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Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...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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Help please? What is gastroesophageal reflux?

Help please? What is gastroesophageal reflux?

See below: Ikt is a very common condition in which usually there is hyperacidity leading to stomach acid leaking into the food pipe causing heart burns and many a times leading to chest pain, difficulty swallowing etc. ...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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What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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 is the difference between acid reflux and laryngopharyngeal reflux?

What is the difference between acid reflux and laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Reflux: GERD is the basis of both. LPR has symptoms of hoarseness, occasionally pain, voice change, possible laryngospasm because the acid and pepsin are being aspirated to the area above the vocal cords and sometimes onto the vocal cords. Endoscopy a good idea if your have symptoms. ...Read more

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What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more

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What causes gastric reflux?

What causes gastric reflux?

Causes of GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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What is acid reflux?

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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Whats eosinophilic esophagitis ?

Whats eosinophilic esophagitis ?

EoE: Eosinophilic esophagitis or eoe is an allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus typically caused by food proteins. Symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, reflux, difficulty swallowing and food impaction due to esophageal inflammation. Treatments include topical steroids and food elimination diet. Typically, eoe is managed by gastroenterologists and allergists. ...Read more

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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 causes gastritis? What is difference between gastritis n gerd?

What causes gastritis? What is difference between gastritis n gerd?

Site: Gastritis is the irritation seen on the lining of the stomach from acid or other offending agents such as pain meds and alcohol, all related to acid. Gerd is when the stomach content with acid in it goes back up to the esophagus and cause irritation there. They can coexist. ...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 is the difference between GERD and acid reflux?

GERD: Stands for gastro esophageal reflux disease, gastric contents are almost always acidic, so gerd is basically the same as acid reflux. Treatment for this condition is reducing the amount of acid in the stomach, reducing the amount of the volume of reflux, reducing the amount of time there is reflux, or any two or all three. There are meds, mechanical means, and operations to accomplish them. ...Read more

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Help please! is gastroesophageal reflux and acid reflux the same thing?

Help please! is gastroesophageal reflux and acid reflux the same thing?

Reflux: Gastro esophageal reflux disease, gerd, is also known as acid reflux. It is a phenomenon whereby, through a number of mechanisms, the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus, a process known as reflux. The term acid reflux is not entirely correct as other stomach contents may reflux back up including bile and digestive enzymes, both of which may also damage the esophagus and cause pain. ...Read more

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What is acid integestion and heartburn?

What is acid integestion and heartburn?

Heartburn/indigestio: Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach refluxs or splashes up into the esophagus (and sometimes the mouth or throat). Terms acid indigestion & heartburn are often used interchangeably. Sxs: 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 ...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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Is there a difference between GERD and acid reflux?

Is there a difference between GERD and acid reflux?

Essentially the same: Laryngopharyngeal reflux will fall under acid reflux but would technically not be gerd. Many patients suffer from both gerd & lprd. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and acid reflux disease?

What is the difference between heartburn and acid reflux disease?

Symptom/disease: Heartburn is a symptom often caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not everyone with gerd has heartburn and not everyone complaining of heartburn has gerd as the cause. ...Read more

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What is acid indigestion?

What is acid indigestion?

Heart burns?: This can be from gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) when the stomach acid gets back up into the food pipe (esophagus), a stomach ulcer, or gastritis (too much nsaids intake can also cause the latter). ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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