Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is caused when the acid in the stomach travel up to the throat and create a burning feeling in the chest. The symptoms are heartburn, bad breath, sore throat, hoarse voice, bloating, etc. It can be caused by consuming spicy and fatty food or due to obesity, stress, anxiety, pregnancy, smoking, etc.

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My husband has a chest pain that comes and goes. Could it be a heart condition?

Query: Hi doctor, Since the last two months, my husband has chest pain. It is probably a muscle strain caused by an exercise machine he uses. The pain is not constant. It comes and goes and sometimes, it is felt on his back on the left side. Please suggest some medicines for permanent pain relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to likely cause for his chest pain is gastritis and reflux disease. Does he also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on eating, sour water feeling in the throat or chest burning? These are the other symptoms that may be associated. He ...  Read Full »

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of months ago, I started feeling tightness in chest, shortness of breath, and overall fatigue. I went to a walk-in clinic, they did an EKG, and everything was fine. They asked me to follow-up with a physician. The nurse conducted a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, and ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to My impression about your illness is gastritis and reflux disease, which is leading to reflux of acid into the lungs causing bronchoconstriction. This bronchoconstriction leads to shortness of breath and asthma-like pattern on the pulmonary function test (PFT). The pr...  Read Full »

I have developed a metallic taste in my mouth and pain in my stomach. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I developed pain in the right side of my stomach over three weeks ago. A few days later, I developed nausea and a metallic taste in my mouth. I have had blood and urine tests which were normal. I have also had an ultrasound which was also normal. My symptoms have not improved. I was pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your comments, and it is suggestive of gastritis and reflux disease. Please follow the following steps, and it will help you get out of this. 1) Take small bites of food and chew food properly. 2) Increase intake of fluids. 3) Do not overeat; leave...  Read Full »

Gastritis Cause Black Stools

Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux problem for the last 5 years. Pain in my throat also happens because of it. For the last eight months, I feel dizzy, vertigo after eating food and sometimes even after drinking water. I have started taking herbal medicines for psoriatic arthritis before six months. Whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Most likely you are being given steroids or painkillers in the form of herbal supplements, and they have the side effect of gastritis that can cause black stools.Black stools can also be caused by multivitamins. In such case scenario, my strong re...  Read Full »

My report showed mild TR. Is that something to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I have made an echo after I started having an uncomfortable chest pain and short of breath with little dizziness while I make an effort talking. But, I do not get tired that much even if I am working out. Can the symptoms be related to anxiety? However, the doctor said my heart is fine...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is mild leakage across the valve. There is no need to worry about it. It can sometimes be found. Is your chest x-ray done? If not just get one done. This pain may be due to anxiety or reflux disease. Do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping...  Read Full »

Can pain in the lower rib occur due to a heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with some health issues lately. When I was 32 years old, I had my first atrial fibrillation, for which cardioversion was done in the hospital. Five years after that, I had a second attack, with the same result. I have never taken any medicines, just started taking C...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) very carefully. Your heart looks fine, and your blood tests are also fine, only your cholesterol is elevated. Your ECGs are also normal, so the likelihood of this pain being c...  Read Full »

Is GERD(Gastroesophageal reflux disease) curable permanently through medicines?

Query: Dear Doctor, Is GERD curable through medicines permanently? If yes, kindly prescribe the medicines. I have consulted many doctors and taken tablets, but after a few days it is troubling again. Please prescribe some permanent solution to this.  Read Full »

Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) can be treated effectively with medications like omeprazole, pantoprazole, and with combination of prokinetic drugs like domperidone. In addition to drugs, the modification of life style is important such as: Eating small quanti...  Read Full »

Does pineapple cause heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acid reflux problem. To the maximum it will cause problems like twice in six months. Shall I eat pineapple for the acid reflux issue? What if I eat pineapple daily or alternate basis and manipulate my liver to produce less acid for the future? Also, due to this habit, I can get...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is a condition related mostly to the esophageal sphincter incompetence. Low to moderate grades of GERD are treated first with antacid drugs, which is the best and the first non-invasive solution. Severe...  Read Full »

I have throat pain and a cough due to acidity. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having too much acidity for a few months. Sometimes, I am getting a cough due to too much bile and even throat pain. Can you please prescribe me some medicine to lower it permanently? I have been taking tablet Pan D extra.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Well, according to your complaints and history, it seems there is no need to prescribe over-the-counter medicines when you have been taking some of them on daily basis. I would like to evaluate yourself regarding the cause of the situation. ...  Read Full »

I feel like I have a bubble in my chest. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32 year old male, I have been to the ER twice in the past two weeks for a bubbling sensation that starts at the base of my sternum and goes up my esophagus, mostly when I am sitting or lying down. On the first visit they did a complete blood workup, EKG, and x-ray, everything was no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you have the same feeling during the ECG? Do you have any symptoms like dizziness, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating and burping? The feeling that you are having may be due to acid reflux, but then you would have a burning feeling. There is a pos...  Read Full »

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