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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is heartburn and acid reflux a common sign or symptoms of hiv?

Is heartburn and acid reflux a common sign or symptoms of hiv?

Not related: HIV does not present with acid reflux or heartburn. The acute signs of HIV conversion are usually fatigue, fever, lumps (enlarged lymph nodes), malaise, and sometimes rash. The bottom line HIV and acid reflux are not related. If you think you have been exposed to HIV please get tested for it as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Pain and vomiting: The usual symptoms if a bowel obstruction include campy abdominal pain and abdominal distension and vomiting and decreased vowel movements hospital admission is required. ...Read more

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Sign and symptoms of amoebiasis and treatment?

Sign and symptoms of amoebiasis and treatment?

Amoebiasis: Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In more serious cases of dysentery there is bloody diarrhea, fever & abdominal pain. There are cases where it has spread to the liver, lungs & brain. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acid reflux or milk allergy?

What are the signs and symptoms of acid reflux or milk allergy?

GERD: Acid reflux causes central sternal burning, bloating, excessive burping and pain. It can be positional and worse at nighttime. Milk allergy is different from lactose intolerance. Milk allergy can cause rapid GI upset but might also have skin rashes, eczema flares, respiratory issues, etc.. Lactose intolerance symptoms are strictly limited to GI upset. ...Read more

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Whats the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Whats the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

Pain on right: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. Gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain occurs after eating, especially fatty foods, can be severe. If pain lasts more than an hour or if you vomit get to your doctor. Ultrasound can diagnose. ...Read more

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Are digestive symptoms alone a sign of ibs?

Are digestive symptoms alone a sign of ibs?

Absolutely: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is an illness where the gut does not communicate with itself and the rest of the body properly. As a result, bloating and constipation usually alternate with cramping and diarrhea. Many other illnesses can cause similar problems, and a trip to your doctor is essential in figuring things out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs...: Classic signs and symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough (often with sputum production), decreased or increased sleep, decreased appetite, weight loss or weight gain (especially with fluid retention), decreased oxygen level in blood, decreased activity level, etc. The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function testing, which can occur without any symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gerd?

Symptoms of gerd?

See answer: typically an acid taste in the mouth and an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest. Classically along the sternum. Some people develop a horse voice or respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of severe anxiety?

What are signs and symptoms of severe anxiety?

Nervousness: Constant worrying and fearfulness to name a few. Anxiety can also lead to physical symptoms like stomach, back or headaches. If left untreated ulcers and irritable bowels, high blood pressure. If you suffer from anxiety get help. Contact a clinical psychologist to reduce stress , see your primary care physician for any physical complaints and stop the other physical symptoms from occurring. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a hiatal hernia migraine?

What are the signs and symptoms of a hiatal hernia migraine?

Many: Typical symptoms of a hiatal hernia include the sensation food is stuck in the chest, intermittent chest pain and/or pressure, and feeling full quickly after eating. This is typocall for a large hernia, and can be diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study and/or upper endoscopy. The only treatment for a hiatal hernia is a surgical procedure. Small hernias typically don't cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Signs of gerd?

Signs of  gerd?

More on GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you'll find all the responses you could want! ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

Chest abdominal pain: Heart burn many things to different people. Usually it refers to reflux or gastritis. Symptoms include pain or burning, belching, water brash (small amounts of vomit), and nausea. These symptoms can be worse after laying down or at night and are made worse with certain foods. It is difficult to distinguish from pain caused by other conditions including heart pain and worth seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Possibly: Clinical depression is a risk factor for both anxiety and heart disease. And heart disease can cause depression. Therefore it is important to get a full medical work-up with your primary care doctor to clarify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptom of add?

What are signs and symptom of add?

Complete Examination: ADHD/ADD is common, and many people who think they have it will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than 1/2 of adults with ADHD will have a 2nd mental health issue. So if you think you have ADHD, find a trained, experienced provider and expect a thorough, comprehensive evaluation to check for this and other possible causes of your problems, including other medical problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

Different diseases: 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

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What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Gerd or "silent reflux" from forward head posture? If i fix the fhp will the GERD symptoms go away? 7 months of this and no signs of getting better.

Gerd or "silent reflux" from forward head posture? If i fix the fhp will the GERD symptoms go away? 7 months of this and no signs of getting better.

Unlikely: Posture is not likely to be the problem. It may be related to hyperacidity, hiatal hernia or other GI problem. You should definitely see a GI doctor and have this assessed since it may be as simple as having helicobacter pylori infection treated with antibiotics. Good luck and feel better soon. ...Read more

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I feel kind of full and hungry at the same time i dont feel no pain or symptoms is this normal or can this be a sign of bloating can relate to my gerd?

I feel kind of full and hungry at the same time i dont feel no pain or symptoms is this normal or can this be a sign of bloating can relate to my gerd?

GERD : Reflux pain can mimic the pain we experience when we are hungry, so it is important to know which is happening to be able to treat effectively. If you feel full and 'hungry' at the same time, this sounds more like symptoms of GERD ...Read more

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I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms i do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

Hard to say: that is certainly where your stomach could lie and cause stomach symptoms. Perhaps over the counter antacids , observation and if worsening symptoms see your doctor? ...Read more

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I notice chest pain only when i bend over to pick up something up off the floor. No chest pain any other time. But when i bend over it takes my breath away. I take omeprazole for gerd. No history of heart problems and no other signs symptoms of heart p

I notice chest pain only when i bend over to pick up something up off the floor. No chest pain any other time.  But when i bend over it takes my breath away.  I take omeprazole for gerd.  No history of heart problems and no other signs symptoms of heart p

Chest : Chest pain is a symptom that causes great concern for patients, and rightfully so. Chest pain may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition such as a heart attack. Chest pain can also be caused by other problems such as muscle pain or heartburn. Chest pain from angina (heart pain) is often described by patients as pressure, squeezing, or tightness in the chest. It can radiate to the neck, arms, or back. It can be associated with other symptoms such as nausea, sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, weakness, or fainting. Angina can be brought on by exercise, and sometimes relieved with resting. Risk factors for angina include patients with high blood pressure, smoking, a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, or diabetes. However, some people also describe their angina as feeling like indigestion or heart burn. Classic heartburn can be associated with an acid taste in the mouth, or with regurgitation of acid-tasting fluid into the mouth (reflux), especially if bending over or lying down. Certain foods can contribute to indigestion (chocolate, fatty or fried foods, or coffee for example). Both angina and heartburn cause pain in the middle of the chest. It is important that if you have chest pain and don't know the cause that you contact a physician for consultation. If your symptoms feel like classic heartburn, you can try an antacid, but if you have more concerning symptoms of feeling lightheaded, sweating, nausea, palpitations, or fainting, or if your symptoms are severe or last greater than 20 minutes, you should be evaluated immediately by a physician. If you are concerned you are having angina, you should also take a 325 mg Aspirin (if you have not been told not to use Aspirin by your doctor), as this can improve outcome in patients with heart problems. Any new or persistent chest pain patient should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Signs of gerd?

More on GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you'll find all the responses you could want! ...Read more

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Symptoms of gerd?

See answer: typically an acid taste in the mouth and an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest. Classically along the sternum. Some people develop a horse voice or respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gerd?

What are the symptoms of gerd?

Heartburn plus more: Not everyone with gerd has heartburn. The primary symptoms of gerd are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea. Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. Other symptoms include hoarseness, laryngitis, chronic dry cough, bad breath, earaches, chest pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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What makes GERD symptoms worse?

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

See below: Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Might GERD cause strange symptoms during physical activity?

Might GERD cause strange symptoms during physical activity?

Yes: Some patients with gerd have increased symptoms with physical exertion due to increase in both gastric (stomach) and abdominal pressure. Be careful about eating prior to activity, and watch alcohol intake and large meals. Some patients pre-medicate with antacids prior to physical exertion. ...Read more

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Can you still get Gerd symptoms even with taking omeberazole?

Can you still get Gerd symptoms even with taking omeberazole?

Yes: it is possible that the omeprazole that you're taking is not adequately controlling your reflux, and the symptoms may still be present. If you have been taking the omeprazole for at least two weeks and are not improved, I would contact the doctor who prescribed it and see what the next step is. You should continue antireflux measures also. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of GERD is there a diet I should be following?

I have all the symptoms of GERD  is there a diet  I should be following?

Somewhat: Small portion meals that help prevent over-eating (i.e. "stuffed"), limiting alcohol intake, limiting caffeine, etc... May all help. But, currently as noted, there are good medications to alleviate the "heart burn" pain/discomfort of the acid refluxing back into your esophagus. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i get GERD symptoms usually when i have my monthlynperiod?

Is it possible that i get GERD symptoms usually when i have my monthlynperiod?

Possibly: There is a great deal of hormonal change during menses. So it is definitely possible that your GERD can worsen during your monthly cycle. ...Read more

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All the time I eat food it comes back out with mecus can this be a symptoms of GERD?

All the time I eat food it comes back out with mecus can this be a symptoms of GERD?

Vomiting mucous: Although vomiting after eating can be a sign of GERD, the mucous could be due to post nasal drip or is a sign that your body is trying to protect itself from something more serious. ...Read more

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Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?

Well, not sure: Why worse but premenstrually many things worsen, perhaps even eating habits. Ranitidine is a medicine that is safe and much better than long term effects of reflux. If you smoke it's much less harmful and smoking can make gerd worse. Try some baking soda, milk or even a little bit of half/half if you must stay away from medicine. Gdluc. ...Read more

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If omepazole makes my GERD symthoms worse can I stop taking it ? Or should I continue till my 14 days are up?

See your doctor: If you truly have Gerd, omeprazole should not make it worse. I wonder if there is something else going on and you have the wrong diagnosis ...Read more

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Submitted a Q earlier about being 29 w/ AMI symptoms w/o history. Got a response about GERD. Would GERD cause feeling of doom or dizzyness/ fainting?

Submitted a Q earlier about being 29 w/ AMI symptoms w/o history. Got a response about GERD. Would GERD cause feeling of doom or dizzyness/ fainting?

GERD symptoms: Gastrointestinal reflux disease does not give rise to a sense of impending doom, dizziness and/or a change in your level of awareness. These are all symptoms that are reminiscent of a seizure. You should meet with your doctor and discuss whether an EEG would help sort out the problem. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent or frequent episodes of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. The triggers are frequently colds, cold air, exercise, allergens, and symptoms at night. For GE reflux disease, symptoms can include cough, regurgitation, heartburn. It is more common to see GE reflux symptoms in patients with asthma. ...Read more

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Are trapped burps a symptom of GERD?

Are trapped burps a symptom of GERD?

Could be....: In an indirect sort of way.... GERD causes esophageal irritation which alters your swallowing frequency and pattern thereby increasing swallowed air. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of GERD in babies?

What are the symptoms of GERD in babies?

Feeding problems: Many babies have reflux (ger). Only some of them have reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of disease include spitting up so much that there is poor weight gain, heartburn which can show up as colic, wheezing or cough with feeding and an unusual arching of the neck to the side and back when babies are trying to avoid getting milk in their airway. A baby can have one or all of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more