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What are some common complications of gerd?

What are some common complications of gerd?

GERD: Gerd can be a factor in a number of conditions: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat, laryngitis, snoring and sleep apnea, cough, pneumonia, wheezing, copd, chronic bronchitis, lung abscesses, chevy pain, heartburn, barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. Even GI specialists can fail to connect gerd with these other issues - they are primarily looking for malignancy. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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What are common complications of gerd?

What are common complications of gerd?

GERD: Common complications of untreated gerd are strictures of the esophagus. Less common is barrett's esophagus and malignant transformation into cancer. Smoking increases the risk of the latter in particular. ...Read more

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What are common complications of gallstones?

What are common complications of gallstones?

Many: Most often it is recurrent pain esp after fatty foods. Others include acute cholesystitis (stone lodged in cystic duct), pancreatitis ( stone lodged in common bile duct blocking the pancreatic duct), turning yellow, infection in bile duct ( can be life threatening) etch. Having said that, most people do not have any symptoms even if they have gallstones! ...Read more

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What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

UTI's: Reflux nephropathy occurs when urine is not completely excreted from the kidneys or bladders. It can lead to mulitple urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis (infection within the kidney) or a hydronephrosis (fluid build up into the kidneys causing it to enlarge). If the reflux nephropathy is not corrected, it can lead to worsening renal disease and possibly dialysis. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of infertility?

What are some common symptoms of infertility?

Missed periods: Speaking literally, there are no symptoms specific to female infertility. Missed, absent, or irregular periods come from irregular or abnormal ovulations, which is the most common cause of female infertility. Pelvic pain, particularly painful intercourse, is often (but not always) suggestive of endometriosis, which caa also be a fertility factor in women. ...Read more

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What are common complications of spondylolisthesis?

What are common complications of spondylolisthesis?

Pain: Back pain is the most common symptom. Nerve symptoms can also occur: numbness, tingling, pain in the legs. Rarely it can affect the ability to empty the bladder or bowels. ...Read more

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What are common complications of breastfeeding?

What are common complications of breastfeeding?

There really are: no actual complications of breastfeeding. Some minor consequences are irritated/sore and/or bleeding nipples. One needs to make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids and eating healthily to keep up the milk supply. Breast-feeding is generally a great thing for you and your baby! ...Read more

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What are common complications of appendectomy?

What are common complications of appendectomy?

And others: Less common problems can include bleeding, anesthesia related problems, and leak at the colon site where the appendix was removed. These are much less likely than infection after appendectomy. The earlier that appendicitis is diagnosed and treated the less likely you are to have complications from surgery. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of pancreatic pain?

What are some common causes of pancreatic pain?

Inflammation: Pancreatitis, which is an inflammatory, very painful and dangerous conditions, stones stuck in the duct that drains pancreas and a complication from pancreatitis called pseudo cyst of the pancreas. Cancer may or may not cause pain. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of obesity?

What are the most common complications of obesity?

Oodles, poor health: Obesity is associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, infertility, premature birth, colon polyps, hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, immobility, restrictive lung disease, cardiac disease, gout, stroke, uterine fibroids, breast cysts, tumors, cancer, prostate cancer, depression, low esteem, skin rashes, premature death, multiple meds, surgery, etc. ...Read more

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What are some possible complications of ercp?

What are some possible complications of ercp?

Several potential: The main ones are related to sedation risk, bleeding, infection, perforation, pancreatitis. Risks can vary with experience of the operator, and complexity of the case. ...Read more

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What are some complications of gastric surgery?

What are some complications of gastric surgery?

Pre-op prevention...: While UR surgeon's skill is important, UR own actions matter more than you may think. Some tips:1) Get your blood sugar tested; 2) toss the cigarettes; 3) put on walking shoes/ get fit; 4) ease up on the nightly martinis; 5) ditch the supplements; 6) address heavy snoring (got sleep apnea?); 7) follow advise regarding which medicine to take or stop; 8) optimize nutrition pre-op. (Ref. AARP 9/2014) ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of c-section complications?

What are the most common symptoms of c-section complications?

Complications: The most common complications of a cesarean section are infection, hemorrhage, and wound disruption. Fever would be a symptom of infection. Vaginal bleeding would be a symptom of hemorrhage. Redness and increased pain around the incision site are symptoms of wound disruption. ...Read more

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What are common complications of cvs?

What are common complications of cvs?

Dehydration: Cvs = recurring attacks of intense nausea, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain and/or headaches or migraines. This can lead to dehydration, nutritional deficits, high blood pressure during episodes, or damage to the mucosa of the esophagus (i.e. Mallory weiss tear). ...Read more

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What are some common chronic gastric problems?

What are some common chronic gastric problems?

Stomach problems: Common stomach problems include gastritis, ulcers, acid reflux, helicobacter pylori infection, and less commonly, gastric cancer. If you're having chronic problems, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of lpr?

What are the common symptoms of lpr?

Hoarseness : Lpr diff sx than gerd. Usually hoarseness, sometimes a feeling that something is stuck in throat, gagging or coughing when eating. Treatment is still reasonable to use ppi, but make sure you see GI or perhaps even ENT to make sure throat area looks ok. ...Read more

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What are some common complications of gerd?

GERD: Gerd can be a factor in a number of conditions: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat, laryngitis, snoring and sleep apnea, cough, pneumonia, wheezing, copd, chronic bronchitis, lung abscesses, chevy pain, heartburn, barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. Even GI specialists can fail to connect gerd with these other issues - they are primarily looking for malignancy. ...Read more

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What are common complications of gerd?

GERD: Common complications of untreated gerd are strictures of the esophagus. Less common is barrett's esophagus and malignant transformation into cancer. Smoking increases the risk of the latter in particular. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of a nissen fundoplication for gerd?

What are the most common complications of a nissen fundoplication for gerd?

EARLY or LATE?: Early complications include injury to the stomach, esophagus, or adjacent organs (spleen). Late complications may be due to the wrap being too tight (difficulty swallowing, gas-bloat syndrome) or too loose (persistent reflux). Rarely, nerve injury can lead to diarrhea and/or poor emptying of the stomach. ...Read more

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Is GERD more common in adults than children?

Is GERD more common in adults than children?

Both groups: Reflux disease is common in both children and adults, but children usually "grow" out of it. Treatment option include lifestyle changes, medication, endoscopic procedures, or surgery. ...Read more

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What are the complication of poorly controlled GERD ?

What are the complication of  poorly controlled GERD ?

Cancer: Ultimately, uncontrolled gerd can lead to cancer. It also leaves one very uncomfortable to let this condition go untreated. ...Read more

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Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Common, aggravates: Agree with other answers. If overweight or obese, often get at least some symptom relief with weight loss, likely a combo of diet change and the weight loss itself affecting lower esophageal sphincter function. Just another reason to get weight down, if overweight. Easier said than done. ...Read more

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Is GERD considered common during pregnancy?

Is GERD considered common during pregnancy?

Yes: Unfortunately, yes. Women commonly suffer from gerd during pregnancy. It is multi-factoral. However, you should discuss with your ob. He/she may be able to offer guidance to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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How common is esophagual cancer from long term gerd?

How common is esophagual cancer from long term gerd?

Not very common: The risk of cancer is not very high. Most patients with this cancer in the us nowadays have gerd with barretts changes. However the chances of a patient with barretts getting cancer is about 0.5% per year- it is best to not ignore long term gerd and seek regular medical treatments and diet changes. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for chronic GERD to avoid complications ?

What is the most effective treatment for chronic GERD to avoid complications ?

H. pylori treatment: Go see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist and get worked up for an H. pylori infection in your stomach and treated if (+). If not an EGD should help find the answer. ...Read more

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Is it common for GERD to get worse after a nissen surgery before it gets better?

Is it common for GERD to get worse after a nissen surgery before it gets better?

Not usually: Classic gerd symptoms like heartburn usually improve immediately. However with the swelling some symptoms are made worse like trouble swallowing. This usually improves in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT  the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms!. If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd. What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more

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I think I have gerd, how do I know for sure and will this cause complications in pregnancy?

GER vs GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common homeopathic or alternative meds for gerd/acid reflux that are safe?

Can you please list the most common homeopathic or alternative meds for gerd/acid reflux that are safe?

Over 400 possible: There are more than 400 homeopathic remedies known to include heartburn in their provings -- any of which could be the one you need. But each has its own qualities, and acid reflux is a chronic condition requiring an experienced homeopath to take your whole case before prescribing. You can find such homeopathic physicians through american institute of homeopathy: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more

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Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Doubtful: It may be difficult, but it would be helpful for an OB provider to have records of prior diagnosis and treatment even if in childhood. It is unlikely that gerd that occurred only in childhood would cause pregnancy complications. However, reflux might occur due simply to relaxation of muscles by hormones. That might require some changes in diet if OB approves to ensure proper nourishment. ...Read more

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What causes Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd) and how to cure it? What are some common symptoms of Gerd?

Esophageal Sphincter: GERD is typically caused by a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (a tightening of the esophagus before it reaches the stomach). This allows gastric juices from the stomach to enter into the esophagus. Typical symptoms are heartburn, sour or bitter tastes, nausea after eating, stomach bloating or stomach pain in the upper abdomen. ...Read more

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I have just got over norovirus and now I have really bad gerd......Is this a common after effect or have i now developed this for good?......

I have just got over norovirus and now I have really bad gerd......Is this a common after effect or have i now developed this for good?......

Not necessarily : May be due to the stress o the illness. I wouldn't worry that your gerd symptoms are permanent. If they persist however, see you doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

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How common is LPR without coughing at all? Studies often split into GERD with/without cough or they use acid to study cough reflex. No cough = no LPR?

How common is LPR without coughing at all? Studies often split into GERD with/without cough or they use acid to study cough reflex. No cough = no LPR?

LPR.: Using the term LPR usually suggests the refluxate is rising high enough to trigger the cough reflex, a level to which GERD does not reach. Remember, this is one of the common causes of a chronic cough, besides allergies and asthma. And LPR can mimic asthma, too. Lots of overlap. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more