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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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
EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. Reflux (esophagitis) doesn't have to burn to cause damage to the esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have silent reflux and have to take meds and i watch what i eat but, i don't want to just manage it. What are my options for a cure w/o meds?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: LPR causes that "lump" sensation due to the swelling and inflammation in the back surface of the larynx which encroaches on the entrance to the upper esophagus for swallowing. You can take Prilosec as long as necessary under the guidance of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Zantac liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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