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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Heartburn: Commonly known as heartburn, acid reflux can cause burning in the esophagus and a sour tasted in the back of the throat. If left untreated it can cause scarring of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid reflux/esophageal reflux?

What are the symptoms of acid reflux/esophageal reflux?

Many: Usually it is burning in your stomach area, although other symptoms can be bad breath, cavities (or damage to your teeth), hoarseness, belching, etc. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Neither: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by infants pattern of filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the feeds down. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Yes : Those descriptors can be used interchangeably. They both involve acid passing from the stomach into the esophagus which is harmful to the tissues that line the esophagus and usually cause discomfort referred to as heartburn. ...Read more

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Which heart drugs cause acid reflux?

Calcium channel: blockers are chief among them. Arguably any can. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

All related: Heartburn is a common symptom of the physiologic event of acid reflux. Gerd is diagnosed when reflux symptoms occur frequently to require medical attention. Reflux symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, frequent burping, night time cough, or even aspiration.... And many others. If you are having frequent problems and takes Tums (calcium carbonate) or acid reducer regularly, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are acid reflux and diarrhea related?

Not usually.: Although both maladies affect the digestive tract, they are usually not related. Since they are both fairly common, it is possible that you could have both problems happening at once. They probably are not related though. If either are out of control, see your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can probiotics improve symptoms of acid reflux?

Can probiotics improve  symptoms of acid reflux?

Possibly so : There is decent evidence to support the use of probiotics for overall GI health. Which probiotic are you currently using, and have you experienced any benefit to date? ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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Can GERD or Acid reflux affect your mood ?

Can GERD or Acid reflux affect your mood ?

Absolutely. : Suffering from chronic heartburn can make the best of us feel grumpy and frustrated, sometimes discouraged & worn out, just like many other illnesses. Definitive care not only improves the condition, but provides stress relief and thus healing on more than one level. ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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What is the medicine of acid reflux or hyperacidity?

What is the medicine of acid reflux or hyperacidity?

Several: there are several classes of medications to help with acid reflux. H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are commonly used and many available over-the-counter. Best to discuss with your PCP or via healthtap prime or concierge visit prior to starting any new medications. ...Read more

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Hi, what are symptoms of acid reflux?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of acid reflux include heart burn, chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting and others. See your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms to confirm the diagnosis and to give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What generally triggers acid reflux?

What generally triggers acid reflux?

Diet, position, meds: Anti reflux measures include: avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, chamomile, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods, carbonated beverages. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, don't lie down for 2-3 h after eating. Some meds increase heartburn and reflux. Lose weight, if overweight. Elevate head of bed. Freq., chronic, or severe see md-don't want ca. ...Read more

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Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). Can we help you further? ...Read more

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Is Carafate (sucralfate) also good at healing esophageal damage from acid reflux?

No really: Carafate (sucralfate) is good at helping ulcers heal. If you have ulceration in your esophagus from acid reflux, then it might help. If you just have inflammation (aka "reflux esophagitis") then carafate (sucralfate) is generally a waste of time and money. It's really difficult to take (4 times per day) so I only advise my patients in whom I suspect ulcers to take carafate (sucralfate). ...Read more

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Are heart burn and acid reflux the same thing?

Are heart burn and acid reflux the same thing?

Symptom v. Disease: Heartburn is a symptom; gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a disease which is the most common cause of heartburn. Therefore, while one may have heartburn secondary to gerd, it is presumptive to call it "reflux" unless this has been proven. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more