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Low Blood Sugar And Acid Reflux
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?
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
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
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
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
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!
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Roocurring pneumonia now I have aspiration pne. Dr ordered IGG blood test. I have acid reflux asthma sinus inf. Do you think Low IGG or high?
Can acid reflux cause secondary polycythemia? I've had all the tests for blood disorders and everything comes back negative.
No: I have never read of any association between the two. ...Read more
If have pain in middle of breastbone....Also have been told I have acid reflux.. ... The discomfort also moves around.....Blood work is normal.....
Please Clarify: There is no question upon which to comment here. It surely sounds like you have had appropriate medical evaluation and testing. ...Read more
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My son has acid reflux but takes only over-the-counter meds. He throws up every morning and now has blood. He also just recently seen blood in his stoo?
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
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
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
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
Can honey help with acid reflux? Any suggestions? I can't take Prilosec made my blood pressure drop after taking it a year
I have randomly been having blood appear in my mouth not a lot but enough...I also have acid reflux but didn't feel anything. Can acid reflux be silent?
Blood: Most common cause of blood in the mouth is periodontal disease, but there are many other causes. Acid reflux can be irritating, but it can also be quite dangerous. Suggest seeing your Dentist, referral to a Periodontist may be in order. Suggest seeing your Physician, referral to a Gastroenterologist may be in order. The bleeding is telling you not to put this off. ...Read more
Hi so I've had a chronic cough for a long time and sense October it's been really frequent And I taste blood when I cough and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux. Why do I taste blood and my chest hurts as well.
May be blood: Its possible the chronic cough is traumatizing the airway and you indeed are tasting blood. In any event get a workup why the cough allergy, severe reflux, asthma etc alst take the reflux seriously and start taking medication to reduce acid production. I think you should be in close contact with either your PMD or a gastroenterologist ...Read more
Sugar: When eaten by bacteria helps it grow and multiply. The more bacteria, the more acid it can produce. There's 3.5 grams of carb in 1 tbsp of peanut butter (chunky). Acid reflux produces acid. Acid weakens the enamel...Ask you M.D. Re: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) side effects, e.g. Dry mouth and stomach pain...Dry mouth can make you more susceptible to get decay. I hope this helps :). ...Read more
I've had a chronic cough for 3 months and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux, taste blood when I cough and I get lightheaded. Why is this?
I've had acid reflux & stomach pains (1st lower left, now upper left) for 9 months. All blood work normal but no xrays or scans done. What could it be?
Needs full work-up: You have some type of gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disorder) for nine months. You suffer from abdominal pains, both in the lower and upper left quadrants. These are two problems that require a gastroenterologist to work up, beyond the lab work that you have had. Go. ...Read more
I am getting my physical soon and would like to know if there is a blood test for weight loss. Over the past few months, I lost about 10 lbs. I did have issues with acid reflux and duodenitis.
Your doctor should k: Inform your doctor about your weight loss. He should check your CBC and liver functions including proteins like Albumin level. These may indicate some abnormality if there is something internal going on. The weight should go up once your acid reflux has been treated with antacids. ...Read more
I have acid reflux for a few years. Had a large amount of blood hectically one time. Went to emergency room and then to a gasteroligist, Had a colonoscopy. No problem there. Had an upper scope which showed an esophageal ulcer. Have been taking Dexila
& your question is?: You've described high grade esophageal injury, which may occur in the setting of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), infection (Herpes, cytomegalovirus, etc.), burn damage, drug-related ulceration, Crohn's disease, etc. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) blocks acid but may not have fixed your problem if not an acid-related one. Do you feel improved? Is the benefit of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) to you outweighed by risks of continued use? ...Read more
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
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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