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 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 »

Will GERD associated with anxiety cause fatigue, nausea, and stomach upset?

Query: Hi doctor, I have stomach upset symptoms and also suffering from depression or anxiety, trouble of movement, dizziness, high blood pressure, fatigue, nausea, loss of sensation, tightness of the chest and some time feel pain, loss of concentration and body movement, vertigo include a sense of spinni...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), antral gastritis (with helicobacter pylori infection), with early-onset hypertension, depression, and anxiety disorder. GERD is a common clinical problem, affecting millions of people worldwide. Acid suppressive therapy pr...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for vocal cord dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction, and I went through speech therapy seven months ago but did not get better still. I have had this for a year and a half after having COVID. My VCD is consistent with chest tightness and throat tightness. I am tired of it, and none of...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the observations done by the physicians out there (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The most likely cause of the symptoms you have mentioned could be...  Read Full »

Why does my mother's chest pain increase while sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having chest pain. And the pain increases while sleeping. I have attached her ECG report. Could you please tell is there any problem or it is because of gastritis? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Her ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Based on her symptoms, it is unlikely to be a cardiac pain. Cardiac pain or cardiac heaviness typically occurs on exertion and relieves with rest. Sometimes on...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my attached report and guide me with my health problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having bronchial asthma for the last seven to ten years. Currently, I am taking medications for it. I have on and off flare upside with recurrent cold infections for a year. I am taking oral steroids also for short period. I am taking Wysolone 10 mg once daily for five to seven days...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing to us. Hope you are not in much discomfort. The chest x-ray is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the small dots are perihilar blood vessels and they are not an abnormality. As you are an asthma patient and in the COVID si...  Read Full »

Why do I have GERD symptoms even after taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I have silent acid reflux grade A and erosive corpus gastritis, as per the endoscopy report. Doctor prescribed a tablet Nexium for two weeks, two tablets per day, then I repeat it, but I took tablet Dexilant 30 mg twice daily for one month during medication, and I felt fine. After stoppi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, these are symptoms of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). And the resolution of the symptoms with acid suppressant medications such as tablet Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) likely confirms the diagnosis. Your endoscopy, however, does not confirm the diagnosis. Be...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for problems related to GERD and gastritis with sleep disturbances.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 54 years with a weight of 62 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have these symptoms for the past five months. I have anorexia with loss of appetite. I have dyspepsia with difficulty in swallowing food and water. I have an acidic burn with an outcome of mucin. I have GERD. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The important things are pangastritis, solitary rectal ulcer, and anemia. As you have persistent problems related to GERD and gastritis, then this can be resolved by taking dru...  Read Full »

Is cough associated with gastric diseases?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cough problem for five years. I have tested for TB as well, but it was negative. Before, I used to take prescribed medicines by the doctor and get relief. But for the last five months, I have a continuous cough with vomiting, sometimes. Kindly guide me on what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for having these symptoms could be a feature of chronic silent GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) with LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or never had gastric issues in between, the inflammation in the throat oft...  Read Full »

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