now i need to a colonscopy to see anything there in colon. I am sorry i was just browsing internet to find out issues & answers related acid reflux as I am too suffering from the same. At that time I did not have real problems with acid – a little heartburn here and there. Symptoms of a heart attack can vary between males and females often. Being able to spot the early signs means that prompt treatment can be sought.
That part of the plan is the most difficult. Being a mother of five young children and a working mother (I’m an RN) on shift work makes a routine lifestyle impossible. A year and a half to get it organized It took me. I am taking a year off shift work by opening a small home business.
As as the disorder is not diagnosed and treated long, many people affected by HIT are constantly suffering from poor health and have an impaired quality of life. One day, they may be afflicted by one ailment, the next it is something else. Most of them are, however, not really sick (in the sense of incapable of working), and may be able to lead a more or less normal life. A local doctor tested my reflexes, told me I had postnasal drip (in other words, my sinuses were producing too much mucus) and recommended I take more aerobic exercise.
Nocturnal GERD allows for more gastroesophageal reflux and further increases esophageal injury and GERD complications, especially in elderly patients who often spend more time in bed due to comorbid illness, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease and diabetes mellitus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the antireflux barrier GERD most often occurs as a result of transient LES relaxations (tLESRs), where the drop in LES pressure is not accompanied by swallowing. The tLESRs promote acid reflux and the constellation of GERD problems. Incompetence of the LES was shown by Huang et al to be more prevalent in the elderly. Furthermore, multiple medications more frequently taken by the elderly for co-morbid illnesses, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary disease and depression are well known to decrease LES pressure.
I mean that was it, milk & toast, any way you could serve it, for sometimes a week until my stomach would settle down. My gall bladder was removed over 10 years but I have suffered from constant heartburn ever since ago. I was eventually sent for a barium swallow which confirmed that I had a large reflux that was originally treated with Prevacid. Over time that medication was changed to Nexium. Just recently I returned to the doctor as an increase was being experienced by me in heartburn.
I’m a care giver and I think it’s causing me a lot of stress. I feel so depressed.
I have been drinking coffee and eating chocolate as well as some spicy foods. I discovered I had a hiatal hernia, a year ago over. I’ve always had digestive problems and sometimes I would bloat up so much I couldn’t breathe. I take acid reflux medicines and lots of Gas-X. I have been having chronic moderately severe pain and tightness starting at my lower chest area to my stomach.
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With hiatal hernia, I experience constant painful indigestion after eating vegetables and fruits. I have acid reflux and take Nexium daily. I have all of the symptoms of hiatal hernia mentioned here plus the horrible feeling of burning right at the rib line across my abdomen when I drink or eat something with alot of acid. This is not a good thing. I have pain under my diaphragm all the right time, I want to eat mostly late at night, and I feel horrible and sick to the stomach most mornings.
At night A cough caused by acid reflux often occurs, while lying down, or without post-nasal drip. And sometimes, GERD leads to a chronic cough, which is a cough that lasts for at least eight weeks and become so severe that it sometimes even leads to vomiting or rib fractures. Heartburn, regurgitation, and dyspepsia are a few of the most common acid reflux symptoms.
However, heartburn that is frequent (more than twice a week) or persists despite the use of over-the-counter medications may indicate a more serious form of heartburn, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD), for which you should visit your doctor. Heartburn, also referred to as acid reflux, is a painful burning sensation in the chest. It is a symptom of a digestive system problem. Lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications are used to treat and prevent heartburn.
Doctor has no suggestions except an acid blocking medication. I never feel well and don’t eat much. I was diagnosed with gall stones in 1991 (which were accidentally found during a different test).