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What does it mean when u have constant heartburn?

What does it mean when u have constant heartburn?

That u need to c md: Constant heartburn can be from esophageal irritation, inflammation, stomach irritation, inflammation, ulcers, hiatal hernia, cardiac issues or others.. See your doc, get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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I keep getting heartburn and having to take tablets for it do you think it's diet or does alcohol make u get it? Why is it so constant

I keep getting heartburn and having to take tablets for it do you think it's diet or does alcohol make u get it? Why is it so constant

Many reasons: Many things can contribute to heart burn. Some instances of what is called heart burn may be coming from a different source. You should be evaluated. Diet, smoking, over weight, caffeine and tea consumption, alcohol consumption, other medications and timing of meals are potential contributors. ...Read more

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Is it bad if i get heartburn constantly?

Is it bad if i get heartburn constantly?

Yes: You need to have it evaluated and make sure you do not have a barrett's esophagus. See a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What could it mean when your waking up with heartburn that sometimes last all day?

What could it mean when your waking up with heartburn that sometimes last all day?

Inflamed...: Esophagus is most likely at your age. Back flow of stomach contents, including acid, irritate lining. Doubtful cardiac or other, but should be checked by doc. Minimize fried, greasy, acidic food, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, peppermint, large meals, lying down after eating. Lose weogjy, if overweight. See md. ...Read more

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Painful frequent heartburn for past year, never had heartburn before then. Should I be concerned? It is off and on, not constant, but very painful.

Painful frequent heartburn for past year, never had heartburn before then. Should I be concerned? It is off and on, not constant, but very painful.

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief. See a GI doctor esp.if persistent--I'm particularly concerned about the "pain" aspect you mention. ...Read more

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Could having heartburn mean I am pregnant?

Could having heartburn mean I am pregnant?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom in pregnancy, but it is a common health problem for nonpregnant women as well. The easiest way to answer this question is for you to do an over the counter pregnancy test available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Heartburn and lightheadedness; what does it mean?

Heartburn and lightheadedness; what does it mean?

Different things: Both symptoms might not necessarily be associated, heartburn could be dyspepsia, lightheadedness could be anything. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i get heartburn from eating bread?

What does it mean if i get heartburn from eating bread?

Could be reflux. : Your symptom could be caused by reflux. See your doctor and get tested. The tests to accurately diagnose reflux include an egd (upper endoscopy), a 24hr ph study, and an esophageal manometry. These will accurately diagnose gerd while ruling out problems that mimick reflux. ...Read more

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Heartburn during sex what does it mean? First time it's happened help

Heartburn during sex what does it mean? First time it's happened help

Symptoms: There is very little a doctor would do or comment on for a one time symptom that is not recurrent. These fleeting bodily signals can happen and as long as they don't continue there is nothing to do or say. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

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