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Symptoms Of Gerd In Women
Overweight female. Lately I am having pain just under my left breast, upper rib ca when reclined? Ibs and GERD diagnosed ling before these symptoms?
?coronary disease: Your pain is probably musculoskeletal if obesity is your main concern. Remember that heart disease is still biggest killer of men and women. Get a heart check up. Maybe stress test ecg. Then if it is musculoskeletal than treat accordingly. February is heart awareness month but don't wait til then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left lower stomach pain and left lower backpain.Mild headache and constipated.. I was diagnosed wid gerd., what can cause this symptoms? Im 25 female
Cure Constipation: Constipation can cause many problems. Treat with plenty of water, and high-fiber diet. Metamucil (psyllium husks), seeds, and high-fiber vegetables like carrots and celery. Increase activity of your colon with mild stimulants like prunes (may require several handsfull). Stay regular (i.e., at least one easy bowel movement per day). Magnesium (1, 000-2, 000 mg per day may also help). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28 yr old female hx of GERD...8 months ago had hpylori now symptoms again with nausea an loss of appetite.How likely would i be to have stomach cancer?
GERD is Chronic cond: Stomach cancer is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. it is not the first thing I would worry about. But you need to tell us if you are still taking your medication(Antacids) for GERD or have you stopped it? Most people need to continue taking antacids for the long haul as GERD is a chronic(life long) condition in most people. So try taking an antacid daily and hope the symptoms go away. ...Read more
Sure: GERD is usually caused by changes in the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus,including abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, impaired expulsion of gastric reflux from the esophagus (dysmotility),or a hiatal hernia. These changes may be permanent or temporary. Factors that can contribute: Hernia,obesity,hypercalcemia,ZE syndrome,meds, Scleroderma,systemic sclerosis.... ...Read more
Heartburn plus more: Not everyone with gerd has heartburn. The primary symptoms of gerd are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea. Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. Other symptoms include hoarseness, laryngitis, chronic dry cough, bad breath, earaches, chest pain/discomfort. ...Read more
Yes: Some patients with gerd have increased symptoms with physical exertion due to increase in both gastric (stomach) and abdominal pressure. Be careful about eating prior to activity, and watch alcohol intake and large meals. Some patients pre-medicate with antacids prior to physical exertion. ...Read more
Yes: it is possible that the omeprazole that you're taking is not adequately controlling your reflux, and the symptoms may still be present. If you have been taking the omeprazole for at least two weeks and are not improved, I would contact the doctor who prescribed it and see what the next step is. You should continue antireflux measures also. Good luck. ...Read more
Somewhat: Small portion meals that help prevent over-eating (i.e. "stuffed"), limiting alcohol intake, limiting caffeine, etc... May all help. But, currently as noted, there are good medications to alleviate the "heart burn" pain/discomfort of the acid refluxing back into your esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?
Well, not sure: Why worse but premenstrually many things worsen, perhaps even eating habits. Ranitidine is a medicine that is safe and much better than long term effects of reflux. If you smoke it's much less harmful and smoking can make gerd worse. Try some baking soda, milk or even a little bit of half/half if you must stay away from medicine. Gdluc. ...Read more
If omepazole makes my GERD symthoms worse can I stop taking it ? Or should I continue till my 14 days are up?
Submitted a Q earlier about being 29 w/ AMI symptoms w/o history. Got a response about GERD. Would GERD cause feeling of doom or dizzyness/ fainting?
GERD symptoms: Gastrointestinal reflux disease does not give rise to a sense of impending doom, dizziness and/or a change in your level of awareness. These are all symptoms that are reminiscent of a seizure. You should meet with your doctor and discuss whether an EEG would help sort out the problem. Good luck and take care. ...Read more
Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent or frequent episodes of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. The triggers are frequently colds, cold air, exercise, allergens, and symptoms at night. For GE reflux disease, symptoms can include cough, regurgitation, heartburn. It is more common to see GE reflux symptoms in patients with asthma. ...Read more
Feeding problems: Many babies have reflux (ger). Only some of them have reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of disease include spitting up so much that there is poor weight gain, heartburn which can show up as colic, wheezing or cough with feeding and an unusual arching of the neck to the side and back when babies are trying to avoid getting milk in their airway. A baby can have one or all of these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more
Very effective: Surgery is very effective. But frequently your gerd symptoms of heartburn may get replaced by gas bloating symptoms. Please discuss those symptoms in detail with the surgeon before saying yes to surgery. Surgery is an excellent option if your heartburn symptoms are really frequent and bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer