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Why Am I Getting Heartburn All Of A Sudden
I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?
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First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea.
If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more
I have GERD. I am taking 20 mg pariet daily, but I still get heartburn. Is it ok to take 40 mg daily?
I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) and I was wondering if I got H. Plyori. How does one get this bacteria and what are the chances of me getting it?
For the GERD heartburn, one can take OTC Omeprazole 20 mg /d or Zantac with a diet that avoids acid foods/drinks. Often H Pylori can be inherited or acquired. A simple blood test can be done to rule this in.
Triple therapy (Helico kit) can be given over 3 weeks if positive. From your regular pedi MD. ...Read more
I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty
I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?
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
I've been getting a sharp, burning pain in my back, that quickly radiates to my chest. Laying down makes it go away. I don't get heartburn or gerd.
If position affects:
It, your pain is likely back/muscular/spine/rib,
please see your doctor for a good check up. Considering your age and lack of other sx's. ...Read more
Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty
May not be a problem: Many people have hiatal hernias without ever having problems. Anything that increases your intraabdominal pressure a lot, such as doing strenuous activity or coughing a lot, or obesity, can cause the hernia to get bigger. Decreasing those activities will reduce your risk of symptoms. Once you have the hernia, you can't prevent it. It won't resolve on its own. ...Read more
Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger? No heartburn, GERD anything yet. Help
Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Pls call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern, but yours is symptom-free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gave up diet soda and have IBS and Gerd. Am On 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Can I get heartburn from drinking iced tea? And I take my pill at night.
GERD: Good for you for giving up diet sodas! It is possible to have worse reflux from iced tea, but it is usually from the caffeine in the tea. If you're drinking caffeine free tea, it usually does not make GERD worse. As for the DexIlant, (dexlansoprazole) is best to take it 20 to 30 minutes before a meal. I would not recommend taking it at bedtime. Good luck. ...Read more
I do not get heartburn nor do I have GERD. I have had ulcers related to h pylori and need a Med to reduce the acid in my stool burning my rectum.
I am experiencing heartburn (gerd), burping and sore throat. For the past week I am feeling pain in throat. Food does not bother me. The scale of the pain is like 2 (1-10). I am also experiencing heartburn (since long) get worse eating spicy food.
Multiple: Gerd is multi-factoral. At its basics, it is a dysfunction of the "valve" between the esophagus and stomach. The function of this valve can be diminished by excess weight, dietary substance, some muscle relaxing substances, etc... Also, individual anatomy and/or changes with age can cause dysfunction. Unfortunately, longstanding gerd can cause further damage and progressive worsening of gerd... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No info to evaluate: You get the most from this site when you provide background information and ask a specific question. Questions without background remain too vague to answer in the space allowed. Do you consume caffeinated products, smoke, lay down after meals, etc, which all aggravate GERD? Do you take meds for other health issues? You are welcome to start over but realize your posts are not linked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may.: If symptoms of GERD are not daily at this time, I would try to treat it by avoiding particular foods which bring it on, such as tomatoes, onions, orange juice, and chocolate. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, and stop smoking if you do. You may want to tilt the head of your bed. Use OTC antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) whenever you have heartburn. If that's more than three times a week, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is possible that the omeprazole that you're taking is not adequately controlling your reflux, and the symptoms may still be present. If you have been taking the omeprazole for at least two weeks and are not improved, I would contact the doctor who prescribed it and see what the next step is. You should continue antireflux measures also. Good luck. ...Read more
Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?
Well, not sure: Why worse but premenstrually many things worsen, perhaps even eating habits. Ranitidine is a medicine that is safe and much better than long term effects of reflux. If you smoke it's much less harmful and smoking can make gerd worse. Try some baking soda, milk or even a little bit of half/half if you must stay away from medicine. Gdluc. ...Read more
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