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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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I get epigastric pain while sleeping or lying down. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel pain in the epigastrium part of my stomach mostly when I sleep or lay down. It happens only when I lay down at night or daytime.I have heartburn, constipation, gas, bloating in my stomach and I think it may be acid reflux. The interesting part is that all of this happens while l...  Read Full »


Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your description it looks like GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). Yes, sometimes it becomes chronic, and it is a very unpleasant feeling. In chronic cases, there can be a potential issue of esophageal sphincter incompetence, resulting in acid reflux. Beginn...  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 icliniq.com. Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is a condition related mostly to 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 case...  Read Full »

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