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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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How likely is it that acid reflux has caused my gums to recede?

Contributory: Acid reflux has many side effects which can cause damage to normal structures. Mucosal tissue can be eroded by excessive acid. Ordinarily thicker tissue surrounds the teeth, however, if there is only mucosal tissue around the teeth, this tissue can also be effected adversely. I usually see eroded teeth as the main dental concern, but recession can be worsened with acid reflux. See a dentist soon! ...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 but the meds really don't work. The only thing that works immediately is orbit peppermint gum. Why is that?

I have acid reflux but the meds really don't work.  The only thing that works immediately is orbit peppermint gum.  Why is that?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. One size does not fit all, thus some meds don't work for everyone. ...Read more

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What could be causing my tongue, gums, and bottom lip to burn? Could acid reflux cause this?

What could be causing my tongue, gums, and bottom lip to burn? Could acid reflux cause this?

Infections/allergy?: acid reflux shouldn't cause your tongue or gums to hurt or burn,but gingivitis from bad oral hygiene,or allergies from certain meds or foods can cause that burn. Maintain good oral hygiene through flossing brushing and the use of mouth rinses ,control the acid reflux through the proper meds and food restrictions,and see if the condition improves.. ...Read more

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Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?

Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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Skipbeats frequent when I chew gum, spicy food (HR jumps 90-115bpm and acid reflux 5-12 skip/hr)is that normal?Echo mvp/trMR 48holter 26 pac's 6 pvc's

Skipbeats frequent when I chew gum, spicy food (HR jumps 90-115bpm and acid reflux 5-12 skip/hr)is that normal?Echo mvp/trMR 48holter 26 pac's 6 pvc's

That is an extremely: small number of extra systolic beats. I don't know how you can say they increase when the total is minuscule. At your age, heart rate variability is common as the autonomic system is highly responsive to many stimuli. Nothing you describe is out of normal range or worrisome in any way. ...Read more

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Gum bled night b4 floss AM woke choke on acid reflux then dried blood in nose Afternoon spit not cough tsp of bright red blood in clear saliva Advise?

Gum bled night b4 floss AM woke choke on acid reflux then dried blood in nose Afternoon spit not cough tsp of bright red blood in clear saliva Advise?

Check it out: you need to see a periodontist For oral bleeding and you need to see a GI physician to check out your stomach area maybe even an ENT physician Don't ignore your problem ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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