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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How to get relief from constant heartburn and other related symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. Before a couple of weeks. I started to have severe heartburn. I felt really bloated and nauseous especially after taking meals. Before a month. I had faint heartburn throughout the day and I waked up in the middle of the night with severe heartburn in my chest. After a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heartburn is a common symptom that occurs normally and in some cases, it occurs secondary to acid reflux in the food pipe. It settles down with a single dose of taking suppressant medications. In some cases, there is an absence of response in the body even after taking ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicines for heartburn, dry cough, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I am 51 kg by weight. I have been having heartburn, dry cough, and nauseous feel for almost a month now. I have amended my diet for more than two months and have not been eating pork or beef. I am taking veggies and fish now. Also, I am eating small portion...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your detailed history, which is more suggestive of reflux disease. You can follow preventive measures like elevating the headend of your bed by at least 5 inches, and there should be at least two hours gap between dinner and going to bed. Avoid smoking, and l...  Read Full »

Why do I have chronic cough and mild heartburn from the last five days?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old male with a weight of 64 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have a chronic dry cough for the past five days. It becomes more persistent during sleep. I do not have fever. I took a tablet of Cetirizine to rule out the cause of allergy. I have mild heartbur...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition of chronic cough indicates a cough presenting for months or years. As it is present just for five days, it suggests some reflux episode. It can occur due to laryngeal irritation. It causes cough and leads to a choking-like sensation in sleep. You can t...  Read Full »

Even after removing my gallbladder, I have stabbing pain in my chest and back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my gallbladder removed almost six months back. However, I am still having the same sharp stabbing pain in my chest and back. I also have fatigue and nausea. I went to the ER two nights ago. They advised me to undergo an EKG, stress test, liver and kidney function tests and other ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it is gastritis and reflux disease. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any.  Maintain regular sleeping habits and do regular exercises. Have some walk after meals instead of taking rest immediately. I suggest you take acid suppre...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery to improve severe reflux symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I have heartburn from time to time after taking food. Sometimes I have a sour stomach after taking food. After eating, I spit some of my food and it seems to be clear or milky. Usually, spitting happens when I feel to have a burp. But vomiting happens instead of it. I was taking Dexilant a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reflux resolves by taking medications. Dexilant (Dexlansopraole) and Omeprazole helps a lot. But you have tried taking these two medicines. If it is a refractory GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or any side effects due to medications or if you are not willing ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from abdominal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been in the ER twice in the last two weeks for abdominal pain. The pain is just below my rib cage in the middle of the stomach. It only happens about 2 hours after I eat and lasts for about 6 hours or until the pain medicines they give me. The pain has come like labor pain for hour...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. This kind of pain is mostly due to acid reflux or gall bladder issues like stones in the gall bladder called as cholelithiasis. It can also be due to hiatus hernia associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). So, for the evaluation of g...  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. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

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 the...  Read Full »

Can stomach cancer result in severe stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. 8 years ago, I had hemoptysis. The endoscopy report showed peptic ulcer and gastritis. I took drugs for three months. Again, 2 years ago, I had severe stomach pain. I was vomiting as soon as I eat. Again, I had an endoscopy and it showed the same, but there was...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no possibility of cancer. Also, there is no heart impression on the stomach. This impression is present on the lower part of the esophagus. Gastritis since long duration and Helicobacter pylori infection suggest your present symptom may be due to severe ga...  Read Full »

Is it fine to do fundoplication for GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with pressure under my ribs and tightness in my chest for 5 years. It is on and off, but mostly it gives me a hard time to come through. I feel hard to belch often. I have taken Esomeprazole and Nexium to keep the reflux down, but the tightness and other awful ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully worked through your health query and can well understand your issues. Yes, it seems to be due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), simply the acid reflux. It has caused damage to the esophagus and other parts of the body too. Hiatal hernia...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing weight loss, stomach burn, and throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel nausea and painful throat. It is paining inside the throat and some coffee color blood came out from the throat while spitting. I am experiencing unexpected weight loss for the last four months. I also have nausea, chest pain and stomach burning. I had an endoscope and a blood test...  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you are suffering from erosive gastritis. This in turn leads to gastroesophageal reflux disease. I suggest you antacid with PPI (proton-pump inhibitors). Co...  Read Full »

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