Prevention The primary focus of prevention for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is to pay attention to your lifestyle and avoid activities or triggers that cause symptoms. Ms Maltepe and Ms Bozzo are members and Ms Einarson is Assistant Director of the Motherisk Program.
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2011;19(4):235-41 Chandrasekaran CV, Deepak HB, Thiyagarajan P, et al. This lets the doctor see if there is any obvious damage, and also eliminate other reasons for the patient's symptoms (foreign body, malignancy). Why are heartburn and GERD not trivial conditions? Experiment with different textures when eating to find items that soothe your throat.
This surgery reinforces the lower esophageal sphincter by wrapping the top of the stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter. You need to contact your physician to be certain that the esophagus is intact and not have a leak ... I was on that for 6 months, and was having daily diarrhea. Your doctor may ask you to take this test while you’re at rest or while you exercise. I forgot tums at the store, so tums aren't an option to help me.
Andrew Weil takes the camera man with him for a quick guided tour of his home, stopping off in the kitchen where he points out a diverse stock of herbs and non Melodika.net (press release) What Is Acid Reflux And How To Do The Best Remedies Sometimes symptoms occur such as heartburn, abdomen feels bloated therefore like vomiting and abdominal pain.At the entrance to your stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The best way to avoid this problem is simple: eat something first. It might be worth checking your computer for viruses with an antivirus utility such as CureIt from «Dr. I weigh 125 lbs and am 5'5", that meal in the past would have stuffed me. any ideas? carmelisa on 2006-03-12 This thread continues beneath the following ad. . what was the exact symptomology that was occcuring before nexium was prescribed ? please explain what condition of hair?nails? how many white spots on/under finger nails? John Stanton on 2006-03-12 about 2 and a half years ago i went to my ear nose and throat doctor because i felt like i had a little bump in my throat. it turned out to be a polyp on my vocal chord. she gave me steroids for 5 days and then told me to take nexium because i have acid reflux and she could tell that the acid was splashing up my throat and causing this irritation. (i am not a singer and do not use my voice or anything special). the polyp shrank after taking what she said, but every now and then when i would run out of nexium i did not refill it because it didn't bother me not to take it except that i would notice my voice becoming more hoarse when i didn't take it. eventually i would feel the polyp again, go to the doc and she'd explain that i needed the nexium to stop the acid spashing the polyp and causing it to become irritated and swollen again. even while i was on the nexium i would occasionally have the hunger pangs/ growling/unsatiable hunger...usually i thought it was related to having too many alcoholic drinks the evening before or from dehydration (probably due to too much caffeine). i usually drink 10 glasses of water a day and like i said i have cut out caffeine and if i drink alcohol it is limited to 1 glass of wine. my hair is healthy, grows fast but fine/thin which is how it has been all my life. my nails are very strong, grow quickly and have barely noticable vertical ridges in them. currently i do not have any white spots under my fingernails, however it would not be uncommon for me to have an occasional white spot. carmelisa on 2006-03-12 . much of acid is due to life style and diet indiscretion...nexium only aggarvte.. nexium is shown as adverse effects to be (contraproductive to polyp elimination) as well as (appetite increase/confusion)--as B12 affected--with past alcohol use=faulty digestion --encouraged to start b comple vits...and probiotic use... how has stool and passing stool charcteristics changed?before nexium and after/currently? urine/urination? what exact 'name' of contrceptive used? John Stanton on 2006-03-12 my contraceptive is yasmin 28 birth control pill. urniation is fairly frequent because i drink a lot of water. this week it is clear but in the past month it was more yellow. stool is normally soft. i have a bowel movement about 2-3 times a day. i have a sensitive stomach and am prone to diarreah, maybe once or twice a month. luckily i have not had diarreah for almost one month. i think this is because the herbal medicine from the acupuncturist is making my stool more firm. i can't say how my stool has changed with or without nexium, i don't think it really changed it. generally i have soft stool, but in this past month, it is more firm. but now that i am approaching the date of menstruation (march 14th), it is becoming soft again. my acupuncturist told me to stay away from fiber until he can stabalize my stomach. i have not been able to do this, since i like eat fiber because it makes me feel full longer. meanwhile, the GI told me to take metamucil for my soft stool. i have not done this, because i do not think it's necessary. one more sypmton i have is that i have been burping for 2 weeks. i never used to burp unless i drank soda. but i have not had soda in a month. i think the burping is strange. are you saying i should take a b complex vitamin? and probiotic? what is probiotic? carmelisa on 2006-03-12 This thread continues beneath the following ad. burping....when this particularly occurs?what seems to bring it on?what chaacteristics?taste? just air?food comes with?please explain details envolved.... John Stanton on 2006-03-13 age?height?weight? how many pregnancies (if any)? what complaints typically (recent)are associated with menses?before?just starting?during?just after?how has menses changed since nexium has been stopped?what effect have on menses ? John Stanton on 2006-03-13 .. it is for certain that a polyp exist? John Stanton on 2006-03-13 when i burp it is dry. meaning that i never feel any acid coming up my throat. and it is just a small burp that has no flavor or taste. it is just air, but very little. i don't know what causes it because it seems to happen anytime. it doesn't have to be right after a meal. it can happen on an empty stomach too. but then again, i eat something every 30 minutes to an hour because i am so hungry. i am 28 years old, 5'4& quot;, 125 lbs.. no pregnancies. i did not notice any difference in my menses with or without the nexium. except that this time i got my period one day earlier than expected (without nexium) normall, the day before i menstruate i usually feel a sciatic pain shooting down my leg. it can last about 2 days, but this time i did not get the pain. i always have cramps in my lower back and light cramps in the front on the first day of my period. i have frequent bowel movements (about 4 x a day) the for the first 2 days of my period. and they are very soft, thing and long. and more yellow or lighter than usual. i even notice this starting to occur 1 or 2 days before my period. and my period usually lasts 4 or 5 days. it is pretty light since i am on the pill. i am fairly certain that the polyp existed because i used to feel it when i lied my head on a pillow and would swallow. i also could notice it when i would run and had a hard time breathing. the doctor put a telescope up my nose and down my throat and saw it easily. she said it was about 3mm big and i could either have it removed or take steroids to reduce it and nexium to stop my acid reflux from splashing it. she was surprised that i was not a singer and that i do not use my voice in a loud way because she thought it was strange for me to have this irritated polyp. she was also surprised that i did not know i had acid reflux. ( but i really never felt such strong sypmtons until the past month) after the steroids i felt better. i took the nexium for about a year. then i went off of it, because i did not think i really needed it. eventually i felt the polyp again and went back to her. she said i could get it removed with surgery or i could stick with the nexium. carmelisa on 2006-03-15 This thread continues beneath the following ad.Those suffering from acid reflux know that it can be a very painful condition. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. Always consult your doctor about mixing medications as well since I am not familiar with your medical history. ...