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Silent Acid Reflux
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Testing: A few things, one test that is often done by pulmonary physicians or ENT is a camera looking at your vocal cords. Acid reflux during sleep often goes all the way up to level of vocal cords and causes changes there. There is another testing that GI doctor does called a ph study or acid study. They put a probe down your nose into your stomach and it monitors acid production over time for 24-48hrs. ...Read more
My right shoulder hurts really bad from silent acid reflux. What can I do for a quick fix to subdue the pain?
Can I have silent acid reflux that only causes breathlessness? I have no other symptoms but I have common cold. Only tightness with stomach fullness
I have a vibrating feeling in the middle of my chest. Could it be related to my silent acid reflux or my mitral valve prolapse?
Muscle spasm..: This is very unusual!!! Unlikely to be acid reflux... You would expect burning pain. If you do truly have mitral valve prolapse then you are at a risk of developing supraventricular tachycardia. This could explain your sense of vibrating feeling which could be palpitation. Check with your doctor... Best wishes ...Read more
I'm not sure if ihave a sinus infection or silent acid reflux.My throat is red, sore and raspy for several weeks.
Be seen: It could easily be either of those conditions. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Diagnosed with lingual tonsil hypertrophy, have a sore throat. I think silent acid reflux. What holistic treatment can I do to resolve issue? Thanks
Reflux tonsillitis: very common! check You Tube video: Understanding LPR. good luck; contact me w any ?? ...Read more
Yes, if GERD present: Diagnostic upper endoscopy (EGD) is an optical examination of the upper GI tract by which inflammation & upper GI structural pathology can be assessed (both macroscopically and, with biopsy sampling, microscopically). Some histology is characteristic of GERD. Endoscopy may also facilitate placement of probes to measure reflux. ...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
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