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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Could chest pain in an 8-year-old kid indicate cardiac problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old son has been having chest pains since six months. He takes medication for acid reflux, anxiety, and asthma currently. We had a CT scan done but the doctor says it should nothing to be concerned about, however, some of the stuff in the report I feel is of concern and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the CT report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are variations in the branching pattern, but this is fine to have. Many individuals have such a branching pattern without any consequences. Slight bulging was mentioned at rami...  Read Full »

I have chest pain and acid reflux with raised AST and ALT levels. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went to the ER for persistent and sharp chest pain. It was diagnosed as a bad acid reflux spell but was told to follow up with a GI doctor in case it was an ulcer. The doctor noted slightly high protein levels but I am looking at my chart and I have high AST and ALT levels....  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you must be concerned and very upset about your recent onset symptoms and visit to ED for this chest pain. Yes, they are right, that you might have ulcers in the food pipe that has led to chest pain. But you see, the patients with ulcers in food pip...  Read Full »

Why do I get a feeling of food stuck in throat post acid reflux treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from acid reflex for many years but it increased last month. I am positive for H.Pylori antigen and also food regurgitation. I visited a doctor and he prescribed Nexium, Dimperodone, and Amoxil 1 g and Levofloxacin. Now I feel like food stuck in the throat and if I stop...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I did review the lab tests and prescription you added (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So your symptoms are suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Further to specify, it is PPI responsive GERD because you respond to PPI drug which is...  Read Full »

Why do I get burning sensation in throat and difficulty in passing motion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having gas troubles and not able to go to motion properly. Sometimes I keep burping with burning feel in the throat. It will be there for sometime and goes away. I do not drink or smoke. I am eating healthy food on time. What could be the problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to This is likely gastric reflux, which is frequently aggravated by constipation. I guess you do not have any chest pain or burning which occurs on exertion and relieves with rest, this is just to rule out the possibility of cardiac cause. Now you should continue ...  Read Full »

What should I take to reduce my acid reflux problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. I have been experiencing panics especially when I do not feel better like having acid reflux. Now the gastrointestinal issue becomes regular. The only means to stop it is by drinking alcohol during night time and I feel better and get a good sleep. Please advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you to take once a day pill for controlling your acid reflux. Capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg half an hour before meals. You can take it in the morning time before breakfast or before dinner if you have predominant night symptoms. This acid suppressant will cont...  Read Full »

Will switching to Esomeprazole help in symptoms caused due to Omeprazole?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing acid problems. I keep burping after eating. I started to take 20 mg Omeprazole. I have been taking it for three days, once daily but I experience side effects such as muscle weakness, headache, and shortness of breath. How long should I take the medicine? And ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will definitely help you with your problem. Burping after eating is a very common problem. It is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. I will suggest you some precautions to prevent it. Eat less quantity of food every time than before. You may eat five to six ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the persistent sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat since january, at first I thought it was COVID-19 and have been self-isolating for a month but no other symptoms have occured. It is nearly June and my sore throat still has not cleared.  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please mention the symptoms what you are feeling? Any throat pain? Any cough? Any sputum production? Any nose block? Any chest pain? Any acid reflux? Any fever? Are you diabetic? Any post nasal drip? Send me a photograph of the inner side of your mouth showing post...  Read Full »

What could cause burning chest pain with acid reflux, breathing difficulty and hot flushes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having chest pain on the left side since a long time. It feels like burning sometimes and at other times it feels like pressure. I feel really tired most of the time and sometimes I feel a little light-headed, nauseous, irritated, and feel like coughing but I cannot. I als...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to With history, I come to a diagnosis that you have an acid peptic disease (APD). It is a common problem, people face frequently. I would suggest you to take less spicy and peppery food and avoid oily and masala foods. Kindly take plenty of water, vegetables, and green l...  Read Full »

Why do I have a strangling feeling in my throat after thyroidectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having a strangling feeling in my throat for around seven months. This came post thyroidectomy and so I thought it had to do with surgery. However, my gastroenterologist did an endoscopy and found bile in my stomach. As I researched this, I immediately thought of my ga...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, your symptoms are consistent with acid reflux. Did you have the same strangling feeling in neck during the last episode of symptoms? Or was there mid-chest burning type pain? Did you have endoscopy last time? There is no correlation of your symptoms with thyroidecto...  Read Full »

What causes acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to inquire what are the causes and possible treatment for acid reflux?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to The common causes of peptic ulcer disease are H pylori infection, Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), drugs other than NSAIDs such as Tetracycline, Iron tablets, potassium supplements and Bisphosphonates, Zollinger Ellison syndrome, and carcinoid tumors. T...  Read Full »

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