Went to a doctor, thinks I have anxiety but told me to do barium meal test. I did but told me my esophagus is not too narrow. I went to another specialist who told me I might need a surgery.
Could Your Sore Throat Be Caused by ‘Silent Reflux’?
I can’t begin to remember the last time I had a full nights sleep. I have had symptoms like this for several years and within the last year I feel like I am in constant pain. I found out 3 weeks ago that I have Barrett’s Esophagus, my mother and 4 of her sisters/brother have Barrett’s or GERD, my grandfather died of esophageal cancer. I have been suffering from heartburn, constipation, severe bloating and generally GI discomfort since my teenage years.
After 5 years on this program I recently had a follow-up endoscopy which revealed that I still had some esophageal erosions, although somewhat less than at the time of the first exam. The surgeon described it as a grade one (the lowest of 4 grades, I believe). Nevertheless, he has instructed me to double up on the PPI at least until he schedules a repeat endoscopy in 6 months (and I strongly suspect he will then recommend my staying on that regimen for life.) He claims that many my age (77) are on this dosage of a proton pump inhibitor for the long term without ill effect, and he says my complete lack of symptoms is due to the fact that my reflux does not reach high enough for me to be aware of it. Still, I am very apprehensive about this high dosage every day, although after a week on this increased dosage I have experienced only slight, intermittent stomach pain but more frequent nighttime bloating and gas. I have read that this high dosage, at my age, can make one more susceptible to fractures (blocks absorption of calcium?) and I am an active skier.
Now for the past several weeks it doesn’t go away. I have shortness of breath all the time and pain in my back and shoulders, and a tight feeling in my chest. I wonder if all these symptoms are of hiatal hernia. I have been diagnosed 6 years ago with a hiatal hernia, and told to deal with it, to take ibuprofen, and no caffeine, chocolate, or fried foods. All of which I have given up, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference, I still have so much pain all the time.
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When I was 28, I was diagnosed with GERD. I had excruciating stomach pains and went to see a doctor. I am now 43 and had not had any symptoms or issues with heartburn or any other symptom associated with GERD again until 9 months ago. I had trouble with food and it felt like the food was getting stuck in my throat. I went to see an ENT and was treated for acid reflux, but that brought back the memory of my GERD diagnosis some 15 years prior.
Treatment Options for GERD
Dizziness and headaches are symptoms of low sugar and in extreme cases cause fainting. Acid reflux treatments may result in feeling lightheaded and headaches if this is the case you must see your doctor. Most people rarely have acid reflux and it is no cause for concern. Extreme symptoms include vomiting which damages the oesophagus and rots teeth.
Treatment involves medications or, in severe cases, surgery. Sometimes acid reflux presents without heartburn, causing what is known as silent reflux. Hereâ€™s what you need to know.
Bile reflux may accompany the reflux (backwash) of stomach acid (gastric acid) into your esophagus. Gastric reflux may lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a potentially serious problem that causes irritation and inflammation of esophageal tissue (esophagitis).
Because with everything else you have to deal with, you donâ€™t want to add gas to the list. Left untreated, acid reflux can cause bigger issues such as an increased risk of esophagus cancer, according to the American Cancer Society – though they note that if you have GERD, it doesn’t guarantee that you will develop this type of cancer.
What should you know about heartburn?
Lying down too soon after eating also causes indigestion. Most people solve their discomfort by taking over the counter antacids to neutralise the acid. Changes to your lifestyle such as losing weight and giving up smoking usually prevent symptoms from reoccurring. Upper middle chest pains, heartburn, indigestion and a lot of belching. Need to eat slower due to food not going down.