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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Do I need surgery to improve severe reflux symptoms?

Query: I have heartburn (burning in my chest from time to time after a meal), sometimes I have a sour stomach after a meal, mostly I have reflux issues. Meaning after I eat I spit up some food and clear or milky liquid. Usually the spitting up happens when I feel like I need to burp but vomit comes up inst...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well as of now you would certainly had idea that this relfux is not going anywhere. It should be resolved with the medications one of which are dexilant and omeprazole in past. Or if refractory GERD or in case you develop side effects due to these medications, ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal pain post meals in a COPD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 56 years old. She feels pain and burning sensation in her abdominal area. Initially, it started from the right side of her upper abdominal area then after few days to the left side. It often occurs after eating. Although, we consulted her usual doctor, who prescribes her f...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has been suffering from pain and burning sensation in the abdominal area for few days. She is a known case of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and HTN (hypertension). Well, such typ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a nagging and choking sensation in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nagging feeling on my throat for more than a month and a half now. It has been worsening as a feeling of choking sensation all day. I do not have a problem swallowing, nor is my throat painful, but the feeling is annoying, and I have a hard time sleeping nowadays. I do not have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. And I am concerned about you. It is due to gastric reflux disease only. As you mentioned, you have removed gallbladder. So when you eat something because there is no organ to consume all the enzymes, it hits back, and you get such a choking f...  Read Full »

What causes nausea and sharp abdominal pain that radiates to the back?

Query: For a while I have lost my appetite due to a constant nauseous feeling. The nauseous feeling would be really strong after I would eat even a little. In the past week I've not eaten much, my lower abdomen is really painful and has a tightening, sharp sensation, which causes me to have chills. I'm con...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query. Your ovrrall discomfort is not specific to any ailment yet you have multiple symptoms of multiple minor issues. You appear to have an ailment related to acid reflux. Let's start with some simple remedies - Rx T. Pantoprazole (40mg gastro resistant tablets) 1 tablet once daily ...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with gastritis. As of the moment, I am anxious about the bubbly feeling in my throat. Can I please ask for your advice on a remedy? It is bugging me as I am a highly anxious person. My ultrasound came back normal, but it was gastritis. People are posting online t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Khot

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, do not worry and do not panic. Gastritis is a condition where your stomach lining gets inflamed. The bubbly feeling may be due to acidity, so do not worry about it. Gastritis can be cured easily, and do not go on the internet for diagnosis; it will add ...  Read Full »

Which is the best probiotic for acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux since 10 years. My H.pylori test is negative. I already overused Pantoprazole and it caused side effects like vitamin B12 deficiency, muscle weakness, etc. So, I would like to discontinue it. I heard that probiotics may heal my problem. Can I use probiotics? If so, th...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Yes, probiotics play a wonderful role in this. In fact the famous probiotic for this purpose available in market are Darolac-IBS and VSL-3 (lactic acid). You can take them twice a day. For further ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel as if there is something stuck or moving in my throat around the back of the mouth to the Adam's apple. It has been bothering me for a few days. There is no pain associated with it, just the feeling as if something is moving up and down my throat. It goes down if I swallow, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Family Physician, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A foreign body sensation or a feeling of something stuck in the throat is a very common complaint. There are so many causes like acid reflux, pharyngitis and allergic rhinitis that could cause the feeling. I suggest: You take tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg on an ...  Read Full »

I feel pain around the belly button after eating some food. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel pain after eating some food around the belly button. Sometimes, it feels warm also around belly button and itching as well and tastes come from mouth what I ate. So, I want to know what is happeing with me.  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be suffering from acute gastritis with acid reflux. Pain around the belly button may be due to small bowel infection or belly button pain. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Use tablet Nexium 40 mg before breakfast for one week. Avoid ...  Read Full »

There is heaviness in the body with dizziness and gastrointestinal reflux. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, There is heaviness in the body always. I feel like bursting whenever I lay down. I am grinding teeth, have dizziness, and gastrointestinal reflux.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bursting and acid reflux problem can be connected to each other. But dizziness might not be due to acid reflux. For acid reflux, you need to take Pantoprazole like antacid for a week. Avoid the intake of excess spicy foods. Head should be elevated by putting a pi...  Read Full »

Though I take Rabeprazole daily, my symptoms of antral gastritis remains the same. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, In my endoscopy, I have antral gastritis for four months (severe indigestion, constipation, loss of appetite). I take 20 mg Rabeprazole daily but symptoms do not go away. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Now, let us move to your treatment. See as the name suggests, acid reflux should be treated in two phases. Control production of acid for which you are on Delixant and Ranitidine. To prevent the acid formed inside the stomach to reflux back into the esophagus. This...  Read Full »

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