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Medicine For Esophageal Disorders
Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?
Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son to diagnose esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk ?
this is being done to check for reflux being the cause of apnea
conventional radiology and fluoroscopy will expose him to radiation 5% as compared to radiation exposure from radon and terrestial radiation which is 50%
the test is important so the problem is corrected and fear of radiation should not prevent the use of the test ...Read more
Esophageal disorders: ...are conditions that affect the first 40cm of the gut=the esophagus. These may include structural, motility, inflammatory, and infiltrative disorders. ...Read more
Hi I am suffering from reflux esophagus grade 2. How fast I will get cure. What type of medicine need to get.
Does soda irritate the esophagus? Can it cause strictures? Does soda interact with medicine if medicine is taken with soda?
Buuuuurp! Excuse Me.: You talkin' about soda soda (soda pop)?? Like Coke? ("No coke, Pepsi!!")or Barq's famous root beer?Or do you mean baking soda?Or caustic soda?You take the latter and you'll be in a world of hurt. But anything with carbonated water (water to which carbon dioxide bubbles are added)won't hurt much.It's the sugar in soda pop that should worry you (obesity, liver problems, dental caries,chronic burping ...Read more
Sphincture failure: The failure of the sphincture at the bottom of the esophagus to prevent the return of food, acid, and liquid in the stomach from come back into the esophagus is the cause. The lining of the esophagus has symptoms (burning and pain) when exposed to the lower ph of the stomach acid. Additionally a hiatel hernis oftyen allows for acid reflux to occur. ...Read more
Need more informatio: The most important thing is to know the cause of the esophagus pain & discomfort. Taking any medication is shooting at something in the dark. You must first find out the cause of your complaint. Ask your family physician to recommend a gastroenterologist who will examine you to find the reason why you have pain and then prescribe the best treatment. ...Read more
Dangerous combo: Barrett's esophagus implies chronic inflammation and risk of cancer. If you're purging by vomiting, this is an even more dangerous situation. You need focused treatment of both your eating disorder and your esophagus. There are inpatient and intensive outpatient eating disorder programs: http://tinyurl.Com/kyedojd a GI specialist needs to be part of your treatment team also please get started. ...Read more
See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more
I don't know: You know i'm a medical doctor and i really don't know what herbs can help but i'm great at telling you what medicines will help. ...Read more
None: No herbal remedies will help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Esophagus: hypermia and erosion present at lower end. ( endoscopy result ) why it happened and which medicine and what precautions should I take. Rgds?
Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more
GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more
Barrettes esophagit.: it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do some people get erosive esophagus and others just get non-erosive esophagus reflux disease?
Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder?e.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?
None: Stop steroid nasal spray, Make your carbonated drink flat before you consume, don't go to bed immidiately with full stomach. stay upright for a hr or so. keep the head end of bed raised 15-30 deg. Limit irretant, hot, spicy food. ...Read more
I esophageal thrush i was taking medicine to treat it but i had to stop the medicine because i was allergic to it i seem to be getting worse why?
M.31 years old. Just got inflammation in my lower esophageal sphincter & it's a little more open than usual.Will i be ok again if i take the medicine?
Yes, lots: They are so similar there is an old fashioned diagnosis called "cardiospasm" for this, and also the stomach has a "cardia" so there has been confusion for a long time. Also they both can respond to nitroglycerine. You would have to be tested with ekg, possibly a stress test or an esophageal study to tell the difference. Try an antacid or antiflatulent (with simethicone) but don't risk guessing. ...Read more
Ruptured esophagus: With proper urgent medical attention, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Serious problem: A ruptured esophagus, also called boerhaave's syndrome, is a life-threatening and often fatal problem that occurs due to excessive vomiting. Patients who self-induce vomiting/purging are at risk. This is not the same as a laceration or mallory-weis tear. Without treatment boerhaave's syndrome is almost always fatal. ...Read more
Surgery for GERD: In 2008, a british study conducted by grant compared surgery vs medical therapy in patients with gerd. The investigators reported that by 12 months, 38% of those who had surgery were taking reflux medication, compared with 90% of those on medical management. Long-term results of antireflux surgery have shown that, at 10 years, 90% of patients are symptom-free and only a minority still take meds. ...Read more