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For the past 6 months I have had abcest mersa pnomonia(3) bronchitis and shingles.. Also heartburn extended stomach (hard) could you please help me ?
When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Heartburn is a symptom and can indicate a number of problems. If reflux is the cause there is risk of esopageal erosions and cancer. If the stomach or small intestine is the source then peptic ulcer diease is a possibility. Ocassional heartburn is generally not a concern. Persistant symptoms, however suggest an underlying problem which may be serious. It absolutely requires further evaluation! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antacid: For acute attack, antacids may help, by neutralizing the acidic content. For chronic, see md. Diet and lifestyle imporrtant part of rx. Make sure not cardiac cause, if any risk factors for heart disease. Otc drugs like Pepcid ac, Prilosec otc may help acute if recurrent or constant must see md to make sure not more serious causes. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, fried, coffee, spicy, acidy, lying down. ...Read more
Antacids: Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from ge reflux and not , say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See md. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. Otc ppis or h2 blockers can help. Still have sx, or frequent, see md. ...Read more
Burning: Heartburn is a burning sensation in the middle of the chest, just behind the sternum, that may radiate up into the neck. Heartburn is most commonly associated with gastric reflux but it also may be a sign of a more serious condition like ischemic heart disease (reduced oxygen supply to the heart muscle) or esophageal cancer. ...Read more
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