What are the main differences in symptoms between acid reflux and stomach ulcers?

Location. Pain location with acid reflux is typically in mid-lower chest, and has a burning quality. Pain from stomach ulcers will localize in the upper abdomen; pressing over stomach is usually painful.

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Hi I've told ihave 3 stomach ulcers - from acid reflux and now it's now it looks like a have udi. Is there any link?

Udi? Not sure what udi is, and wondering if you meant something else. It looks like you have extensive G.I. Medical history, and procedures done to help identify and treat your condition. Please clarify for me, and list symptoms so we can assist. Thanks! good! please repost question corrected, so we can see it again to help you out! can't get back to question directly once it's answered. Read more...
UDI? Stomach ulcers can be caused by medications (nsaid such as Aspirin or ibuprofen), bacteria (h.Pylori) and other less common causes. I am not familiar with the acronym udi. Did you mean UTI (urinary tract infection)? Read more...

How do acid reflux and a stomach ulcer differ?

Related sometimes. A stomach ulcer is damage to the lining of the stomach ( hole) which can bleed, transform to something chronic, or just cause pain and suffering. Pain is a trigger to reflux, but so is a bad diet with excessive exposure to caffeine, alcohol, fizzy drinks, or fats which cause excessive acid production and leakage of acid into the esophagus. Both are treatable. Seek a doctor to help you. Read more...

Docs, what's a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?

Weight Loss. Believe it or not, weight loss is very effective at decreasing GERD symptoms. Even losing just 10% of body weight can potentially eliminate symptoms. Elevating the head of your bed at night is useful as well. Herbal remedies that could be tried (not harmful) include licorice, aloe vera juice, baking soda and slippery elm. Read more...

Can you tell me a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?

See integrative Dr. There are several botanical's, ayurvedic, herbal, essential oil, homeopathic supplements that you can use. However, the list is extensive, and it's best if an integrative holistic medical doctor can examine you, in light of your constitution, overall stress and lifestyle to come up with the best treatment plan. Plus, you may need the assistance of a clinical nutritionist too. Slippery elm and marshmallow root come to mind, but see your doctor first, as there may be other things that are more appropriate based on your findings. Read more...

Does stomach ulcer or acid reflux makes you hungry every couple of hours?

Sure, but maybe... ...your symptoms arise outside the stomach, like pancreas, biliary tree, etc. Stomach issues can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. Read more...