Acid Reflux Disease Symptoms, Causes, Tests, And Treatments

The lining of the stomach is specially adapted to protect it from the powerful acid, but the esophagus is not protected. Proton pump inhibitors ( Prilosec , Prevacid , Protonix , Aciphex , Nexium ) also reduce the amount of acid your stomach makes. I didn’t believe my gastro doc when he said take super fast reply Nexium for nausea, but it works. I don’t have reflux post-op, but sometimes I still do get nausea. I take Nexium for a few days and it goes away. Many respiratory symptoms, such as chronic cough and wheezing, can also be due to heartburn, likely because stomach acid is getting into your lungs.

Listen very carefully, too much acid and low acid have the same symptoms that is why 98 percent of the time low acid is misdiagnosed for high acid or reflux. Please stop taking that med until u know for sure because if it is low then u are doing more harm by taking acid reducing drugs. Please find out for sure. A recent study suggests that dietary choices may be as effective as using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in treating acid reflux. Exact figures vary, but diseases resulting from acid reflux are the most common gut complaint seen by hospital departments in the United States.

If you’re having chest pain, check with your doctor to make sure you’re not having a heart attack, says Walter J. Coyle, MD, gastroenterologist with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. Sometimes acid escaping from your stomach can make its way into the back of your throat, leaving an icky, bitter taste in your mouth. In really extreme cases, this can cause choking. I had nausea with my GERD as you can see from my earlier posts above. Although I still have other symptoms, my nausea has been hugely helped with acupuncture. It took a while to kick in but I haven’t had my morning nausea for 3 months now.

If GERD is severe and unresponsive to medical treatment, a surgical intervention known as fundoplication may be needed. If heartburn occurs two or more times a week, it is known as GERD for short. A ring of muscle, the gastroesophageal sphincter , normally acts as a valve that lets food into the stomach but not back up into the esophagus. When this valve fails, and stomach contents are regurgitated into the esophagus, the symptoms of acid reflux are felt, such as heartburn. If your mouth all of a sudden starts producing extra saliva, it could be water brash, which is highly suggestive of acid reflux, Dr. Coyle says.

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