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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

Dr. James Chapman
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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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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.

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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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually : Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down ...Read more

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Can white chocolate cause acid reflux ?

Can white chocolate cause acid reflux ?

Yes: White chocolate is just fat. Fat causes reflux. Plus it does not even taste like chocolate! ...Read more

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Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Gives U diarrhea...: Garcinia (gamboge) is a strong laxative, but as little as 200 mg of the drug can lead to abdominal pain and vomiting, and fatalities have been observed in doses of 4 grams. ...Read more

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Could prenatal pills cause acid reflux?

Yes: Yes they certainly can. The iron in those pills can also cause general indigestion, nausea, and constipation. Check with your physician if this is persistent. Might try taking them with a starch like mashed potatoes to see if that relieves some of the symptoms. ...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 could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

See below: Excess acid production in the stomach can be treated with proton pump inhibitors. A hiatal hernia can contribute to acid reflux. Diet has a large influence..Learn what foods are most harmful. Sleeping with the head elevated can help to minimize. ...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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Can garcinea Cambodia cause acid reflux to be worse?

It is possible : Based upon my review of this substance, it is possible for a worsening of your acid reflux. The best way to lose weight is to increase physical activity and reduce caloric intake. Talk to your healthcare provider about the safest weightloss plan for you. Best wishes! ...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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How to find cause for my acid reflux and eliminate it ?

Poor plumbing: Hello, Acid Reflux disease is usually due to improper relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter that allows stomach contents to re-enter the esophagus. However, poor motion of your esophagus as well as delayed emptying of your stomach can also contribute. Given your medical history, the most important thing would be to establish a correct diagnosis by speaking with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have acid reflux caused by not eating all day?

Is it normal to have acid reflux caused by not eating all day?

Can happen: Particularly if stomach slow in emptying and acid acculates in stomach associated with incompetent esophageal sphincter at end of stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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