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Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

Possibly...: There is a possibility that gerd (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) could lead to weight loss if the severity of the illness was so severe that you were being malnourished as a result. If you have frequent symptoms of acid reflux despite treatment with over the counter or prescription medication you need to contact a gastroenterologist and have an exam and upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux.SED rate 111,WBC17.6,RUQ U/S negative.Very scared.

31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux.SED rate 111,WBC17.6,RUQ U/S negative.Very scared.

Complex problem: You have at least two things going on, but first we need to be sure you do not have TB or bacterial endocarditis. All bets are off until then. Get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head ? And dizziness? + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head ? And dizziness?  + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Re-evaluate: Tingling, heat, and dizziness are all possible symptoms of low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Aldactone (spironolactone) that you are using as an anti-andorgen could be contributing to these symptoms. Eating 6 equal small meals, staying hydrated, movement through the day, and a good night sleep might help. ...Read more

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I am getting my physical soon and would like to know if there is a blood test for weight loss. Over the past few months, i lost about 10 lbs. I did have issues with acid reflux and duodenitis.

I am getting my physical soon and would like to know if there is a blood test for weight loss. Over the past few months, i lost about 10 lbs. I did have issues with acid reflux and duodenitis.

Your doctor should k: Inform your doctor about your weight loss. He should check your CBC and liver functions including proteins like Albumin level. These may indicate some abnormality if there is something internal going on. The weight should go up once your acid reflux has been treated with antacids. ...Read more

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I've been taking meds for 10 yrs. For acid reflux. Will using a colon cleanse help with weight loss in the belly area?

I've been taking meds for 10 yrs. For acid reflux. Will using a colon cleanse help with weight loss in the belly area?

Not sure associated?: Acid reflux medications do not cause weight loss nor weight gain. I assume you are alluding to possibly to pH balance. A colon cleanse (not with enema) may help you reset your balance towards a low basic ph. This will help place you in a fat burning mode. "belly fat" especially visceral fat is difficult to burn. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

It's worth a try: A lot of things can get better when one drops down to a normal weight. One's diet will change for the better if one is able to drop her weight... and an improved diet may help decrease reflux and gastritis symptoms. ...Read more

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Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd sx after lap band but usually improves with dietary modification. Sometimes band adjustments are helpful for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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