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What does it mean if I have constant acid reflux?

What does it mean if I have constant acid reflux?

You need treatment: If you have reflux more that twice weekly you should be on chronic acid suppression. If you have nausea, abdominal pain, black tarry stools, loss of appetite, early satiety or difficulty swallowing you should also have an endoscopy. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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 does it mean when you have acid reflux constantly?

What does it mean when you have acid reflux constantly?

Called GERD.: B cn by ur pcp for options 4 treatment. Left untreated can lead 2 very serious esophageal problems. ...Read more

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Constant acid reflux 24hrs a day 7 days a week... What to do?

Constant acid reflux 24hrs a day 7 days a week... What to do?

GERD: it is okay to try omeprazole up to 20 mg once a day for up to two weeks to try to prevent heartburn and acid reflux. If your symptoms persist beyond that, you should see your dr. for a more definitive diagnosis and longer-term treatment. Avoid the particular foods that you think cause your reflux. I'd avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Consider tilting your bed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if any what are good home remediesfor acid reflux work?

What does it mean if any what are good home remediesfor acid reflux work?

Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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Constant acid reflux and has trapped in my chest, it's lasted 2 days now! what is this? How to stop it?

Some tips: Without knowing more history and seeing exams it may well be a hiatal hernia with reflux. (gerd) if these tips do not help see md. Eat small meals with snacks. Drink less fluids with meals, more between meals, lie with head elevated. Lose weight reduce straining possibly with stool softeners and reduced lifting. Use anti-acids and a good one for reflux is gaviscon taken as directed. ...Read more

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Constant acid reflux and nausea, what is this? What can I do?

Constant acid reflux and nausea, what is this? What can I do?

GERD: It is likely to be acid reflux just as you stated. However tetracycline may cause similar symptoms. If you are still taking tetracycline stop it and see if the symptoms clear. If they persist, try Prilosec otc. You may also want to speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with barrett esophagus after few mos of acid reflux. Does it mean precancerous?

Just diagnosed with barrett esophagus after few mos of acid reflux. Does it mean precancerous?

By definition, but..: Barrett's esophagus is a response to chronic reflux; it can be short segment or long segment. Long segment is more associated with risk for malignancy. Barrett's is uncommon response to reflux; cancer is uncommon in barrett's. Barrett's pts get closer endoscopic scrutiny/surveillance. Can get rx re: reflux (it's unsure if it really decreases risk of ca), and to remove barrett's tissue before ca. ...Read more

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Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Reflux: Gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" if it is continuous it may be more severe. Life style changes like stopping smoking, stopping alcohol, stopping caffeine may help. I would suggest seeing your physician, you may need to have an egd - a scope to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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Constant heartburn and acid reflux for over 2 years. How can I get this treated?

Diet,meds&surgery: Avid the foods that cause acid reflux avoid obesity, if obese loose weight h2 blockers like ranitidine and others prton pump inhibiters if nothing else helps than fundal plication surgery or stretta procedure se a gastroenterologist or discuss with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is occasional acid reflux/heartburn normal?(like once a month and only very slight). Should i only be concerned if it becomes a constant problem?

Is occasional acid reflux/heartburn normal?(like once a month and only very slight). Should i only be concerned if it becomes a constant problem?

No concern for now.: For occasional acid reflux symptoms (less than 2 times/week) you can just take over the counter medications as needed. There are some alarm symptoms to look out for. These include: chest pain, difficulty swallowing, age over 50, duration of reflux greater than 10 years, anemia and throwing up blood. If those are present, you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Have constant gagging been chewing on altoids for about 5 years to help with it. Now have bad acid reflux guessing because of peppermint. Any idea?

See your doctor: He/she can listen and examine you, and determine if you have acid reflux disease. If that's the case and treatment doesn't work, he/she can refer to a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Why does acid reflux feel like you have constant post nasal drip?

Anatomy may cause : If you have this problem in the morning it means you are having reflux as you sleep, the acid may be pooling in the back of your throat. This can cause irratation to the mucosa and make you feel like you have PND. As the day goes on acid may still be coming up from the stomach. There are medications that can help this as long as you have been checked for allergies, which may also cause symptoms ...Read more

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What does excess fluid to stomach mean? I also have acid reflux?

Excess stomach fluid: If you feel a lot of sloshing around or if you are burping up old meals then there is a concern for what is called "gastroparesis" where the stomach does not empty well. If you feel you have this condition then you should see a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Constant acid reflux - is this a concern this is happening everyday even when I stick to alkaline foods. Am taking Omeprazole also ?

You need more tests: to see if you have a stomach problem called H pylori. You need to see a specialist to get tests done ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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