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What causes heartburn?

What causes heartburn?

Stomach acidity: Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause hb. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). It becomes a disease(GERD) when it causes organ damage (inflammation 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 causes gastric reflux?

What causes gastric reflux?

Causes of 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

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What causes gerd?

What causes gerd?

GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to reflux into the lower esophagus. ...Read more

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What causes gerd?

What causes gerd?

GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes: Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer. GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl.com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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What could cause palpitations, heartburn and indigestion?

What could cause palpitations, heartburn and indigestion?

Symptoms: All three symptoms are very common and the three appearing together would not be rare. The coincidence of any of them could be random. Many things can cause any or all of them. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

Sirestomach: Gastritis can be caused by multgiple mechanisms .The most common cause os onjestion of irritanta such as achohol or Aspirin which inflame the stomach lining. But be care full gastritis can be mistaken for srious problems as well.If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

List: Acid, infections (h pylori), chemicals (alcohol), autoimmune (your own immune system attacking the stomach lining), drugs are some of the most common causes. ...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 causes laryngopharyngeal reflux? Cancer?

What causes laryngopharyngeal reflux? Cancer?

ENT / GI: You should see a ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialist and/or a gastroenterologist to help clarify. ...Read more

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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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What causes burping?

What causes burping?

See below.: Burping is usually caused by swallowing a lot of air while eating or drinking. If it is associated with other symptoms, such as pain, nausea, decreased appetite or weight loss, it may be caused by reflux, anxiety, gallstones, ulcers, among others causes. If you are having excess burping, especially with any of these symptoms, please discuss this with your doctor. ...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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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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Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Yes: As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn to stop?

What causes heartburn to stop?

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. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Several treatments. : Several treatments are available for gerd. The first is lifestyle modifications. These include raising the head of your bed, avoid eating late, losing weight, and avoiding reflu inducing foods. The second is meds, including h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) and ppis (nexium, prilosec, dexilant). The third is surgery. These include nissen fundoplication, tif (transoral fundoplication) and linx. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

Physiologic: Heartburn is a very common complaint among pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of hormonal fluctuation. One of these hormones, progesterone, is responsible for the relaxation of the sphincter muscle at the ge (gastroesophageal) junction. For this reason, acid is more likely to reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Speak to your doctor about remedies for heartburn. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd?

There are many. : The typical symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing and a fullness in the throat. Some atypical symptoms include cough, asthma, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Persistent Heartburn (Definition)

Mayo Clinic defines: "Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse when lying down or bending over." ...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