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Reflux Aspiration Symptoms
Symptoms of silent: Reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux usually are centered around the voice box area. Aspiration is not common but cost is. The vocal cords reflexively close when sensing foreign material going into the area. If it is severe you could develop vocal cord dysfunction. Patients commonly complain of sensing a lump in the throat, also known as globus. ...Read more
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How often does aspiration happen and exactly how does it happen? And why? How to prevent it? And can acid reflux cause it?
It's entirely dependent on the individual patient. Acid reflux causes it. Indeed you have to have reflux, technically before it can be aspirated.
Predisposing factors are lying down with a lot of food in the stomach, age, diabetes, alcohol and sedatives and narcotics and other drugs, and any deformity of the structures closing off the upper part of the stomach like hiatal hernia. ...Read more
Hi I have query about my baby fever, fever always going up and down and also off and on for 3 to 4 weeks. She has previously aspiration and reflux pro?
My GP said I have aspiration due to reflux acid. My specialist said this has caused pneumonia. Is this serious.
How does aspiration occur when eating, drinking,? I'm worried cause I cough sometimes after I eat. 23 yrs and I do have acid reflux
Aspiration: Your windpipe and you've gut go together and when you swallow the food is directed into the gut but sometimes a little gets into your trachea or windpipe and cause you to cough it is not of any importance the fact that you have reflux may cause a little increase in that happening ...Read more
Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux. Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?
Brainstem problem?: Speculating: Cardioacceleratory-cardioinhibitory nucleus is in the medulla oblongata. So is the nucleus ambiguus (control of pharyngeal muscles). The thermoregulatory center is distant, in the preoptic anterior hypothalamus, BUT descending fibers pass through the medulla because everything must. So it could be a multisystem CNS problem or localized to the medulla. Call in a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
Roocurring pneumonia now I have aspiration pne. Dr ordered IGG blood test. I have acid reflux asthma sinus inf. Do you think Low IGG or high?
The common symptoms of acd reflux are1 heartburn, 2 chest pain especially at night 3 cough at night due to regurgitation 4 hoarseness of voice, and if left untreated persistsnt chest pain, acid taste in mouth in the morning and bad breath due its effect on teeth and gums.
So you need to treat it for symptom relief and prevent complications. It can be treated with acid supression, reglan, (metoclopramide) also surgery. ...Read more
Acid reflux: The lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more
Like heart burn: You feel as if the food is coming up the pipe into your throat again. It is called gerd, gastro oesaphageal reflex disease and it is due to problem with valve at the stomach and oesaphaus junction. It is nothing serious and is easily treated with taking Prilosec 20 mg at night for about 3 weeks. ...Read more
Symptoms can last: For awhile if acid reflux is untreated and there are no changes to your diet. If you have acid reflux, you can use an over the counter antacid (e.g., Tums), acid blocker (e.g., Pepcid or Tagamet) or a proton-pump inhibitor (e.g., Prevacid (lansoprazole) or Nexium) to help but you also need to cut out the causes - e.g., spicy, tobacco, caffeine, etc. If none of this works, see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Diet and medications:
Take Pantoprazole every morning on an empty stomach and wait 20 minutes before having a meal. You may need to take it twice a day if once a day is not enough.
Avoid certain meals that can cause reflux: citrics, chocolate, mints, alcohol, spices, caffeine.
Wait at least 3-4 hours before going to bed after dinner.
Losing weight also helps. ...Read more
Could stress be the cause of reflux, even when factors like posture or foods make the symptoms appear or worsen?
Multifactorial: Acid reflux disease is often multifactorial, and stress is certainly a factor involved in the process. Diet and the avoidance of trigger foods is paramount as well as trying to decrease stress. There are many over the counter acid reflux medications you can try as well, but as stated the diet and stress reduction is the key. If severe or worsens, see a GI dr. For eval. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are most common symptoms of laryngoesophageal silent reflux? And what are most accurate test to diagnose?
Globus: Globus (lump sensation), throat clearing and hoarseness are classic symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Additionally, food sticking is frequent. An Otolaryngologist (ENT) uses a small flexible scope through the nose to visualize the pharynx (throat) and larynx (voice box) to assess findings consistent with LPR. Dietary modifications, weight loss and acid medications usually help. ...Read more
I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?
Could be: Classic gerd should respond to a bland low fat diet and taking a medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). You may have other disorders like esophageal spasm, eosinophilic esophagitis, bile reflux all of which aren't often helped by the above treatments. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
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
Heartburn: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the movement of acid-containing gastric juices from the stomach back into the esophagus or occasionally as high as the mouth, trachea or sinuses. The classic symptom is heartburn due to esophageal irritation by acid. Regurgitation, sore throat, sinusitis, laryngitis and pneumonitis sometimes occur. Causes include hiatal hernia and defective sphincter mechanisms. ...Read more
Acid reflux - burning in mid epigastrium radiating up into chest / esophagus, often worse at night, associated with certain foods, water brash, cough, hoarse voice, nausea, chest pain.
Esophagitis - pain with swallowing, often burning or cramping along esophagus, worse with certain foods and temperatures. ...Read more
Numerous symptoms: Reflux in infants can present as cough, irritability, vomiting, or crying to name a few. Reflux is very common in babies. It's due to the muscle at the end of the esophagus that is weaker up until about 18 mos. An evaluation by the doctor can help determine if it's reflux. Helpful treatments include special formulas. Sometimes, a prescribed medicine is needed and provides much relief. ...Read more
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