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How To Cure Silent Reflux
I have silent reflux and have to take meds and i watch what i eat but, i don't want to just manage it. What are my options for a cure w/o meds?
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
May i know possible causes and cure for globus pharengeous?
Would ssri help , or could it be due silent reflux
Globus causes:: Reflux; esophageal motility disorders; infection /inflammation of pharynx; upper aerodigestive malignancy; thyroid diseases; enlarged base of tongue; rare pharyngo-laryngeal tumors; psychological factors & stress, et al. Treatment with high dose ppi for reflux may help; endoscopy & other tests may reveal cause; in absence of physical findings, ssri & counselling may benefit. ...Read more
EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. Reflux (esophagitis) doesn't have to burn to cause damage to the esophagus. ...Read more
Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more
Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more
Get checked out!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So 'acid reflux' could be illnesses of any of those organs. A good doctor will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr., & good luck! ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more
Life style modificat:
Yes by life style modification it may help
change your eating habits
1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down
2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine
3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges,
4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat
5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more
Symptoms of silent: Reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux usually are centered around the voice box area. Aspiration is not common but cost is. The vocal cords reflexively close when sensing foreign material going into the area. If it is severe you could develop vocal cord dysfunction. Patients commonly complain of sensing a lump in the throat, also known as globus. ...Read more
Nothing specific: All babies/todlers/children have some reflux. You can't burp without it. If it caises no symptoms it remains silent. Heartburn in the absence of spitup is not silent reflux. Most kids go through childhood with there silent reflux and never have any issues later on. As older teens or adults, their diet and lifestyle choices help determine whether this issue returns and becomes symptomatic. ...Read more
Diet and medications:
Take Pantoprazole every morning on an empty stomach and wait 20 minutes before having a meal. You may need to take it twice a day if once a day is not enough.
Avoid certain meals that can cause reflux: citrics, chocolate, mints, alcohol, spices, caffeine.
Wait at least 3-4 hours before going to bed after dinner.
Losing weight also helps. ...Read more
How long can I expect to live if I have Lpr silent reflux I'm 20 now, is it likely I will at least live to 60?
Not enough info...: ...To determine, but even with more data it remains that only one individual (g-d) knows for sure. LPR is however not of itself a fatal diagnosis. ...Read more
What are most common symptoms of laryngoesophageal silent reflux ? And what are most accurate test to diagnose ?
Globus: Globus (lump sensation), throat clearing and hoarseness are classic symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Additionally, food sticking is frequent. An Otolaryngologist (ENT) uses a small flexible scope through the nose to visualize the pharynx (throat) and larynx (voice box) to assess findings consistent with LPR. Dietary modifications, weight loss and acid medications usually help. ...Read more
How long do people live with Lpr silent reflux? I'm 20 now and I don't smoke and I my diet is Decent is it likely I will live to see age 50 or 60
You will live to be: much older than that,assuming no other serious medical problems. ...Read more
Bile: Bile reflux results from bile in the second half of the stomach, duodenum, refluxing back through the pyloric valve into the stomac or esophagus. Thos can be from a mechanical process or you msy be having difficulty moving food through you gut. I recommend a visit with s GI specialist. ...Read more
Yes...: Reflux can cause bronchospasm which, in turn, can cause coughing. The treatment entails treating the reflux aggressively as well as bronchodilators and steroid inhalers for the bronchospasm until the reflux is under good control. Your doctor can diagnose and treat this so see your doctor so therapy can be instituted asap. ...Read more
Numerous symptoms : Reflux in infants can present as cough, irritability, vomiting, or crying to name a few. Reflux is very common in babies. It's due to the muscle at the end of the esophagus that is weaker up until about 18 mos. An evaluation by the doctor can help determine if it's reflux. Helpful treatments include special formulas. Sometimes, a prescribed medicine is needed and provides much relief. ...Read more
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