Gerd

The full form of GERD is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This disease affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the ring of muscle connecting your esophagus and stomach, causing the acid to flow back to the throat from the stomach. The symptoms are heartburn, chest pain, chronic cough, and difficulty swallowing.

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What is the reason for pain in the center of my lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 53 years old and 6 feet tall. I had pain about an inch from the center of my lower abdomen for a few weeks. I thought it might be from too many sodas. I cut down to just a few this weekend. I did not eat any fried food either. I felt much better. But the next day, I felt a little pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from abdominal pain. Abdominal pain may result from acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gallstones, diverticulitis, Cr...  Read Full »

What to do for heartburn due to LES not relaxing?

Query: Severe heartburns and feel back up to throat after drinking and eating. Upper endoscopy Esophageal manometry showed the LES does not relax all the time and Barium swallow was normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. The description you mention coincide with the diagnosis of Gastroesophageal reflux disease in which there is repeated unwanted relaxation of the LES. You should start Cap esomprazole 40 mg half hour before breakfast. And see if it improvea your symptoms.. If you ha...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my symptoms like stomach ache, burping and chest heaviness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I am suffering from stomach ache with burping sounds. Sometimes food also comes back into the mouth from the throat. I have pain in the ribs and chest more during the night and early morning. I feel like something is stuck in my chest with feels heavy, and I am unable ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). All your symptoms are very typical of GERD. Kindly follow the following management plan and you will be doing well.  Read Full »

Will long term use of Esomeprazole for acid reflux cause any potential side effect?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for a second opinion. At the end of last year, I started experiencing strong acid reflux symptoms with atypical symptoms of sudden strong shock and burning in the upper nape when belching and after eating. Later, the acid started to burn my esophagus and throat, at which...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I appreciate you explaining your symptoms very well and the details about it, which help us discuss the management issues very clearly. Your concern is very valid in terms of the long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI). As you already had an endoscopy, w...  Read Full »

Why do I get fullness and warmth feeling in the chest with excess burping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old male. I am an athlete and health-conscious, No drugs. Rarely drink (on holidays) and eat pretty healthy and clean. My current issue is weight loss 10 pounds from last year. It is hard to keep weight on, major debilitating fatigue, burping a lot, fullness under right r...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your description, I learned that you are an otherwise healthy lifestyle man with good nutrition and no significant addictions. The investigations and tests done so far regarding the lung and abdominal complaints are normal, and there is no need to...  Read Full »

Please suggest some tips and medicines for gas and acidity.

Query: Sir good morning. I am 34 years. I am a old patient of gas and acidity. But from past one months I am feeling hurt burn and pain in chest in center. A lot of burping after eating food. Feeling a lot of gas but not able to pass from back. Only burping. I have done CBC, LFT, SUGAR, ESR AND ECG. Al...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well it seems that you probably have symptoms of GERD i.e. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. The medicines you have been taking particularly pantoprazole is good for controlling acid reflux. At least 2 weeks of complete treatment is required before any further add on...  Read Full »

Why is there pain and swelling in the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male with a weight of 90 kg and a height of 5.10 feet. I have an issue with swelling in the stomach for the past two days and have pain on the sides. I am not able to breathe smoothly. I also get pain while pressing it so that I cannot stand and sit properly. I current...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems to be due to gastritis. Given your weight and use of Nexpro (Esomeprazole), a proton pump inhibitor tends to cause bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and gaseous symptoms. You can try, Tablet Itopride SR 150 mg half an hour before meals. And try...  Read Full »

Why do i have consistent acid reflux the whole day? Can GERD cause sleeplessness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have consistent acid reflux when I wake up and until I go to sleep for about three weeks now. It is so bad now that I can not just eat. My mouth tastes to have a nice and yummy food. I get upper back and chest pains when I am lying down at night. I have been checked out by my cardiolo...  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. You seem to have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I would advise you to take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone for the reflux. Also, you should take a soft and balanced diet. You should also put a pillow below your head when you sleep. Make a habit ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for throat irritation, blisters and swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old. For the past five years, I have reddishness in the throat, and throat blisters may be inflammation (I do not know the correct word). I checked my blood thyroid, and all internal organs are working fine. Uric acid is a bit high and deficiency of vitamin D. I have sy...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for having this throat irritation 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 asy...  Read Full »

Why do I have a nagging and choking sensation in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nagging feeling on my throat for more than a month and a half now. It has been worsening as a feeling of choking sensation all day. I do not have a problem swallowing, nor is my throat painful, but the feeling is annoying, and I have a hard time sleeping nowadays. I do not have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. And I am concerned about you. It is due to gastric reflux disease only. As you mentioned, you have removed gallbladder. So when you eat something because there is no organ to consume all the enzymes, it hits back, and you get such a choking f...  Read Full »

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