Top
20
Doctor insights on: Smoking Cigarette Relieve Heartburn

Share
Dr. Charles Cattano
1,466 doctors shared insights

Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


2

2
I have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) for 3 weeks for gastritis and possible gerd. When can I expect to heal? I have been smoking 1 cigarette a day, but stopped.

I have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) for 3 weeks for gastritis and possible gerd. When can I expect to heal? I have been smoking 1 cigarette a day, but stopped.

Gastritis, Stress: I commend you for stopping smoking. Let Wise Man within you Reflect: Causes of Gastritis- Stress, Alcohol, Drugs • Possible GERD due to Stress • Pepcid alone has not healed you yet • Need to see Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of Anxiety and GERD, Therapy • Believe in Blessings of Breath of Life and Healing power of your Body • Breathing and Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read more

3

3
Can smoking exacerbate gerd?

Can smoking exacerbate gerd?

Yes it can: Smoking can surely increase risk of gerd. It impairs lower esophageal sphincter function, increases acid secretion, and damages protective mucus membranes. It reduces salivation, which helps neutralize acid secretion when present in normal quantities. Both nicotine and smoking may be responsible, since some patch wearers also get gerd. Emphysema & alcohol worsen gerd too. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Is smoking hash for a person with GERD harmful?

Is smoking hash for a person  with GERD harmful?

Yes: Smoking anything in general is bad for your health regardless of whether or not you have gerd. Having said that, most things is moderation are ok. Be careful. ...Read more

5

5
Can smoking increase my chance of suffering from gerd?

Can smoking increase my chance of suffering from gerd?

Smoking and GERD: Yes, smoking is associated with gerd and/or worsening gerd symptoms. It is best to avoid any triggers for gerd, such as smoking, spicy or acidic foods, caffeine and chocolate are common triggers. Your best bet is to stop smoking. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Blood in saliva. None when I cough. Diagnosed w/ GERD. Did test and lungs are fine. Quit smoking over one year ago. ?

Blood in saliva. None when I cough. Diagnosed w/ GERD. Did test and lungs are fine. Quit smoking over one year ago. ?

Several thoughts: If a person has blood in saliva, but non on coughing, it suggests the blood is either coming from the gastrointestinal tract or the sinuses and nasopharyngeal area. Possibilities include bleeding gums, nose bleed, tumors in the sinuses /nasopharyngeal area. Reflux esophagitis or other lesions in the esophagus or stomach can cause blood in saliva. If it persists see ENT Dr first,If ok> GI Dr next ...Read more

7

7
Blood in saliva. Chest pain comes and goes. Quit smoking 4 years ago. No obvious cause. Have GERD. Could it be something else? Worried about cancer.

Blood in saliva. Chest pain comes and goes. Quit smoking 4 years ago. No obvious cause. Have GERD. Could it be something else? Worried about cancer.

Blood in saliva: indicates a need to see your doc. It could be a variety of things. Your doc will check you out and you will have peace of mind. DGL is a natural product you can use to help w/GERD. Peace and good health ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Would my barium swallow upper g.I. Have detected esophageal cancer? I've had GERD on and off forever, and just recently quit smoking. Terrified.

Would my barium swallow upper g.I. Have detected esophageal cancer? I've had GERD on and off forever, and just recently quit smoking. Terrified.

Maybe...: A barium swallow would detect a large tumor when it is the size to compress the esophagus. Patients with longstanding reflux symptoms should discuss endoscopy with their doctors which can discover the pre-cancerous lesion of barrett's esophagus before it becomes a tumor and monitor to prevent cancer from developing. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
4 years ago reflux started and lead to non h-pylori gastritis. Quit smoking, I'm not overweight, and quit drinking. Chronic gerd persists. Take 20mg aciphex daily. I reflux drinking water. Anything else I can add medication wise to help avoid cancer ?

4 years ago reflux started and lead to non h-pylori gastritis. Quit smoking, I'm not overweight, and quit drinking. Chronic gerd persists. Take 20mg aciphex daily. I reflux drinking water. Anything else I can add medication wise to help avoid cancer
?

First of all: speak with your Primary Care Provider since you are NOT on maximum medical treatment! Both H-2 Blockers (eg Zantac...Pepcid) at PRESCRIPTION strength and PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (eg:: PRILOSEC, NEXIUM (esomeprazole) ) ALSO at PRESCRIPTION strength can be taken TOGETHER under the care of your PCP or Gastroenterologist. If you have not consulted a Board Certified GI doc DO IT!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Shortness of breath with mucus for a year. Doc has said Gerd. Doesn't think asthma. Smoked 10 yrs.25. Lung test normal. Copd?Pneumonia? Just smoking?

Shortness of breath with mucus for a year. Doc has said Gerd.  Doesn't think asthma. Smoked 10 yrs.25. Lung test normal. Copd?Pneumonia? Just smoking?

Quit smoking: The most obvious answer of course is that you have to stop smoking. There is no benefit from smoking, and as long as you continue to do so, you will be short of breath and have increased mucous and cough. You know this. Smoking makes asthma, GERD and COPD worse if you have them. Smoking causes other serious chronic health problems, such as cancers, stroke, heart disease. Have you tried Chantix? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can you get heartburn from smoking crystal meth?

Can you get heartburn from smoking crystal meth?

Meth: Sure u can. Be nice to your stomach. It will be nice 2u. ...Read more

16

16
Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

17

17
I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative?

I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative?

Smoking addicted: 52 F: I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative? ANS: as a former smoker I understand the difficulty. But the heath benefits are very clear. Discuss with your Dr. and ask to be referred for help. Keep trying you can do it! ...Read more

18

18
It's okay to use my e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned right?

It's okay to use my e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned right?

Not necessarily: There have already been a number of places where e-cigs have been banned. They produce a vapor, and nobody really knows what is in it. The companies say it is just water vapor. but the propellant (propylene glycol) and oils, flavorings, additives, preservatives in them is not even known with certainty (trade secrets), let alone what they do to us short-term or long-term. Check your city clerk. ...Read more

19

19
Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Smoking: Hookah is like smoking and you can die from smoking it as you would from cigarettes. E cigarettes have less of the toxins but still have undisclosed chemicals that may be harmful, so not a 100%. How about nicorette (nicotine gum) gum? ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,236 doctors shared insights

Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more