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Why Does Acid Back Up Into The Esophagus
It doesn't: It may cause burning under the breast bone but not the breasts, back, or shoulders. ...Read more
What does it mean when stomach acid goes up to throat when getting up in the morning? The coffee i drank last night? Brain tumor?!
Sometimes when drinking a beverage my throat closes up and the fluid comes back up and forces me to spit out the fluid. What could be the cause?
When a gouty tophi has opened up and the uric acid bulid up starts leaking out will this lower the uric acid level in the body? And how do you treat?
Not usually: Hearburn can be due a little acid, and a lot of stomach content, or sometimes due to no acid at all. It is due to sensitivity to backflow of stomach content into an area not designed to deal with it. ...Read more
Bad gerd, i wake up choking on my stomach acid &, burning my throat, the acid gets in my lungs. What can I do when this happens? I take Pepcid (famotidine) at bed
Take precautions: Prevent , regurgitation . Your supper eat light , do not go to bed immediately after eating give 3 to 4 hr gap . When you sleep do not lie flat , use 2 pillows , do not drink or smoke before bed time, take your medications in few is intractable may need anti-reflux procedure . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Woke up in the middle of the night with indigestion, burning pain in throat acid like taste in my mouth. Can stomach acid come right up to your mouth?
How does acid reflux get into your lungs, i get asthma type feeling when relux is bad. Does this meaning acids getting in the lung?
Uric acid to joints: Uric acid crystals can build up in the joints due to too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid crystals trigger a immune-mediated inflammatory reaction, causing pain, swelling and redness of the joints, which is experienced as a gout attack. High levels of uric acid may be due to hereditary reasons for uric acid overproduction, underexcretion, diet and medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a stomach hernia resolve itself? How does part of your stomach wind up above diaphram, and sit beside esophagus?!?
Hiatal hernia: Not likely to resolve itself. The diaphragm is a large muscle that has a "hole" in it where the esophagus passes through. Stomach and lungs are constantly moving as you breathe and move. Sometimes a bit of the stomach can get pushed or pulled up above the diaphragm. Oftentimes it will slide up and down and can be seen on a chest xray. ...Read more
Can a dr see larynx/ throat issues with the cam before heading down the esophagus and into the stomach during gastroscope ?
Yes: During an esophagoscopy the gastroenterologist or surgeon will see the larynx and hypopharynx prior to entering the esophagus. Generally if they notice any lesions or concern they will refer to otolaryngology for evaluation which will usually include an office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy/pharyngoscopy. ...Read more
Spincher valve keeps stomach contents down but when leaks one gets acid in acephogus.Then how come when one vomits stuff passes thru this 1 way valve?
Vomiting: The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not a one-way valve, but more of a ring of muscle that constricts and relaxes at many different time. Just as it relaxes during reflux, it also relaxes during vomiting, and the retching forces gastric contents up into the esophagus and eventually out of the mouth. ...Read more
Trapped air bubble in esophagus What feels like air rises all the way to back of throat but then goes back down to start of stomach some pain w/ swall?
Acid reflux...: It sounds like you may suffering of acid redux ad possible increased gas production. Start reducing fatty and fried foods in your diet as well as sauces, spicy foods, too much bread, mint, caffeine, sugary snacks, citric juices. You may try Zantac (ranitidine) over the counter for example for symptom relief. If not better make sure you see your doctor. ...Read more
Why does acid reflux radiate from middle of your chest to the left and sometimes right when it goes to the left I think it's a heart attack.
Unfair isn't it?: Existentially it seems like a sick practical joke leaving patient & physicians befuddled & feeling very inadequate at times. And it is the reason we don't mess around with chest pain. Heart attacks can trigger reflux and reflux can induce coronary vasospasm. It's all connected in there and it is often a muddy bag of worms trying to figure it all out. ...Read more
Been burping most of the day and sometimes i feel vomit rise up through the back of my throat and it burns when i swallow. Acid reflux?
Certainly could be: Gerd- ck with pcp. There are good meds for this! ...Read more
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