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 could be wrong if an H. Pylori infection does not improve with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have the H.pylori infection a year ago. I have taken several doses of antibiotics, but the symptoms did not get better. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The mere presence of Helicobacter pylori may not always be pathological. It can be endemic in certain areas. The treatment is required only if you are having gastritis or acid related disorders. Avoid taking long courses of antibiotics, as it is not needed for H.pylori. M...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my tests taken for acid reflux.

Query: Hello doctor, What do these tests results mean? Esophageal mobility: % failed 30, % weak 40, % ineffective 70. EGJ outflow obstruction, median IRP 19.8. I am having acid reflux and taking medications for GERD.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you send across the endoscopy report? Looks more like EGJ outflow obstruction than achalasia cardiac. Anti-reflux surgery alone will not help. May need myotomy too. Will give a definite comment once I see the pending reports.  Read Full »

I have something stuck in my throat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have acidity and I feel like something is stuck in my throat and have inflammation.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have severe pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat). It is highly possible due to the reflux of acid from the stomach. You need to take some precautions: Avoid food items like spicy foods, excess coffee, fried foods, etc. Avoid eating to a full stomach,...  Read Full »

Will PPI help in curing gurgling noise in stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I have reflux and GERD. Also a hiatal hernia. Sometimes I have gurgling in the stomach and into my throat. It is like a gurgling noise and a ticking noise if I hold my mouth open. I just started medium. Would you be worried or is this normal for reflex and the PPI should help?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PPI alone will not work. Need to add some pro motility medicines too. Also dietary modifications and lifestyle changes need to be considered consistently. If symptoms are worsening, then need to think of other measures. Would like to have a look at your endoscopy report...  Read Full »

I have stomach ache and bloating. Should I take a laxative?

Query: Hello doctor, Starting Friday morning, I started to get stomach pain and a headache and my body felt week. I went home and slept for a couple hours and this seemed to help at first. That night I was up until 4 AM with terrible stomach pain and extreme bloating. I took Mylanta and was able to at le...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms cannot be specifically correlated to a single condition. However, it looks more like gastritis with acid reflux on the first note. You can take acid-suppressing medicines like Pantoprazole 40 mg tablets once daily before food for one week. Can add tablet ...  Read Full »

I wake up coughing at night and swallow water to relieve this. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I always wake up coughing during the night. And when I eat, I get discomfort like trapped wind in my esophagus and have to swallow water hard to relieve this. I tested negative for H. pylori and currently on Lansoprazole which is not improving my symptoms much.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are most likely due to gastroesophageal reflux disease, that is, acid reflux from the stomach to the food pipe in the chest. This happens more in the night hours which results in cough and sleep disturbances. Occasionally, it can also result in bad taste e...  Read Full »

What are the dietary changes to be made in GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have had chronic constipation since my childhood. The doctors said that my gastric motility is a bit under-par. To rule out any physical damage, I went through colonoscopy three years ago. The reports only mentioned small hemorrhoids. I was on a brief c...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your treatment till date is on the right track and I appreciate your adherence to the same. You have a small hiatus hernia, which is not an abnormal finding always. The reflux of acid from the stomach to the esophagus (chest) is causing your current sympto...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken for chronic acid reflux?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I have a problem with chronic acid reflux/GERD that often causes my throat pain as well. The problems are off and on i.e sometimes they are not much considerable but sometimes they are highly problematic. Additionally, I have sometimes noticed the problem of co...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), you need to modify your diet well. Avoid reflux-promoting foods like excess coffee, spicy foods, fried foods etc. Practice short frequent feeds rather than full stomach feeds. Have a gap of at least an hour betw...  Read Full »

I have pain in the throat when bending. How can this be healed?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an endoscopy test. Tell me what the impression means. Is it serious? Now, I am having pain in the throat when bending, and pain in chest when burping. How can this be healed? What medicine can I take? Please advice me.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nothing to worry. There is some acidity issues as well as possibility of reflux of acid from stomach to food tube (esophagus). Need diet modifications. Avoid excess spicy or masala based foods. Avoid excess coffee or carbonated drinks. Take short frequent feeds rat...  Read Full »

I have heartburn, bloating and fullness. Will this get better with treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with gastritis yesterday and have been suffering from heartburn, bloating and fullness for three months now. What I do not understand is, if gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining, why is my LES relaxing and causing heartburn to a point where my throat sw...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be having gastritis with associated reflux. The symptoms worsen with foods that worsen acidity, most of them can relax the lower esopahgeal sphincter. This sphincter is a functional sphincter and its action is affected by a lot of factors including abdominal an...  Read Full »

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