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Can gastroenteritis lead to GERD ?

Can gastroenteritis lead to GERD ?

Unrelated: Gastroenteritis(inflammation of the stomach and intestines often caused by a viral infection) is unrelated to GERD. The latter is due to an insufficient sphincter which is supposed to prevent stomach contents from refluxing upward into the esophagus causing heartburn. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Can gastroenteritis lead to Gerd ?I had gastroenteritis which was recurrent and then when after full check up was diagnosed with GERD&IBS.

Can gastroenteritis lead to Gerd ?I had gastroenteritis which was recurrent and then when after full check up was diagnosed with GERD&IBS.

Gerd: Gastroenteritis can be followed by irritable bowel syndrome which may or may not eventually resolve. It shouldn't cause new onset of chronic gerd as the latter is due to structural or functional abnormality of the valve between the esophagus and stomach. You may have some temporary reflux during the acute phase of gastritis however. ...Read more

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My GERD was under control with Prilosec. Three days after the stomach flu hit it's awful again. Is there a connection?

My GERD was under control with Prilosec. Three days after the stomach flu hit it's awful again. Is there a connection?

Give it some time.: A "stomach flu" can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and "heartburn" that can mimic your usual GERD, and it can be so relentless that your Prilosec is simply not helping right now. It's doubtful that this stomach flu in the short term would have worsened your GERD for the long term. Give it a few more days and hopefully you'll start feeling better in this regard. ...Read more

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When my blood sugar gets high I get terrible indigeston and heartburn. I've heard this might be gastroenteritis. What are your thoughts?

When my blood sugar gets high I get terrible indigeston and heartburn. I've heard this might be gastroenteritis. What are your thoughts?

Gastroperesis: It is a condition that develops in diabetics after 5 to 10 yrs of poorly controled diabetes. The nerves that control your stomach emptying and intestinal transit get affected. Gastroeneritis is an acute inflamation of your upper digestive system usually cause by a virus or bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it common to have heartburn after having the stomach flu?

Is it common to have heartburn after having the stomach flu?

Yes: It often takes a while after recovering from gastroenteritis for your intestinal tract to return to its normal balance. If your symptoms persist, it would be wise to check with your doctor then. ...Read more

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Bad heartburn turned into stomach flu. What do you suggest?

Bad heartburn turned into stomach flu. What do you suggest?

Stomach flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...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