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Is gastric reflux a chronic problem?

Is gastric reflux a chronic problem?

Can be..common: Gastroesophageal reflux disease/gerd is quite common and lifestyles is a huge contributing factor to the development and perpetuation of it. Obesity, alcohol, smoking, fatty foods, caffeine, medication uses, hormones (progesterones), and laying down after meals etc...Everyone experience physiologic reflux (occasionally), but some too often and so suffer gerd..If persistent, consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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


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Is GERD cureable?

Maybe: Gerd is usually controlled with lifestyle changes and medication. There are some who are "cured" with certain surgical procedures which don't allow the stomach contents to reflux up into the esophagus. See your pcp or a gastroenterologist or a surgeon who specializes in this area. Surgery is usually reserved for those who cannot get control with medications or have other reasons. ...Read more

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Is chronic duodenitis suggestive of h pylori?

Is chronic duodenitis suggestive of h pylori?

Could be: I would certainly get tested . If you have h . Pylori treatment could clear this up for you. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis curable?

Is chronic pancreatitis curable?

Usually not: By the time diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is made, there is usually scarring of the pancreas and decline in function of the gland. There may be damage to both the exocrine part involved in digestion and endocrine part leading to diabetes. Whether there is further of continuing damage would depend on the cause and interventions taken. ...Read more

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What is chronic bronchitis?

What is chronic bronchitis?

Type of obstruction: Chronic bronchitis is a type of obstructive lung disease. It is characterized by cough and sputum production for approximately 100 days out of the year (not necessarily consecutive days). Usually the patient has shortness of breath and purulent secretions. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain. Could this be lpr?

Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain.  Could this be lpr?

Could be: Laryngopharyngeal reflux manifests as a sensation of a ball in your throat, a need to clear your throat and can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux. It can also produce hoarseness. I can't comment on the fatigue and chronic pain. Have an ENT perform a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Also, is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal? How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Also, is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal?  How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Nah: Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal. When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as cancer or COPD, of course. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis a common disease?

Is chronic sinusitis a common disease?

Not common but: Not rare either. In my own patient population (most of them have allergic or immune problem), chronic sinusitis accounts for about 1% of the visits. The incidence is likely much lower in the general population. If you do have it and the CT did not show obstruction at the sinus openings (ostia), you should consider getting an allergy and possibly an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

doubtful: It is a chronic condition...Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is chronic sinusitis?

What is chronic sinusitis?

Chronic inflammation: The lining to the sinuses is specialized to produce mucous. There are also microscopic "hair cells" called cilia that move the mucous to the sinus opening so it can drain. Chronic sinusitis is injury to the sinus lining (repeat infections or one long one) that damages the sinuses ability to do what it normally does. This promotes infection and blockage. Pain and stuffiness result. ...Read more

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Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?

Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?

Cancer from reflux: Chronic GERD can increase the risk of esophageal cancer by producing changes in the lining of the esophagus from acid burns. This is called Barrett's esophagus and can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. This occurs in long term acid reflux. If you have only occasional symptoms, you are less at risk. If your symptoms are chronic, however, it's a good idea to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is asthma related to getting chronic bronchitis?

Is asthma related to getting chronic bronchitis?

No....: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually caused by smoking. Unless the asthmatic is also a smoker, they are not at increased risk of developing chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous ?

I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous ?

No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal? How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal?  How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Not always fatal.: Chronic bronchitis is chronic, obviously, and progressive but is not universally fatal. There are medications available to improve survival in patients with chronic bronchitis and emphysema. ...Read more

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What is chronic pancreatitis from?

What is chronic pancreatitis from?

Alcohol and: Pancreatic duct obstruction. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are due to alcohol abuse. Next are cases due to gall stones and other obstructions of pancreatic duct. Other causes are cystic fibrosis and uncommon genetic defects. ...Read more

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How common is chronic bronchitis?

How common is chronic bronchitis?

Very common: In children bronchitis is very common. The most common bronchitis in kids is asthma. Other causes are viral and rarely bacterial in children. ...Read more

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What is chronic pansinusitis?

What is chronic pansinusitis?

Inflammation: I assume you had a CT with that finding. It means that all of your sinuses show signs of ongoing inflammation. This can be from recurrent infections or allergies. Talk to an ear nose throat surgeon if you are having symptoms like sinus pressure or drainage. ...Read more

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Constant belching from chronic bronchitis, is this normal?

Constant belching from chronic bronchitis, is this normal?

Can happen: If diaphragmatic pleura (layersof lung) is inflammed, it can produce these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is mild chronic cholecystitis?

What is mild chronic cholecystitis?

See below: Mild means that. Chronic means present a long time. Cholecystitis means inflammation of the gallbladder. Put together would indicate long standing irritation from gallstones. If there are no gallstones then could be a minimal finding of slight gallbladder irritation from pathology. It is benign. ...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