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Gastroesophageal Reflux

Hey, does anyone know if Gastroesophageal Reflux causes tingling of the lips?

It shouldn't do no..there would be no reason why GERD would cause this.  (+ info)

gastroesophageal reflux?

what is the best position in a barium swallow test to asses and clearly visualize the gastroesophageal reflux

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How to treat gastroesophageal reflux in infants?

My baby is 4 weeks old and has reflux. We tried giving Zantac as per his Pediatrician's prescription but it had some side effects. Is there any natural way of curing this condition, apart from upright positioning and thickened feeding?

There are other meds, like Reglan & prevacid that are also used in infants, but obviously require a Rx. You can talk to your Dr about thickening your baby's feeds. Enfamil even has a formula with "AR" for acid reflux behind the name (this too, requires a Rx). Don't lay baby down right after feeding. When you do lay them down, lay them on their right side with head elevated (not flat) to promote the stomach to empty faster. You may even try sitting baby up in your lap, somewhat with one hand supporting his neck & the other feeding baby. After a feeding, sit baby in a swing or bouncy chair (w/o vibration) to keep them upright or just hold them for at least 30 minutes afterwards. also, burp baby frequently, more frequently than you would a baby without reflux.
NICU RN who has ealt with lots of refluxing babies  (+ info)

Is Gastroesophageal Reflux and Acid Reflux the same thing?

I have an infant that keeps throwing up, and no not spitting up, throwing up. He's being treated as we speak, but I wanted to know if there is a difference in the two.

I found this answer by a Digestive System Specialist...

Acid reflux is one cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a disease in which stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus).

Because GERD may also be caused by bile reflux, the term "acid reflux disease" is more specific in describing the cause. But it doesn't describe the body part affected by the acid reflux.

Most doctors prefer "GERD" because it's a more comprehensive term. Drug companies that market and sell acid-suppressing medications, however, often prefer to use "acid reflux disease."  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease?

My stomach always hurts! It's always full of gas. I don't know how did this come to be because I never skipped meals. I always burp and fart. Sometimes, I am also experiencing chest pain. I was rarely experiencing heartburn before, but it stopped. My appetite also increased.

Could this be GERD or a more serious illness? What should I do?

Visit your doctor. Acid-reflux disease produces heartburn, nausea, regurgitation, and yes, even chest pains. Often the related chest pains can mimic the symptoms of angina. Sounds like this could easily be your problem and there is no need to suffer. There are several meds such as, Nexium that are very effective and if left untreated Gerd can cause further damage to the esophagus and more serious complications and disease.

It isn't just a question of proper diet, that is to follow. Right now, you need the appropriate medication to help heal the damage that is already present in the stomach and esophagus. See your doctor.  (+ info)

How can I prevent Gastroesophageal reflux disease from coming back?

I have been suffering from this disease since i was a teenager.
Can anyone help, is there any herbs or food i can take?.

I have this too and it's a butt.
But mine is dimming down.

Try to eat lots of healthy foods; but nothing spicy or acidic (soda, citrus, ect.)

Don't eat things fried in oil; and limit your sweets.

Drink lots of non-acidic! fruit juice and water.

Light excersizes, like walking or light lifting is also REALLY good for it

wish you the best !  (+ info)

Can generalized anxiety disorder lead to Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

can chronic anxiety problems contribute to acid reflux?

Yes it can. Stress and anxiety are very hard on the abdomen. Ever notice how you sort of lose your appetite? Can cause excess digestive fluids, even when there is nothing in the abdomen to digest. and they can and often do, travel into the esophagus. Anxiety can cause all kinds of digestive problems. and as you know, stomach ulcers are very often caused by stress.  (+ info)

What types of food cause gastroesophageal reflux in most people or children?

Also specifically do foods high in carbohydrates cause gastroesophageal reflux...like potatos?
Also..is gastroesophageal reflux hereditary?

hot tea ,spicy foods ,citrus fruits ,chocolate citrus fruits
• chocolate
• drinks with caffeine
• fatty and fried foods
• garlic and onions
• mint flavorings
• spicy foods
• tomato-based foods, like spaghetti sauce, chili, and pizza  (+ info)

What is the best medicine for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

Which one is most effective? Which one has the least severe side effects? Which one is best for a brittle diabetic?

Any of the proton pump inhibitors.
There are several and all work well.
Pantoprozole has no interactions with any other drugs. They are all good in this respect and the side effects are minimal with all - very effective and well tolerated group of drugs  (+ info)

My sister's boyfriend was just diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease?

He was in the emergency room last night and all they did was give him medicine which did nothing to stop the pain. He tried many different medicines but the pain is so bad he cannot swallow or drink anything. I feel so bad for him is there anything we can do? He has an appointment in 3 days but he hasn't eaten or drank anything in days because the pain is too bad.
If you respond with just anything that's 10 points.

How long has it been since he has ate anything? If it's been a while, try having him eat any soups or liquids. Anything is better than nothing. Keep him hydrated as well.  (+ info)

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