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How spicy food aggrevates acid reflux symp when stomach itself is composed of an extremely acidic environment?
Meds for nonspecific esophageal dysmotility? Food sticks so heartburn & sore throat. Behavioral measures better (soft food, lots of water)?
Diet and maybe meds: A difficult problem. Be sure it is not related to nerve issues such as in diabetic gastroparesis. Trying to eat small meals throughout the day (grazing) can help. Be sure to avoid irritants such as caffeine and tobacco as both make heartburn worse by relaxing the muscles at the opening of the stomach. Some meds like Erythromycin and metochopramide may be needed to stimulate movement.Fluids good. ...Read more
Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sphincter and aggravate th reflux. If you already have reflux irritation, nthe spicy food can aggravate it like salt water can make a wound burn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feel like food is stuck at esophagus.Difficulty swallowing.Hx of GERD & peptic ulcer.Tried motilium but to no avail.Any other medications that help?
See a doctor: You may need a scope inserted into your esophagus t look for strictures and other things. ...Read more
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more
Burp smells some acidic food I ate. as I burped , on the right side of forehead above brow ached. Idea? Have acid reflux & sinus infection
No: Although acid reflux has been reported to be associated with sinusitis, I am unaware of any double-blind study to support this link. Even if it does, I 'd doubt that it reaches the frontal sinus area. If this is a frequent problem in the absence of overeating or very tight garment, you may need treatment. ...Read more
Can switching from eating lots of junk food to eating healthy foods can that cause stomach pains like bellybutton pain abdomen pain ?
Stomach bloating for last 1 year after meals, hyper acidity, feels like food is stuck in the food pipe, difficulty in burping, mild upper abs pain?
Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?
Strong food allergie: Mild food allergies usually don't cause the symptoms you've mentioned. However strong, positive food allergies can certainly produce that. It would be best for you to work with your doctor, and get a comprehensive food allergy with complement testing done to determine which foods you must stay away from, and which food you can eat safely. Plus you will need to discuss the the need for epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions ?
No: Acid reflux is physiologic. In other words, it's normal. However, it becomes pathologic when it bothers you. Fermented food doesn't cause acid reflux any more than non-fermented food. However, "bad" acid reflux allows acid to get high enough back up esophagus to cause sore throat. Antacids (calcium carbonate), H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors help. Stay upright after small meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have gerd & gasteroperesis. On ranitidine night, pepcid b4 food + dig enzymes or food won't move. Having regurg.&worse gerd. What next? Increase meds?
Migraine Triggers: In approximately 10% of migraineurs, food can trigger an attack. These triggers include vasoactive substances such as cheese, alcohol (red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or tyramine, and aspartame, a sugar substitute used in Equal. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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