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Doctor insights on: Silent Acid Reflux

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Is acid reflux/ silent acid reflux a disease? Or is it a condition? Can it be cured?

Is acid reflux/ silent acid reflux a disease? Or is it a condition? Can it be cured?

Acid reflux: Yes Try over the counter omeprazole. Avoid citrus fruits, caffeine and smoking. Lose weight if you are overweight. Don't lie down immediately after eating ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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How can I be sure if I am experiencing silent acid reflux while sleeping?

How can I be sure if I am experiencing silent acid reflux while sleeping?

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

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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?

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

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I'm not sure if ihave a sinus infection or silent acid reflux.My throat is red, sore and raspy for several weeks.

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

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Can silent reflux/acid reflux cause upper back pain in the spine.

Can silent reflux/acid reflux   cause upper back pain in the spine.

Atypically, maybe?: What response in your back pain have you noticed when taking Prilosec or omeprazole (the drugs you have listed in your profile)? ...Read more

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Can Baseline Fiberoptic Endoscopy tell if you have acid reflux/ silent acidic reflux?

Can  Baseline  Fiberoptic Endoscopy  tell if you have acid reflux/ silent acidic reflux?

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

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Reflux (Definition)

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