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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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What is gerd?

What is gerd?

Spit + pain: Gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies spit up but don't have pain or fussiness, that's just spit-up, not gerd. ...Read more

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What is GERD?

What is GERD?

Heartburn: Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus ( food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. ...Read more

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What is lpr?

What is lpr?

Lpr: Laryngeal-pharyngeal-reflux=lpr this is reflux or return of the gastric juices ( acid) up to the pharyngx (throat) and laryngx (vocal cords and wind pipe). ...Read more

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What is esophagitis?

What is esophagitis?

Inflammation: in the esophagus (swallowing pipe) - usually due to acid reflux but can be caused by other things. It makes your chest hurt especially with swallowing and acid reflux. Untreated esophagitis can lead to scarring and tight areas in your swallowing tube (strictures). ...Read more

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What is cardioesophagitis?

What is cardioesophagitis?

Stomach;esophagus: Inflammation of the cardia of the stomach and of the esophagus. The cardia is the top part of the stomach. ...Read more

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What is oesophagitis?

Inflammation: Esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach. Symptoms include pain/difficulty swallowing, sore throat, heartburn and hoarseness. The most common cause is gastrointestinal reflux disease, due to acid from the stomach backing up into the esophagus. Other causes include infection, alcohol, smoking, surgery. Treatment will depend on what the cause is. ...Read more

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What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

Metaplastic change: Dr edmison is correct. The clinical importance is that this metaplastic change increasing one's risk for esophageal carcinoma. ...Read more

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What is heartburn?

What is heartburn?

Acid reflux: We get heartburn when we feel sour or acid coming up our esophagus . Sometime it is related to something we eat or if we have acid reflux. ...Read more

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What exactly is gerd?

What exactly is gerd?

Acid in the esophagu: Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease, where stomach contents (usually but not always acidic) reflux back up into the esophagus, causing burning pain and sometimes injury to the esophagus lining. ...Read more

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What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

Palate surgery: More specifically, it is removal of any tonsillar tissue, oval of the uvula and shortening of the palate. It is a surgery for mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring. ...Read more

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What is esophagealcandidiasis?

What is esophagealcandidiasis?

Esophageal candidias: This a condition in which the esophagus is colonized and infected with the organism candida albicans. It occurs mostly in those with compromised immune systems. ...Read more

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What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

Kidney issue/backflo: Occurs when there is obstruction to the flow of urine downstream, or when there is back flow of urine into kidney. Causes pressure problems which affect filtration and blood flow. ...Read more

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What is achalasia?

What is achalasia?

Achalasia: This is a progressive disorder of the esophagus in which the esophagus no longer has the ability to push food into the stomach and at the same time, the lower esophageal sphincter pressure is increased. The most common symptoms are difficulty swallowing and regurgitation. Symptoms may be confused with gerd. Diagnosis is made with endoscopy, x-rays, and esophageal manometry. ...Read more

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What is achalasia?

What is achalasia?

Achalasia: It is a motility disorder of the esophagus when the distal esophagus at the junction with the stomach can not relax, therefore difficult to pass solids and liquids into the stomach. See full info educational info at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/achalasia and/or http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/achalasia/. ...Read more

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What is dysphagia?

What is dysphagia?

Dysphagia: Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing. There are many different causes. This does not include painful swallow, which goes by the term odynophagia. ...Read more

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What is endoscopy?

What is endoscopy?

Scoping you out!: Endoscopy is a general term meaning inserting a lighted scope into you somewhere, usually further specified by a prefix like colonoscopy, ureteroscopy, laryngoscopy which basically says where it goes. Often the docor can not only look inside but also biopsy (take tissue) and do other tests while in there--may require sedation depending on how far in they go! ...Read more

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What is fundoscopy?

What is fundoscopy?

Eye exam : When a doc looks at the eye with a specialized tool (ophthalmoscope), the light and lenses in the tool allow the evaluation of structures at the back of the eye (fundus). So fundoscopy is looking at the structures that are at the back of the eye. ...Read more

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What is bronchospasm?

What is bronchospasm?

Airway tightening: In broncospasm the air tubes in the lung constrict(get smaller) often in response to an allergen like smoke or pollen. Avoid tobacco smoke as much as possible! ...Read more

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What is gastritis?

What is gastritis?

Stomach irritation: The lining of your stomach can sometimes be irritated. This can last for days to possibly weeks. If the problem worsens you can have an ulcer that perforates (bursts through) the wall of the stomach itself. Have your private doctor start acid reducer medicine, and continue to watch your symptoms. Hopefully you will get better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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