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Gastroesophageal Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is brought on by persistent stomach acid reflux into the tube connecting the mouth and stomach (the esophagus). This backwash may irritate the lining of your esophagus. The problem of periodic acid reflux is prevalent. One of the symptoms, which usually appears after eating and is worse when people lie down, is a burning sensation in the chest. Antacids and self-care are considered treatments.

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I am having chest tightness that radiates to my throat causing pain and irritation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having tightness in my chest for the past two days, that radiates up to my throat. I was not having any problem at first but now it is starting to irritate and hurt. Now I am also having a cough and it aggravates while talking or while deeply breathing. I was wondering if I should...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Mostly it is an acidity and reflux disease. Do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in your throat, or chest burning? If yes, it further supports th...  Read Full »

I feel tightness and dryness around my throat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel tightness around my throat, and I have difficulty swallowing, throat dryness, and a burning sensation. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I am sorry for such acute discomfort you are having. 1) For how long have you had the above symptoms? 2) Is it associated with mild fever? 3) Do you mean a burning sensation in the throat or soreness of the throat? 4) Do you have dry c...  Read Full »

Is vomiting after eating due to a reflux or a worm infection?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 2 years and 11 months old. He used to have vomiting almost every day or frequently. The doctor treated him with the capsule Losec 5 mg for one month. After that, he was alright and was eating well. Later again, his appetite went low, and he started vomiting frequently. The doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Worm infection is very common in my country. I suggest you give the baby the syrup Bandy Plus (Albendazole and Ivermectin) 5 ml once at night post-meal. You can repeat the dose after a week. Vomiting can be treated with syrup Ondem (Ondans...  Read Full »

How to get rid of an itching sensation in my chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. For the past seven to ten days, I am feeling occasionally uneasiness, an itching-type sensation in my left chest. I am not aware, of whether it is heart muscle or any other issue. I have no chest pain but have breathlessness sometimes. Also, I have no chest pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably this is gastritis and reflux disease. Do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in the throat, or chest burning? These are the other symptoms that may be associated. However, it is bet...  Read Full »

What is GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux)?

Query: Hi doctor, It started around a month ago with tightness in the throat. When I got to the doctor, I was able to talk for only one time, that too, through the phone. Doctor prescribed me a tablet Penicillin, and I took it every six hours for 10 days. I also got anti-inflammatory Diflam throat spray, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asym...  Read Full »

I am worried about my symptoms such as liquid moving up the throat, high heart rate, and increased and painful gas below ribs and stomach. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I went to an urgent care clinic for some problems that have become worst. I am not certain if the doctor is on the right track to help me. I am suffering from the following symptoms: I am suffering from: Liquid moving up the throat. Increased and painful gas below the ri...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I read your query and understand your concern. Most likely your symptoms are because of gastroesophageal reflux disorder overlapping dyspepsia. I can suggest you few things: Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and take the medicines with their...  Read Full »

I have trouble swallowing due to severe reflux. How to overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28-year-old male with 66 kg.I have had trouble swallowing for a year and a half, which has resulted in me being on a liquid diet. The problem was due to severe reflux. Endoscopy and barium were normal. My issue is I am eating better now, especially with a sip of fluid every bite, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As endoscopy and barium studies are normal, I am assuming you do not have any structural abnormality in the esophagus. The only possibility is you may have functional or morality disorders of the esophagus. Still, I would suggest continuing t...  Read Full »

I have bad pain at the end of my esophagus and the beginning of my stomach. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bad pain at the end of my esophagus at the beginning of my stomach, and I feel like there is a knot there, and I have got this pain right after eating dinner last night. I only ate four bites of dinner and stopped because the upper part of my stomach started hurting. I felt like I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have gastric reflux due to abnormal relaxation of the lower part of the esophagus. It is a very common condition that requires some medications and lifestyle modifications to be controlled. My advice: 1. Maalox sachet after heavy meals...  Read Full »

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