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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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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Did my GERD symptoms worsen due to esophageal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I have GERD for a decade. I manage it by taking H2 blockers and antacids. I have heartburn on and off for the past few weeks. It becomes worse when I lie down. I do not have problems while swallowing and I have not lost weight. I am taking Prilosec for the past ten days and it takes care o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not know the findings of your previous endoscopy. If you have attached it, it can help to provide you a proper diagnosis. Approximately fifty percent of the population develop GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in their lifetime. Five percent of people with GER...  Read Full »

I have chronic gastrointestinal issues like GERD, SIBO, and IBD. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of a long story here. I have been having gastrointestinal issues for about 13 years now. When it started, I suffered from an ulcer (H.pylori) which I cured, but now I have chronic gastritis and IBS - D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea). I feel an urgency to go to th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). They all are normal. Considering your symptoms, you likely predominantly have IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea). IBS is a functional problem of the large bowel, making it mo...  Read Full »

Are my gastric issues like chest burn, nausea, and pain on the left side a medical emergency?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been feeling well for the last six months. I am suffering from gastro issues. I suffer from continuous nausea, chest burning sensation, and pain on the left side. I have stopped eating dairy, fried and fatty foods. I found out at that time that I have gallbladder sludge. I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well the symptoms for last few months does not seem emergency, so yes you can wait. The symptoms seems to be secondary to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For this I would suggest you capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg once daily half hour before meals. The symptoms shou...  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

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 »

Can stress cause excessive burping?

Query: Hi doctor, I have excessive burping for two months. I do not have any other symptoms. I consulted a general practitioner and she told me that there is nothing to worry about it. I do not drink carbonated drinks or smoking. I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits throughout the day. What to do?   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This kind of burping is not a health issue unless social life is not disturbed. The common cause of burping is supragastric belching. This occurs due to trapped air in the esophagus. It can come and go frequently as it happens in air spaces while breathing. If you h...  Read Full »

How to permanently manage symptoms of GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have GERD. My stomach hurts a lot and I think that I have a lump on my throat. I have a heartburn sensation. My doctor advised me to take Pantoprazole and Mucosta 100 mg. My pain gets reduced after taking medications and after few hours it comes back again.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The diagnosis of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can be established by two things. The first one is endoscopy and the second one is pH metry test. In case like yours having a low probability of GERD, it is better to do a pH metry test t...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for acidity and the feeling of something stuck in the chest.

Query: Hi doctor, For the last month, I feel that something gets stuck in my throat, and I have to keep clearing it. I also get heavy chest pain on the left side during the period.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it seems you have gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Your acid symptoms can be defined by the presence of GERD. You should start capsule Esomeprazole 40 half an hour before meals. You can increase the dose to twice daily, half an hour before meals, if symptoms do...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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