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Hi! how will dr know to treat for inflamed thyroid or LPR (gerd)?Simptoms very alike!

Hi!  how will dr know to treat for inflamed thyroid or LPR (gerd)?Simptoms very alike!

Completely different: Different history, physical findings, laboratory tests. Can't tell unless you go to the doc and get examined. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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What are the odds lpr/gerd will turn into esophageal cancer?

What are the odds lpr/gerd will turn into esophageal cancer?

Needs monitoring.: We know that GERD can lead to Barrett's esophagus, which is a precancerous change in the inner lining of the esophagus. If left unchecked, this precancerous change will eventually become cancer. This is why those with GERD/LPR need EGD every two to three years, with eradication of Barrett's esophagus when it's found. ...Read more

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Can the effects of reflux/LPR/GERD even be felt in the nasal passage? I feel like nose is narrowed and feels like a mild burning irritated sensation

Can the effects of reflux/LPR/GERD even be felt in the nasal passage? I feel like nose is narrowed and feels like a mild burning irritated sensation

Possibly.: However, there can be multiple other explanations for these kind of symptoms also. I think a good test would be to see if your nasal symptoms improve after a course of good medications for the reflux. If they do, that would lend some strong support to that possibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could reflux/LPR/GERD etc. cause water to feel cold running down the esophagus? I have had reflux symptoms. I have now noticed this with the water.

Could reflux/LPR/GERD etc. cause water to feel cold running down the esophagus? I have had reflux symptoms. I have now noticed this with the water.

Possibly: Reflux can make the tissues more sensitive to cold or hot, although the sensation of cold could be due to other factors, or could just simply be normal. ...Read more

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Wheezing/crackling sound in lungs after meals food is getting to my lungs due to lpr/gerd do I need surgery?

Wheezing/crackling sound in lungs after meals food is getting to my lungs due to lpr/gerd do I need surgery?

Mgt: I would suggest a swallowing and speech evaluation prior to surgery. If you are overweight, a nutritionist can advise calorie reduction. Exercise is important in weight control, but you should check with your PCP. A lung function test can be helpful. ...Read more

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About how many years would it take for LPR and GERD to cause cancer.

About how many years would it take for LPR and GERD to cause cancer.

Years: These often start in childhood but we don't see the tumors until over 40, usually well beyond. Lpr = laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux, gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. This does not mean that these problems should not be addressed early. Especially, children need to stay trim and physically fit, reflux or not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can esophageal cancer be missed during an endoscopy? I often have a dull pain there. Would LPR or GERD be the cause as well? Diagnosed-gastritis.

Can esophageal cancer be missed during an endoscopy? I often have a dull pain there. Would LPR or GERD be the cause as well? Diagnosed-gastritis.

No cancer: Ca of the esophagus begins as a mucosal lesion eventually invading the muscular layers. Since you had endoscopy for symptoms any malignant lesion would easily be defined as an ulcerating process. The symptoms in the presence of a supposed bx of gastritis would probably be due to GERD and not LPR. Any suspicious areas in esophagus would also have been biopsied. ...Read more

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Help please! is gerd/lpr from anxiety different than gerd/lpr from other leads to?

Help please! is gerd/lpr from anxiety different than gerd/lpr from other leads to?

See GI Dr.: I have never had this question before but it is a good one. I would see a GI specialist and make sure you do not have an ulcer or something else. The treatment of the gerd usually is different from anxiety. Anxiety can cause gerd so you need treatment for the anxiety. Perhaps if the anxiety is controlled you may not need rx for gerd. However the gerd still may need rx if separate. ...Read more

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What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

Nerves in the neck: The vagal nerves, 1 on either side of the neck, control the vocal cords; the left vagal nerve also gives parasympathetic innervation to the heart. In theory, gerd shouldn't stimulate the vagal nerves, because the esophagus is further back in the throat, while the vagal nerves are close to the front of the throat. ...Read more