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I have been diagnosed with gastritis/acid reflux but have also had what I have thought to be low blood sugar for several years. Is there a connection?

I have been diagnosed with gastritis/acid reflux but have also had what I have thought to be low blood sugar for several years. Is there a connection?

Low blood sugar: Please see your doctor to properly check your blood sugars. If the values are indeed low you need a referral to a diabetes specialist. If the values are OK a brief visit to a psychologist would be worthwhile. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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Every medication my diabetic mother tries to take for acid reflux causes her to have low blood sugar. What medicine can she take that won't do this?

Every medication my diabetic mother tries to take for acid reflux causes her to have low blood sugar. What medicine can she take that won't do this?

Other meds?: In order for a diabetic to have low sugars, they have to be on a medication for diabetes that can cause low sugars (insulin, glyburide, glipizide). If she is not on any of these meds, she may feel like her sugar is low, but if she measures it, she will find that it is not low. If she is on these meds, her dose needs to be adjusted so that her sugars do not become low. ...Read more

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I feel full constantly. 2+ weeks. No pain, normal blood sugar level, regular movements & stools, doesn't feel like acid reflux, but could be silent. ?

I feel full constantly. 2+ weeks. No pain, normal blood sugar level, regular movements & stools, doesn't feel like acid reflux, but could be silent. ?

Feeling full: Hi Erich,early satiety(feeling full) can happen for a number of reasons.At your age i would be concerned about inflammation of the stomach(gastritis).It can be caused by food allergies, alcohol, reflux disease, bacterial infection(h. Pylori), and stress.Other concerns would be bile and enzyme secretion which helps break down food.Masses, diabetes, and constipation.Please see your doctor for review ...Read more

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Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Not really: Reflux results from ring of muscle at lower end of esophagus relaxing & allowing acidic food to reflux up esophagus. Fried/greasy food, spicy food, acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, carbonated drinks, meds like calcium channel blockers/nsaids etc can all exacerbate reflux. Being overweight, lying down right after eating can too. ...Read more

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Acid reflux nearly daily. Trying to pinpoint why. Could it be yogurt? I eat a low fat, almost zero sugar, plain yogurt every morning prior to symptoms

Acid reflux nearly daily. Trying to pinpoint why. Could it be yogurt? I eat a low fat, almost zero sugar, plain yogurt every morning prior to symptoms

Acid reflux Reflux: is due to excessive acid PLUS an incompetent sphincter at the lower end of the esophagus ..acidy foods, carbonated beverages , and drinking fluids while eating make it worse.... I do not think yogurt causes it and I do not think it can be "pinpointed"! BTW try sleeping with the head of your bed on blocks (thick books will do) Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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How does chewing sugar free gum help acid reflux?

How does chewing sugar free gum help acid reflux?

Less acid in stomach: It decreases acid in stomach. See --> http://bit.ly/1LhD047 If you have more questions click the box where it says Send Message in here: http://bit.ly/1EQ6YPH ...Read more

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I have acid reflux. Is it common to cough up blood?

I have acid reflux. Is it common to cough up blood?

No: Coughing up blood is not typical from reflux. This could be a sign of something more serious if you really are coughing up the blood. You should consult with your physician and be evaluated for this. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and i wanted to know are their any safe drugs i can take to treat my acid reflux ?

Most: Most of the available anti reflux meds, don't raise bp, don't interact significantly with BP meds. 18 is pretty young to have high bp, and severe acid reflux. Overweight? Treat that problem and you will get improvement in your reflux and bp-may not disappear, but will be easier to manage. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from acid reflux and being sick and recently came out in a blood red rash which did go down what could it be ?

I have been suffering from acid  reflux and being sick and recently came out in a blood red rash which did go down what could it be ?

Can't tell here: Can't tell what that is in this forum. Some conditions can cause rash/flushing and excess acid production, but can't tell without exam. See your doc. ...Read more

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I don't have any fillings and I don't really suffer from acid reflux and I'm not on any medications, I was told that I have a virus in my blood though?

I don't have any fillings and I don't really suffer from acid reflux and I'm not on any medications, I was told that I have a virus in my blood though?

I don't understand.: What are you referring to? What are your symptoms. Please clarify and ask again. WE cannot see any other questions you may have posted before. ...Read more

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Would bad acid reflux flare or gallbladder attack effect a ddimer blood test?

No: Reflux disease is unrelated to both conditions. It is possible to have more than one medical issue however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux - Why am I spitting blood? What can I do to prevent it?

Spitting blood: Spitting up blood can be a serious complication of acid reflux - if the blood is arising from your esophagus or your stomach, then you have a bleeding source that needs immediate attention. If the blood is from a tooth or you bit your tongue, then it will stop. So, check your mouth - if no bleeding source present, you must be seen asap. Gastritis, esophagitis, or an ulcer must be assessed ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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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