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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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What could be the reason for my symptoms like stomach ache, burping and chest heaviness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I am suffering from stomach ache with burping sounds. Sometimes food also comes back into the mouth from the throat. I have pain in the ribs and chest more during the night and early morning. I feel like something is stuck in my chest with feels heavy, and I am unable ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). All your symptoms are very typical of GERD. Kindly follow the following management plan and you will be doing well.  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history and the ENT (ear nose throat) 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 (gastroesophageal reflux disease). As ENT Surgeo...  Read Full »

What is the solution for severe heartburn, acidity, blood in stool and burning around anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe heartburn and acidity issue. Today I got blood in stool and after I felt burn around the anus. Is anything serious? What should I do? Stool antigen (ICT) result is negative. My symptoms are heartburn after eating, bad breath from stomach, sometimes feeling bump on...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have two main issues: 1. The heartburn and all the throat problem is due to reflux disease which aggravated by your hiatus hernia. This disease is controllable with medications but it could not be eradicated. You have to change your lifestyle and use some medica...  Read Full »

Based on my endoscopic ultrasound, what is the cause of my upper abdominal and back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a long-standing diagnosis of GERD. Around six months back, an upper endoscopy rendered a diagnosis of gastritis, which had occurred several times over the years. I have been taking Omeprazole, Carafate, and Pepcid for six months. These have helped to a limited degree. There is...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history and saw reports (attachment removed to preserve the patient's identity) of endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). These EUS findings may suggest mild chronic pancreatitis, but these are not typical of chronic pancreatitis. But there is no cy...  Read Full »

Moderate pain in my hiatal hernia is consistent. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hiatal hernia, I am wondering if protein shake hurt my hernia. The pain is usually mild and comes and goes. Recently, I have been not feeling too well, and my hiatal hernia pain become moderate and doest really go away. I am currently on Rabeprazole and Motilium.  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your endoscopy and histopathology report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a small hiatus hernia and it has no specification association with proteins shake. Your report also shows chronic gastritis which also adds to your disco...  Read Full »

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