Yes. Acid reflux can be silent and not cause symptoms of heart burn but lead to damage or injury nonetheless.
Yes. Gerd may result in multiple symptoms such as heartburn coughing, abdominal pain or a fullness in the neck. There may be no symptoms at all.
I have a lot of heartburn. Some weeks I can have none but than others, its constant! Acid reflux? Gerd? How can I know?
Heartburn. Yes your symptoms suggest you have gerd. You need to avoid very fatty meals, avoid certain foods which make your symptoms worse, like orange juice, pomatoes, mint, alcohol, smokingetc. You can try overthe counter Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) for the relief of your symptoms, if there is no relief see you doctor.
Probably. Sounds like gerd which can be intermittent. No one way to make the diagnosis, but if you feel better on a ppi then that usually is enough to make the diagnosis. Diagnosis of gerd can also be made with an endoscopy but not necessary.
1. Acid reflux or gastroesophgeal reflux disorder is syndrome where because of lax sphincter between the esophgus and the stomach, people get regurgitation of acid conent in to the esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux but by no means the only symptom or manifestion. Acid reflux causes heartburn, esophagitis, strictures, barretts esophagus as well as cough etc.
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.
Heartburn is pain. Heartburn is the pain people get from the damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach. Gerd is the name of this disease. While acid medicines can reduce the pain they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias. Both of these can be fixed with minimally invasive procedures.
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.
Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn. Any tip?
There are a lot of. Things that can significantly help with gerd symptoms. Also chronic gerd can cause esophageal erosions, scarring & narrowing that can make food indeed 'get stuck'. For all these reasons, you should see a gastroenterologist & possibly have an egd.
Can be fixed. First, objective testing to document gerd (ph test) and correlate symtoms, along with endoscopy, upper GI contrast study and manometry should be done. If appropriate, stertta procedure done endoscopically or surgical procedure can be highly effective, but aren't perfect. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in antireflux procedures for a consultation to find out more.
I have had Acid Reflux with heartburn for two months. Treated for GERD with omeprazole, now have clicking sounds while swallowing. On homeopathy meds.
See GI doctor. Your symptom suggests that there may be some degree of obstruction to the passage of food. A condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis may present with symptoms of GERD and in fact often responds to drugs like omeprazole. However in this condition, scarring may lead to narrowing or closure of the esophagus. Most sufferers have allergic asthma or hay fever. Check with GI doctor now.
Stepwise. Reflux becomes a disease when it damages organs or causes significant symptoms. Treatment generally starts with lifestyle modification (diet, stress, elevating bed), then medications to reduce acid, then possibly an endoscopic or surgical procedure depending on the specific patient symptoms, goals, anatomy, etc. Hope this helps.