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What Causes Acid Reflux And Heartburn
I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?
GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more
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
Can gerd, acid reflux, and heartburn cause hot flashes, and sweating? It happens all the time. I really need answers! im tired.Of sweating so much!
No: While the mouth is ultimately connected to the anys, there is no mechanism for gerd to cause discomfort at the off ramp. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TYPES OF FOOD YOU AR: Maybe due to excessive amounts acidic or spicey foods. ...Read more
These Past couple days I've been having chest pain which is caused by my acid reflux but I read online that it could be GERD I just?
Can GERD/acid reflux cause pain in upper right quadrant as well? Diagnosed with Gerd. Had gallbladder removed last year.
Not typically: GERD typically does not cause right upper quadrant pain. Depending on the nature of your systems, bile duct problems (such as a retained stone or bile duct stricture) could explain your systems. See your gastroenterologist as additional blood work and imaging tests may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does gerd/acid reflux always cause stimulation of the vagus nerve? If yes, are symptoms of stimulation different from those of anxiety?
Vagus: Interesting question. Symptoms of stimulation of the vagus nerve are not usually associated with anxiety. The vagus nerve has many functions and i won't go into all of them here do to space limitations. Reflux can cause stimulation of the nerve and chest pain and synocope/near synocpe (passing out) can happen but that's often in severe cases and usually with cold/hot beverages/drinks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read that gerd is often caused by too little acid? I just started taking nexium for acid reflux. and it has cured that burning feeling. likely I have too much or too little acid if nexium worked so well?
See below: GERD is not known to cause rashes or hives. these are most common with anything that causes histamine release from the body like allergies. Gerd can present with unusual symptoms like asthma, chest pain, headaches, biter taste, sore throat. but the hallmark of GERD is heartburn ...Read more
RUQ pain off and on. No gallbladder. Have GERD/acid reflux. Could GERD cause pain slightly to right of middle of chest?
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
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