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Is focal intestinal metaplasia reversible. I am negative for hpylori. What effect can uncontrolled weakly and non acid reflux have on the f.I.M.?

Is focal intestinal metaplasia reversible. I am negative for hpylori. What effect can uncontrolled weakly and non acid reflux have on the f.I.M.?

Reversible: Metaplasia by definition is reversible if the cause is removed. If you have reflux, acid or not, it will cause the metaplasia to persist. Please consult your doctor to evaluate the advisability of surgical correction. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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No gall bladder. Would taking " bile acids factors" by jarrow hurt if possibly have non-acid reflux? Aka bile reflux?

Wouldn't help: Bile reflux gastritis is caused by inflammation of stomach lining by alkaline bile (a digestive detergent). Antacid meds and acid reducers like Prilosec don't help this, because acid is not the issue. Other meds that coat the stomach and/or prevent back flow from small bowel into the stomach help. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is glycopyrrolate likely to work better than domperidone for non-acid reflux (lpr) as glycopyrrolate reduces saliva ? Or can you take them together ?

Is glycopyrrolate likely to work better than domperidone for non-acid reflux (lpr) as glycopyrrolate reduces saliva ? Or can you take them together ?

Different: Both medicined are used for different reasons. Glycopyrrolate is used to dry out excessive secretion from lung and saliva. It has many side effects and therefore, should be used with caution. Domperidone is a "prokinetic" drug used to treat gerd or gastroparesis. Hope it answer your question. ...Read more

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36 M with clean echo stress in Jan and normal lipids. No fam his & non smoke. Acid reflux. Chest feels full after eating Epigas tight Cardiac? Worried

36 M with clean echo stress in Jan and normal lipids. No fam his & non smoke. Acid reflux. Chest feels full after eating Epigas tight Cardiac? Worried

Unlikely : With your negative family history, normal lipids and non-smoking status - your risk of cardiovascular disease at your age is very low. Furthermore, you have a normal stress echo. This is very reassuring. The discomfort you have is most likely related to reflux. ...Read more

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Got checked with GI. told me have dypepsia with fatty liver (as shown in songraphy test). I am non-smoker and non-drinker. Have acid reflux. Pl. help.

Got checked with GI. told me have dypepsia with fatty liver (as shown in songraphy test). I am non-smoker and non-drinker. Have acid reflux. Pl. help.

Fatty liver: Non alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD - pathologically known as non alcoholic steatohepatitis - NASH) is common and varies rather dramatically in presentation and progression. Not sure what you might need help with. Should discuss your particular case with GI as to specific recommendations - such as lower fat diet, taking meds, etc. ...Read more

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15 yo son has had a subtle tingling in his tongue for the last 2 days non stop. Nerves, acid reflux, b12 def? Go to ER or see doctor?

15 yo son has had a subtle tingling in his tongue for the last 2 days non stop. Nerves, acid reflux, b12  def? Go to ER or see doctor?

See Doctor: These symptoms do not seem urgent enough to warrant an ER visit. His mild, non-life threatening symptoms can be properly managed by his pediatrician if concerning. ...Read more

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34 M with cardiac cleared based on echo stress and lipids, no fam his & non smoker. Mild acid reflux. Epigrams trick discomfort and bloating. Serious?

34 M with cardiac cleared based on echo stress and lipids, no fam his & non smoker. Mild acid reflux. Epigrams trick discomfort and bloating. Serious?

Epigastric pain: Your physicians did right thing by ruling out the potential red flags that could be related to heart problems. If I were you, now I would see a GI doc to discuss and rule out common problems in your age-for example gastritis, IBS etc. ...Read more

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34 M EKG echo stress fine no fam hist non smoker mild acid reflux. Can't convince myself heartburn not heart attack. Help. Taken over my life.

34 M EKG echo stress fine no fam hist non smoker mild acid reflux. Can't convince myself heartburn not heart attack.  Help. Taken over my life.

Symptoms: What information you provide suggests very low probability of your symptom being heart related. You should be taking treatment for esophageal reflux and if your symptoms resolve, you should work on your head to let go of the cardiac fixation. Discuss this problem with your doctor and work with the doc on it. ...Read more

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Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). Can we help you further? ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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