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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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 course ...  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 symptoms includin...  Read Full »

I am hypertensive; I sometimes feel pain left side of my chest, and my head feels heavy. Could it be a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old, suffering from high blood pressure, and taking Telministratan 40 and Amlodipine 2.5 mg with Astrovastatin 10. One year before starting this medicine, my cholesterol was 236 dL and TGL 210 dL. But sometimes, there is some pain in the left area of the chest, and I feel a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is more likely gastritis and reflux disease. Do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increased pain on food intake, sour feelings in the throat, or chest burning? These are the other symptoms that may be associate...  Read Full »

What are remedies for painful burp after eating, drinking, and during smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, After eating and drinking anything, I suddenly burp, which is continuously happening. Sometimes, it feels painful when I burp, especially while sleep it was very painful. Even while smoking, I burp continuously, and I cannot stop. Only for the last two months I been facing this issue....  Read Full »


Dr. Mukherjee, Koushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be due to GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disorder. I suggest you stop smoking as it reduces the lower esophageal sphincter tone and further aggravates the condition. You can take a proton pump inhibitor like Pantoprazole or Rabeprazole or Omeprazole along with p...  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. Happykumar Kagathara

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 »

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 throat ofte...  Read Full »

Can gastroesophageal reflux be due to iron deficiency anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is diagnosed with a gastrointestinal problem. The doctor has told him that he has an ulcer and also his hemoglobin is low. He has undergone a capsule video endoscopy and a bone marrow test and all these tests have been normal. He also has reflux of food when he is sleeping. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your father's test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and he has microcytic hypochromic anemia. The most common cause of which is iron deficiency. This could be due to bleeding from duodenal ulcers over a long period of time...  Read Full »

My mother has Barrett's Esophagus. Can she eat some sweets at least once a month?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has Barrett's Esophagus, and sometimes she feels for something sweet, and I know she cannot be eating sweets. I searched and found out the foods she has to stay away from, but can she eat something small at least once a month?  Read Full »


Dr. Dev Dutt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Barrett's esophagus is a serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is advisable to avoid or restrict those foods which increase acid production in the stomach. But having sweets occasionally will not pose a problem. But one should limit the intake a...  Read Full »

I have burning sensation from throat to upper stomach. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I am feeling some slight burning sensation from throat to upper stomach and feeling bit uneasy in the throat. I have also noticed some blood on spit twice or thrice last one week. Today, I got the test result which is all perfect except some borderline up chole...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After seeing your symptoms and labs which seem to be normal, you most probably have gastroesophageal reflux disease which requires some antiacid therapy. I would like to know if you ha...  Read Full »

Will Prevacid help with the symptoms of GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with GERD six years ago. I have gained 10 pounds of weight and I started having phlegm in my throat. I am coughing more to get the phlegm out of my throat. I am currently taking Prevacid (over-the-counter) once a day in the morning. The phlegm and coughing does not seem ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should try a combination of Lansoprazole and Domperidone for one month. Avoid fasting and having spicy food. Take small and frequent meals.   Read Full »

Why am I getting chest pain while having food?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having chest pain or esophagus pain while having food for the last two days. The pain is repeated for every 5 to 10 minutes. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes of chest pain. Pain while eating food is related to esophageal disorders like esophagitis, esophageal erosions, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal spasm or peptic ulcer disease. The serious causes of chest pain like heart related problem...  Read Full »

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