Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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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I have acid reflux with tonsillitis. Why do I have irritation while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years old, suffering from acid reflux with tonsillitis. I do not eat spicy foods. But there is constant irritation while passing the stools, and it looks yellow. I have stopped taking medications. Why does this happen? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.1. Do regular abdominal exercise apart from medications.2. For better digestion, go for walking.3. Consume more vegetable salads, fruits, and milk.4. Avoid nonvegetarian, oily and spicy foods for a few weeks.5. Eat tablet Pan (Pantoprazole) 40 mg once daily before breakfast...  Read Full »

What is causing my chest pains?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last two years I have been suffering from severe chest pain. The exact location is behind the breast and the pain radiates to the left hand. I have done enough of evaluation like TMT, 2D echo, lipid profile, MRI thoracic area, MRI cervical, CT chest with contrast and other blood t...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. As per your details, there are only two possibilities:Atypical anxiety chest pain. Gastroesophageal reflux disease with hiatus hernia.My recommendation is to get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy done. If that is normal, then we can go ahead wit...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from frequent passing of gas and stools immediately after eating?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently having digestive problems for the last six months. I have issues with passing gas frequently, and food does not stay in my stomach whenever I eat; I need to go to the toilet soon to excrete. A few years ago, I had the same problem, and I did an endoscopy twice. Once, it c...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Based on your history and description, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is more likely. IBS is often associated with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). And both these are associated with stress, anxiety, bad eating habits, alcohol and...  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 »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

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 ...  Read Full »

Why does my heartburn go away when I lay down in the bed and increases when I sit upright?

Query: Hi, Why does my heartburn go away when I lay down in the bed and increases when I sit upright? This seems to contradict the advice of raising the head while sleeping.  Read Full »


Dr. Madathupalayam Madhankumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause for heartburn is due to the acid from the stomach entering into the esophagus through the lower esophageal sphincter. Other than swallowing times this sphincter is closed and prevents the acid from entering the esophagus.  For people whose sphincter tone is los...  Read Full »

How to cure a sore throat that exaggerates while talking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a sore throat that comes and goes for probably around three months now. If I talk a little bit more than usual, my throat will hurt for hours. Sometimes my left ear hurts too. It feels dry and painful, and I cannot talk much as my voice fades. Then it comes back to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your clinical history and the photographs you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), let me assure you that these are not cancer symptoms. The clinical history and findings are consistent with recurrent gastroesophageal reflux di...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for recurrent chest pain in my father with normal ECG results?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my father. On the first of this month, he got an ECG,  which was normal. On the third, he had a little pain in his chest and his left hand. On the fourth, he got an ECG done again, which showed abnormalities in the Q waves. He was recommended a 2D echo and TMT. Both...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Q wave abnormalities to a certain extent in certain leads are inconclusive. If the overall TMT,  cardiac echo, and ECG are normal, there is no need to worry. Be on a follow-up with ur cardiologist. Take Pantop DSR (a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone), o...  Read Full »

I have throat irritation with redness. Is it due to an infection or acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had throat irritation for 8 to 10 days. My throat is also a little bit reddish. But same time, my chest is also burning. So I consulted the doctor he gave me antibiotics and Pantosec D SR (Domperidone 30mg and Pantoprazole 40 mg). But still, throat burning is there. So I want to k...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for having these symptoms can be a feature of chronic silent Gerd with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or never have gastric issues in between, the inflammation in the throa...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain frequently with shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I am overweight. I have been having sharp upper right chest pains, that are very frequent. I did not have them before, but I started getting them recently. At first, I was having shortness of breath, and it felt as if someone was standing on my chest. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chest pain is a result of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Cardiac chest pain increases during respiration and comes with other symptoms like palpitations, etc. Omeprazole and Baclofen that your physician prescribed should reduce the symptoms you a...  Read Full »

How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

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