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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. Lynne Weixel
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?

GERD: I assume you are talking about "GERD" or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms of this include classic heartburn and an intermittent sour taste in the mouth. GERD may manifest atypically or "silently" as shortness of breath - especially at night, coughing, trouble swallowing or uncharacteristic chest pain. Sometimes, a trial of heartburn medicine may lead to diagnosis. ...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?

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