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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

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Acid Reflux (or to use its full name, gastro-oesophageal reflux) is a relatively common complaint, where stomach acid travels back up from the stomach into the oesophagus. It’s caused by the sphincter muscle at the top of the stomach not operating properly, allowing liquid to travel back up the gullet and causing heartburn and an unpleasant, sour, taste in the mouth. The sphincter muscle is designed to allow food down into the stomach, but is supposed to close and not let any liquid back up. Though there are many possible causes of this condition, being overweight can increase the pressure on your stomach, forcing stomach acid back through the sphincter. Unfortunately fatty foods and alcohol can also aggravate the condition, as the stomach takes longer to digest fatty meals. Smoking, drinking and taking on board too much caffeine can also relax the sphincter muscles, making the condition worse. To treat the condition, self help techniques are normally sufficient, such as losing weight and reducing intake of fatty foods. If symptoms still persist then your GP can prescribe various drugs that reduce the production of stomach acid, or neutralise the acid in your stomach. All of these have side-effects, and most cannot be taken indefinitely, however.

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I quit smoking a year ago and it seem when I quit I was feeling these lumps in my throat went away after awhile. I got really sick with a sinus infection and I noticed this acid backing up into my throat its making my stomach sore and my throat. It comes and goes. I have been taking medium and a liquid antiacid.the we Dr I saw days its from flim I'm still having it and it worried me .





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Been on lanzsposle for 2 years (30mg) twice a day and I've now reduced it to (30mg)in the morning and (15mg) when should i start taking (15mg) twice a day?and I have also have a bigger mastoidiTis on my right side than I do on my left and no one in my family have its





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I have suffered with the following symptoms. Diarrhea Mucus un my stool Gutt ache In my upper middle abdomen area were the soloplex is located I have a pain when I apply any pressure, I burp when pressing this area, it feels like it is filling with air. I wake up on a morning with sick in my mouth, I burp and I am sick in my mouth , maybe ten times a day, mainly happens after eating. Despite acid reflux tablets , pregnancy anti sickness's medication nothing has stopped this I cannot cope the doctors think I'm lying, they don't know what wrong. Please help me





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Hi, I am 16 years old, 5' 6" and 200lbs. I don't smoke, don't drink (aside from squash, tea occasionally, milk and water). However, i recently had a severe sudden cough and sore throat, which comes and goes as it pleases. It causes extreme discomfort and wakes the rest of myfamily up at night. I don't know what to o, ive tried nexium plus, gaviscon, antacids, rennie, hyperacidity regulators and traditional methods, but this acidic burning in my throat, chest and nose is getting worse instead of better. I'd appreciate if someonecould help me outhere as its extremely uncomfortable and doesn't help my athsma.





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Hi, 2 years ago I had kidney stones and ever since then I be sick periodically for no reason. It used to come in spates, once or twice a day for a few months at a time, but now it's becoming more frequent, with me throwing up on average once a day. It's really affecting my confidence, my ability to socialise, and I have to be really careful when I'm out as if I'm caught off guard I have no option to be sick there and then! I'm 24, and been told by the doctors that this is something I have to live with. All tests have come back normal, I've no allergies, no adverse medical conditions and have no idea why this would be happening. Please advise :(





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I have never really suffered with Acid reflux before, started feeling terribly sick especially in the mornings. I went to my gp and was sent to the hospital to have the camera down my throat. That was an experience I do not want to go through again because they could not get a proper look, anyway the outcome was I have a "silent reflux" which I take 1 tablet a day. Since coming back from my holiday in August the symptoms have got worse, my tummy is bloated, the sickness has got worse, and like one previous question I can feel miscues in the back of my throat constantly. My tongue is sometimes covered in a white coating, but my breath stinks and have been told it smells like "poo" or "sick" which is really embossing and can be smelt right across a room which keeps getting worse. I visit the dentist regularly and he reports my teeth are fine. This problem is having an effect on my self esteem and wanting to socialise. What can I do to improve my health ?





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It could be h.pylori bug this has many symptoms that causes these problems I had really bad acid reflux but felt Like something was stuck in my throat and felt so unwell had a poo test done and two lots of antibiotics and laprasole now feel so well again ask doctor to do this test or breath test to see if you have this.

My daughter is 45 slim and non smoker and rare drinker yet 3 weeks ago she developed a bad bout of acid reflux. She was originally put on Gaviscon by her doctor which did nothing. He then put her on Omeprosole along with Gaviscon. Now she can hardly swallow but does manage liquids. When she first got it she was very breathless but that seems to have gone now but the eating problem is worrying as I not sure she is getting the proper nutrients. Has anyone else had this swallowing issue.she is going to see a consultant next week but is there anything she can do meantime?





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Hello I am 22, and for the last couple of years I was told I had bad breath by my partner occasionally. I think the problem could be my digestive system. It could be GERD but not sure as I read it affects mostly older and overweight people but I'm quite tall and slim. My posture is not that great cause I am 6'2'' and often have to look down, also I have sunken chest which is not as bad as some cases I've seen but noticeable. I've read that can be an issue regarding acid reflux. When I was a child I had a friend who had bad back and didn't have pillows on her bed and I got into a habit of not putting my head on a pillow when sleeping. Recently I've slept with pillows but my partner says that in the night my head often hangs down at the edge of the bed which is likely to be causing the stomach juices to flow into my esophagus and mouth. Because when I put my head on a pillow I feel like I can't breath as my head is sinking into the pillow.And sometimes it causes bad breath in the morning. I often have alcohol like beers and wine and eat various foods, large portions, and often get very full. I've had bitter taste in my mouth for the last few days and last night I had a big meal with lots of alcohol and this morning with the bad taste in my mouth I also have a burning sensation in the esophagus. Can someone tell me what it is, is it GERD or some other acid reflux problem, How should I change my diet and lifestyle. Thanks Ante





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My tips on how I completely cured my heartburn & acid reflux. Tip 1; an immediate relief is found via root ginger. Seems to neutralise the esophagus immediately. Tip 2; apple cider vinegar diluted with a bit of water and then down it. Every morning. Tip 3; have a look at the free video on solvehealthproblem.com/acidreflux and just follow the methods it gives you. Takes about a week but reflux symptoms will then be gone forever. Tip 4; dont push your luck! once you feel your symptoms have relieved still don’t be silly and have that greasy take away! Be cautious what you eat without it ruling your life. Acid reflux can indeed cause many various symptoms, I think thats another thing what struggled me for many years when i had it





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Hi there.. I have experienced, not often, but when I do have it, it's whilst I am asleep normally early hours of the morning, When it happens I end up coughing and getting the bad acidic taste in my mouth, and an uncomfortable tender throat, it takes me a while to try and control the coughing eventually the coughing stops. I am 46 6ft tall and 280lbs, I have never taken tablets for it.





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