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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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Will alcohol consumption cause watery diarrhea and dehydration in a GERD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I went out and had three pitchers of beer over six hours at night. I came back and took Lansoprazole for GERD. I had watery, burning diarrhea. I did not think it was related because I did not eat anything heavy. I ate only light after taking it, and my stomach was bloated. The next da...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Actually, that dehydration became more severe due to diarrhea. As you know that alcohol leads to dehydration, and at the same time, you had watery diarrhea, which worsens it. So now you have severe dehydration. It will be fine in the upcoming days, but sometimes IV f...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 56 years old, my height is 5'8, and my weight 143 pounds. I feel like something is always stuck in my chest. I have had EKG, chest X-ray, and EGD procedure that showed I had a small hernia and my LES was somewhat open, and they used forceps to close it with good success. I was pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing to us. I studied your case you have described everything in detail. There can be various factors that need to be closed in your case. If you have it for long, then it has become chronic GERD. In chronic GERD, mainly the normal tissue or layer is c...  Read Full »

Will GERD cause chest pain that subsides on taking antacid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting chest pain, mostly at night. Only if I consume a Pan-D tablet before dinner, I am not getting pain. While getting pain, I am using ENO so that I am getting relief. I am attaching the reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you mentioned, Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone), an antacid, helps in the pain, which means most probably your pain is due to acidity or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In GERD, when your stomach acids hit back, pinpoint pain can be experienced in the rig...  Read Full »

Could intake of spicy food cause frequent burping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I suffer from frequent burping that disturbs my airflow. But when I burp deeply, I have some relief. I experience this every night when I go to sleep. My stomach becomes bloated due to swallowing of air. I also experience some trouble in swallowing my saliva a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It happens due to the overproduction of acids in the stomach and it occurs due to various reasons such as indigestion, eating smoked food, spicy food, smoking, and stress. It needs to be treated accordingly. You can have gastritis or gastric r...  Read Full »

Is itchiness in the throat a sign of GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you could help me pinpoint if I can ignore and just wait it out or go to the doctor. I feel that those facts could be the reason or a combination of them why I have what I have now. I ate bread last night. I went to bed and had that funny itch in the throat, I have it very rare...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Usually, food particles do not pass to the lungs, so do not worry about that. This sensation can be due to GERD only. May the bread or cookies ate had some oily substance or infection that triggered your mucosa in t...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old female suffering from shortness of breath, chest tightness, and burping. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old female with good weight, and I eat extremely well and exercise regularly. I think I have had shortness of breath for months. For five months, I have been dealing with chronic shortness of breath, chest tightness, burping, etc. I went to the hospital six months ago, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Actually, yes. Your symptoms are more properly related to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and the cause of GERD is poor diet and lifestyle. But in your case, diet and lifestyle are fine. So the cause can be str...  Read Full »

I suffer from middle abdominal pain every morning. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing middle abdominal pain every morning, and generally it subsides by the end of the day. Sometimes it may stay and happen everal times a day. I have been suffering with this for a long time. What can be the reason for the pain and, what is the remedy?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, It might be caused by indigestion or gastritis which can be caused due to various reasons such as eating oily or spicy food. Acids are produced as a result, which causes acidity and abdominal pain. I would suggest you drink plenty of water, an...  Read Full »

Why do I have a nagging and choking sensation in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nagging feeling on my throat for more than a month and a half now. It has been worsening as a feeling of choking sensation all day. I do not have a problem swallowing, nor is my throat painful, but the feeling is annoying, and I have a hard time sleeping nowadays. I do not have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. And I am concerned about you. It is due to gastric reflux disease only. As you mentioned, you have removed gallbladder. So when you eat something because there is no organ to consume all the enzymes, it hits back, and you get such a choking feeli...  Read Full »

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