Doctors frequently refer to the condition as non-ulcer dyspepsia to distinguish it from the more common acid or ulcer-related symptoms. Treatment in indigestion for which there is no other cause found, is primarily with education as well as smooth muscle relaxant and promotility drugs. There also may be a role for anti-depressant drugs and dietary changes. Because acid reflux is so common, a trial of potent stomach acid suppression often is used as the initial treatment.
What treatments relieve and cure indigestion (dyspepsia)?
The consultant told me off for not taking the PPIs and when I said I didnâ€™t think I had too much acid he said that there is something called â€˜Silent Refluxâ€™ which is what I no doubt had. I went back to my doctor to get the PPIs but I still havenâ€™t taken them. I am scared to take them in case I do have low stomach acid and it makes the situation worse, and scared not to take them in case I develop the cancer. I still have the â€˜lumpâ€™ feeling in my throat and am still constantly clearing my throat. I also gave bad rosacea.
Surgery. In severe cases of reflux, surgery called fundoplication may be done.
I just started restricting the HIGH FODMAP foods 3 days ago, and her stool now sank for the first time in a LONG time. She also has had a significant reduction in her abdominal distention. Problem now is, sheâ€™s passing really small stools, and theyâ€™re more difficult to pass.
My GERD symptoms began in August 2016 and I kept those symptoms at bay with chiropractic adjustments for hiatal hernia, but in the past 6 months Iâ€™ve had a resurgence and chiropractic care alone doesnâ€™t seem to help as it once did. I tested positive for SIBO in early 2016 and have been treated a few times with Xifaxan/Neomycin with good results, but the symptoms always come back, and the bloating and gas has been especially bad in the past couple months.
Burping occurs when air is expelled from the stomach through the mouth. This usually happens when the stomach is filled with swallowed air. Burping is normal when you swallow air by eating too quickly or drinking a fizzy drink. Don’t wear belts or clothes that are tight fitting around the waist. Clothing that fits tightly around the abdomen will squeeze the stomach, forcing food up against the lower esophageal sphincter, and cause food to reflux into the esophagus.
I took 7 hcl pills with my lunch today with 4-6 oz of meat to see if I would get that burning and I still have not. Once I figure out how many pills to take before I get that â€œburningâ€ feeling, do I start taking that many with every meal?
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- But this can actually damage the throat more and make the problem worse.
- Problem now is, sheâ€™s passing really small stools, and theyâ€™re more difficult to pass.
- Hi Raffay – it sounds like you could definitely have low stomach acid based on the symptoms youâ€™re describing and your history of PPI use.
- I told her it happens all the time no matter what i eat or what im doing & she picked up on that & scheduled a stress test for me to see if i have the spasms when i run, but i told her no because it will happen out of nowhere so Iâ€™m not sure if i should even go.
- Forgot to mention doc also thinks she might have gastroparesis.
- I had coughing from the reflux and acid coming up.
Proton pump inhibitors block acid production and also may be effective. Everyone has experienced gastroesophageal reflux.
What Diseases or Conditions Cause Indigestion?
Belching is a common symptom of GERD. If the symptom is not resolved after anti-reflux treatment, bronchial asthma needs to be considered when the patient has accompanying respiratory symptoms. There is controversy about the causative relationship between GERD and exacerbations of bronchial asthma. Combination of multiple tests including pulmonary function, FENO, allergen skin prick test, as well as gastroenterological examinations, and effect of antiasthmatic treatment may be helpful in making the correct diagnosis.
These tests might reveal clues to non-gastrointestinal diseases. Sensitive stool testing (antigen/antibody) for Giardia lamblia would be reasonable because this parasitic infection is common and can be acute or chronic. Some physicians do blood testing for celiac disease (sprue), but the value of doing this is unclear. Moreover, if an EGD is planned, biopsies of the duodenum usually will make the diagnosis of celiac disease. A plain X-ray of the abdomen might be done during an episode of abdominal pain (to look for intestinal blockage or obstruction).
Tried another ppi that wasnâ€™t as bad but still never felt great on it and had headaches. Finally got off the suppressor type meds and tried the hcl. After 3 days the bloating after meals was much better. The reflux and breathing is much better also.
â€œEffective modifications include discontinuing chewing gum, smoking, drinking alcohol and carbonated beverages, and gulping food and liquids,â€ says Ketan Shah. â€œYou can also try eating smaller and more frequent meals, avoiding overeating, losing weight, and waiting at least three to four hours after eating your last meal before lying down.â€ If that doesnâ€™t work, then you might have to visit your primary physician or gastroenterologist for further medical investigation. But if persistent bouts of belching are constantly getting in the way of your everyday routine, then you might want to listen more carefully to the message your body is trying to transmit. â€œWhen burping continues over a long period of time or gets worse, it could mean thereâ€™s something else going on that may require further discussion with your physician,â€ says Bhavesh Shah, M.D., medical director of interventional gastroenterology at Long Beach Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. A small number of people whoâ€™ve had fundoplication surgery to correct GERD may develop a condition known as gas-bloat syndrome.
Most peopleâ€™s heartburn and gerd is diet related. Many more have hernias likely than are diagnosedâ€¦and fatty foods are causing the sphincter to relax and release acid into the esophegus. I was diagnosed with silent reflux after an endoscopy last month found my esophagus constricted and badly inflamed, even though I didnâ€™t have any reflux symptoms. No hiatal hernia was found and LES appeared okay. I started a low acid diet and doctor put me on Pepcid, but this started reflux symptoms, like mucus, tight chest, lump in throat, which I normally donâ€™t have.
I have been doing treatment for that since March 2017. I can say that my anxiety is almost completely gone and I feel fantastic. However, I still have to take HCL or I get heartburn.