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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I have been suffering from gas issues for the past two years in spite of changing my diet. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from excessive gas in my stomach for the past two years. I have tried everything to overcome this; I have changed my diet and avoided every food that might cause gas. I feel embarrassed to go out. I am so nervous and disheartened. Kindly help me with this issue. I wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Amith Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If your problem is chronic and resistant to medications it is time that you do a proper evaluation to rule out certain conditions that might cause gas like - 1. Chronic dietary intake of foods causing gas such as cauliflower, brussels spr...  Read Full »

I just started experiencing anemia three to four months ago. Is it safe to take acid reflux medicine and iron medicine on the same day?

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Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry. Do not depend on medication only. I suggest you regularly take dates, beetroot, jaggery, and green leafy vegetables. Include salads and more fruits. Do some relaxation exercises regularly and go fo...  Read Full »

I suffer from GERD, nausea, and a gaggy feeling in my throat. Why? Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old, and I have been suffering from GERD for the last two to three years. I have tried everything like Pepto and eating slower. So when I eat breakfast depending on the food I eat I could feel nausea for the whole day or just for a little bit. When I eat food most of the...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be having gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I suggest you take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone for reflux. Also, you should take a soft and bland diet. You should also put a pillow below your head when you sleep. Make a habit to wa...  Read Full »

What is reactive airway disease and how is it treated?

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Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to know few more details so that I can help you with your problem. How long has this been going on? I assume it has been there for quite some time because you can identify the triggers of your cough. You also mentioned that your cough occurs at night. Do you snee...  Read Full »

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

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Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

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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, vinegar, okra, taro roots, and green chili for last 15 to 20 years. High protein food like the yellow part of eggs, potatoes, etc., cause high acidity and my stomach gets jammed. I cannot drink cold water for...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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I have been suffering from difficulty breathing, chest pain, and dizziness for the past few days. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hiatal hernia that caused GERD. I have been suffering from difficulty breathing, chest pain, dizziness, and a headache for the past few days. Sometimes, when I breathe, I feel like I am not getting enough air. I have also stopped smoking. But the symptoms are getting worse. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems the symptoms are due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). So, I suggest you do an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. I also suggest you take a tablet of Pantoprazole (antacid) twice a day before food....  Read Full »

I suffer from middle abdominal pain every morning, but it subsides by the end of the day. What can be the reason for the pain, and what is the remedy?

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Dr. Sugreev Singh

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I have been experiencing a burning sensation and pain in my upper and middle abdomen after eating food. Why?

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Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on your symptoms and the tests you have already undergone, it is possible that you may be experiencing acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a condition in which the muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, called...  Read Full »

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