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I have some symptoms of acid reflex: regurgitation, coughing & sore throat. Not a cold. What pills, teas, steps can I take so I don't make it worst?
Reflux esopahgitis: Reflux esophagitis (re) is a common condition due to the sphincter at the base of the esophagus (e) not able to keep gastric contents from refluxing up the e. Usually it present as heartburn after meals or made worse by lying down in bed. Symtoms of e also are a cough which is dry when in bed. For a diagnosis, see a GI doctor and have an endoscopy. If ire is found, use protein pump inhibitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Syncope: Neurally mediated syncope is a disorder of the autonomic regulation of postural tone, which results in hypotension, bradycardia, and loss of consciousness. If it is from bradycardia alone then pace maker could resolve it. If it is from vasodilation it is difficult to treat. You need to consult cardiologist/neurologist. ...Read more
Gastocolic reflex: The gastro-colic reflex is a normal reflex that causes defecation from 15 minute to ~1or so hours post eating. it is normal. You may be concerned that you have a rapid bowel movement after eating and seem to have rapid transit. That may be from food intolerences, gluten milk or irritable bowel or bile salts after gallbladder removal, rare others Follow up with doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to eat better, but I have this mental block where i can't eat without gagging. How do I eliminate this gagging reflex and eat right?
Anxiety Gag: This is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. After an episode of choking or stomach flu, an anxious person may so worry about gagging that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. See a therapist to address your issue, and you may find it helpful if your doctor can prescribe an ssri (like sertraline) for the anxiety/ocd. But see a GI if you have mechanical swallowing difficulty. ...Read more