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What Does Constant Heartburn Mean
I have a lot of heartburn. Some weeks I can have none but than others, its constant! Acid reflux? Gerd? How can I know?
I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis. I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc. Does it mean, medication NT rqr?
Stay on meds: I would use anti-acid producing medication until you know the damage to your esophagus heals. This means another endoscopy. If the esophagitis comes back after healing and stopping meds, may need to consider an anti-reflux procedure which could be done endoscopically or surgically. Hope this helps, and you have a merry christmas! ...Read more
Constant chest burning mid chest somewhere between breastbone and neck. All cardiac workups good. Doesn't feel like heartburn. Is GERD possible?
Yes: Burning chest pain with neg heart studies and no cardiovascular risk factor is gerd until proven otherwise. Change your diet and avoid food that trigger the chest pain like coffee, sodas, fatty fry food, spicy/hot food, acid fruits, broccoli, garlic, onions etc. Loose weight if overweight, avoid tight clothes, don't eat 2h before going to bed, eat 6 smaller meals a day, exercise. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?
GERD? I have no heartburn I've been burping more than usual Excessive saliva I hate constantly swallowing saliva it is driving me crazy!
See a doctor: You might need to see a doctor still could be a regurgitation without the acid or you might have excessive secretary glands either way you need to be evaluated by a physician for a proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more
I have GERD symptoms. I have constant burping and bad breath. There is no heartburn and throat burn. Baking soda sometimes helps and it prevents burping and bad breath. Any natural remedies?
Yes, qualified: Listen to your body. Eat healthy unprocessed foods. Eat small amounts of food at a time. Hiatal hernia can be problem. Raise arms over head, raise on toes, and drop to jar body, drink water, and press from under left rib cage to navel 3 times before each meals and bedtime. Bad bacteria could be a problem, try raw apple cider vinegar and olive oil as a salad dressing. A. ...Read more
Orig diagnosis was gerd, but the tablets or liquids don't work, pain just seems to be getting worse n worse, constantly feels like all food n liquid is stuck?
Was diagnosed with Gerd and gastritis but doesn't the pain supposed to come and go why is it It agony pain constantly 2 days straight?
Possibly not GERD: GERD and gastritis are 2 diagnoses which are frequently made on a "clinical basis", that is, without further testing to back up the diagnoses. The doctor who made the diagnosis may not have been correct. It is possible that pain from your gallbladder can mimic the pain of gastritis. If you are having nausea/vomiting, fevers/chills, or worsening pain, particularly with movement, go to the ER. ...Read more
Can GERD or something like it symptoms be temporarily aggravated during prolonged highly vigorous masturbation? Masturbation is safe, I mean temporary
Yes: If both are untreated, they can cause nausea. It can be a vicious cycle. The constant worrying can cause worsening of the gerd and then more worrying from the physical symptoms experienced. You should see your doctor and get treatment (not just the gerd but the anxiety as well). Treatment for the anxiety may significantly reduce your gerd symptoms. ...Read more
What is easy and economical method of diagnosing hiatus hernia? Does GERD means high possibility of hiatus hernia.
Upper GI: Probably the least invasive and most economical method to diagnose a hernia is an upper gi. In this test, you drink contrast material and x-rays are taken as it goes down your esophagus into your stomach. A hiatal hernia can be seen. Most people with a hiatal hernia have reflux but the majority of people with reflux do not have a hernia. ...Read more
Just did an endoscopy for suspected reflux which came up normal. Does that mean that I don't have GERD because I still feel a bit of burning.
If someone suffers from GERD, does that means that their stomach acid levels are higher than that of someone else's?
Not necessarily: GERD just means they have developed symptoms related to the backwash of stomach acid. This is a normal event in most people and most tolerate it without problems. Some have lifestyle choices that aggravate the process. Nicotine and caffeine intake, food choice and reclining after eating all aggravate the process as do some infections. Meds that decrease acid production help it heal. ...Read more
If medication can control a symptom (e.G. Gerd/lpr reflux) does that mean the symptom isn't caused by stress or anxiety?
Stress not by self:
Stress may worsen gerd symptoms, but unlikely to be only cause of your chronic heartburn. In the past stress was thought to be the culprit in a variety of gastrointestinal problems, including ulcers and inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn's disease.
Hiatal hernia, diet, pregnancy, obesity are few known contributors. Sometimes genetic. ...Read more
Can GERD cause intermediate right upper quadrant pain? Not constant but when it hurts it's a 6 out of 10. gallbladder Hida normal. Pain is off and on
Had upper endoscopy. Report said irregular z line. Did biopsy Gastro said he's not concerned No follow up What does this mean? Diagnosed GERD 2 yrs. TY
Gastroesophageal jx: The Z line is your Gastroesophageal junction. An irregular Z line is sometimes biopsied to see if there is a change in the type of mucosa or covering, such as would be seen in Barrett;s esophagus. This can be a precancerous condition and occurs with long term exposure of the exophagus to acid, such that the lining looks more intestinal than esophageal. Ask your doctor about the pathology report. ...Read more
Trouble swallowing with GERD is listed as a symptom. Does this mean trouble initiating a swallow or the feeling that it sticks after swallow?
What does it mean when awake at 6am dull stomache ache that goes away through out the morning. If I sleep later I wake up fine. I have GERD on meds.?
Gerd: Be careful what u eat at night, no late smacking, prop up with an extra pillow under your head, and review your meds. With your doc. ...Read more