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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. Scott Keith
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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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What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more

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What's the difference of GERD reflux and acid reflux and what can thay cause?

What's the difference of GERD reflux and acid reflux and what can thay cause?

No short answer: They are essentially the same. They can cause chest pain (sometimes mistaken for a heart attack), esophagitis (inflammation and possible ulceration of the lower to upper esophagus, coughing, probably asthma. There is also a question whether it can cause barrett's esophagus which may be a precursor to esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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What is acid integestion and heartburn?

What is acid integestion and heartburn?

Heartburn/indigestio: Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach refluxs or splashes up into the esophagus (and sometimes the mouth or throat). Terms acid indigestion & heartburn are often used interchangeably. Sxs: Burning pain that may be felt in chest, abdomen or throat that may last minutes to hours. Pain can ^ right after eating, lying down or bending over. It may feel like food is stuck in the throat or ...Read more

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Are acid reflux and diarrhea related?

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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Stomach acid reflux and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Stomach acid reflux  and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Chicken or egg?: Could be, however in some cases reflux may trigger anxiety. See your doctor to be sure you get proper treatment. ...Read more

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What causes acid redlux to make you gag? And what generally can cause acid reflux. I usually don't have acid reflux.

What causes acid redlux to make you gag? And what generally can cause acid reflux. I usually don't have acid reflux.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is acid from the stomach going up the esophagus and causing pain from irritation. Usually diet is the most common cause of acid reflux. Avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Try not to lay down after eating. Weigh loss and avoiding tight constricting garments will also help. Recurrent or persistent abdominal pain or reflux should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Eno: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux related to snoring and hiccups?

Is acid reflux related to snoring and hiccups?

Maybe: Snoring is more associated with the airway and may be reflective of sleep apnea. Hiccups are non-specific and reflect irritation to the diaphragm. Hiccups may be associated with acid reflux. Belching is also commonly associated with gerd. ...Read more

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Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acid reflux?

Talk to doctor: Are you overweight? Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So if you answered yes to thes questions see your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help you and save your life. ...Read more

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What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?

What super food should I be eating to help alleviate acid which causes me bad heartburn and acid reflux p?

No single food but: Diet can play a huge role in reversing this. Apple cider vinegar can temporarily alleviate symptoms but to permanently cure this you need a low carb diet as part of a program to rebalance your GI flora- see http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit.Ly/1nujy57 ; http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html#acv. ...Read more

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What happens from chronic, untreated acid reflux and gastritis?

What happens from chronic, untreated acid reflux and gastritis?

Lots of bad stuff: Untreated gastritis/GERD can result in Esophagitis, peptic stricture, Barrett's esophagus (a pre cancerous condition), and even asthma, laryngeal stricture, and laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Can there be any difference between g.E.R.D, heartburn, and acid reflux?

Can there be any difference between g.E.R.D, heartburn, and acid reflux?

Reflux: Gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a disease where the valve between the esophagus and stomach doesn't stay closed. This allows stomach content to enter the esophagus. When acid enters, it can be painful. This is heartburn. ...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 can cause an irritated, burning esophagus besides acid reflux?

What can cause an irritated, burning esophagus besides acid reflux?

Infection: Sometimes the cause of esophageal irritation is infection, such as with a yeast (candida.) This would require an upper endoscopy (EGD) to determine with certainty. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more