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Lpr Reflux Treatment
What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?
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
After 8 months of wrong diagnosises I am confirmed to have laryngopharyngeal reflux? What do I do to cure this?
LAryngopharyngeal reflux takes months to recover from. Will it not return back once PPI are stopped as there is no cure for acid reflux?
Possible: If it comes from what you eat then adjustments in your diet. If overweight ; weigth loss will help but if the lower valve (between stomach & esophagus is damage or leaking then will persist. Then PPI vs fundoplication (reflux surgery) shoould be discussed. Although if mild reflux medical therapy is better ...Read more
Med & surg options: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Had response to acid blocking drug before considering surgical option? ...Read more
Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help. ...Read more
Acid reflux: Lose weight if you are overweight, avoid night snacks or late meals, eat frequent small meals don't get hungry between meals, avoid all fatty and fried food. Eat always baked and grilled food. Avoid alcohol and smoking, nsaids, Aspirin and other medications that can worsen it. ...Read more
Silent reflux: It is not unusual for infant to have reflux and it usually gets better as the baby gets older. You can elevate the head of the baby's bed which will help with gastric emptying. Burping the baby frequently and not over feeding is also important. Your pediatrician may also prescribe medication known as h2 blockers that will decrease the amount of acid in the stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fix for acid reflux: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more
What would be a typical treatment plan for taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg for acid reflux? How many days ? After how many days does it do its effect?
Not sure..: That i understand the question. Where is the bile reflux? Do you mean reflux up the esophagus with heartburn? Bile refulx gastritis? There is no relationship between a low functioning gallbladder and esophageal reflux. See a gastroenterologist for a full evaluation. Gallbladder surgery would increase bile into the intestines and might increase bile reflux gastritis. ...Read more
Multiple treat: Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. This is generally synonymous with "acid reflux" or "heart burn". If you take "acid blockers", you decrease/eliminate stomach acid, however, that does not stop reflux into esophagus. It just decreases and/or eliminates the acidic content of material that refluxes into the esophagus. Hopefully, alleviating symptoms of reflux. ...Read more
Hi doc, can you please advise what is the best scheme of treatment reflux esophagitis? Thanks in advance.
Diet and meds: Very mild cases can be treated with just dietary restriction. If meds are needed, you can start with otc antacids and if necessary, work your way up to otc h2-blockers and proton pump inhibitors. Lastly, if even this doesn't help control your symptoms, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have reflux. Pepcid (famotidine) used to work. I took Prilosec 2 months ago and that worked. What would you recommend for treatment?
GERD: You may have to stay on the prilosec or other PPI medication long term. Consider weight loss if needed. Avoid eating then lying down soon after meals. Avoid foods that worsen reflux (caffeine, peppermints, chocolate, spicy foods etc). Consider placing object like a brick under headboard of bed to elevated it slightly and allow gravity to help you. Consider endoscopy to assess problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
.29 yr male. feel lightheaded when i lift weight.and acid reflux.i can do cardio.Is there any treatment for this. it never used to happen few yrs back?
Backwards thinking: It's a basic principle of medicine: First diagnosis, then treatment. You don't even know what "this" is; how can you come up with a treatment for something when you don't know what it is? There are no magic pills for anything. ...Read more