to bed with food in your stomach, sleep with your chest elevated higher than your abdomen, take prilosec,mylanta ...Read more

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I am experiencing rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress, after exercise) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods.)?

I am experiencing rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress, after exercise) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods.)?

Maybe just heartburn: ...But chest pain is nothing to ignore! the potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked please ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea (severity: mild) , bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating...

I am experiencing  side pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea (severity: mild) , bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating...

Your question was: cut off. So we don't know if these are acute symptoms or if they are chronic. Try providing clarification and resubmitting. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause moderate nausea from not eating and several hours after eating cause stomach/intestinal spasms and pain (without any sxs of heartburn)?

Can GERD cause moderate nausea from not eating and several hours after eating cause stomach/intestinal spasms and pain (without any sxs of heartburn)?

Possibly IBS: You possibly have a condition called irritable bowel syndrome, but i can't be sure since I do not know how long have you had this. Irritable bowel is a very common illness and occurs more often in female. Gerd typically causes "heartburn" symptoms and you should get some relief with pepcid/tums/prilosec etc.. If these are new symptoms and treatment above don't help, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting and heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Upper abdominal pain, Stomach u?

I am experiencing  vomiting and heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Upper abdominal pain, Stomach u?

Depends on severity: Normal, healthy, young people can get the stomach flu or food poisoning symptoms from time to time. A patient will usually vomit until her stomach is all empty, which is why it is important to NOT eat or drink anything for a few hours afterwards. After that, a common treatment is small amounts of Pedialyte or broth, maybe 1 ounce every half hour while awake. A primary doctor can evaluate and help. ...Read more

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Diagx GERD/ulcers 10 mos ago.Heartburn for 6 days after eating sweet/sour chicken. no relief with Prilosec or zantac.Cant take nexium (esomeprazole). What can i do.

Diagx GERD/ulcers 10 mos ago.Heartburn for 6 days after eating sweet/sour  chicken. no relief with Prilosec or zantac.Cant take nexium (esomeprazole). What can i do.

Carafate (sucralfate): Hi Maria, since your symptoms have been unresponsive to your usual regimen, your doctor should be notified. Carafate (sucralfate) is a medication that may be considered for you, as it will coat any new or unresolved ulcers and help them heal faster. ...Read more

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I have GERD & hituus hernia my symptoms are soar throat and after eating my stomach doesn't feel good no heartburn at all .Is it from the GERD ?!

I have GERD & hituus hernia my symptoms are soar throat and after eating my stomach doesn't feel good no heartburn at all .Is it from the GERD ?!

It's possible : To have laryngitis caused by ge reflux. This might explain your sore throat. If you still have this when you are on maximum medical treatment - then yes, anti-reflux surgery might be next. See you GI doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting, nausea (severity: moderate) , excessive menstrual cramps, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods) , breast pain (quality: tenderness) , fatigue, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, napro

I am experiencing  vomiting, nausea (severity: moderate) , excessive menstrual cramps, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods) , breast pain (quality: tenderness) , fatigue, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, napro

Dysmenorrhea: Question was cut off. Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile ...Read more

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Eating pineapples for GERD? Good, or Bad?

"TryIt,You'llLikeIt": Well, why don't you try it and see if it works for you.It's very acidic (I burned my tongue eating too much of it once) but it also contains bromelain, a complex protein digester ("proteolytic enzyme") but not in very great amounts(0.2 mg/mL, although more than most other fruits). Touted as a natural digestive aid,I haven't found it very useful. In fact I usually have to pop a Tums (calcium carbonate) after eating it ...Read more

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Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

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 more

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Should a person on tecta for GERD (4 week rx) resume eating what they like, now that the pain is gone? Or should they take it easy throughout the rx?

Should a person on tecta for GERD (4 week rx) resume eating what they like, now that the pain is gone? Or should they take it easy throughout the rx?

This drug: Is one of the proton inhibitors that prevents stomach acid being produced. Have you had an endoscopy to diagnose the mechanism in you? Some gerd sufferers actually have a low acid paradoxically. It must be distinguished from eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammaatory condition. ...Read more

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Is GERD curable, or is it something that we all eventually get with age? Does eating spicy food make you get GERD at a younger age?

Is GERD curable, or is it something that we all eventually get with age? Does eating spicy food make you get GERD at a younger age?

Can be, no, maybe: Gastroesoph reflux, backflow of stomach contents, is worsened by large meals, fatty/fried/greasy foods, alcohol, coffee, tobacco, lying down after eating, bending over after meals, exercise, tight garments, peppermint, chamomile, overweight. Can be "cured" in some if above "lifestyle" issues addressed. We don't all get with age. Young people can get it, esp if "spicy" is e.g. Pepp pizza/beer. ...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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Does eating slowly, help ibs/gerd?

Does eating slowly, help ibs/gerd?

You may try: Eating slowly is better than eating hastily.Whether it will be helpful in case of gerd and ins remains to be determined by yourself. Possibly helpful, but cannot guarantee. ...Read more

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Having GERD, feels like food is stuck in the food pipe while eating and feels will suffocated this makes me panic , what should I do?

Having GERD, feels like food is stuck in the food pipe while eating and feels will suffocated this makes me panic , what should I do?

Go see GI: Its time to see a gastroenterologist. You can start by seeing your usual doctor, but sounds like you need a UGI scope "EGD". Painless, and easy to do. Esophageal disorders are best caught early, so please do not delay seeking care. ...Read more

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