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Is GERD basically just acid reflux that lasts a long time?

Is GERD basically just acid reflux that lasts a long time?

Essentially, yes.: Most people experience heartburn on an infrequent basis. People with Gerd experience it frequently. If you have frequent heartburn, you may need to follow anti-reflux measures and perhaps take medication to keep it under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could sudden heartburn be a symptom of something more serious than just acid reflux?

Could sudden heartburn be a symptom of something more serious than just acid reflux?

Easy...: Figuring out the cause will look for all the possible reasons. You need to see someone and discuss just how often, and how severe your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Would it be rare to get oesophogus cancer when only had a endoscopy 2 years ago and all clear no barretts just acid reflux?

Would it be rare to get oesophogus cancer when only had a endoscopy 2 years ago and all clear no barretts just acid reflux?

Esophageal cancer: Yes, this would be rare -- alcohol is a risk factor for esophageal cancer, as is acid reflux - work to minimize GERD -- small bites, small meals, chew well, drink fluid thru meal; take acid blocker such as omeprazole or ranitidine ...Read more

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I have been feeling sick and getting hot flashes like every other hour I have threw up one the rest just acid what's wrong with me?

I have been feeling sick and getting hot flashes like every other hour I have threw up one the rest just acid what's wrong with me?

Nonspecific symptoms: Without more information it is not possible to narrow down the possibilities. Maybe it's a virus, maybe it's food poisoning, maybe it's something much more serious. Even pregnancy is a possibility in some circumstances. Please see your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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How to know if I have chronic fatigue or just acid reflux?

How to know if I have chronic fatigue or just acid reflux?

See below: A good page to view the many symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can be seen on the cdc's website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/cfs/symptoms/index. Html. Acid reflux can present as heartburn, sourness in the back of your throat, or even a persistent cough. Either way, both are recommended to be evaluated by your pcp for underlying conditions. Hope that helps answer your question! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have just acid reflex or an ulcer? What's the different symptoms between them?

How can you tell if you have just acid reflex or an ulcer? What's the different symptoms between them?

Hard to tell: Symptoms can be similar. Upper endoscopy and xrays can ruleout ulcers. True reflux is a physical problem and can not be treated with medications. If you have reflux see a surgeon who performs antirelfux surgery to discuss workup and your options. ...Read more

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Throwing up bile. Could this be caused by stress? Or just acid reflux

Throwing up bile. Could this be caused by stress? Or just acid reflux

Not bile: For you to throw up bile you must be obstructed beyond the point the bile enters the small intestine.If this is happening you need to be in the emergency room now. ...Read more

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I think that I may have pancreatitis but when I went to the hospital the ER doctor said that it was just acid reflux. I don't think so. What now?

I think that I may have pancreatitis but when I went to the hospital the ER doctor said that it was just acid reflux. I don't think so. What now?

Why do you: Think you have pancreatitis? Why do you not believe what the ER doctor told you? Did the ER do any testing, blood work, etc? If your blood work was negative, then you don't have it. If you had no testing to confirm or deny, go see another doctor and find out. But frankly, I haven't seen a teenager with pancreatitis that wasn't deathly ill and in need of hospitalization. ...Read more

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Bad acid in throat for 3 days then thick, swollen feeling in throat, lower part. Related? Just reflux? Acid now passed - can I have a glass of wine?

Bad acid in throat for 3 days then thick, swollen feeling in throat, lower part. Related? Just reflux? Acid now passed - can I have a glass of wine?

Sounds like Reflux: Probably reflux which can be related to certain things you eat and drink and alcohol especially can cause reflux. I would tread carefully you might find wine is ok or makes reflux come back.

You can also now take over the counter anti-acid like Prilosec to help with reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Does Pepto (pink liquid) reduce acid reflux? My stomach is fine, I just feel acid in my lower neck. It gets this way when I'm having a bad GERD day.

Does Pepto (pink liquid) reduce acid reflux? My stomach is fine, I just feel acid in my lower neck. It gets this way when I'm having a bad GERD day.

Doesn't help.: Bismuth products such as Pepto-Bismol do not help with acid reflux. You might want to consider taking antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta instead of Pepto-Bismol. Also avoiding any particular foods which cause you to have acid reflux is important. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is important too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have GERD? No blood or food just, stomach acid. And what should I do drink water to wash it down?

Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have GERD? No blood or food just, stomach acid. And what should I do drink water to wash it down?

Yes and yes: Sorry Sean. With gerd the stomach refluxes into the esophagus various amounts of gastric acid. Water will drain the acid back into the stomach. But water is not the fix you desire. You must first see your physician and he will guide you through the problem ...Read more

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I just spilled battery acid on my chest what do I need to do?

I just spilled battery acid on my chest what do I need to do?

Irrigate with water: This is an acid burn. Run it under water such as in the shower, for at least 10 minutes. It can cause a serious burn so see a doctor if it is still painful. ...Read more

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Does vinegar contain ethanol? Or it just has acetic acid?

Does vinegar contain ethanol? Or it just has acetic acid?

Acetic acid: Vinegar is generally a 3% solution of Acetic Acid in water. Some vinegars may be a bit more concentrated. There is no ethanol. ...Read more

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What kind of problems and symptoms could occur for a vegetarian who doesn't get all the essential amino acids? Just curious.

What kind of problems and symptoms could occur for a vegetarian who doesn't get all the essential amino acids? Just curious.

Malnutrition: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Without the presence of a complete set of these building blocks you can't make many proteins vital to body function including enzymes, neurotransmitters etc. Enzymes include digestive enzymes without which you compromise the ability to absorb and digest other food groups as well as vitamins and minerals. It can affect everything in your body! ...Read more

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I started vomiting acid and have pain in my solar plexus, feels like a rock. Could that be because of the vomiting episode? Also, it just happened, I have never had these problems before, then these wet burps and acid just started trickling upward. Also,

I started vomiting acid and have pain in my solar plexus, feels like a rock. Could that be because of the vomiting episode? Also, it just happened, I have never had these problems before, then these wet burps and acid just started trickling upward. Also,

Abdominal pain: If your are having a vomiting with rigid abdomen that could be an emergency situation, Solar plexes is complex of nerve ganglions, I don't know how one can say what part of the nerve complex is irritated at that time, if you have rock like stomach, seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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Chest felt heavy like eaten to much, burped (dry burp)and felt better. Is that just gas? Or acid reflux?

Chest felt heavy like eaten to much, burped (dry burp)and felt better. Is that just gas? Or acid reflux?

If it is first time: If it only happened first time&never happened before. In that case it may just be related to the the food you ate. It may be food reaction due to food intolerance and gas producing items in food. Most of the time it will get better on its own or by drinking water. But if the symptoms persist, in that case you have to consider Acid Reflux esophagitis.Hiatus Hernia, Gall. Bladder disease and consultMD ...Read more

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I just bought folic acid (800 mcg), b-50, and biotin (1000 mcg). How and when to take these vitamins and with what foods/drinks?

I just bought folic acid (800 mcg), b-50, and biotin (1000 mcg). How and when to take these vitamins and with what foods/drinks?

Depends: Many vitamins are best absorbed with a meal. Make sure the Folic Acid is an active form. L methylfolate or metafolin is best. ...Read more

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Sulfuric acid just splashed into my dads eyes and they were badly injured. Doc says the chemical will start reacting after some days. Plz suggest..

Sulfuric acid just splashed into my dads eyes and they were badly injured. Doc says the chemical will start reacting after some days. Plz suggest..

Start reacting?: I am not sure what start reacting means. Acid burns are dramatic, painful and sulfuric acid is one of the more dangerous. HOwever, acid burns coagulate tissue which blocks penetration, so unless the acid was very concentrated, your did will probably do OK in the long run. I hope he has seen an ophthalmologist (not optometrist) and will be received proper topical medical care. ...Read more

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Are omega-3 fatty acids just as effective as any antidepressant?

Are omega-3 fatty acids just as effective as any antidepressant?

Not so far: There hasn't yet been a study directly comparing omega 3 fatty acids to antidepressant treatment -- so we can't conclude the 2 are equivalent or that efa's are better. However, there are some meta-analyses suggesting that omega 3's --especially when epa is 1-2 g/day over dha -- are effective. Efa's have not been used alone in these studies, tho'. Dha alone was not protective; epa was more so. ...Read more

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For about the last week I have had upper back pain that hurts in different places in my back and excessive burping with no acid just air & chest pain?

For about the last week I have had upper back pain that hurts in different places in my back and excessive burping with no acid just air & chest pain?

Probably GI: Still you need to rule out heart problems as women frequently have atypical chest pain masquerading as heart problems or circulatory issues. Best to start with your primary doctor and start getting the answers and some reassurance. Expect getting an ekg, blood work and possible x-rays. ...Read more

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I've been having diarrhea for a couple days now and it burns and looks just like stomach acid (yellow) anybody know what causes it and how to cure it?

I've been having diarrhea for a couple days now and it burns and looks just like stomach acid (yellow) anybody know what causes it and how to cure it?

Diarrhea: Unless it persists, I would take acidolphilus, go on a bland diet for a week and take otc anti-diarrhea pills after each loose stool. If something special caused this, avoid that. If you are "sick" or feverish, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ground meat, rice, celery, cucumber, mushroom, carrot all diced with de cafe ice tea low in acid? Just got diagnose with lpr by ent. Taking protonix (pantoprazole)

Ground meat, rice, celery, cucumber, mushroom, carrot all diced with de cafe ice tea low in acid? Just got diagnose with lpr by ent. Taking protonix (pantoprazole)

Make me some too?: Sounds good. And probably appropriate for an anti-reflux diet. Of course, if you notice any symptoms while eating it, you should modify your diet appropriately. Good start! ...Read more

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I have numbness in toes and fingers, sore beefy tongue and dizzy. Currently taking folic acid just finished ferritin. Possibly b12 deficiency?

I have numbness in toes and fingers, sore beefy tongue and dizzy. Currently taking folic acid just finished ferritin. Possibly b12 deficiency?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and proper treatment.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Just got over acid reflux, on antibiotics for strep throat, now have tenesmus, just did blood/stool test before tenesmus, came out normal. 19Yrs old?

Just got over acid reflux, on antibiotics for strep throat, now have tenesmus, just did blood/stool test before tenesmus, came out normal. 19Yrs old?

Tenesmus cure: Ask you doctor for nitroglycerin ointment in a 3% solution and apply it to the rectum when you have rectal tenesmus See a GI doc if it does not help ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tumor lysis syndrome with just fluctuating uric acid? Potassium, phosphate, Ca levels normal. LDH is very slightly above normal

Is it possible to have tumor lysis syndrome with just fluctuating uric acid? Potassium, phosphate, Ca levels normal. LDH is very slightly above normal

No: What you described is not in keeping with tumor lysis syndrome.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Baby just turned 1yr, has Acid reflux since 6wks old and doesn't chew his food. I'm having a hard time with food options. Any suggestions for a menu?

Baby just turned 1yr, has Acid reflux since 6wks old and doesn't chew his food. I'm having a hard time with food options. Any suggestions for a menu?

See Pediatrician: Your 1 yr old has "acid reflux" since 6 wks old & "doesn't chew his food". Infants with significant reflux can become a challenge to feed. An uncomfortable experience with feeding can lead to food refusal and nutritional problems. It is important to see your baby's Pediatrician to address nutritional adequacy and to pursue therapy which will work to improve baby's swallowing skills & food intake. ...Read more

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Why does solid food I eat seem to cause more stomach acid than just liquids?

Why does solid food I eat seem to cause more stomach acid than just liquids?

Emptying time: Liquids exit your stomach typically within 2 hours, while solid food (and the associated acids and pepsin) may hang around for 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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For a couple of years now when I eat something spicy, salsa, hot sauce sometimes just things high in acid I get sore red spots on my toung?

For a couple of years now when I eat something spicy, salsa, hot sauce sometimes just things high in acid I get sore red spots on my toung?

Geographic tongue: Sounds like a case of geographic tongue (aka benign migratory glossitis). As you can probably guess by the 'benign' part of the name, it's nothing to worry about. Some people have this sort of reaction. Assuming this is what's going on, there's nothing else it causes, it won't harm you, and there's no real treatment other than just avoiding things that trigger it. ...Read more

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Read that gerd is often caused by too little acid? I just started taking nexium for acid reflux. And it has cured that burning feeling. Likely I have too much or too little acid if nexium worked so well?

Read that gerd is often caused by too little acid? I just started taking nexium for acid reflux. And it has cured that burning feeling. Likely I have too much or too little acid if nexium worked so well?

GERD: Caused by too much acid or normal acid getting into esophagus from many causes: too fat hiatal hernia. Would ask Dr. About 8 inch blocks under head of bed. Gravity never sleeps. Get them at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Recommend you go to uptodate. Com to read about medical issues. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant, I just started taking folic acid. Can I take 2 of 400 mcg per day?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant, I just started taking folic acid. Can I take 2 of 400 mcg per day?

Yes: A little extra Folic acid is unlikely to hurt you or your baby. Folic acid can help prevent problems with the baby's spine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can ladies take folic acid normally just like they take multivitamin even if they are not pregnant? If yes then how much?

Folic acid: Yes, the prenatal dose is 1 mg, even for those just trying to become pregnant. If not, 400mcg -600mcg daily is the RDA for most people.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/folate/dosing/hrb-20059475 ...Read more