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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Please suggest treatment for acidity and the feeling of something stuck in the chest.

Query: Hi doctor, For the last month, I feel that something gets stuck in my throat, and I have to keep clearing it. I also get heavy chest pain on the left side during the period.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems you have gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Your acid symptoms can be defined by the presence of GERD. You should start capsule Esomeprazole 40 half an hour before meals. You can increase the dose to twice daily, half an hour before meals, if symptoms do...  Read Full »

What can cause moderate cough and a lot of gas?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a moderate cough for the past two weeks. I have sputum rarely. I do not have a fever or any problem with swallowing. But I can feel the pain while touching my throat below the jaw. I had a runny nose two weeks back but now it is gone. So I do not have a runny nose now. I took Augmen...  Read Full »


Dr. Elangkumaran

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have gastroesophageal reflux disease. This condition develops with a dry cough at night, sore throat, and causes a burning sensation in the stomach. Please mention whether you have any recent history of weight gain. Sleep disturbance causes gas problems. Nor...  Read Full »

I underwent GERD surgery. Should I have to take PPI life-long?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my husband's health. He is taking PPI medication for ten years now called Omeprazole. We think he has to quit the medication. Could you please recommend to us what to do? How to start? I am also extremely worried about his liver. I know about the damage PPI may cause...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, there are very few indications of lifelong PPI (proton pump inhibitors). 1. Patient has GERD with Barrett's esophagus and premalignant findings such as dysplasia 2. Post fundoplication (GERD surgery) if the patient on follow-up has Barrett's esophagus or evid...  Read Full »

What is the permanent solution for acidity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. For the last few years, I have serious acidity problem in my stomach. Every day I need to fight against that. Either I need to take an antacid in the morning or evening else it more than normal acidity. I feel a burning sensation in my stomach, and like heart bur...  Read Full »


Dr. Roshan Tiwari

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can see you have interactable acidity, I would like to recommend some dietary modifications and medications.  Read Full »

Is itchiness in the throat a sign of GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you could help me pinpoint if I can ignore and just wait it out or go to the doctor. I feel that those facts could be the reason or a combination of them why I have what I have now. I ate bread last night. I went to bed and had that funny itch in the throat, I have it very rare...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Usually, food particles do not pass to the lungs, so do not worry about that. This sensation can be due to GERD only. May the bread or cookies ate had some oily substance or infection that triggered your mucosa in t...  Read Full »

How to cure a throat pain that gets better with antibiotics and then comes back?

Query: Hi doctor,I have throat pain in my right side for a month. After taking antibiotics, it subsides. When I stop taking it, it starts again. The doctor told me it as pharyngeal wall congestion. How can I cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your condition. You have recurrent pain due to chronic tonsilitis or pharyngitis, chronic gastritis, and persistent nasal discharge. Taking antibiotics helps a lot. Start taking medication to resolve it and have some lifestyle changes. You can take tablet A...  Read Full »

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 »

How to get rid of the feeling of mucus stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I was operated on for nasal polyps surgery three years back. For the last one month or so, it seems that some mucus is always stuck in my throat, and I have to clear it every now and then. This gets worse while lying on the bed. I showed it to my ENT specialist, and he mentioned that it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history and the ENT Surgeon's attached file (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The problem you described is very typical of two things 1) Postnasal drip. 2) GERD. As ENT Surgeon has seen you, and they ruled out postnasal drip, s...  Read Full »

Even after taking regular medicines, I have stomach pain. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a stomach issue for almost four years. It originally was extreme pain and tarry stool once. It was first diagnosed as an ulcer as I was negative for H. pylori. I was given antibiotics just in case, PPIs and H2 blockers. Since then it has gotten worse, gotten be...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms. All your treatment is appropriate. You might have a hiatus hernia associated GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is responsible for the appearance of intermittent symptoms. A hiatus hernia can ...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife has some blood in her vomiting. What is the cause?

Query: My doctor,My wife is pregnant and this is her third month. During vomiting, she noticed blood. What is the reason? Kindly suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unusual for a pregnant woman to vomit blood. The reason may be excess, repeated vomiting caused esophageal tears, which leads to blood in the vomitus. If hematemesis is persistent and there are signs of decreased perfusion like cold extremities, giddiness, low bl...  Read Full »

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