What causes gastric reflux?

Causes of 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.
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What causes gastric reflux and what can I do to alleviate it?

Many causes. The first thing to do is modify diet and lifestyle. The classic foods that cause reflux are spicy and fatty foods, citrus fruits and juices, tomato sauces, mints, chocolate. Additionally caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco are causes. You may try to lose weight if possible. Do not eat shortly before lying down for bed, eat smaller meals. Ultimately if this doesn't work than medication may help. Read more...

What are common causes of gastric reflux?

Reflux. Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Ginger and antacids can help. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician. Read more...

Treated for h. Pilori in 2011 have pain in upper left quadrant since 2011 gastric reflux severe after meals high fat foods cause pain in upper right?

Abdominal pain. May have developed an ulcer or even gallstones. May also benefit from acid reducers available over the counter. Read more...
Time for Testing. If you continue to have symptoms despite treatment it may be time for additional testing. Ruq pain is often due to gallbladder disease. Especially, when occurring after fatty meals. If you have never had an egd or have had persistent symptoms despite twice daily ppi treatment (prilosec, nexium) it may be time to have an egd to evaluate. You should see you dr. For labs and imaging. Read more...
Discuss with doctor. Right upper quadrant pain may be gallbladder or liver disease. Please schedule appointment to discuss details with primary care physician for appropriate exam and diagnostic tests. Read more...

Can gastric reflux cause delayed gastric emptying? Also can a dairy intolerance cause gastric reflux?

Reflux. Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, causes reflux - not the other way around dairy intolerance can cause increased gas and more gas means more burping and more burping means more reflux. Read more...

Is gastric reflux or gas known to cause sob for extended periods of a few months?

Seebelow. Gastric reflux is acid refluxing up the esophagus. This will not persay cause sob. But if you have reflux up to the hypopharynx then the acid can enter the lungs and cause lung scarring and infections. This can be treated with h-2blockers. Read more...

What is gastric reflux?

Gastric reflux. Gastric reflux is a normal phenomena that almost everyone experiences. The problem is that with gastric contents comes acid. Acid can burn or hurt, cause spasm or asthma, cause dental rot or even ear pain! chronic acid reflux over the course of years and years can even lead to pre-cancerous changes. So once in a while is not a worry, but a chronic regular problem needs to be discussed with a dr. Read more...
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How can I alleviate gastric reflux?

Take a good antiacid. You need to use a good antacid. Try zantac (ranitidine) first.It is cheaper but you have to take it twice a day...Start at bed time and see if once a day would releive your symptoms. A more effective medicine is Prilosec but it mayy be more expensive but one pill takes care of stopping acid production for 24 hours. So you have to take it for the long term as this problem is typically long term and does not go. Read more...