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Symptoms of acid reflex?

Symptoms of acid reflex?

Several: Symptoms include belching, heartburn, cough, abdominal pain, hoarseness. It is rare to have all these symptoms. Alarm symptoms include weight loss and food getting caught. If you have these, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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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?

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?

Hmmm: Avoid, spicy, greasy foods. Eat bland, boiled healthier choices. Consider avoiding tobacco if you smoke. Consider a trial of TUMS (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec OTC. Consider seeing your doctor if this persists. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have just acid reflex or an ulcer? What's the different symptoms between them?

How can you tell if you have just acid reflex or an ulcer? What's the different symptoms between them?

Hard to tell: Symptoms can be similar. Upper endoscopy and xrays can ruleout ulcers. True reflux is a physical problem and can not be treated with medications. If you have reflux see a surgeon who performs antirelfux surgery to discuss workup and your options. ...Read more

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Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Yes...: It has been shown that gerd can increase airway bronchospasm thus leading to asthma symptoms. Therefore, if gerd is present in an asthmatic, it should be treated to reduce the likelihood of asthma sxs/exacerbation. ...Read more

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Sinus, hot flashes, acid reflex, pounding head. Many symptoms please help?

You need to visit a: You need to go to a good doctor who can examine you and treat your worst problems first. Acid reflux is the easiest symptom to manage. All you have to do is pick up an over the counter antacid and use it till acidity does not bother you. You may choose between zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid or Prilosec and take once or twice daily as needed. Headaches will require more detailed evaluation. It might be migraine? ...Read more

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Sinus, hot flashes, acid reflex, and a pounding head. What do these symptoms mean?

Sinus, hot flashes, acid reflex, and a pounding head. What do these symptoms mean?

See a doctor: Need more history, you need to be thoroughly examined and may need some testing, possibly including x-rays. Not something to delay about. Please see a doctor and get better soon. ...Read more

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What causes acid reflex?

What causes acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux or gerd technically is caused by poor tone of the sphincter that opens and closes between the esophogus (tube from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. This allows food to come back up with the stomach acid. It may also be caused from a lack of stomach acid that allows food to sit in the stomach too long and then can reflux back up. The stomach acid helps break down the food. ...Read more

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What to do for acid reflex disease?

What to do for acid reflex disease?

Acid Reflux (GERD): To have occasional acid reflux is ok and modifying your diet and raising the head of your bed up on blocks six-eight inches is a good way to start. You can use otc meds such as Tums or mylanta however you may suffer from rebound reflux. You can also use h2 blockers such as Zantac ancd Pepcid that are now otc as well and finally proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole). See a GI doc! ...Read more

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How can I treat acid reflex disease?

Do this: If overweight, get to your normal weight, eat small frequent meals, avoid eating within three hours of bedtime. Stay away from caffeine products such as soda, coffee or tea unless you choose decaff. Avoid alcohol as well as fried and fatty foods- they irritate the lining of the stomach and cause more acid secretion. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Dr simmons gave great information . There is one other thing to do. Get evaluated for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can cause acid reflux. Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Are you overweight? Do you have high blood pressure? These are other symptoms of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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