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 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 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 can sometimes feel the gas in my throat. I burp every time after eating or drinking. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, 1. I have trapped gas in my throat. Whenever I eat and drink, I burp every time. 2. I can sometimes feel the gas in my throat, which puts pressure on the back of my neck. 3. The gas also seems to push against my eustachian tubes, and I get vertigo. I think it is a mixture of gas and acid,...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your general physician might be right. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), irritable bowel, or nervous dyspepsia can cause these symptoms. One important cause is aerophagia, which means swallowing excessive air, which can cause bloating, belching, flatulence, and ab...  Read Full »

I am suffering from burning sensation in the stomach with irregular bowel movement. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from the following symptoms: 1. Light burning sensation in the backside of the stomach after having food. 2. Feeling of discomfort in the stomach. 3. Irregular bowel movement. 4. Sleepless nights. 5. Weakness in the body. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest the following instructions mentioned below: 1. The light burning sensation in the stomach is most likely GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is an acid reflux problem that can be improved w...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken for chronic acid reflux?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I have a problem with chronic acid reflux/GERD that often causes my throat pain as well. The problems are off and on i.e sometimes they are not much considerable but sometimes they are highly problematic. Additionally, I have sometimes noticed the problem of co...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), you need to modify your diet well. Avoid reflux-promoting foods like excess coffee, spicy foods, fried foods etc. Practice short frequent feeds rather than full stomach feeds. Have a gap of at least an hour between din...  Read Full »

I fear I might have a cardiac arrest although I am only 18. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old boy. I have a fear I might have a cardiac arrest. I have mild chest pains and pain in my left hand. I have already done echo and TMT tests. Both came out negative. The doctors say that my heart is healthy. But I still fear I have some condition or something might hap...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, you need to understand that the chest has multiple structures besides the heart, like lungs, food pipes, muscles, bones, etc. So, each one can cause pain and often lead to pain in hand as well. Secondly, considering your age, the possibility of heart issues ...  Read Full »

Why am I having sharp pain just left of sternum?

Query: Hello doctor,Last night and today, I have been experiencing a sharp pain just left of the sternum, which is not deep, seemingly on top of the rib where it joins the sternum. It lasts a second or two but may repeat several times before stopping in five minutes or so. I went out in the garden today to...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history, and it does not appear to be an ischemic pain. Ischemic pain will not be sharp and so short lasting. So the possibilities are costochondritis and pleuritic or pleuro-pericarditis. Do you get an increase in pain on the application o...  Read Full »

I have uneasiness below collarbone and feel spasm during breathing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a-32-year old female. Recently, I am feeling a sort of uneasiness below the collarbone and quite in the middle of the upper portion of the chest. Initially, I thought it was a spasm but I have it for more than two weeks and feels little heavy deep inside. Kindly let me know the probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most likely the cause of your symptoms is GERD that is gastroesophageal reflux disease. In simple terms, the acids from the stomach regurgitate to the esophagus. Before prescribing medicines I would like to know of any possible pregnancy and your last menstrual period d...  Read Full »

Why am I having stomach upset, nausea and bloating despite taking the medications for six months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my late sixties, with a bodyweight of 180 lbs and a body height of 6' 1". I have been having the symptoms of GERD for six months. They got better with the tablet Omeprazole 20 mg for about two months. My upper endoscopy was done a month ago and it showed gastritis. After that, for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello,Welcome to are two main causes for your back pain:Musculoskeletal issues (due to nerve compression when leaning on your back).Kidney issues (you need to get urine analysis and an abdominal ultrasound done).The presence of a palpable lymph node under your left jaw is due to an...  Read Full »

My CT angiogram shows intermediate OM and atheroma. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had CT angiogram done and the results show intermediate or high OM, has mild pus atheroma in the ostium. I take Inderal 40 mg twice a day for palpitations and medication for anxiety. I was given a spray GTN. My blood work shows Cholesterol 6.6 and triglycerides 1.0, HDL 1.0, LDL 5.1, al...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, keeping in mind strong family history of heart disease any chest pain can mimic a heart pain. But this can or cannot be related to the heart. OM (obtuse marginal artery) is the name of the artery that is a small branch of main arteries that supply blood to heart's...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with GERD and on medications. But my symptoms are increasing. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with GERD. I have taken medicines like PPI, Sodium bicarbonate, and Geltazine. But it seems these medication does not work. My heartburn symptoms occur frequently and are painful. I cannot sleep at night, and I cannot do my work effectively because of this. I am 32 years o...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the I read your query and can understand your concern. You are having acid reflux disease. For that, Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg OD for four weeks will be beneficial to you to get rid of symptoms. While sleeping, keep your head elevated by putting on a pillow. Go to...  Read Full »

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