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Will Eating Spicy Food Cause Gerd Or Make Gerd Worse
Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sphincter and aggravate th reflux. If you already have reflux irritation, nthe spicy food can aggravate it like salt water can make a wound burn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is GERD curable, or is it something that we all eventually get with age? Does eating spicy food make you get GERD at a younger age?
Can be, no, maybe: Gastroesoph reflux, backflow of stomach contents, is worsened by large meals, fatty/fried/greasy foods, alcohol, coffee, tobacco, lying down after eating, bending over after meals, exercise, tight garments, peppermint, chamomile, overweight. Can be "cured" in some if above "lifestyle" issues addressed. We don't all get with age. Young people can get it, esp if "spicy" is e.g. Pepp pizza/beer. ...Read more
I have GERD and esophogitis and I had some spicy food today and about 1 hour later I started having bad chest pain on my,left side by my heart? Please
GER diet: Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. People with acid reflux should generally avoid carbonated beverages, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, wine, and caffeine. GER flare ups can create quite dramatic chest pain. ...Read more
ER doctor checked no fishers or hemorrhoids, but burning when I go #2. No spicy food either. Could this be apart of my GERD or esophagitis or bulimia?
Can very bad anxiety cause GERD symptoms to get worse or act up. I ate food that norm never bothers me had mild anx attack n guts r killin me.
I've heard that B4: Very bad anxiety seems to be able to make pretty much anything worse - at the very least it 'feels' worse. But gastric symptoms are a frequent complaint. So, it is a good reason to get the anxiety under control. Not only by medication, but by therapy to learn skills. Ways to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety are what you want. Cbt can help. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Love healthy foods but fresh veggies and fruits make my GERD worse. I take prevacid but shouldn't eating better help my reflux not make it worse?
Perhaps not.: Your gerd may be based on lower esophageal sphinctal dysfunction - that is, the muscular valve between the esophagus and stomach doesn't close when the stomach is full or hard at work on roughage. Smaller amounts may solve the problem. Or you could try adding ranitidine to your program in addition to lansoprazole. ...Read more
Have gerd/larynghitis/pharynghitis are these the causes for food getting somewhat stuck above the sternum? and when i dirnk it makes a bubble there.
Orig diagnosis was gerd, but the tablets or liquids don't work, pain just seems to be getting worse n worse, constantly feels like all food n liquid is stuck?
Achalasia: You may have a problem called achalasia, where the nerves to the esophagus don't work properly to move food into the stomach. It takes special testing to diagnose the condition and there are effective treatments so it is worth finding a good GI specialist to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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