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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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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


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What exactly is refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What exactly is refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Reflux: Refractory gerd means reflux disease not responding to standard treatment and conservative measures. ...Read more

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What is reflux or Peptic disease?

What is reflux or Peptic disease?

Reflux: Reflux is when stomach contents- either acid or base, go into the esophagus. Continued irritation of the esophagus can lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus. People with reflux do well with small meals and not eating within three hours of bedtime. ...Read more

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Help! what is actually gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Help! what is actually gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Acid in Esophagus: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

No. : GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus. Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop. ...Read more

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What exactly is nonerosive reflux disease?

What exactly is nonerosive reflux disease?

NERD: It means reflux with no obvious tissue damage and could be due to nonacid reflux. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Complex: I think that reflux is a complex disease and more a mechanical problem. It could be transient but when it persists it should be carefully studied and addressed accordingly. Medications are the first line and then surgical procedures can be considered. Medications only address the symptoms and do not correct the problem. See your doctor. Don't just take over the counter meds. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

All related: Heartburn is a common symptom of the physiologic event of acid reflux. Gerd is diagnosed when reflux symptoms occur frequently to require medical attention. Reflux symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, frequent burping, night time cough, or even aspiration.... And many others. If you are having frequent problems and takes Tums (calcium carbonate) or acid reducer regularly, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd?

What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd?

There are many. : The typical symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing and a fullness in the throat. Some atypical symptoms include cough, asthma, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions. ...Read more

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What is gastro-colic reflux?

What is gastro-colic reflux?

I think you mean : gastro-colic reflex- it is one of the physiological reflexes in the gi tract. Essentially, it is the urge to have a bowel movement after you have had a meal. The stomach stretches and the colon increases motility. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Yes: Acid reflux leads to as much lost work time and impaired quality of life as heart disease or major depression. It can also lead to serious complications such as strictures or pre-cancerous changes. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Several treatments. : Several treatments are available for gerd. The first is lifestyle modifications. These include raising the head of your bed, avoid eating late, losing weight, and avoiding reflu inducing foods. The second is meds, including h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) and ppis (nexium, prilosec, dexilant). The third is surgery. These include nissen fundoplication, tif (transoral fundoplication) and linx. ...Read more

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What is gastric reflux?

What is gastric reflux?

Gastric reflux: Gastric reflux is a normal phenomena that almost everyone experiences. The problem is that with gastric contents comes acid. Acid can burn or hurt, cause spasm or asthma, cause dental rot or even ear pain! chronic acid reflux over the course of years and years can even lead to pre-cancerous changes. So once in a while is not a worry, but a chronic regular problem needs to be discussed with a dr. ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Same: eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux disease curable?

Sometimes: Acid reflux can be treated medically such as with Omeprazole or with surgery. It is possible to 'cure' the acid reflux if the surgery is successful. ...Read more

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What is vesicoureteral reflux?

What is vesicoureteral reflux?

Urine backflow: Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition where urine from the bladder reflexes in the ureter and the kidney there is a valve like mechanism at the junction of the ureter as it enters in to the bladder and this valve then prevents urine to back up in to the ureter and kidney during voiding. If this valve is not developed then urine backs up in to the ureter and the kidney during voiding or at rest. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gastro esophageal reflux disease ?

What is the best treatment for gastro esophageal reflux disease ?

Protonpump inhibitor: For mild reflux h2 blockers such ranitidine or zantac works and for worse cases proton pump inhibitors such Omeprazole or prilosec. Avoid caffeine and eating at least 2 hours before bedtime. Being overweight may worsen the case as well as stress. ...Read more

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What is reflux?

What is reflux?

Backward fluid flow.: Reflux generally means that a body fluid is flowing backward, usually in the wrong direction. One example is stomach acid in gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), where acid moves back up into the esophagus to cause heartburn instead of exiting to the intestine. In the bladder, vesicoureteral reflux (vur) occurs when urine moves back up toward the kidneys rather than remaining in the bladder. ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more