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How Bad Can Acid Reflux Get
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
I get pain in one or both upper sides in upper pack area right after i eat. Have acid reflux take med. For that. Hurst very bad.?
Suggestions: Obviously the best solution would be to reduce or eliminate the acid reflux. Have you seen or are you being treated by a gastroenterologist? Are you following all the treatment advice? That being said, brush, floss, rinse and use a tongue scraper. Also see the following website for some rinses that may be helpful: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In two days I go to get my gal bladder removed but for the past week every night I've been getting bad acid reflux and puke burps any help?
Communicate: With your primary care MD and General Surgeon. If this has been a long term problem that has failed medical therapy you may be a candidate to get a Nissen fundoplication at time of your surgery or at least be able to get your symptoms under control. Your anesthesiologist should also be aware. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from bad heartburn and always feel like something is stuck in my asophagus. I also get major acid reflux in the mornings. What should I do?
Calm down!: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take nexium after eating? I forgot to take it before i ate and i get bad acid reflux at night if i don't take it.
Yes, but . . .: Check out http://www.drugs.com/nexium.html which states that Nexium (esomeprazole) is best taken at least an hour before a meal. But the fact is you only take one a day, not before every meal, so if you feel you need it, then take it (assuming it's been a few hrs since you ate). Beware of potential complications from taking more than 8wks. Another option is to try calcium carbonate eg Tums/Rolaids ...Read more
Is it too bad to lie down immediately after meals for acid reflux sufferers due to hernia I can't sit after meals I get pressure in my chest if I sit?
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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