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Sudden Onset Of Heartburn
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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