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Is excessive burping a symptom of GERD?

Is excessive burping a symptom of GERD?

It can be.: Belching is a rather frequent symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. If you are well treated for your reflux, you may notice that your belching improves. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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 frequent night waking a symptom of depression?

Is frequent night waking a symptom of depression?

Yes, could be: Difficulty sleeping is indeed part of depression but nocturnal awakening can occur with sleep apnea, and nocturnal myoclonus. You may need overnight sleep study to be more certain. ...Read more

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Is heartburn and acid reflux a common sign or symptoms of hiv?

Is heartburn and acid reflux a common sign or symptoms of hiv?

Not related: HIV does not present with acid reflux or heartburn. The acute signs of HIV conversion are usually fatigue, fever, lumps (enlarged lymph nodes), malaise, and sometimes rash. The bottom line HIV and acid reflux are not related. If you think you have been exposed to HIV please get tested for it as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Acid reflux and upset stomach is a cause of chest discomfort or one more symptom ?

Both: Chest discomfort is and can be a symptom of many medical problems! The most life threatening are heart disease and pulmonary embolus! These must be excluded first by a thorough history and exam! Then less emergent causes such as acid reflux can be evaluated! Please don't ignore chest discomfort! Could be life threatening ...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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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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Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Yes but other causes: Stomach hernia or hiatal hernia, is where the lower esophageal sphincter, which controls passage of food between the stomach and esophagus. Is not in the normal location and can cause symptoms of reflux or heartburn. The gag reflex involves the muscles of the back of the throat start to contract in order to prevent us from swallowing or aspirating. Many conditions are associated with gagging. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Hearburn: More common than shortness of breath *but* yes! gerd can trigger asthma-like trouble. Many other things can also make it hard for you to breathe so please talk with your doc. Hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Breathlessness: Not usually due to sleep deprivation, but there are a number of causes including anemia, allergies, asthma or even sleep apnea. If you are having trouble breathing then you should see your doctor, there are tests he or she can perform. ...Read more

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Waking up with pain on left side, gasping for air, at onset of sleep. This is a nightly occurrence, def not anxiety.

Waking up with pain on left side, gasping for air, at onset of sleep.  This is a nightly occurrence, def not anxiety.

See your Doctor: Gassing for air before sleeping and asking up with CP seems to be a serious issue please see your pcp as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is burping acid reflux and gas a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe...: But gerd & burping are commmon without needing to evoke worry about pregnancy. Involuntary belching after a meal is normally caused by release of swallowed gas. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. ...Read more

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Wake up gasping, is this a sign of dehydration?

Wake up gasping, is this a sign of dehydration?

Probably not: More likely you have sleep apnea. That is a typical symptom. Your oxygen level goes low, carbon dioxide high because you're not breathing, and your brain wakes you up gasping for air. If you're overweight, snore, feel excessively tired or sleepy during the day, or do not feel rested when you wake up; you likely have sleep apnea. You should discuss with your doctor and get a sleep study. Do it soon. ...Read more

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Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

NO: Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chest, often occurring after meals or lying down and is relieved by antacids. Chest pain that occurs with exercise or accompanied by nausea and weak pulse is likely a heart problem. Recurrent pain must be evaluated to determine the source, be it heart or esophagus injury from gasto reflux. ...Read more

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Is stomach nausea a symptom of depression?

Is stomach nausea a symptom of depression?

Maybe: Nausea is probably not the most common physical symptom associated with depression, but change in appetite is commonly seen in depression. The symptoms seen in depression include loss of interest, sleep problems, guilt, loss of energy, poor concentration, sadness, and thoughts of death. Please see a health care professional if you have these symptoms. Treatment is effective. ...Read more

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Is sleeping late and fatigue a symptom of something?

Is sleeping late and fatigue a symptom of something?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. While it may appear you have slept well, you may may have significant periods of apnea's and hypopnea's occurring. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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My cough is especially worse at night. Could this be symptoms of asthma; i'm a nonsmoker?

My cough is especially worse at night.  Could this be symptoms of asthma; i'm a nonsmoker?

Yes: Coughing can always be a symptom of asthma, specially if it wakes you up in the middle of the night, even as a nonsmoker. ...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