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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How to permanently manage symptoms of GERD?

Query: I have GERD. My stomach hurts and I feel theres a lump on my throat and heartburn sensation. My doctor issued me medicine like pantropazole and mucosta but the pain will be gone and after few hours it will be back  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand you must be worried about your ongoing symptoms. Well first thing first, the diagnosis of GERD is established on two things. The one is endoscopy (which is normal in your case-rather I would say it was negative for GERD), and the second is PH...  Read Full »

Is excess accumulation of mucus in throat a sign of esophageal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, For two weeks now, I have been clearing my upper throat of what seems like excess mucus. It happens every few minutes when talking but not when keeping quiet or sleeping. It almost feels like my upper esophagus fills with fluid when talking and then I have to clear it. There is someti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I do not think that you should be worried due to this. As you rightly pointed out this is not similar to common reflux that would otherwise occur in GERD. It is actually acid, however, they might be normal esophageal secretions that occur in response to GERD (...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my extreme tiredness, indigestion and constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling very tired and it is getting worst as it is affecting my day to day activities. I feel very worst because I cannot live my life to the fullest and some times I just cannot go anywhere (since the last 10-11 months). We have done blood test and most of them are norma...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from extreme fatigue, tiredness, lack of energy, indigestion, abdominal cramps with burning. You are a known case of sinusitis, atopic dermatitis with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), or ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a weight gain diet for a GERD sufferer?

Query: Need a weight gain diet for GERD sufferer  Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. Your BMI is 18 which belongs to underweight category. Now at this age, it will be difficult to gain weight. For a detailed diet chart, you need to provide your food habits and if you are vegetarian or non-veg. Apart from this, are you taking any medications for your health pr...  Read Full »

Does my GERD lead to dizziness, weak knees and muscle spasm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. I have dizziness and nausea, light-headed like jet lag, weak knees, spasms in arms and legs from time to time, and always hungry. Appetite is normal, no colds, no cough, and no fever. My blood pressure is 150/82. Sleep is normal but I always feel like lackin...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be suffering from: 1. Insomnia. 2. Hypertension may be related to anxiety. 3. IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome). 4. Chronic fatigue syndrome. So use tablet Normaxine (Dicyclomine) twice a day for five days. Use tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg before breakf...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for frequent sore throat with acid reflux?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to my ENT a few months ago to get my throat scoped because I have chronic acid reflux. He said my throat looked fine. This week my reflux was quite bad so I used Fluticasone propionate and it helped, but now my throat is sore on one side. I have attached a photo, should I be wor...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with generalized soreness or to one side can definitely be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (ga...  Read Full »

How long should I continue the medications for GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a heavy case of GERD due to stress. I tried medications OTC, however, as I tried to ween off the medication, my body created a resistance towards them and started causing me heartburn. I stopped taking them and have not been taking anything for four weeks, how...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right, the GERD with the possibility of some ulcer at the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) the junction where esophagus combines to stomach. But again, it is not necessary, because the acid itself can bring pain in the lower esophagus or can cause ulcers with ...  Read Full »

My high acidity gets triggered by certain foods with severe cough and cold. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cough and cold, and I am allergic to citric foods like mango, lemon, sirka, lady's finger, arbi, and green chili. High protein food like yellow part of egg, potato, etc., cause high acidity and my stomach gets jammed. I cannot drink cold water for burning sensation in the sto...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from cough and cold with allergies to citrus foods, high protein foods which can aggravate stomach acidity with burning sensation and rashes with itching of the whole body and not cap...  Read Full »

Can stress worsen heartburn and stomach ache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had stomach issues for over 15 years. I have taken some form of Omeprazole (Esomeprazole, Pantropazole, Omeprazole) 5 times a week for all those years. My heartburn and stomach "ache" have gotten much worse recently. I have been going through immense financial stress (primarily, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well I can understand your situation and reason for you being upset. It seems that you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). And the first line treatment for GERD is acid suppressant medications, which you are already taking. You can simply increase the dose o...  Read Full »

What could present as two pea-sized lumps on the either side of Adam's apple?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a swollen tonsil since March. It all started with a sore throat. I felt really ill and the tonsil is still swollen and I have red spots on the back of my throat. And in my neck, I can feel two pea lumps on either side of my Adam's apple. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for providing detailed history and photo of the area in concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your tonsils are definitely enlarged and I would classify them to be grade 2 hypertrophied. However, the tonsils do not seem to have acute inflam...  Read Full »

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