Could you tell me what are other leads to of heart burn, besides eating a large meal?

Here few. Obesity, gastrosparesis like from diabetes( delayed gastric emptying), hiatal hernia, to much coffee/spicy food/fatty food/carbonated beverages, eating just before going to bed.

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Hi, I feel and look bloated but I have only eaten one meal today and I take Prilosec for frequent heart burn and imodeum for loose stole. What canido?

Stop all. Start over. One meal a day is unhealthy. Your metabolic rate slows. You get fat. Long-term use of Prilosec stops proper digestion and is not approved. And can cause diarrhea! Imodium (loperamide) binds you up. Stop all self therapy and give yourself a break... Read more...

Having heart burn in mornings. Ill skip breakfast most of the days. The heart burn not dpendant on that. For your information all my 3 meals in hotel.?

GERD? This sounds like gastro-esophogeal reflux disease (gerd). For a start, avoid eating big meals (like hotel meals) before bedtime. Also try avoiding spicey food, caffeine and alcohol. This is definitely something that needs to be seen by a doc as there can be some serious damage done if you don't take care of this properly. In the meantime, try otc Tums (calcium carbonate) to see if it helps. Read more...
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How can I tell if I am having a heart burn or heart attack? It seems that symptoms of heart burn and heart attack are very similar, how can I tell the differences and the warning signs before it's too late

There . There is no single test that distinguished one from the other. A heart attack is more likely if you are a man older than age 55, or a woman older than age 65, if you smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure or have high levels of total cholesterol. It is more likely to be a heart attack if you have relatives who had a heart attack at an early age (men before age 55 or women before age 65) or you have had a heart attack previously. A heart attack is usually a feeling of pressure behind your breast bone which may radiate to the arms, associated with exertion (activity) and relieved with rest or nitroglycerin. It may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sweating or feeling faint. It is less likely to be a heart attack if the pain is sharp or stabbing, occurs due to a change in your position or with taking a deep breath. Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that may radiate into the back, jaw, neck or arms, and can be accompanied by a cough, hoarseness, difficulty or pain with swallowing, vomiting and lung problems including asthma and pneumonia. It may resolve on its own or with the use of antacids. It occurs after you eat, especially if you lie down soon after, if you eat a lot of chocolate, or peppermints, if you smoke or drink coffee. Because these types of chest pain are difficult to separate, if you think you might be having a heart attack, call 911, use Nitroglycerin if you have it, and chew on an Aspirin while you await 911. Read more...
Treat heartburn. It can be hard to tell the difference even for your doctor without testing. I find it very useful to treat the heartburn proactively by avoiding foods that cause it and maybe using medication to suppress it if needed. That way you are less likely to get any chest pain. You should also talk to your doctor about modifying your risk factors for heart disease. Read more...

What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

Angina . Angina and heart burn can feel very similar, but there are important differences that can help you discern between the two. Heart burn is caused by the reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. It is more common after meals, especially with acidic or spicy foods and can also be increased by alcohol. Heart burn also is more likely to occur if you lay down shortly after your meal. Heart burn usually improves with antacids. Angina is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, and is more likely to occur with exertion. Except in advanced stages, angina is usually not precipitated by meals. Angina not does improve with antacids, but instead gets better with Nitroglycerin or rest. Sometimes, people who have a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) have acid reflux so frequently that they can heart burn that can be confused for angina. Conversely, some people have atypical angina that feels so similar to heartburn that nobody recognizes their heart disease. If you are not sure about your symptoms, be sure to discuss them with your doctor. Read more...
May feel the same. Heart burn is a misnomer and has nothing to do with the heart except it can mimic angina. Angina is pain or discomfort that occurs because of inadequate circulation in the heart. Classic symptoms can usually be distinguished but most people need tests to tell them apart, at least early on until they know what they have. You should see your doctor! Read more...

I have mild IBS and an hour ago I ate a large dinner and ate it too fast and my stomach is cramping and a little heart burn, how do I get better?

Have patience. As uncomfortable as this may feel right now, it should improve in short order, and may just be related to the ingestion of that meal as opposed to the IBS history. Give it a little time, and you should be fine. If, however, you start to throw up or have diarrhea, then you may want to see a local doctor. Read more...

Can GI doctors do test for hiatal hernia and how do I tell them I would like that checked. Heart burn with nausea right upper abdo. Pain dizziness

Yes. If you are having reflux symptoms, hiatal hernia is a common finding. It can sometimes be detected on an UGI or can be seen if an EGD/upper endoscopy is deemed necessary. How do you tell them - just tell them your concerns, your symptoms, and that you think you have a hiatal hernia and would like to be checked for that. Very simple. Just be honest. Read more...
Talk to your GI. Talk to your GI doctor and give your symptoms in detail. If s/he finds an indication to check for hiatal hernia,it will be recommended. HH does cause heartburn.The right upper abdominal pain and dizziness should not be caused by a hiatal hernia. Best wishes. Read more...