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There are numerous cases of nausea and vomiting. Some causes may not require medical treatment, for example, motion sickness, and other causes may require medical treatment by a doctor, for example, heart attack, lung infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
Sometimes, people confuse the symptoms of heart attack with symptoms of acid reflux disease. That’s because pain in the chest can feel like heartburn. When in doubt, call your doctor. If medications don’t completely resolve your symptoms of acid reflux disease and the symptoms are severely interfering with your life, your doctor could recommend surgery.
It occurs in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract is a sequence of organs that play a part in digestion. Anyone can get indigestion.
What is indigestion?
It all started when I was 17 and started having occasional heartburn when I would lie down and go to sleep. By the time I was 18 and starting my first year of college, the heartburn was so bad that I could no longer sleep laying down and had to prop a pillow up against the wall near my bed and attempt to get a couple hours of sleep every night. Eventually the heartburn became so bad that I was experiencing it all day long and not just at night time. When I was 19 I went to see a gastroenterologist who did an upper endoscopy and diagnosed me with GERD and told me that I had esophageal ulcers.
I am now 56 yrs old, so a long time ago not much was known about GERD, and for many years during upsets I had to be on a milk/toast diet. I mean that was it, milk & toast, any way you could serve it, for sometimes a week until my stomach would settle down.
Up to 20 out of 100 people living in Western countries regularly have problems like heartburn or regurgitation. Although both of these can be unpleasant, they don’t usually lead to other health problems. But if you have very frequent or severe heartburn and often have acid reflux, you may have what is known as â€œgastro-esophageal reflux disease,â€ or GERD for short. The word “gastro-esophageal” means that the stomach and food pipe (esophagus) are affected. Up until about 5 years ago I had experienced periodic (but not frequent) heartburn and was occasionally aware of acid reflux.
More than half of all pregnant women experience heartburn during pregnancy. Increased hormones and pressure from a growing fetus can combine to produce this acid reflux symptom. In most cases, heartburn improves or completely goes away after delivery.
I know that I should not be eating late at night and should only have small meals but I’m human and sometimes I crave these foods and want to have them but boy, do I suffer the consequences! Last night for instance I had some bean chili with mixed greens and a touch of yogurt and that was it. The bloating sensation, nausea and headache started almost instantly and lasted throughout the night and have not subsided even in the morning. I woke up wanting to throw up but simply couldn’t so now I can’t go to work and sitting at home feeling miserable.
Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Limit the use of alcohol. If you use tobacco, try to quit.
I did notice an improvement during those months but the idea of a lifetime commitment to taking this drug bothered me so I researched other alternative ways to cope with it, which did help a little but by any means, do not prevent the GERD symptoms from occurring. Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat (acid reflux).
In some people, stomach contents regularly leak into their food pipe, or a relatively large amount leaks out. It is considered to be GERD if this causes frequent or severe heartburn or acid reflux that affects your quality of life, or if your food pipe has become inflamed. I had a stomach stapling in 1985 to save my life. That it did but in the end, how much am I losing?
Then your doctor can look inside your stomach to try to find a cause for your pain. If you have these signs, or any kind of stomach pain or discomfort, talk to your family doctor.
Some people experience problems with swallowing, belching and bloating after LNF, but these should get better with time. You’ll usually be given enough medication to last a month.