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I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

GERD: Your chances of gerd are about the same as everyone else. Try some maalox or other ant acids especially at night. Continued discomfort needs assesment by your family dr. ...Read more

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I feel like there's always food in my throat. I was diagnosed to have GERD 5 years ago. Could this be that I have GERD again? Thanks.

I feel like there's always food in my throat. I was diagnosed to have GERD 5 years ago. Could this be that I have GERD again? Thanks.

Yes: The feeling of food in the throat is a not uncommon symptom of GERD. Since GERD tends to be a long-term illness, it is possible that you may need to be back on medication for it. If you are having actual sticking of your food as you try to swallow it, you may need an endoscopy to look at and perhaps dilate your esophagus, in addition. You should see your doctor for further advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my throat and it's not that bad but I can't tell if it is a allergies or panic attacks?

I have tightness in my throat  and it's not that bad but I can't tell if it is a allergies or panic attacks?

Well: If it is allergies then you would likely have other allergy symptoms such as itching of the throat, nose or eyes, sneezing, runny nose, nasal stuffiness. Do you have problems with anxiety? Are you under a lot of stress right now? I would see your doctor for evaluation and to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having problems swallowing I have GERD; also thyroid problems run in my family , how can I know which one it may be? Thanks !!

I have been having problems swallowing I have GERD; also thyroid problems run in my family , how can I know which one it may be? Thanks !!

Exam will help: If you have an enlarged thyroid or a nodule that your doctor can feel an ultrasound of the thyroid can be ordered to determine if the problem is with the thyroid. The GI specialist may need to look into your esophagus again with the scope to see if there is scar tissue or a blocked from the inside. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of a lump in my throat...I am pregnant and think it may have something to do with acid reflux..Is this possible?

I have a feeling of a lump in my throat...I am pregnant and think it may have something to do with acid reflux..Is this possible?

Absolutely: The muscle that protects the upper part of your food tube hates acid. Acid from your stomach and acids that you may eat or drink. When this muscle encounters acid it tightens and you feel a lump in your throat. Stop drinking acids like coffee, tea, soda and juices. Don't sleep flat and try some liquid antacids after eating and before bed. ...Read more

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I have been having fluctuation chest pain i had a heart attack in 2003, and the pain was nearly identical, to this, except this is not constant like then. I have also been short of breath, sick to my stomach, and clammy. What do you think it might be, a

I have been having fluctuation chest pain i had a heart attack in 2003, and the pain was nearly identical, to this, except this is not constant like then.  I have also been short of breath, sick to my stomach, and clammy.  What do you think it might be, a

Find out: If the chest pain is similar to previous proven chest pain from heart, then it has a high likelihood that it is again. Shortness of breath is frequently related to heart disease. Nausea less so but can. Cardiology is the discipline to assess for you. Soon is recommended. ...Read more

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I have blood in my stool, what could cause this. I also have a cough I cannot get rid if. Could they be related. ?

I have blood in my stool, what could cause this. I also have a cough I cannot get rid if. Could they be related. ?

Blood in the stool: Blood in the stool can be from hemorroids, colon polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, or colon cancer.You should see a gastroenterologist and have colonoscopy done to find out the cause of blood in stool.Cough has no relationship with blood in stool. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my throat as if something is stuck, but i know there isn't. I have had a bad cough for weeks. Could the cough be the cause?

I have a sharp pain in my throat as if something is stuck, but i know there isn't. I have had a bad cough for weeks. Could the cough be the cause?

Possibly: You can develop a sore throat from frequent coughing or from a post nasal drip. If you have had a cough for several weeks and have not been evaluated a medical visit is warranted. Most likely the symptoms are viral in nature but a good history and examination may suggest something else or need for additional testing. ...Read more

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They said I must get an ultrasound. The gagging Feels like It is coming from my stomach not throat. Also i have been on Abilify for about a year and gained significant weight - wondering if that could be contributor. I do have slight abdomen pain not sev

They said I must get an ultrasound. The gagging Feels like It is coming from my stomach not throat.  Also i have been on Abilify for about a year and gained significant weight - wondering if that could be contributor. I do have slight abdomen pain not sev

Gagging: These are some of the side effects of Abilify: Dyspepsia, sialorrhea, decreased appetite, increased appetite, diarrhea, xerostomia, toothache, abdominal distress, gastric distress, upper abdominal pain. So it is possible that your symptoms are likely a side effect of your medication. But you should see your PCP and discuss these concerns along with a physical exam. ...Read more

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Is a hitial hernia dangerous to one's health? Many times I have difficulty taking a deep breath and it can cause anexity sometimes for me. I was told over 30 years ago that i had this type of hernia but it seems to have flared up symtoms. I do not have ac

Is a hitial hernia dangerous to one's health? Many times I have difficulty taking a deep breath and it can cause anexity sometimes for me. I was told over 30 years ago that i had this type of hernia but it seems to have flared up symtoms. I do not have ac

I : I do not know that your breathing symptoms are from a hiatal hernia. Acid reflux is a common symptom of a hiatal hernia. Aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs, more often when lying down sleeping, can cause breathing or asthma-like feelings. Many people have small hiatal hernias that do jot cause problems. Rarely very large hiatal hernias can cause sudden illness from twisting internally, or can rarely bleed or cause anemia. It sounds like you need to seee your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad anxiety i get a lot of symptoms could this be one. It's a very dull ache in my stomach everytime i swallow food what could this be ibs?

What to do if I have bad anxiety i get a lot of symptoms could this be one. It's a very dull ache in my stomach everytime i swallow food what could this be ibs?

All physical : Symptoms should be checked out before you assume that they are simply due to anxiety. If your physician believes it is psychological, speak to a psychologist about ways to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a cold sensation that occurs in mid part of my back can this be due to the bad disk i have? Dr told me it should be burning not cold.

I have a cold sensation that occurs in mid part of my back can this be due to the bad disk i have? Dr told me it should be burning not cold.

Yes: Temperature sensations including hot, cold, burning, tingling, etc are all transmitted along nerve endings. If these nerves are pinched or damaged you can experience any abnormal sensation including cold. Your doctor is correct, burning is more common, however any other sensation is possible. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my shoulder when i breathe - could it be related to pneumonia?

I have a pain in my shoulder when i breathe - could it be related to pneumonia?

Possibly: Pain in shoulder on taking a deep breath is usually indicative of irritation of the nerves of the diaphragm which causes referred pain in the shoulder. This can be further evaluated by detailed exam, chest x-ray and (if needed) ct scan of the chest. Talk to your doctor about yr symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i get GERD symptoms usually when i have my monthlynperiod?

Is it possible that i get GERD symptoms usually when i have my monthlynperiod?

Possibly: There is a great deal of hormonal change during menses. So it is definitely possible that your GERD can worsen during your monthly cycle. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from extreme ear pain since last night. I suspect that it is due to the cold that i got. I also have tonsillitis. Any help?

I have been suffering from extreme ear pain since last night. I suspect that it is due to the cold that i got. I also have tonsillitis. Any help?

Ear pain: Throat pain from a tonsillitis can refer pain up to the ear. If you also have hearing loss, you might have an ear infection. A cold can lead to both. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

GERD: Your chances of gerd are about the same as everyone else. Try some maalox or other ant acids especially at night. Continued discomfort needs assesment by your family dr. ...Read more

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Could my GERD be aggravating my asthma and causing pain across the middle of my back?

Could my GERD be aggravating my asthma and causing pain across the middle of my back?

GERD and asthma: Yes - gerd can aggravate asthma. There appear to be two mechanisms at least. One is reflex stimulation at the end of the esophagus triggering cough; the other is the possibility of very small amounts of reflux going down the airway. In either event, this should be addressed sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent or frequent episodes of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. The triggers are frequently colds, cold air, exercise, allergens, and symptoms at night. For GE reflux disease, symptoms can include cough, regurgitation, heartburn. It is more common to see GE reflux symptoms in patients with asthma. ...Read more

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Is there connection between GERD and asthma?

Is there connection between GERD and asthma?

Yes....: The presence of gerd can worsen asthma symptoms and it can be a cause of chronic cough. So, asthmatics should be screened for gerd symptoms and treated if it is suspected. ...Read more

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How to identify that it is asthma already? I have gerd.

How to identify that it is asthma already? I have gerd.

Asthma: IF you have been coughing, feel tightness in the chest, breathing faster, then you may be wheezing. You do not have these symptoms and have been just coughing then you may try Albuterol inhaler. If your cough resolves and breathing gets better then you may have cough variant asthma or wheezing. ...Read more

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Can some one explain the connection between asthma and gerd?

Can some one explain the connection between asthma and gerd?

Asthma / GERD: Asthma is reversible airway disease, there is narrowing of airway due to inflammation, mucous in airway, spasm, due to triggers followed by wheezing, respiratory distress. Anti-inflammatory + bronchodilator is treatment. Gerd is reflux of stomach contents in esophagus bc of lax sphincter, sometimes with vomiting, aspiration in lungs causing resp. Distress. Rx. Acid reducing med, sometime surgery. ...Read more

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I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more

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I have asthma now I'm assuming caused by GERD, AFTER multiple episodes of bronchitis. If the GERD is managed, Will the asthma stop?

I have asthma now I'm assuming caused by GERD, AFTER multiple episodes of bronchitis. If the GERD is managed, Will the asthma stop?

If it is acid reflu: many tiggers can aggravate asthma.If asthma is the correct diagnosis and improved with acid reflux measures consider other triggers eg: allergy,infectious anatomic and psychologicl ...Read more

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What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

Multiple: There are several possible causes of asthma symptoms, including infection, allergy, and exercise. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) can certainly trigger asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Yes ; yes: Gerd can exacerbate / trigger asthma. Should be on an h2 blocker or ppi (depending on extent of symptoms) to assist with asthma control and your gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Yes...: It has been shown that gerd can increase airway bronchospasm thus leading to asthma symptoms. Therefore, if gerd is present in an asthmatic, it should be treated to reduce the likelihood of asthma sxs/exacerbation. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a 46 year old female who has multiple medical problems gerd, refractory asthma, elevate ast, enlarged liv?

What to do if i'm a 46 year old female who has multiple medical problems gerd, refractory asthma, elevate ast, enlarged liv?

Primary care doctor: You need a relationship with a competent, patient, understanding primary care physician who is willing to work with you and explain things to you. Insist on full explanations, including why the ALT is up (the really bad things are ruled out, right?) The key to recovering your health may be as much about increasing your level of aerobic fitness as in finding the right medications. ...Read more

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DULOXETINE 30mg and adding weight don't know why or what to do have diabetes GERD asthma CKD need advice may need to go on glp1 injections?

DULOXETINE 30mg and adding weight don't know why or what to do have diabetes GERD asthma CKD need advice may need to go on glp1 injections?

Weight gain: Duloxetne is weight neutral. GLP 1 do cause some weight loss at higher doses. So does SGLT2 inhibitors. If your diabetes is not under control, plaese see your doctor - you may benefit from these medications depending on extent of CKD. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with GERD hiatal hernia( maybe also asthma) 3 months ago, I am also v stressed. Could it be all from stress or worse from it?

I have been diagnosed with GERD hiatal hernia( maybe also asthma) 3 months ago, I am also v stressed. Could it be all from stress or worse from it?

Relux workup: Although stress plays an important role in our health, gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) disease is caused from numerous factors. Some to consider: alcohol and tobacco use, diet, anatomy (hiatal hernia), obesity, and medications. Work up with endocsopy, ph (acid test) probe, xrays (upper gi), and possible manometry (pressure tests) are necessary. Treatment begins with medication and lifestyle change. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

Chronic cough: Medications is another cause. Have you been trialed on meds for the cough such as an anti-reflux pill for 4-6 weeks or an inhaled medication for 4-6 weeks since much of reflux is silent and there is a large component of something called cough variant asthma with totally normal breathing tests. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more