Gerd Symptoms

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is when the stomach acid flows back into the mouth. The symptoms include heartburn or burning sensation in the chest, chest pain, problems swallowing, food and liquid regurgitation, feeling of a lump in the throat, and chronic cough.

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Why do I have a burning sensation in my throat and chest, breathlessness, and an urge to vomit?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a burning sensation in my throat and chest. I feel breathless, and the condition worsens in the morning and night. I also feel the urge to vomit, but I do not feel nauseous. I do not have any previous history of the symptoms, and I am currently on contraceptive pills. Please help...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort you are having. I guess you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux, considering your symptoms. Please answer the below questions: 1) How often do you get these symptoms? 2) Is it more a...  Read Full »

Why am I hearing pulsatile sound in my right ear after eating and running?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, and my weight is 95 kg with five feet seven-inch height (overweight). I have felt that if I bend my head to my knees to pick something, I get a pulsatile or heartbeat-type sound in my right ear; it does not happen in the morning rather it happens after I eat food or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), I would suggest you take - Tablet Esomac D (Domperidone 30 mg and Esomeprazole 40 mg) once daily before food for one month. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medicines with their consent. Avoid fa...  Read Full »

What does a bitter taste in the mouth during the morning indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He had a gallbladder surgery for gallstone removal 14 years ago. He takes medicines for BP and for hypothyroidism. His SGPT is 56, SGOT is 46 and ALP is 278. Earlier, for triglycerides, he used to take Fenofibrate. His HDL and LDL were not very high, rather...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. A bitter taste in the early morning hours is seen in people with acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in smokers. I would suggest a course of PPI (proton pump inhibitors) with Levosulpride like capsule Sampraz L (a ...  Read Full »

My sinuses and stomach muscles feel swollen at night after eating certain foods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a hard time with my sinuses. I might be allergic to something that causes my sinuses to swell. I cannot seem to pinpoint it down, but if I have dairy (ice cream with sugar in it), gluten like a bowl of pasta, or any alcoholic drinks, after going to bed at night, I wake up thr...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem in concern. There are two things that are possibly causing your symptoms. 1. Vasomotor Rhinitis. In this condition, you have inflammation due to some triggering factors (it could be airborne or food and beverage related). ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for recurrent chest pain in my father with normal ECG results?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my father. On the first of this month, he got an ECG,  which was normal. On the third, he had a little pain in his chest and his left hand. On the fourth, he got an ECG done again, which showed abnormalities in the Q waves. He was recommended a 2D echo and TMT. Both...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Q wave abnormalities to a certain extent in certain leads are inconclusive. If the overall TMT,  cardiac echo, and ECG are normal, there is no need to worry. Be on a follow-up with ur cardiologist. Take Pantop DSR (a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone), o...  Read Full »

Can frequent bowel issues and low Hb be signs of bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My height is 5 feet and 7 inches, and I weigh about 87 kg. For the past 4 to 5 years, I am suffering from indigestion. This got more serious in the recent years. It used to occur three to four times every week, especially after lunch. I sought medical help an...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, you are most likely having NAFLD (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). It is caused by an increased fat and carbohydrate intake leading to a fatty liver. Over a long time, like 20 years, it can lead to liver failure and cancer of the liver. You al...  Read Full »

I feel a crackling sound while I inhale and exhale air. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,When I inhale and exhale, I feel a crackling sound, and then I cough, and then I salivate, which gives me relief. I have been facing it for so long, but it was not constant, but now for one month, it is constant. I have used many medications, but no use. I have asthma. Currently, I am taki...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Other than asthma, I think you may be having oesophageal reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder). Are you spitting out saliva only, or is there sputum also? You can try the following to get relief: 1) Breathing exercises. 2) Avoid spicy, chilly...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain frequently with shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I am overweight. I have been having sharp upper right chest pains, that are very frequent. I did not have them before, but I started getting them recently. At first, I was having shortness of breath, and it felt as if someone was standing on my chest. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your chest pain is a result of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Cardiac chest pain increases during respiration and comes with other symptoms like palpitations, etc. Omeprazole and Baclofen that your physician prescribed should reduce the symptoms you a...  Read Full »

Is the pain in my chest region while coughing due to GERD?

Query: Hello doctor,I have postnasal drip, and I get sneezing often. I feel pain on coughing. The pain is localized to the right chest region. My x-ray is entirely normal, and there is no abnormality. My doctor said that I have GERD. I never had this issue before. I do not have any other allergies or healt...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. Constant irritation in the throat with post nasal drip can be due to two major reasons; 1) Allergic issues in the nose, wherein there is some irritative substance entering, and initially, the node pr...  Read Full »

How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

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