acid reflux symptoms
A: Gastritis and Acid Reflux are two separate conditions.
Gastritis is a condition where the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed and causes a characteristic pain in the upper part of the abdomen (belly). It is this pain which is the symptom of the gastritis condition. Gastritis can be caused by a variety of factors including certain medications, medical and surgical conditions, physical stresses, social habits, chemicals, and various infections.
Acid reflux is a different condition where acidic juices flow back from thew stomach into the gullet (esophagus) and cause pain and distress behind the breastbone. This is known as heartburn. Heartburn is the symptom and acid reflux the cause. There are numerous factors that trigger acid reflux attacks, mainly linked to diet and lifestyle.
For more information on acid reflux and its causes visit http://naturalremediesforheartburn.com
Q: Could prescription severe acid reflux (GERD) medicines possibly mask the symptoms of stomach cancer?
Prescriptions such as Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec.
A: I hope not, but then again any type of prescription medication has side effects with other parts of the body. Make sure you find out for sure if those medications you take causes stomach cancer.
Just keep in mind that pharmaceutical companies & doctors are not God. 8-D
Q: Has anyone had any success with Gaviscon for acid reflux disease?
I went on the Gaviscon website and it seems to me that my symptoms are acid reflux and indigestion. I had my gallbladder removed last October and had some gastritis following this. I have been taking Lansoprazole and Sucralfate with very little success. I want to know peoples stories concerning indigestion problems and if Gaviscon has helped them. Im going to give it a go. How long will it take to improve things?
A: Gaviscon can be useful for providing symptom relief, but its effects, though instantaneous, are purely temporary,
Q: Acid Reflux Disease symptoms?
OK, so for about 3 weeks now I’ve been getting a very tight throat/closing throat sensation… Its absolutely horrible, and it feels like its cutting off my breathing. I get palpitations along with it, probably because i have severe anxiety, and this issue causes panic!!! I also get heartburn every 2 days or so, doesnt last very long. With that, ive been vomiting for the past 3 days, and there was a tiny amount of bright red blood 1 time…. Ive also had diarreah for the past 4 days! =[ Im looking up stuff online, and it seems like GERD... what do u guys think? Did any of u have similar symptoms? Ive been 2 the stupid doctors around where i lived, and all they say is "ur throat is dry" but believe me, this is DEFINITELY more serious than that! So today when i go, i WILL make sure something gets done!...
A: Hi I am Brandon
I have Acid Reflux and my dr was really good. My symptoms are:
> Horrible taste in my mouth especially in the morning
> Croaky voice in the morning (that may be a guy thing)
> Severe like crippling stomach craps now and then
Also some people choke really easy or sore throat.
Im only 17 so I dont know but the blood and diahorrea sounds a bit worrying so if the dr says no try the hospital.
And good luck
I am taking 2 different types of pill which help reduce the taste and pain
Q: can acid reflux cause fever like symptoms?
can acid reflux cause fever like symptoms
A: Hi Mark
It's unusual for acid reflux to cause fever like symptoms. What may be happening is that if you are experiencing severe pain, your body is reacting by overheating and sweating and this may feel similar to a fever. But you may have have some sort of bacterial infection which could cause both severe abdominal pain and fever. I would recommend that you see your Doctor as soon as possible and ask him to take a blood test. Hope this helps.
Q: Has anyone suffering from acid reflux/GERD found a way to relieve the symptoms?
Nexium and other meds have started to lose effectiveness, and the doctors seem to be out of options
A: The best option, my friend, is to address the root of the problem. Nexium and other prescriptions only MASK the symptoms you are feeling. They do NOTHING to heal the problem that your body is trying to tell you about. In your particular case it's probably acidosis.
Acidosis is a condition when the body becomes too acidic. Each of your body fluids has a very specific pH, or acid/alkaline level, that it needs to stay within. Your body has methods to keep the body fluids at the correct pH, but if we continue to indulge in an unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices, the bodys resources run thin and we tend to become too acidic. Many chronic, degenerative diseases form in an overly acidic body. For example, cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline body, only an overly acidic environment spurs these cells to grow.
I used to suffer from acid reflux as well. I barely slept during severe bouts and when I did I had to sleep sitting straight up in a chair or I would wake up with acid burning my throat. It was not fun. I am now acid reflux free, and I would be happy to share my protocol with you.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to DRINK MORE WATER. WIthout knowing your name or a single thing about your daily habits, I know you are dehydrated. Discontinue drinking anything but pure water. Definitely don't drink alcohol or coffee. Not only are they not water, but they are diuretics, meaning they will draw even more water out of your body. This goes for tea as well.
Try this method:
Upon awakening, drink a glass (8 ounces) of water you have at your bedside. Set it there the night before so you won't forget. Then, get up and make yourself another glass of water. Drinking your morning water will flush the kidneys and help rehydrate them as they become dehydrated while you sleep. It also prepares the digestive tract for the first meal.
Throughout the rest of the day, gradually drink at least 6 more glasses of water. If you try to chug all your daily water in a short period of time, it will pass right through you rather than re-hydrating your tissues. Try to add lemon to your water as it will help alkalize your body. It seems backwards, but even though lemons are sour and acidic tasting, they have an alkalizing effect in the body.
I also recommend you add 1/4 teaspoon of good quality sea salt to each quart (4 glasses) of water. If you already eat a diet high in salt, you may not need this. However, if you make the recommended dietary changes, you will need this salt to keep your electrolytes balanced.
Speaking of dietary changes, you will need to make some. All foods are either acid-forming, alkaline-forming or neutral. I suspect most of the foods you are eating are acid forming. These foods throw off the pH balance in the body and can lead to acid reflux and other digestive problems. Begin consuming more fresh, alkaline forming foods and you will find your digestive problems (and a host of other health issues) will begin to heal.
It is also possible that you are suffering from a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. In other words, you don't have ENOUGH acid. Don't worry, this is simple to fix. You will still want to drink your water and eat your alkalizing foods. However, you will also want to add Braggs apple cider vinegar to your diet to assist with digestion.
The acidity of vinegar is a panacea to those who don't make enough HCI in their bellies. As you may have guessed, it also has an alkalizing effect once digested, even though it tastes sour. You will also want to consume cultured foods like Kombucha (a drink), kefir (like yogurt, only turbo charged) and cultured veggies like kimchee, miso and tempeh at each meal. This will help digestion by adding probiotics and enzymes that you desperately need.
Additionally, cayenne pepper stimulates the secretion of HCI (stomach acid) and can help with the digestion of protein. If you feel you are running low on stomach acid, try adding a little cayenne to your meals. If it does not agree with you or makes your symptoms worse, discontinue use.
For more information and a list of alkaline-forming foods, see my yahoo group The Body Secret at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thebodysecret/
Q: I'm not sure what these symptoms are...perhaps acid reflux?
I tend to have a bit of a "weak stomach" I guess you could say, but for the past year it's gotten very bad. I think it MIGHT be acid reflux, but I'm not sure. Here are the symptoms and if anyone knows a lot on the topic, please let me know:
--after eating anything remotely greasy, my chest starts to burn and stomach begins to hurt...more often than not I am forced to throw it back up (sorry for the graphics) because it's the only way to get my stomach to stop hurting
--often times if i eat anything even more than an hour before I go to bed, I'll wake up either in the morning or in the middle of the night with the same problem listed above....an incredibly bad stomach ache and the need to throw up.
--a lot of times after I eat I go into these "fits" where I CANNOT stop belching...over and over. it's like there is an enormous pressure in my chest/stomach, and belching brings the only relief...this could last for an hour.
is this acid reflux, some other disorder, or just a very weak stomach?
A: It definitely sounds like GERD (acid reflux). Pls see a dr so you can have a scope done. They give you a sedative and put a teeny camera down your throat.
This will tell them if you have esophagitis, which can lead to esophagus cancer if untreated. Esophagitis occurs when the stomach acids come up the esophagus.
Q: Can acid reflux cause the following symptoms: stuffy nose or a feeling like you are getting too much air?
I have these symptoms and get anxiety/panic attacks due to them. Other triggers of my panic attacks are when I feel like my heart is beating too fast or I missed a breath. I am wondering if this all has to do with my acid reflux making me feel like i can't breathe?
Also, when it is humid my nose stuffs up even more. I have been to the doctor and are treating the reflux with nexium but the attacks are still there from time to time.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated
Omg thank you so much for the information.
My panic attack came out of nowhere on vacation. I had had nothing to eat basically and drank heavily on an empty stomach(very stupid of me). I felt like I couldn't breathe while in a bar in Brazil out of nowhere. Was in my room for 2 days till my flight back due to this awful feeling everytime I would step out of my room. I went to the doctor they said it was anxiety and acid reflux.
Stuffy nose came afterwards when I came back and started taking the Nexium but it gets worse in humid weather.
I have always had anxiety attacks due whenever I was short of breath due to physical activity such as basketball. But never this bad.
Also, sometimes when the AC hits me right int he face or a fan is going I feel like I am getting too much air and my nose is way too open(if that makes sense).
Please let me know if you have any more details or if you need more info. Thanks again everyone.
its probably your medication
to stop reflux you have to dampen the effect of your vagus nerve which is also associated with slowing down your heart beat (thus your heart is beating faster), and also you can feel like your are getting too much air, because the vagus nerve normally makes your airways narrower so when you medication dampens the effect of the vagus nerve, your bronchi are too wide resulting in you getting more air than usual
I cant explain the stuffy nose part, but thats one of the most commons symptoms
check out the side effects of your medication, I guess your panic attacks are due to your medication
tachycardia is listed(your heart over beating)
Was the not being able to breathe part before you started taking your medication?[I would guess it was, because before your med I guess your vagus nerves were over stimulated]
well dont be suprised if you get the other sympoms of your medication…
the heavy drinking is probably what started the panic attack, food in your stomach stimulates your vagus, heavy drinking probably had the key role (and over stimulating vagus to cause bronchoconstriction, but I dont know whether heavy drinking would effect your lungs that much)
any way my advice is not to overload your stomach, don’t eat too fast,
Q: what is acid reflux.What are the symptoms of it..?
what is acid reflux.What are the symptoms of it..
A: Acid Reflux is also called GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
What is it? The liquids in the stomach do not go through but regurgitate or come back up. This liquid can contain, acid, pepsin and bile.
Heartburn, refluxed fluid or regurgitation, nausea, ulcers, burning sensation, cough, asthma, fluid in mid ear or sinus
Q: Apple cider vinegar and Acid Reflux?
I’ve read that 2 teaspoons of red apple cider vinegar to a glass of water can help with the symptoms of Acid Reflux. Is this true? Is it a placebo effect? Does anyone have any other natural remedies?
A: yes, it will work. But, it will be much more tolerable and fun to take if you add it to a favorite juice. Apple Cider Vinegar balances PH – imbalance in PH is what causes acid reflux (short of a medical problem such as a tumor). Get organic ACV such as Braggs. http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=5711&at=0
Other ways to bring acid reflux under control is to take a daily probiotic and a digestive enzyme with each meal. These both work very well by helping your body to appropriately digest and absorb. My favorites are:
Probiotic – http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=2716&at=0
Digestive Enzyme – http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=2655
There are other brands of both the vinegar and the enzymes, but those links will give you an idea of what you are looking for. Your local health food store will carry all of these items. If you do decide to go back to iHerb to purchase them though, use coupon code KES097 for $5 off your first time order (not affiliated, just where I buy those items because it is cheaper and closer than a health food store.)
Those are things you can take to help, but more importantly is what you should do to stop exacerbating the problem.
For instance, you should cut out all coffee, chocolate and acidic or caffeinated foods and drinks. Also, if you take antacids, they can be addictive, so though they seem to help, they keep the ph in your system out of whack requiring further use of them. You need to quit those cold turkey.
Try drinking 8 glasses of clean, filtered water daily to help your digestive system. Milk is a good stomach balancer too. If you don’t drink cows milk, you can make a great almond milk. Follow directions online for making it. It is very easy, tasty and healthy.
Finally, add a bit of lemon to your water. That also helps digestion. Here, we quarter a lemon and squeeze one quarter in each glass of water. Good stuff!
Hope you get it under control soon. I know how uncomfortable it is.
Q: Is a baby supposed to spit up a lot to have acid reflux?
Well my baby has all reflux symptoms except the frequent spit up. She only spits up once in a while. It can be every day but just a tiny amount. But it doesn’t always happen. So could she have reflux or could it be something else?
How do I know if my baby has GER?
Clues that your baby suffers from GER enough to need treatment are:
* Frequent spitting up or vomiting (not all babies with GER spit up)
* Baby isn’t outgrowing the “colic” and/or spitting up
* Frequent blasts of crying that are painful cries, not just baby cries
* Your gut feeling tells you that your baby “hurts somewhere”
* Bursts of nightwaking “as if in pain”
* Colicky, abdominal pain after eating, even as long as one hour afterwards
* Poor sleep habits, restless
* Writhing as if in pain: drawing up legs, arching back
* Erratic feeding patterns. Refuses to feed or wants to breast or bottlefeed all the time.
* Frequent “wet burps” or “wet hiccups”
* Throaty noises: swallowing noises, choking, gagging
* Frequent, unexplained colds, wheezing, and chest infections
* Stop-breathing episodes
* Excessive drooling
* Spits up like a “volcano”
Q: HELP! I need to write a brief SOAP note. 30 year old female showing symptoms of acid reflux disease?
I need to use acronyms and abbreviations associated with medical terminology. The SOAP note is about a 30 year old female exhibiting signs of acid reflux disease. In addition, are there any good websites that have acronyms and abbreviaitons associated with medical terminology? PLEASE HELP! This is really confusing for me. I understand some acromyns and abbreviations but some have different meanings. Thank you!
I use this one all the times http://www.all-acronyms.com/?g=7
Q: Are these symptoms of Acid Reflux?
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on my symptoms
A few weeks ago, I went to the doctor becuase I had a constant burning in my stomach and it would kind of burn my chest, actually, it kind of felt sore more than it burned. He prescribed losec and gastro bismol, and they seemed to have helped a bit.
But now, especially when I lie down or sit of too long, I get this weird feeling when I breathe. I feel like I’m breathing in through my nose, but I don’t feel like I’m exhaling. If I breath in too much, my chest starts to hurt. I feel like there’s pressure against the back/roof of my mouth, but I don’t feel like I have some kind of sinus infection. And sometimes my throat starts to feel dry and sratchy and like there’s a lump in it.
Has anyone had this before? What did you do about it? I’m also suffering from some anxiety issues, so I don’t know if that’s contributing to it as well..
A: yup I have acid reflux I have all those symptoms and thats exactely why im still up at almost 2am. I hate it!!
Q: What symptons did you have of acid reflux?
I have a burning in my chest that started about four days ago, Ive been to the ER and was told that I had arthritis in my ribs but now I’ve been told by another doctor that it’s acid reflux. The only symptom I have is rib burning, which started after taking Amoxicillin.
A: Burning in you throat, heartburn, taste hydrochloric acid in your mouth, or the back of your teeth start wearing away.
Q: Joints clicking (all over) – Hair Loss (all over) & lots of Acid Reflux. What could cause these symptoms?
A: lyme disease? lupus?
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