Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition where the stomach acid flows back into the esophagus (tube connecting the throat to the stomach). This acid regurgitation irritates the lining of the esophagus causing a burning sensation in the chest. Antacids and proton pump inhibitors are used in the treatment.
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Can caffeine trigger GERD symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18-year-old male 182 cm feet tall and weighs about 63 kg. I have a problem with the last five months. I have been experiencing these symptoms like a burning pain in the stomach region (a few centimeters above belly button), alleviated by eating food, to a greater extent by antacids... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can very well understand your concerns. It seems that you probably have one of the two potential conditions. Considering your age and chronicity of the symptoms with no apparent weight loss or bleeding or reduced appetite (I assume since you did not mention)... Read Full »
How to confirm H.pylori infection?
Query: Hi doctor,Two months ago, I had diarrhea and vomiting. My gastroenterologist diagnosed it as GERD and found H.pylori unit 112 tested through blood. My LFT, CBC, and RBC were fine, with occasional white cells in my urine and uric acid was 6. I took Klaricid 500, Ospamox 1 g, Levopraid, Omeprazole, an... Read Full »
Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, all laboratory reports and ultrasound abdomen reports are normal except for the Helicobacter pylori antibody (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You were told to have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) based on the H.pylori test, but this test mig... Read Full »
Why do I have frequent gnawing pain when my stomach is empty?
Query: Hi doctor, I have frequent gnawing pain when stomach is empty, which is relieved after eating. There is a continuous mucus accumulation in the throat throughout the day, which obstructs proper breathing and flares the nose nostril followed by dry mouth. It is particularly in the early morning hours.... Read Full »
Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are consistent with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In this condition, junction of esophagus and stomach become weak and therefore, stomach acid move up into the esophagus. The most common cause for this is hiatus hernia in which t... Read Full »
What is the treatment for pancreatic rest?
Query: Hi doctor, Please find the attachment of the endoscopy report of my wife. She had stomach pain a long time ago, and we did the endoscopy. But, the doctor did not explain the reason to us. Could you please explain to me? What is pancreatic rest? What do you think about the nature of her polyps and th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the endoscopy reports of your wife (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn). A pancreatic rest is a sort of ectopic pancreatic tissue in the gastroduodenal mucosa. It is always better to wait for a biopsy ... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is a condition related mostly to the 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... Read Full »
I have GERD and suffer from all of the gastrointestinal symptoms. How to treat it? Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from GERD. My gastrointestinal symptoms include belching, heartburn, nausea, and regurgitation. In addition to bitter taste and dry cough, epigastric pain is also prevalent. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. In my opinion, along with table Omeprazole (Prilosec), you should take the tablet Levosulpiride (Dislep). And lifestyle modifications are also critical. Do you smoke or consume alcohol? Is there a source of tension in your life? Are you stresse... Read Full »
What could be causing my poor digestion and bowel irregularity?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 44 years old male. I have a good diet. I have been taking good care of my health for the past 20 years as my digestive tract is bad for many years. Can you review my medical records from July and compare it with my CT scan done yesterday? One thing which is confusing me is the promi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The paraaortic lymph nodes mentioned in the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is almost in normal limit. The enlargement will become significant only if you have pain in the abdomen or fever or weight loss. There could be many causes for bowel dis... Read Full »
Why am I suffering from stomach discomfort and pricking pain in the stomach for the last four reports?
Query: Hi doctor, Since the past four years, I am having a lot of stomach problems. It all started with loose motions at that time, and I used to take Ciplox-OZ or Norflox-OZ over-the-counter, and I used to feel better for two to three months. After a year, I started having acid reflux and burning sensat... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your concerns carefully, I feel your symptoms may be due to any one of the following. GERD (acid reflux). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I suggest you tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg and Zenflox-OZ (combination of Of... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have been smoking since the age of 18. I recently started feeling random pricking pain (mild) on both sides of the chest (but it occurs at one place at a time, not together), and it feels like it is coming from beneath the ribcage. I also have a smokers' cou... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest pain, which is pricking in nature. You are a smoker. You have a smoker's cough too. Smoker's cough is normal, and it can happen in any part of life in p... Read Full »
What does a bitter taste in the mouth during the morning indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He had a gallbladder surgery for gallstone removal 14 years ago. He takes medicines for BP and for hypothyroidism. His SGPT is 56, SGOT is 46 and ALP is 278. Earlier, for triglycerides, he used to take Fenofibrate. His HDL and LDL were not very high, rather... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. A bitter taste in the early morning hours is seen in people with acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in smokers.I would suggest a course of PPI (proton pump inhibitors) with Levosulpride like capsule Sampraz L (a c... Read Full »