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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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My GERD symptoms recur when I stop taking my medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, GERD, and hiatal hernia three years back through an endoscopy. My symptoms during the period were non-cardiac chest pain (all cardiac tests were negative), infrequent regurgitation, and muscle tightness in my abdomen and shoulders. The do...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) does not show eosinophilic esophagitis, nor it showed that you have Barrett's esophagus. You have a sliding hernia and had significant reflux related esophagitis. I feel that this is again the r...  Read Full »

Will long term use of Esomeprazole for acid reflux cause any potential side effect?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for a second opinion. At the end of last year, I started experiencing strong acid reflux symptoms with atypical symptoms of sudden strong shock and burning in the upper nape when belching and after eating. Later, the acid started to burn my esophagus and throat, at which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I appreciate you explaining your symptoms very well and the details about it, which help us discuss the management issues very clearly. Your concern is very valid in terms of the long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI). As you already had an endoscopy, w...  Read Full »

I have heartburn and acid reflux for more than 10 years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from reflux for over 10 years now, but usually quite manageable. It waxes and wanes. There are periods where I can have no symptoms, eat trigger foods without problems, and take Gaviscon now and then, and there are periods where I have to take 40 mg of PPI daily to keep ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your history and seen the report of gastric scintigraphy (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do not have gastroparesis, a fraction of 25% at 2 hours post-meal within the stomach is a normal finding. Ideally, it should have been done for...  Read Full »

Why do I get a feeling of food stuck in throat post acid reflux treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from acid reflex for many years but it increased last month. I am positive for H.Pylori antigen and also food regurgitation. I visited a doctor and he prescribed Nexium, Dimperodone, and Amoxil 1 g and Levofloxacin. Now I feel like food stuck in the throat and if I stop...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I did review the lab tests and prescription you added (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So your symptoms are suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Further to specify, it is PPI (proton-pump inhibitors...  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

I have heartburn, indigestion and frequent belching. Can it be GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, Heartburn and indigestion all day. Frequent belching. Gurgling in throat/ esophagus. Throat or esophagus is making a funny noise off and on for years sporadically. Diagnosed with Gerd and Larapharyngeal reflex. Clean endoscopy in 2 years back but esophagus is slightly twisted. Had dil...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most of the symptoms such as burping, gurgling within esophagus and funny noise all can be encompassed in to one diagnosis, that is, GERD. But thing which make concerned, are-you have 3 endoscopies and all showling normal without signs of ulceration which is not usua...  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 (proton pump inhibitor) half an hour before meals. You can increase the dose to twice daily, half an hour befo...  Read Full »

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