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Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What distinguishes acid reflux from laryngopharyngeal reflux?

What distinguishes acid reflux from laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Keep it simple here: Lpr is acid reflux from stomach that reaches your throat. There it may cause symptoms in that area like hoarseness, cough, sensation of something stuck there, throat clearing tendency. ...Read more

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Causes for acid reflux sore throat?

Acid reflux: Many causes, including large meals, eating prior to going to bed, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, spicy foods. Talk to your doctor about your specific symptoms to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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Acid reflux sore throat cause fever?

Acid reflux sore throat cause fever?

Fever and reflux : Fever is not a common symptom seen with reflux or laryngeal pharyngeal reflex however, it is possible i would suggest an evaluation by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause strep throat?

No: Reflux can be bad enough to irritate tonsils and the back of your throat.However, that is basically the same as an acid burn if you spilled it on your skin.Strep throat is caused when the strep germ invades the throat and eats away at the tissue causing injury through infection. Reflux should never cause systemic fever. If you are having trouble telling them apart a strep test can help decide. ...Read more

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Itchy chest and throat acid reflux?

Itchy chest and throat acid reflux?

Reflux: I'm not sure how the two would be related. For the reflux, though, try raising the head of your bed about 4 inches to keep acid in your stomach when you sleep. Feel better! ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Could acid reflux cause coughing and asthma attacks?

Yes: one of the important causes of poor control of asthma could be uncontrolled reflux ...Read more

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Can nasal drip cause acid reflux or lpr?

Can nasal drip cause acid reflux or lpr?

No: More than likely, it's the other way around - you feel like you have post-nasal drip because of the symptoms caused by your reflux. You'll need to see an ENT and/or GI doc to both diagnose and treat reflux. ...Read more

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Can silent reflux cause chronic non-productive cough?

Yes...: Reflux can cause bronchospasm which, in turn, can cause coughing. The treatment entails treating the reflux aggressively as well as bronchodilators and steroid inhalers for the bronchospasm until the reflux is under good control. Your doctor can diagnose and treat this so see your doctor so therapy can be instituted asap. ...Read more

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I have chronic excess throat clearing,excess burping,no heartburn. Gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is Laryngopharyngeal reflux likely ?

I have chronic excess throat clearing,excess burping,no heartburn. Gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is Laryngopharyngeal  reflux likely ?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx. It is possible you may have this. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes laryngopharyngeal reflux? Cancer?

What causes laryngopharyngeal reflux? Cancer?

ENT / GI: You should see a ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialist and/or a gastroenterologist to help clarify. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, a heart attack or stroke or life-threatening high blood pressure or status asthmaticus or uncontrolled seizures or severe GI bleeding "naturally"? ...Read more

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Cough spasm and post nasal drip..harmful?

Cough spasm and post nasal drip..harmful?

Cough and PND: Not really harmful, but treatable to help prevent it. See the Dr. as nasal sprays can help this condition and decrease the cough too caused from the PND. ...Read more

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Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or lpr, is typically treated with proton pump inhibitors to reduce the acid in your stomach. I have people raise the head of your bed about 4-5 inches to get your throat above your stomach while you sleep. Feel better. ...Read more

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Sob.Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment

Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more

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Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Reflux: Gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" if it is continuous it may be more severe. Life style changes like stopping smoking, stopping alcohol, stopping caffeine may help. I would suggest seeing your physician, you may need to have an egd - a scope to see what the problem is. ...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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Lpr reflux and neck lymph, related?

Lpr reflux and neck lymph, related?

LPR and lymph node: Hello. Lymph node swelling is typically caused by any inflammatory process in the head and neck region. Such inflammatory processes could include infection from bacteria, virus or fungus. An autoimmune or reflux condition such as lpr could also be responsible. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Postnasal drip: No. Acid reflux into nasopharynx is extremely uncommon. It is more likely that you may have allergic or atrophic rhinitis. An exam by ENT may benefit you. ...Read more

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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