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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Reflux (Overview)

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 through the vesicoureteral junction.


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How does reflux affect smoking weed lump in throat and ears I can't listen to music and I can't smoke weed neither?

How does reflux affect smoking weed lump in throat and ears I can't listen to music and I can't smoke weed neither?

Love to help, but...: You may be describing laryngeal-esophageal reflux -- please refer to healthtap answers regarding lerd. Can't help you though with what choice of music you listen to or the advisability of smoking weed. However, making the best healthy choices you can early in your adult life is something I would highly recommend! ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
3 Doctors shared insights

Reflux (Overview)

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 through the vesicoureteral junction.


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What are the symptoms of acid reflux/esophageal reflux?

What are the symptoms of acid reflux/esophageal reflux?

Many: Usually it is burning in your stomach area, although other symptoms can be bad breath, cavities (or damage to your teeth), hoarseness, belching, etc. ...Read more

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What are common signs of silent reflux?

What are common signs of silent reflux?

Cough.: Reflux that doesn't overtly cause heartburn could present as a chronic cough. This cough would not respond to usual cough suppressants or allergy medications. ...Read more

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I need advice. My child 8 mounths old. Her diagnosis gastroesofagus reflux. Now she has a hoarse voice, voimiting. We use ranitidin. What foods I can give?

I need advice. My child 8 mounths old. Her diagnosis gastroesofagus reflux. Now she has a hoarse voice, voimiting. We use ranitidin. What foods I can give?

Reflux: Thicken her foods, never over feed, offer small more frequent feeds, do not feed her lying down. Have her eat more solids. It generally improves once babies have the ability to sit alone. If you think she is getting worse also consider food allergies and have her evaluated by a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can a general practitioner diagnose laryngopharyngeal reflux? After reviewing the symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux, I would like an examination to see if that could be my condition and don't know if I need to see a specialist or my regular doctor.

Can a general practitioner diagnose laryngopharyngeal reflux? After reviewing the symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux, I would like an examination to see if that could be my condition and don't know if I need to see a specialist or my regular doctor.

Yes, any MD/DO. ..: That is familiar with the problem can make a presumptive diagnosis base on information you provide. Often there are no specific findings on examination however an ENT will look at your voice box with a mirror of fiberoptic scope to find supporting clues. There are elaborate tests that may confirm the diagnosis however dietary changes, elimination of stress, and medications may clinch the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any cures for gastro esophageal reflux disorder?

Can you tell me if there are any cures for gastro esophageal reflux disorder?

GERD: There is really no "cure" for gerd except for weight reduction and dietary modification. However, eating healthy and following good dietary measure is a good habit to get into anyway. Http://www. Laendo. Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more

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Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Sounds like it: It sounds like it. I recommend you work with an integrative medicine doctor or functional medicine doctor to find the root cause (s) of your reflux. In the meantime, I recommend you try an elimination diet. At least stop gluten and dairy for a month and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Testing: I believe that symptoms are a good blue to gerd but I think that egd, and posibly oh probe are the best way to characterize the degree of reflux and severity of damages. I would add to that an UGI and gastric emptying. The symptoms of gerd can be due to several conditions. If one just uses symptoms as the diagnostic tool, I would not treat medically for longer than 4 weeks. It can be serious. ...Read more

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How do you know you have developed acid reflux?

How do you know you have developed acid reflux?

Heartburn, reflux: Acidy feeling in upper abdomen, radiating up into chest; sense of stomach content coming up into chest or throat; often worse after lying down, bending over, acidic food, coffee, chocolate, fatty food, mints, fried or fatty food, tobacco, alcohol. Questions- see your doc. ...Read more

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Does hydrochloric acid cause reflux disease?

Does hydrochloric acid cause reflux disease?

Yes: Reflux is associated with hydrochloric acid leaking into the lower end of the esophagus. This can be for a number of reasons with a number of remedies. ...Read more

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What does extensive enterogastric biliary reflux mean?

What does extensive enterogastric biliary reflux mean?

Bile into stomach: The usual detection is during hida scan or nuclear medicine study, the isotope which mimics bile is seen going back into the stomach mostly after stimulation by cck. Endoscopy of the stomach can actually see bile in stomach. The problem is bile gastritis or irritated stomach from bile affecting stomach lining. There is usually motility disorder of duodenum, moving reverse direction. Medication. ...Read more

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Is kidney reflux treatable?

Is kidney reflux treatable?

Ureteral reflux: Depending on severity, "kidney" or ureteral reflux is treatable. Since the main problem is an obstruction in the urine flow, surgical repair or stent placement are the methods of treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't treat acid reflux?

What happens if I don't treat acid reflux?

Mucosal changes: In the worst case scenario, longstanding untreated esophageal reflux can lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus that may increase risk of certain esophageal cancers. You should see your doctor to discuss whether or not your pattern of reflux puts you at higher risk. ...Read more

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22 mth old w chronic/recurring sinus infections treated w 5 diff prescription and no change. Md treated reflux 3 diff prescription and no change. Any recommendations?

22 mth old w chronic/recurring sinus infections treated w 5 diff prescription and no change. Md treated reflux 3 diff prescription and no change. Any recommendations?

Immune defect: If the sinus openings are obstructed, antibiotic alone would not take care of the infection until drainage can be established. On occasions, a short course of cortisone may be used along with antibiotic to help clear the sinuses. Other conditions include immune deficiency, cystic fibrosis etc should be looked into as well. Perhaps you need to bring him to an allergist./immunologist in your area. ...Read more

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Hi doc, can you please advise what is the best scheme of treatment reflux esophagitis? Thanks in advance.

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

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What are safe treatments for reflux in toddlers?

What are safe treatments for reflux in toddlers?

Child reflux: Prevacid is now approved for ages as low as one year old, so this would apply to all the proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec otc, nexium, Aciphex (rabeprazole) and zegerid. ...Read more

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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits, chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of acid reflux?

What's the best way to get rid of acid reflux?

Start with diet: The first thing to do is start with diet modification. This includes removing caffeeine, nicotine, mints and speriment, tomotato sauce products, chocoloate, alcohol. Try to reduce late night eating, and large heavy meals. ...Read more

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I have been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for about 19 years for my acid condition. Should I cease to take it and change to another drug for acid reflux? Please

I have been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for about 19 years for my acid condition. Should I cease to take it and change to another drug for acid reflux? Please

Depends: If you have been comfortable with Prevacid all these years, why change it? I hope you have had an endoscopy done, if not I recommend you get it done. If you want you can try Zantac (ranitidine) ...Read more

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Can taken Nexium (esomeprazole) tablets for acid reflux cause extreme tierdness and weakness? Thanks

Can taken Nexium (esomeprazole) tablets for acid reflux cause extreme tierdness and weakness? Thanks

Headache most common: Side effect. You could have muscle weakness due to anemia (about 1%) or low potassium/magnesium (<1%). Talk with your doc about stopping your medication and doing an experiment! If you stop it and your energy returns, then it's probably your nexium (esomeprazole). Sometimes we have reactions that are uniquely us, and that's important too! ...Read more

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Both my children were born with gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called gerd. Is this genetic?

Reflux is universal: For a baby to burp (like you want) it refluxes air from the stomach. A wet burp is the same event with a little added. All babies reflux to some degree & their flat position to rest aggravates the process. Some babies become agitated after a while from the stomach acids that accompany the reflux events & improve with treatment. We don't label reflux a disease unless the kid has life altering sx. ...Read more

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How can I prevent reflux at night?

How can I prevent reflux at night?

Lifestyle changes: Make some changes: don't eat for at least 2 hours before you go to bed. Eat low fat, healthy, high fiber foods (see dash diet). Get regular exercise. Keep your waist line normal (< 40 in for men, < 35 in for women). If you've done all of the above and you still have night time symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are foods that should be avoided with acid reflux?

What are foods that should be avoided with acid reflux?

DGL licorice: Yes, coffee can give you reflux, as can anything acidic. A natural approach is to take dgl. Dgl is licorice tablets with an enzyme remove (because too much of it can raise bp). You need to take a lot of it but many find it helpful. ...Read more

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What is reflux?

What is reflux?

Backward fluid flow.: Reflux generally means that a body fluid is flowing backward, usually in the wrong direction. One example is stomach acid in gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), where acid moves back up into the esophagus to cause heartburn instead of exiting to the intestine. In the bladder, vesicoureteral reflux (vur) occurs when urine moves back up toward the kidneys rather than remaining in the bladder. ...Read more

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What is venous reflux?

What is venous reflux?

Vein Valve Collapse: Veins contain one way valves which under pressure can sometimes fail and allow blood to backflow or "reflux". This is what leads to spider or varicose veins. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of reflux?

What are the symptoms of reflux?

Spit happens!: Reflux in infants refers to painful feeding, spit up or vomiting, especially in a baby who is not gaining weight adequately. Other symptoms can include refusing the bottle, or crying during feeds, arching and crying after feeds, spitting up when lying flat. Infants with reflux often spit up clear, sour acidic liquid between feeds as well. ...Read more

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What can people with reflux eat?

What can people with reflux eat?

Reflux: Foods that can trigger gerd: fatty or fried foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, carbonated beverages, chocolate and mint.

Foods that help prevent gerd: leafy greens, melons, bananas, oatmeal, tofu, fennel, parsley, and rice. ...Read more

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How do I manage my baby's reflux?

How do I manage my baby's reflux?

Try these things...: Try to make sure you burp your baby frequently to get the extra air out of her tummy. Also, try to keep her upright for about 15-20 minutes after feedings. Finding a way to elevate the head of her crib mattress may also help reflux symptoms while she is sleeping. Some babies with reflux prefer smaller, but more frequent feedings. If all else fails, call your doctor about trying a reflux medication. ...Read more