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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Problems And Acid Reflux

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Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Is it possible to have a thyroid problem at 18? I have acid reflux and I feel like my hair is thinning as well as i am always tired. is it my thyroid?

Is it possible to have a thyroid problem at 18? I have acid reflux and I feel like my hair is thinning as well as i am always tired. is it my thyroid?

Def. possible: its possible. Fatigue and hair loss could be hypothyroidism. Those symptoms are however non-specific. If you are concerned then make an appointment with your primary care doctor. They will be be able to evaluate that for you. ...Read more

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Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Belching: The excessive belching is caused by some underlying condition, such as your reflux disease. The belching itself is more a symptom than the cause you need to get treated. Seek help form a GI dr. Who specializes in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a thyroid and acid reflux connection?

Is there a thyroid and acid reflux connection?

Thyroid and GERD: Only indirectly since hypothyroidism promotes excessive weight and the latter aggreves gerd. Also with hyperthyroidism there is sometimes increased secretion and hcl. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux have anything to do with thyroid cancer?

No relationship: These are not connected issues. Acid reflux should be treated as it can relate to esophageal cancer. Check with your gastroenterologist about this. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing, feels like acid reflux or heartburn. I take thyroid medicine for low thyroid. It feels like there's ants crawling around in my neck. What is it?

Examination: First thing I would like you to do is see your Doctor/provider for an examination which include the throat and neck among other items. Problems might inclue a throat infection, acid reflux and many other issues, none of it could be ignored. So, at this time an examination is important, take care. ...Read more

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I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more

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Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Acid reflux per se: is not detrimental and is treatable..HOWEVER an evaluation by a Gastroenterologist is probably a good idea since some esophageal; disorders need special attention (eg "Barrett's esophogas") Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Very intense acid reflux across chest and up neck, 1/2 times a day for a couple of days, also hurts to swollowing food ever since 1st case, ideas?

Very intense acid reflux across chest and up neck, 1/2 times a day for a couple of days, also hurts to swollowing food ever since 1st case, ideas?

What have you tried?: Have you tried acid blocker medication, in what dose, ; with what results? Have you undergone testing either by endoscopy or x-ray? Is this new, worse, recurrent? Any history of eosinophilic disease (eosinophilic esophagitis sometimes mimics gerd) or known esophageal motility disorder? Under any stress? Take nsaid's, vomiting, blood, etc? Lots to consider before appropriate treatment can be advised. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more