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Is It Normal To Have Acid Reflux Issues After Sex
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
Possibly forever: Reflux is a natural event where stomach contents bubble up into the lover esophagus. Belching/burping are a dry form of reflux. It is when the acid backwash produces symptoms that people feel the pain & get the disease label.Nicotine, caffeine & laying down after eating aggravate the process.Avoiding those helps it. Medications can help for a while but changing lifestyle choices helps more. ...Read more
Yes: yes, however it depends on the type of pill you overdosed. visit your local physician as soon as possible for more information ...Read more
Burning in back of throat - worse when I swallow. Also burping. Has been going on for 4 days. Is it normal to have acid reflux this long??
I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?
Could be: Classic gerd should respond to a bland low fat diet and taking a medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). You may have other disorders like esophageal spasm, eosinophilic esophagitis, bile reflux all of which aren't often helped by the above treatments. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
Reflux and Upper GIs: Yes , you can. An Upper GI is just a radiologic study to assess the internal structure from mouth to stomach and sometimes first portion of small intestine. It makes sure there are no areas of narrowing or obstruction. It may show reflux in some patients but the study is not designed for this. To determine reflux you may need an endoscopy with biopsies or a pH probe/impedance study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, esp in AM: Yes, a chronic cough is 1 of the signs of acid reflux. Also, post-nasal drip (allergies), asthma, & lung problems could cause similar symptoms. These conditions cd be excluded by a good doctor asking questions & perhaps some basic testing. Without knowing more, it's hard to say which condition is causing the cough. R u taking antacid medications? TTYD about ur Sx & see if something is being missed ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acid reflux became more frequent after stopping iron get it a few times every 2 to 3 weeks ? Is this normal
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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