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How Can I Soothe My Throat After Reflux
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
Multiple ways : Stomach juice in the throat can lead to irritation and inflammation. This in turn can cause a variety of symptoms from excessive mucous (the feeling of post nasal drip) to hoarseness, throat clearing, feeling of a lump in the throat, swallowing difficulty, pain and even in rare cases - cancer. It is important to be treated. Throat reflux is harder to treat than heartburn requiring changes in diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time I start to eat my throats feels full.. I get acid reflux on and off but it's not getting any better. Would Nexium help?
Hiatal hernia?: These are very unusual symptoms for a 25 year old female and I urge you to undergo a medical evaluation. If you are morbidly obese, increased pressure in your abdomen due to central abdominal and organ fat that may cause reflux. If this is chronic I am concerned you may have a hiatal hernia or a structure of your esophagus restricting the passage of food bolus that may require dilatation. ...Read more
Possible: An estimated 20 - 60% of patients with gerd have symptoms in throat (hoarseness, sore throat) without any significant heartburn. A failure to diagnose and treat gerd may lead to persistent throat conditions, such as chronic laryngitis, hoarseness, difficulty speaking, sore throat, dry cough, constant throat clearing, and granulomas (soft, pink bumps) on the vocal cords. ...Read more
If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. Treatment starts with acid suppression using the same drugs to fix GERD. ...Read more
GERD: Yes many. First don't eat after 7 pm, secondly chew you food well and minimize water or fluids with you food. You may wish to raise the head of your bed about 5 inches. Lastly see your doctor and get an h2 blocker. Since much of your stomach acid occurs at night. Be careful what you eat. ...Read more
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