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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Reflux (Definition)

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


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Is nausea a good indicator of acid reflux disease?

Is nausea a good indicator of acid reflux disease?

Not necessarily: There are many possible causes for nausea . See you physician if you are concerned about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is Heartburn a risk factor for?

What is Heartburn a risk factor for?

What can heartburn: put you at risk for? Complications from GERD could include development of esophagitis, or possible a peptic (esophageal) stricture. Barrett's esophagus can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a sign of gallstones?

Is acid reflux a sign of gallstones?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is a sign of lower esophageal sphincter failure. There are many thoughts for the causes of les failure. Obesity, short esophagus, etc. Gall stones and acid reflux can be treated medically and surgically so don't suffer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is Asthma a risk factor for?

What is Asthma a risk factor for?

Asthma is a risk factor for:: Anaphylaxis, Atopic dermatitis, Collapsed lung, Conjunctivitis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Group B streptococcal infection, Nasal polyps, Panic disorder, Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Snoring, Asthma, Eczema, Allergic conjunctivitis, Bronchitis, Psoriasis & Eczema, Food allergy, Allergies, Hay Fever, Scalp psoriasis, Sputum, Phlegm, Esophagitis. ...Read more

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Both my children were born with gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called gerd. Is this genetic?

Both my children were born with gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called gerd. Is this genetic?

Reflux is universal: For a baby to burp (like you want) it refluxes air from the stomach. A wet burp is the same event with a little added.All babies reflux to some degree & their flat position to rest aggravates the process.Some babies become agitated after a while from the stomach acids that accompany the reflux events & improve with treatment. We don't label reflux a disease unless the kid has life altering sx. ...Read more

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Is this sickness etc just a part of acid reflux?

Is this sickness etc just a part of acid reflux?

Impossible to say...: ...Since you haven't given us a lot of specifics (e.g. What do you mean by "this sickness, etc."?), but you sound concerned ; that alone justifies a good examination with appropriate testing. Get checked for reassurance and/or treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes: Diabetes is a risk factor in most surgical procedures due to diabetic arteritis and slight impairmant as such in healing. In patients having a gastric bypass, the procedure is frequently to reduce wt. of patient. Most obese patients tend to be diabetic and there is no evidence of reduced healing capabilities or complications. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Yes : Those descriptors can be used interchangeably. They both involve acid passing from the stomach into the esophagus which is harmful to the tissues that line the esophagus and usually cause discomfort referred to as heartburn. ...Read more

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Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more

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Is there a thyroid and acid reflux connection?

Is there a thyroid and acid reflux connection?

Thyroid and GERD: Only indirectly since hypothyroidism promotes excessive weight and the latter aggreves gerd. Also with hyperthyroidism there is sometimes increased secretion and hcl. ...Read more

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What is COPD a risk factor for?

What is COPD a risk factor for?

See below: Having COPD can put you at risk for lung infections, cardiac issues, and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Nocturnal GERD: This phenomenon is not uncommon but can portend severe consequences. You probably need a 24 hr ph study and maybe in association with esophageal manometry. You may need a scope. Please see you primary for a referral. ...Read more

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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