What can you do to prevent acid reflux from turning into acid reflux disease?

Take antacids regula. Regular use of antacids will neutralize the acid and prevent acid reflux disease(gerd) which can result from high acid moving up and down into your esophagus.

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What is acid reflux disease?

It is common. It means the the acid from your stomach is going up and down your esophagus..It is due to a week muscle. It usually can be controlled with use of antacids which will reutralise the acid and relieve any symptoms of heart burn which the acid will cause. Read more...

How is acid reflux disease treated?

Lifestyle, diet, med. Sometimes, one needs to lose weight. Other times, patients need a 1-2 month course of nexium, prilosec, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) etc. Other times patients have to adjust their diet by cutting out acidic foods like alcohol and tomatoes. Read more...

Can someone die of acid reflux disease?

No. No, not gerd per se. Gerd can lead to barretts esophagus which can lead to esophageal cancer and ultimately death. Esophageal cancer is becoming more common and has a high mortality but is still relatively uncommon. Read more...
Yes but rare. As dr. Vinson noted, major concerns are longterm complications. However, depending the amount/degree of refluxing, there are certain subgroups that can have complications more directly associated with gerd. Some infants have respiratory complications and/or sid thought to be associated with gerd. Some adults may have significant lung disease and/or infection associated with refluxing. Read more...

How can someone die of acid reflux disease?

GERD. Longstanding gerd can lead to permanent damage to the esophagus which can then lead to cancer of the esophagus. Although this is unusual, cancer of the esophagus is often identified in its late stages, and in this instance, can lead to death from stage IV esophageal cancer. Endoscopy is mandatory if you have long standing gerd. Read more...

What are the symptoms of acid reflux disease?

Heartburn,waterbrash. Heartburn-most common symptom, retrosternal chest pain mimicking angina , waterbrash like regurgitation of acid contents into mouth from stomach because of acid and food contents coming from a lax sphincter between end of esophagus and stomach. Patient can have hoarseness of voice if the acid regurgitates into larynx and irritates vocal cords, wheexing when the acid. Contents aspirated into lungs. Read more...
Many... Subtle symptoms of acid reflux include frequent throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in the throat, dry cough, voice changes, postnasal drip, and mucus in the throat. Less subtle symptoms obviously include heartburn or indigestion pain, or even brash (stomach contents reaching the back of the throat). Read more...

How to determine if I have acid reflux disease?

Symptoms. Heartburn, that could go up the entire esophagus, chest pain that could feel like a heart attack. You could have reflux without having symptoms. A specialist could confirm it with an endoscope showing inflammation in the esophagus. Read more...

How do I know if I have damage from acid reflux disease?

Endoscopy. Acid reflux can lead to damage of the esophagus (swallowing tube) including strictures or even pre-cancerous changes. These changes are frequently only detected with endoscopy under the care of a skilled gastroenterologist. Read more...
Endoscopy. The primary way to assess/inspect the esophagus is esophagoscopy (upper endoscopy). This allows direct visual inspection. Other radiology "swallow studies" may provide suggestion of esophageal injury. But generally, those studies are not used primarily to look for gerd injury as much as to diagnose gerd and or other diseases. Read more...
Endoscopy. Upper endoscopy (egd) is the procedure of choice if you have had frequent acid reflux, indigestion or heartburn for more than 6 months. The egd allows detailed inspection of the lining of the esophagus for any inflammation or pre-cancerous changes (barrett's esophagus). Biopsies are often taken to differentiate these changes. After egd, proper treatment can be recommended. Read more...

What are some good home remedies for acid reflux disease?

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...