Gerd

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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Kindly explain my tests taken for acid reflux.

Query: Hello doctor, What do these tests results mean? Esophageal mobility: % failed 30, % weak 40, % ineffective 70. EGJ outflow obstruction, median IRP 19.8. I am having acid reflux and taking medications for GERD.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you send across the endoscopy report? Looks more like EGJ outflow obstruction than achalasia cardiac. Anti-reflux surgery alone will not help. May need myotomy too. Will give a definite comment once I see the pending reports.  Read Full »

Will PPI help in curing gurgling noise in stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I have reflux and GERD. Also a hiatal hernia. Sometimes I have gurgling in the stomach and into my throat. It is like a gurgling noise and a ticking noise if I hold my mouth open. I just started medium. Would you be worried or is this normal for reflex and the PPI should help?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PPI alone will not work. Need to add some pro motility medicines too. Also dietary modifications and lifestyle changes need to be considered consistently. If symptoms are worsening, then need to think of other measures. Would like to have a look at your endoscopy report...  Read Full »

Is it safe to continue taking the Nexium beyond two weeks while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks pregnant. I have struggled with GERD and esophagitis for years and my gastroenterologist put me on Nexium, which is the only thing that helps. I usually do a two-week treatment every year. My pregnancy is exacerbating the GERD. I just finished a two-week Nexium treatment a...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the symptoms can get exacerbated during pregnancy. Nexium is a relatively safe acid-suppressing drug in pregnancy. You can continue it when you have symptoms. The other alternative is tablet Ranitidine. You can add tablet Ondansetron 4 mg twice daily for a week 30 mi...  Read Full »

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 c...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 sympto...  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 icliniq.com. 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 betw...  Read Full »

Are nausea, loose stools and wet mouth related to GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have GERD and was recently diagnosed with equivocal H. pylori after symptoms of wet mouth (not to the point of drooling), mild intermittent nausea (no gag or vomit) and minor upper abdomen discomfort. I completed the triple treatment (two antibiotics, Omeprazole) three weeks ago. The u...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nothing to worry. The loose stools may be secondary to antibiotics which you had. You can have some probiotics if it is persistent. Hope you have modified your diet and daily activities to reduce GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Judicious use of Omeprazole o...  Read Full »

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