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What is acid reflux and what are symptoms of it?

What is acid reflux and what are symptoms of it?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is unwanted acid spilling in esophagus. It is caused by excessive acid secretion, hiatal hernia , medication and abnormal anatomy. Patient complains of belching , burping, burning sensation in chest after meals. Over the counter antacid medication should help. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Help! what is acid reflux and what are the symptoms?

Help! what is acid reflux and what are the symptoms?

Acid Reflux: Also known as gerd, is a condition in which stomach acids rise up into the esophagus because the valve that separates the stomach contents from the esophagus is faulty. It presents with heart burn, regurgitation & dyspepsia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid reflux.What is the symptoms of really bad acid reflux? Please tell me bcuz my 13yr old child may have it im scared 4 her

What are the symptoms of acid reflux.What is the symptoms of really bad acid reflux? Please tell me bcuz my 13yr old child may have it im scared 4 her

Acid reflux: Acid reflux, also termed gastroesophageal reflux, is spillage of acidic gastric juice into the esophagus causing it to get inflamed. Symptoms include stomachache, nausea, vomiting, heartburn or burning sensation that extends to the chest, chronic cough, morning sore throat and acid or metallic taste. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Heartburn: Commonly known as heartburn, acid reflux can cause burning in the esophagus and a sour tasted in the back of the throat. If left untreated it can cause scarring of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Hi, what are symptoms of acid reflux?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of acid reflux include heart burn, chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting and others. See your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms to confirm the diagnosis and to give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms for acid reflux?

What are the common symptoms for acid reflux?

Acid reflux: The common symptoms of acd reflux are1 heartburn, 2 chest pain especially at night 3 cough at night due to regurgitation 4 hoarseness of voice, and if left untreated persistsnt chest pain, acid taste in mouth in the morning and bad breath due its effect on teeth and gums. So you need to treat it for symptom relief and prevent complications.It can be treated with acid supression, reglan, (metoclopramide) also surgery. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of acid reflux?

What are some of the symptoms of acid reflux?

Heartburn: Heartburn is the main sx, also burning pain in the chest, bitter taste in back of throat, foods coming back in throat, sx usu worse when pt lay down or at night. ...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 are the symptoms of acid reflux and its causes?

Like heart burn: You feel as if the food is coming up the pipe into your throat again. It is called gerd, gastro oesaphageal reflex disease and it is due to problem with valve at the stomach and oesaphaus junction. It is nothing serious and is easily treated with taking Prilosec 20 mg at night for about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux symptoms get very serious and become dangerous?

Yes: It can cause ulcers in your esophagus and these could bleed. Also, you can strictures and barrett's esophagus (which may increase your chances of cancer). ...Read more

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How long can acid reflux symptoms last? I've had them for about 6 days now.

Symptoms can last: for awhile if acid reflux is untreated and there are no changes to your diet. If you have acid reflux, you can use an over the counter antacid (e.g., Tums), acid blocker (e.g., Pepcid or Tagamet) or a proton-pump inhibitor (e.g., Prevacid (lansoprazole) or Nexium) to help but you also need to cut out the causes - e.g.,spicy, tobacco, caffeine, etc. If none of this works, see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?

I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?

Could be: Classic gerd should respond to a bland low fat diet and taking a medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). You may have other disorders like esophageal spasm, eosinophilic esophagitis, bile reflux all of which aren't often helped by the above treatments. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspiration due to acid reflux?

Acid reflux: Symptoms from aspiration could include anything form mild to moderate cough, fever if pneumonia develops, etc. If you have acid reflux there is treatment for it so you should see ur doctor. No need to suffer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

Different diseases: Acid reflux - burning in mid epigastrium radiating up into chest / esophagus, often worse at night, associated with certain foods, water brash, cough, hoarse voice, nausea, chest pain. Esophagitis - pain with swallowing, often burning or cramping along esophagus, worse with certain foods and temperatures. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux affect your vocal cords and what are the symptoms dr thanks?

Can acid reflux affect your vocal cords and what are the symptoms dr thanks?

Yes: Common symptoms of extraesophageal reflux (laryngopharyngeal reflux) are throat clearing, lump sensation, intermittent hoarseness, food sticking, cough. See an otolaryngologist for office flexible laryngoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How likely is it for acid reflux symptoms to cause a problem during a routine surgery?

How likely is it for acid reflux symptoms to cause a problem during a routine surgery?

Airway management: During elective or routine surgery management of your airway is very important. Patients with acid reflux tend to aspirate (stomach acid rises up into back of throat and mouth) which can end up in the lungs, or aspiration. Tell your doc and your anesthesia provider if you have acid reflux before your surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for acid reflux in infants, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated?

Symptoms vary: Infants normally spit up some following ingestion of liquids. Severity of reflux is judged by volume, frequency and weight gain. Symptoms include frequent spitting up, irritability, refusal to eat, and lack of normal weight gain. If reflux or vomiting several hours after meal, means also slow gastric emptying.Antireflux meds may not help. Ugi, nm gastric emptying, ph probe tests may be used to dx. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid reflux in infants. My baby is 3 weeks and I suspect that he has it. ?

What are the symptoms of acid reflux in infants. My baby is 3 weeks and I suspect that he has it. 
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Reflux: Most babies spit breast milk or formula at times. Babies with symptomatic reflux will often arch their backs and cry because of pain. If the reflux is persistent it will irritate the swallowing tube and there may be a brownish material or blood contained in the vomitus. Sometimes babies with severe reflux do not grow well. If your baby has any of these problems please be seen for diagnosis/care. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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