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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

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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 and its causes?

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

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

What is reflux?: Reflux causes heartburn, a burning discomfort in the chest immediately after eating and at night while laying flat to sleep. It's caused usually by a hiatal hernia, a structural anomaly where the esophagus meets the stomach. ...Read more

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What is heartburn? What are the symptoms?

What is heartburn? What are the symptoms?

AW Dr. Jaganmohan : Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach refluxes or splashes up into the esophagus (and sometimes the mouth or throat). Heartburn symptoms: Burning pain that may be felt in chest, abdomen or throat that may last minutes to hours. Pain can ^ right after eating, lying down or bending over. It may feel like food is stuck in the throat or chest & swallowing may be more difficult. Bitter/ sour/ ...Read more

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What is pleurisy and what are the symptoms of it?

What is pleurisy and what are the symptoms of it?

See below: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough. Pleurisy can cause fluid to collect inside the chest cavity. This can make breathing difficult and may cause the following symptoms: •bluish skin color (cyanosis) •coughing •shortness of breath •rapid breathing (tachypnea). ...Read more

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What is tonsillitis and what are the symptoms?

What is tonsillitis and what are the symptoms?

Tonsils...: ...Are the lumps on the two sides of the throat; when they are inflamed, that's called tonsillitis. Symptoms are usually: sore throat, fever, stomach ache is also possible, as well as difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

Chest inflammation: Pain and inflammation where the rib cage meets the sternum in the middle of the chest. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

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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What is alcohol neuropathy and what are the symptoms?

What is alcohol neuropathy and what are the symptoms?

Nerve damage: Alcohol when taken in excessive amounts acts as a toxin to the nerves. This can lead to symptoms of burning or tingling or numbness of the feet. You can experience sexual dysfunction, muscle cramps or memory problems. It can often be reversed with cessation of alcohol. Taking vitamin supplements can also help especially folate, thiamine, b12, b6 and vitamin e. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid indigestion?

What are the symptoms of acid indigestion?

Heartburn: Acid indigestion has many names including dyspepsia, reflux, gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder), and can result from ulcers and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). It is caused by acid entering the esophagus hitting tissue not able to handle it.Burning, sour taste in the mouth, belching, regurgitation of food, cough, pain(stomach, chest), nausea can occur from this irritation. ...Read more

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What is sciatica and what are some of its symptoms?

What is sciatica and what are some of its symptoms?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of this painful acid reflux/heartburn?

What are the causes of this painful acid reflux/heartburn?

Gastroenterologist: See a gastroenterologist for an evaluation and treatment. Get the right answers to your question. ...Read more

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What is cre and what are the symptoms of this "super bug"?

What is cre and what are the symptoms of this "super bug"?

CRE: Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae is infection commonly seen in people with exposure to healthcare settings such as hospitals or nursing homes, & occur among sick patients who are receiving treatment for other conditions, such as patients on ventilators or catheters or long-course antibiotics. Symptoms vary depending on site of infection, ex. Uti or pneumonia or blood. ...Read more

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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 is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

What is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

Many causes: That you are a vegan is of little consequence. The most common cause of gastritis is helicobacter; alcohol and medications are also important, and worry / physical stress can produce a gastritis as well. If you are a vegan because of revulsion to factory farming, then i admire you greatly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

Overactive thyroid: It is called hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms are difficulty concentrating, fatigue, large thyroid in neck, frequent bowel movements, increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased sweating, irregular menstrual periods in women, nervousness, restlessness, weight loss, high blood pressure, hair loss, tremors, itching, diarrhea, upset stomach, eyes protruding (exophthalmos). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

Sx's: Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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How it caused, and what are the symptoms of a peanut hypersensitivity?

How it caused, and what are the symptoms of a peanut hypersensitivity?

Cause unknown, AVOID: The ultimate cause of peanut allergy is unknown, although it seems to be becoming more common. The treatment is avoidance of peanut--however, if exposed, treatment may range from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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What is anemia and what are the symptoms?

What is anemia and what are the symptoms?

Symptoms may be same: Anemia means that the red blood cell count is low. The symptoms of anemia are usually fatigue, shortness of breath. These symptoms are not by any means related to anemia alone. They can be present in many medical situations. ...Read more

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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