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Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Treat the root cause: If a cough is caused solely by acid reflux, treating the reflux is the best and only solution. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is. ...Read more

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Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Meds/diet: You should be seen by a doctor for this. First, are you sure this is not cardiac? I would want to make sure this is reflux and not cardiac. In the meantime, you can take a medication like Prilosec 20mg twice a day but you should go see a doctor in either case to get evaluated. These are this things you don't want to self treat. ...Read more

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What is a acid reflux?

What is a acid reflux?

Wrong way: It is a condition by which acid an food particles creep up into your esophagus . The minuscule between your esophagus and stomach is not working properly. Several causes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is acid reflux?

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What is acid reflux?

All you need to know: Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. Acid reflux usually causes a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation radiates up from the stomach to the mid-chest or throat. This is also known as heartburn. http://www.healthline.com/health/gerd?ref=global ...Read more

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What is acid reflux disease?

What is acid reflux disease?

It is common: It means the the acid from your stomach is going up and down your esophagus..It is due to a week muscle. It usually can be controlled with use of antacids which will reutralise the acid and relieve any symptoms of heart burn which the acid will cause. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of throat cancer caused by Acid Reflux?

See below: Acid reflux is not a known cause of throat cancer. To learn about symptoms of throat cancer, please consult this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-and-throat-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20042850 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Neither: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by infants pattern of filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the feeds down. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...Read more

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Can rosacea be caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Can rosacea be caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach?

Rosacea: While the exact cause of rosacea has not been absolutely defined, there were some lines of thought related to h. Pylori and gastrin in the stomach. These have not been found to hold up to testing. ...Read more

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What is the medicine of acid reflux or hyperacidity?

What is the medicine of acid reflux or hyperacidity?

Several: there are several classes of medications to help with acid reflux. H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are commonly used and many available over-the-counter. Best to discuss with your PCP or via healthtap prime or concierge visit prior to starting any new medications. ...Read more

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Can laryngopharyngeal reflux be caused by stomach cancer?

Can laryngopharyngeal reflux be caused by stomach cancer?

Possible: If the cancer involves the distal esophageal sphincter, the valve which separates the esophagus and stomach it is possible that it could cause acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux related to snoring and hiccups?

Maybe: Snoring is more associated with the airway and may be reflective of sleep apnea. Hiccups are non-specific and reflect irritation to the diaphragm. Hiccups may be associated with acid reflux. Belching is also commonly associated with gerd. ...Read more

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Could a young baby's reflux be actually caused by lack of stomach acid? Or is it more likely an immature esophageal sphincter?

Could a young baby's reflux be actually caused by lack of stomach acid? Or is it more likely an immature esophageal sphincter?

Reflux in infants: reflux has no relation to lack of stomach acid, as you inferred this problem is due to the barriers to acid reflux which is largely due to immaturity of the lower esophageal sphincter. Most often this resolves with time usually by 1 yr old. Dr. A ...Read more

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Is acid reflux/ silent acid reflux a disease? Or is it a condition? Can it be cured?

Acid reflux: Yes Try over the counter omeprazole. Avoid citrus fruits, caffeine and smoking. Lose weight if you are overweight. Don't lie down immediately after eating ...Read more

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Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?

Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?

Yes: Yes, many medications can heal acid reflux. The strongest medications fall under the class of proton pump inhibitors. They block stomach acid production and can heal erosive esophagitis almost 90 percent of the time at 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Yes. Commonly.: Yes, common in our area is allergic rhinitis as well. If you are concerned talk it over with your doctor. This picture is worth of thousand words. It can drip down or come up pretty easily. ...Read more

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What causes acid reflux and how do I fix it?

What causes acid reflux and how do I fix it?

It is common: Acid reflux is caused by a weak muscle/sphincter at the junction of esophagus and stomach. As a result acid which is made in the stomach mover up and down the esophagus casuing inflammation of the esophagus as this lining is not used to the acidic environment. But there is good treatment for this condition...Medicines that can stop acid production are very useful to relieve these symptoms. ...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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Can u tell me what is acid reflux and what the cause and affect?

Can u tell me what is  acid reflux  and what the cause and affect?

Natural event: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the food down, caffeine and nicotine. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...Read more

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What causes acid redlux to make you gag? And what generally can cause acid reflux. I usually don't have acid reflux.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is acid from the stomach going up the esophagus and causing pain from irritation. Usually diet is the most common cause of acid reflux. Avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Try not to lay down after eating. Weigh loss and avoiding tight constricting garments will also help. Recurrent or persistent abdominal pain or reflux should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of acid reflux?

What are the common causes of acid reflux?

Weak reflux valve: Certain foods increase acid production by the stomach such as tomato-based foods, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. Then if a person's natural anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach is weak or failing, the acid goes up and burns the sensitive esophagus, causing heartburn. Avoiding those foods and acid meds can reduce the gerd episodes. Anti-reflux surgery can cure gerd. ...Read more

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What might be some causes of acid reflux happening?

Sleep disorders: Sleep apnea results in a vacuum of the esophagus allowing entry of acid products from the stomach. ...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 milk cause acid reflux?

Can milk cause acid reflux?

Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acid reflux?

Talk to doctor: Are you overweight? Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So if you answered yes to thes questions see your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help you and save your life. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause headaches?

Does acid reflux cause headaches?

Not usually.: Acid reflux usually isn't one of those things that causes headaches. Unless you're also having a sour taste in your mouth, belching, and heartburn - i'd look to other causes for your headache. ...Read more

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How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

It can ...: Because, it's actually possible for stomach contents(including stomach acid) to reflux up from the stomach into the back of the throat, and then instead of going back down the food pipe(esophagus) but rather into the wind pipe(trachea) and inflamme the larger airways of the lungs! ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

Maybe: If the reflux causes pain and nausea, you could feel some faintness, secondary to a vasovagal reaction, but another issue could involve a gastritis or ulcer, which could cause bleeding and anemia, and this too could promote a generalized dysequilibration sensation. Contact your doctor and check this out. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause to feel like u got butterfly's in chest?

Yes, but...: Yes it can, . But other things can do that also. Check with your physician about taking a medication for reflux - prescription or over-the-counter. Also check your pulse. If the pulse is irregular or very swift, it can also feel that way. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more