Can I get an anxiety, panic attacks and asthma from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Panic ; Anxiety. I agree with dr. Burns that asthma can certainly develop secondary to gerd. However, physical sensations can be especially alarming to people who are prone to anxiety. This does not mean that gerd "causes" the anxiety or panic attacks -- your system is just extremely fine-tuned to physical sensation. This triggers your oversensitive system to react with anxiety. Cbt can help anxiety a lot!
Asthma. Can be exacerbated by significant gastroesophageal relux and acute asthma attacks with breathlessness can lead to rather sever panic and anxiety. No better way to get someone's attention than to take their breath away. But gastroesophageal reflux in and of itself doesn't cause these other medical illnesses.

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Could generalized anxiety disorder lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Findings say 3X yes. Research finds risk of gerd is 3.2x greater for anxiety patients. Most people think there is a connection. This does not mean that it is directly a cause or that it is inevitable, but likely. Read more...
Yes. Some physical health conditions are associated with anxiety including gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Consult your physician for evaluation and relief of symptoms. Read more...

Can anxiety lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Not really, but... Excessive anxiety complicates and amplifies most problems, both physical and emotional. So ger may seem worse, you might "notice" it more, react more to the symptoms. Further, it's possible that ongoing stress may exacerbate conditions which lead to ger, such as acid content in the stomach, gastritis, drinking alcohol, smoking, late-night eating, caffeine intake, over-eating, etc. Read more...

Can children get gastroesophageal reflux disease? My 8-year-old has been complaining about burning in her chest after eating certain foods. Is it possible that she has gerd, or is it only an adult disease?

Children . Children (and infants) can most definitely get gastroesophageal reflux disease. In fact, it is not at all uncommon. Here are a few tips you can try: - milk is a great antacid. You can have her drink a glass if she's feeling a little discomfort. -try and pay attention to what foods cause the problem - fatty/greasy foods? Acidic foods like tomato sauce and citrus? Carbonated beverages? Avoiding these foods can help alleviate the problem. -make sure she's not eating close to bedtime. Eating an hour or two before laying down can worsen reflux symptoms. If her symptoms are worsening, becoming more frequent or if any of the above suggestions do not help, it's worth contacting her doctor to discuss other treatment options. Sometimes a stronger acid blocker is required for a few months to heal everything completely. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. Read more...
Yes. Yes, children can suffer from reflux. It is especially common in kids that were premature at birth. See a pediatric gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis. Read more...

Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Many possibilities. See your surgeon and your gastroenterologist. The surgery may have failed, or your symptoms are not related to reflux. If you had barrett's esophagus, all the more reason to be seen by your physicians. Read more...

Is GERD a serious disease? My daughter is 3years old. Lately shes been vomiting and having diarea. I took her to the emergency not to long ago and she was diagnose with gastroesophageal reflux disease. She was under medication for dehydration and she was

The . The most common symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux in infants and children are: • frequent or recurrent vomiting. • frequent or persistent cough or wheezing. • refusing to eat or difficulty eating and swallowing gagging with feeding). • heartburn, gas, abdominal pain, or episodes offrequent crying and fussiness. Certain dietary triggers also may contribute to gerd, including such as overeating and drinking carbonated beverages. Your daughter’s diagnosis gerd may also be caused by a gastrointestinal virus that is causing her symptoms of both vomiting and diarrhea. Please follow up with her primary care physician for a more detailed assessment of her symptom history and her growth. Read more...
Maybe,maybe not. We generally describe gerd as the return of stomach contents into the esophagus to the degree that heartburn, fussiness or weight loss develops. Since a dry burp has the same mechanics, it is not much of a stretch to say all kids have some reflux, but only some of them symptoms. It can be transient as part of a gut virus, or longer term.I find mild disease common but significant disease rare. Read more...

My boyfriend was just diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. What can I cook for him?

Advice for boyfriend. Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. Read more...
See below. Some foods cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, promoting acid reflux. Excessive caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, peppermint, and fatty foods may cause bothersome acid reflux in some people. Tomato sauce, spicy foods and salads can also worsen symptoms at times. Read more...

Gastroesophageal reflux disease worse with spicy foods?

It may. Spicy foods may make reflux symptoms worse but not always. If you have gerd and do fine with spicy foods then there is no reason to avoid them. Read more...