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Why would I have sudden onset of heartburn tearing each night around 8 lasting through night! I'm a 32 year old healthy female!

Why would I have sudden onset of heartburn tearing each night around 8 lasting through night! I'm a 32 year old healthy female!

Lying down: ...Allows the stomach acid to reflux up the esophagus and cause pain, which persists until you get up or take something for it. Liquid antacid better for "putting out the fire, " and h2 blocker (like pepcid) to prevent it (but takes a few days for full effect). Should also follow up with your dr if been going on for a while, to be sure nothing else present. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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


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Sudden severe onset heartburn and pain nausea and fevers with chills?

Sudden severe onset heartburn and pain nausea and fevers with chills?

Gastroenteritis?: If this gets much worse get to a doctor and be evaluated. If diarrhea begins along with vomiting stay well hydrated and if you cannot, get to an ER. If the fever becomes worse go and get seen. In short, not enuf info to make a definitive recommendation, but this sounds as if it is any worse you should definitely be seen. Hope you clear up soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing snoring, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat), shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, . ..

I am experiencing snoring, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat), shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, . ..

Weight or Esophogus: There are several possible causes of your problems, but the two most likely are a problem with the sphincter (muscle) that keeps your stomach contents where they belong (it can slide above your diaphragm, it can be weak, etc) OR a problem with pressure in your abdomen - which is usually excess weight (which snoring makes more likely). Exercise and mild weight loss will help. See your doc. ...Read more

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How prominent is stress pertaining to the onset and recovery of gerd?

How prominent is stress pertaining to the onset and recovery of gerd?

Stress plays a role: Stress can play a role in the exacerbation of any condition. But gerd is a chronic condition. Specifically, if you treat gerd, the symptoms improve, but if you stop treatment, the symptoms invariably return. Stress can increase reflux symptoms, but other factors play more of a role. If you have new-onset gerd at your age, please see a gastroenterologist to have a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea. If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd (95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and gerd?

Really the same: Some doctors may call more regular episodes of heartburn gerd i.e. Daily as opposed to episodic heartburn that you get from eating too much pizza. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes: Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer. GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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What is clinically different between frequent heartburn and GERD?

GERD symptoms: Heartburn is a symptom, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a diagnosis. Heartburn is the most frequent symptom of GERD. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Multiple things.: Chewing gum for 30 mins after eating has shown to help. Also taking half a teaspoon of baking soda with water also helps. Avoid the foods that cause it such as coffee, tea, peppermint, high fat foods, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd. Why don't I get heartburn?

GERD.: Not all reflux hurts. A more acidic refluxate would hurt, but a refluxate with less of an acidic component wouldn't hurt. The problem is that non-acidic reflux can still damage the esophagus and must therefore be identified. ...Read more

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I have seem to have GERD but taking antacids seems to make my heartburn worse. What's happening here?

I have seem to have GERD but taking antacids seems to make my heartburn worse. What's happening here?

Acid rebound: Usually from from calcium containing antacids is the probable explanation. Over the counter acid suppressants (prilosec, prevacid) may help. You should however note that worsening heartburn could be than just heartburn, something you should bring to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms! . If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd. What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more

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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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