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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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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 pro...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain frequently with shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I am overweight. I have been having sharp upper right chest pains, that are very frequent. I did not have them before, but I started getting them recently. At first, I was having shortness of breath, and it felt as if someone was standing on my chest. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chest pain is a result of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Cardiac chest pain increases during respiration and comes with other symptoms like palpitations, etc. Omeprazole and Baclofen that your physician prescribed should reduce the symptoms you a...  Read Full »

Why do I have right-sided chest pain with prehypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a prehypertensive blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg last year. So, I am taking Telma 20 mg every morning since. I have reduced the intake of salt and oily food, and I did all the tests like 2D echocardiogram, kidney, urine, and blood tests, and all my reports were no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Pain in the chest could be due to heart pathology, lung pathology, neuromuscular origin or due to gastric acid reflux. Since your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal, and there is no history of injury, your pain can be due to gastric acid reflux, wh...  Read Full »

I have asthma, with a foul smell coming from my nose and throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have allergic asthma and nasal polyp since the past year. I have seasonal asthma since my childhood, and during an endoscopy, they found a 7 mm polyp at the GE junction, which is benign. I am feeling fatigue, and some foul smell is coming from my throat and nose. My recent bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. According to the history provided, you are having asthma and acid reflux disease. To cure asthma, I suggest using Salmeterol and steroid combination inhaler. Here steroid component can lead to throat irritation and secondary throat infection, for example, candidiasis ...  Read Full »

Why does my acid reflux keep coming back?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acid reflux. When I wake up and have my breakfast, I feel a vomiting sensation and ultimately vomit after some time. I had a previous history of the same but got cured for the time being. But now I am having the same issue again. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Recurrent acid reflux can be due to many causes. It is seen in obese people, people who smoke, those who have a hiatus hernia, or when you take too much spicy, sour, and fried food, and also seen in persons who lie down immediately after food. Generally, it is cause...  Read Full »

Is redness in the right tonsil and throat with no pain indicative of gastric reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness in my throat and the right tonsil area, but the tonsil is not big. And there is no pain or discomfort while swallowing. My ears are clogged. It has been one month. Sometimes I feel a sensation in the right side tonsil, which is also red and headache at the same time, but i...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepthi Maringanti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem seems to be simple acidity and reflux of acid into the throat. This is mostly silent, and no symptoms of pain exist, except for redness. This reflux is more common on the right side than on the left. You can take anti-reflux medication like PAN-D (Pantop...  Read Full »

Does drinking alcohol after fasting result in burping up brownish acid?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old male with acid reflux. I am taking Phentermine 37.5 mg for weight loss. On Wednesday, I ended up getting my COVID vaccine. The next day, I had a fever (took two medicine for fever that day) and returned to normal on Friday. Then yesterday (Saturday), I fasted all day and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Alcohol is the cause of gastritis, inflammation of the stomach lining. And it can cause nausea, vomiting, pain, and sometimes blood as well. Taking alcohol on an empty stomach has more of these above-mentioned symptoms than taking on a full stomach or fed stomach...  Read Full »

Does a hiatus hernia cause ulcer formation in the lower end of the gullet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 10 cm hiatus hernia. I have been under a specialist for 12 months now. I had two endoscopic procedures done, one under GA, but my gullet was not opening and was severely inflamed. On the CT scan, it shows a dark shaded area. The consultant could not get to see a closer picture o...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want some clarification before I would be able to guide you on what further you should do. TB (total billirubin) is 20. Is it in mmol/liter, or is it mg/dl? It is important. Please upload the liver function test results. I could not find this in your notes nor in the ...  Read Full »

How do I stop my stomach from being gassy and gurgling?

Query: Hello doctor, I drank soda with chips last night, and now I am suffering from acid reflux and bloating, burping, and having stomach fullness. I vomited twice since last night. Despite using the comfort room four times today, I feel the food I ate last night is not fully digested, and my stomach sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your problem. It seems you have a sensitive tummy. Do take care to have food at regular intervals from now on. Do not skip your food. Avoid food from outside, spicy food, and root vegetables. Since you have lost toileting, you might have a mild infe...  Read Full »

I have pain in my lower abdomen. What causes it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in lower abdomen. I feel that the pain is coming from my right testis while taking a bath. It is not severe, but still, it has not come down. I am on homeopathy treatment for skin allergy.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.We are here to help you.Such pain in lower abdomen can be due to any of the following reasons.Acid reflux, mostly in upper abdomen, but gas formation can lead to pain anywhere in the abdomen.Stone in the renal tract. It mostly presents with such kind of pain which radiated ...  Read Full »

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