The burning sensation that you get in the chest and behind the breastbone is called heartburn. It is commonly caused due to acid reflux, smoking, being overweight, lying immediately after eating, eating spicy food, and drinking alcohol.

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What to do for heartburn due to LES not relaxing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe heartburn with a feeling of backup in the throat after drinking and eating. The upper endoscopy esophageal manometry showed that LES does not relax all the time and the barium swallow test was normal.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description coincides with the diagnosis of a gastroesophageal reflux disease where there is repeated unwanted relaxation of LES (lower esophageal sphincter). You can take capsule Esomprzole 40 mg half an hour before breakfast and see for improvement. If you do not...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a permanent remedy for my long-term acid reflux problem.

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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

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

Will wrong chiropractic massages result in stomach issues, heartburn and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, Can chiropractic massages cause stomach issues? I was squeezed around the ribs by a friend of mine 10 years ago, and ever since then, I have developed stomach issues as far as excessive gas, nausea, and heartburn. I recently moved to other places with my partner, and I started seeing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem and the reason for your anxiety. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). And this needs to be treated with some medications and not only with chiropractor treatment. Well, I do not thi...  Read Full »

Why do I get pounding and burning sensation in the mid-chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old female. I have been experiencing a pounding sensation in my mid-chest for a few months just before sleep. Also, sometimes it is accompanied by a burning sensation in the same area. Please suggest to me what needs to be done. My current medications are Teczine and N...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Teczine is an antiallergic, and Novoret is a supplement. These are unlikely to affect the current symptoms directly. Telmisartan is for blood pressure, and Aztor (Atorvastatin) 20 is for cholesterol, so those are unlikely to help your palpitations. Regarding possi...  Read Full »

Why do I get dizziness, burning sensation, and heartburn after eating?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing gastric issues that come and gone since the onset of flu-like symptoms. The symptoms are usually not present during the early part of the day. After I eat (generally after 5 PM), I get dizziness, heartburn, indigestion, and belching. Somethings I have identified...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very concerned and upset about your chronic symptoms. Given your history, you have a condition called gastroparesis, which is the slowing of stomach motility. Gastroparesis has various causes, including obesity, diabetes, drugs, ad...  Read Full »

Why am I getting upper back pain with heartburn?

Query: I have upper back pains that come and goes and also disappears when I lie down or rest my back. I also had heart burns before six months and it got more frequent before 2 months. I have other symptoms such as abdominal pains/upper and lower (dull, not severe nor burning ), alternating diahrrea and c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Greetings from icliniq. I understand your concern. I would like to advise you to get an ultrasound of the whole abdomen done . Along side also get a thyroid profile done . Your symptoms are non specific and these investigations are very important in helping with the correct diagnosis. Al...  Read Full »

What can cause acidic with heartburn and occasional stomach pain?

Query: Hi, I am a 51 year old man. I was diagnosed with Hay Fever four months back. I was prescribed antihistamine, omeprazole and nasal spray then. Although my symptoms reduced a bit after a while, they never disappeared. However, since a couple of months, I started experiencing symptoms like heartburn, r...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello. Thank you for the details. Ulcer in the stomach is not a diagnosis made on ultrasound. Anyways, some antibiotics you may be taking will have side effects like erosion of the stomach wall. I am not sure if you were prescribed medications to reduce the acid secretion in the stomach along with...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery to improve severe reflux symptoms?

Query: I have heartburn (burning in my chest from time to time after a meal), sometimes I have a sour stomach after a meal, mostly I have reflux issues. Meaning after I eat I spit up some food and clear or milky liquid. Usually the spitting up happens when I feel like I need to burp but vomit comes up inst...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well as of now you would certainly had idea that this relfux is not going anywhere. It should be resolved with the medications one of which are dexilant and omeprazole in past. Or if refractory GERD or in case you develop side effects due to these medications, ...  Read Full »

How to know whether my chest pain and heartburn are due to gastric or cardiac issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I am a diabetic and on medication. I have a gastric problem for three years. Now I have left arm and chest pain. I did everything like TMT, echo, ECG, etc., but all reports are negative. No problem in the heart. Last month also I did an ECG and the report was normal. A...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can take gastric medicine and see if there is some relief because sometimes heartburn and those things can be caused by acidity or gastric reflux disease. If it is due to that, then you can take tablet Omeprazole 40 mg once daily before a meal for three days, ...  Read Full »

What causes chronic heartburn and a feeling of fullness?

Query: Good Day, I am 25 years old. I want to consult my medical condition, 2 years ago I experienced of stomach cramps and sometimes heart burn and year passes until now it becomes worst. I experience heart burn, throat congestion and the most uncomfortable feeling the upper part of my stomach is always ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Do you often get blaoted? and does your symptoms of pain in stomach occur after you take meals? how about your symptoms in the morning before breakfast? I mean does your symptoms improve on fasting? your painseems to be due to gas and bloating that cause...  Read Full »

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