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My husband says he has heartburn often but says that after feeling burn in his chest it goes up his throat and head and eyes start aching. Is this nor?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Your description sounds like acid reflux but it should be evaluated by a regular doctor. Reflux typically does not cause headache or eye discomfort so you may also want to see an eye doctor if these symptoms persist.

In brief: Maybe

Your description sounds like acid reflux but it should be evaluated by a regular doctor. Reflux typically does not cause headache or eye discomfort so you may also want to see an eye doctor if these symptoms persist.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

It's common for reflux into the esophagus to produce referred pain elsewhere, especially the eyes -- those who haven't experienced this may have experienced "brain freeze" from an ice cube stuck halfway down.
However, your husband shouldn't have to experience this -- such severe reflux needs to be investigated, probably by endoscopy.

In brief: Yes and no

It's common for reflux into the esophagus to produce referred pain elsewhere, especially the eyes -- those who haven't experienced this may have experienced "brain freeze" from an ice cube stuck halfway down.
However, your husband shouldn't have to experience this -- such severe reflux needs to be investigated, probably by endoscopy.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology

In brief: Normal

His symptoms are consistent with gerd or gastric reflux.
It can present with many of the symptoms described. Treatment is typically anti-acids, proton pump inhibitors.

In brief: Normal

His symptoms are consistent with gerd or gastric reflux.
It can present with many of the symptoms described. Treatment is typically anti-acids, proton pump inhibitors.
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
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