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What are common signs of silent reflux?

What are common signs of silent reflux?

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 more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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How can silent reflux be dignosed in adults ? Which medical tests do I need pls?

How can  silent reflux  be dignosed in adults ? Which  medical tests do I need pls?

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 more

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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?

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?

Nissen.: Reflux is usually due to a structural anomaly where the esophagus meets the stomach. To "cure" it, a procedure called a Nissen fundoplication can be considered. It's not fool-proof, but it could help where medications and lifestyle measures don't. ...Read more

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Whats the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Whats the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) 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 (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspiration due to silent reflux?

What are symptoms of aspiration due to silent reflux?

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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What happens if silent reflux is not treated in a 1 year old?

What happens if silent reflux is not treated in a 1 year old?

Nothing specific: All babies/todlers/children have some reflux. You can't burp without it. If it caises no symptoms it remains silent. Heartburn in the absence of spitup is not silent reflux. Most kids go through childhood with there silent reflux and never have any issues later on. As older teens or adults, their diet and lifestyle choices help determine whether this issue returns and becomes symptomatic. ...Read more

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Why does silent reflux cause globus sensation? How long can I take prilorsec safety?

Why does silent reflux cause globus sensation? How long can I take prilorsec safety?

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 more

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Have silent reflux. By time noticed symptoms, things were bad. How to prevent such problems?

Have silent reflux. By time noticed symptoms, things were bad. How to prevent such problems?

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

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How long can I expect to live if I have Lpr silent reflux I'm 20 now, is it likely I will at least live to 60?

How long can I expect to live if I have Lpr silent reflux I'm 20 now, is it likely I will at least live to 60?

Not enough info...: ...To determine, but even with more data it remains that only one individual (g-d) knows for sure. LPR is however not of itself a fatal diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are most common symptoms of laryngoesophageal silent reflux ? And what are most accurate test to diagnose ?

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