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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Can gastric problems result in cough, sore throat, and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I have cough and sore throat for many years. Sometimes, I cough after waking up from sleep, and sometimes I have cough randomly. Sometimes, I have itchiness in my throat without pain. Suddenly, I have headaches starting from the back of my head until my shoulder. I have this headache often...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have two possibilities. You can have chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) with LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). Gastric acidic contents cause faulty reflux and this can be the reason for having a feeling of something stuck in your throat or itchy di...  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 »

Kindly suggest medicines for heartburn, dry cough, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I am 51 kg by weight. I have been having heartburn, dry cough, and nauseous feel for almost a month now. I have amended my diet for more than two months and have not been eating pork or beef. I am taking veggies and fish now. Also, I am eating small portion...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your detailed history, which is more suggestive of reflux disease. You can follow preventive measures like elevating the headend of your bed by at least 5 inches, and there should be at least two hours gap between dinner and going to bed. Avoid smoking, and l...  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 »

What can cause a burning feeling in the throat, nose, and stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not feeling good for more than four weeks. I do not have an appetite and so I have lost some weight. I have night sweats. My whole body is weak and uncomfortable for the whole day. It is getting worse day by day. I have a burning sensation in my nose and throat. I have more coughi...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your symptoms, you can have a differential diagnosis of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It is basically reflux of acidic content of the stomach into food pipe or esophagus. To confirm it, I suggest you consult a gastroenterologist after the pandemi...  Read Full »

Can GERD result in the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with the throat for the last one month. Initially, I had a stomach problem, so I just started with stomach relief medicine, like Rabecid and Gaviscon syrup. I feel better after some days, and now my stomach is good, but I have a problem in the throat. I feel like somethi...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your prediction is almost as right as what I am also considering. The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing can definitely be a feature of chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux dis...  Read Full »

Why do I have chronic cough and mild heartburn from the last five days?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old male with a weight of 64 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have a chronic dry cough for the past five days. It becomes more persistent during sleep. I do not have fever. I took a tablet of Cetirizine to rule out the cause of allergy. I have mild heartbur...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition of chronic cough indicates a cough presenting for months or years. As it is present just for five days, it suggests some reflux episode. It can occur due to laryngeal irritation. It causes cough and leads to a choking-like sensation in sleep. You can t...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 56 years old, my height is 5'8, and my weight 143 pounds. I feel like something is always stuck in my chest. I have had EKG, chest X-ray, and EGD procedure that showed I had a small hernia and my LES was somewhat open, and they used forceps to close it with good success. I was pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to us. I studied your case you have described everything in detail. There can be various factors that need to be closed in your case. If you have it for long, then it has become chronic GERD. In chronic GERD, mainly the normal tissue or layer is c...  Read Full »

Please suggest some tips and medicines for gas and acidity.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have heartburn and pain in the center of the chest for the past one month. I have gas problems and acidity for many years. I have a lot of burping after taking food. I feel to have a lot of gas and I am not able to pass from the back. I have only burping now. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Probably, you have the symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The medicines you are taking now can help you a lot. Pantoprazole is good to control acid reflux. It is good to wait for two weeks to see improvement. If you have any partial relief in your sympt...  Read Full »

Which is the best option used to cure severe burping and bloating?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I have problems with constipation, bloating, burping, and stomach cramps. Before six weeks, I had trouble with acid reflux with coughing and had a sore voice in the morning with heartburn. I tried to cure the reflux by taking a low carb diet and consumed apple cider vinegar be...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think that these problems will fit under a single diagnosis. You seem to have gastroesophageal reflux disease which causes acid reflux, sore throat, and altered voice. But it improves a lot after dietary modification. The symptoms of burping and flatulence occu...  Read Full »

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