Then I was pregnant and so when I complained to the doctor I was told that it is a fact of life because of my situation. Living on antacids became routine. Eating small meals, sleeping high on cushions during the years of childbirth was acceptable. I had gone to a gastroenterologist after my first child and complained to him about the heartburn and back pain. He wasn’t concerned about the heartburn and thought I had an anal fissure.
I am constantly thinking I have some type of virus because of my sore throat, only to find, after yet another visit to my doctor, that it’s “JUST heartburn”. Can anybody out there give me any help please. I have recently been diagnosed with GERD after suffering for a while with almost constant heartburn and a feeling of a lump in my throat.
Ever burped up part of a meal you just ate and felt your throat burn? Yeah, that might’ve been acid reflux. Reflux and heartburn can be very distressing.
I went back to my doctor to get the PPIs but I still haven’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 ‘lump’ feeling in my throat and am still constantly clearing my throat.
GERD is not as common; up to 25 percent of children have symptoms of GERD. Because of the association between GERD and sleep apnea, people with nighttime GERD symptoms should be screening for sleep apnea.
The health care professional will take several x-rays of your child to track the barium as it goes through the esophagus and stomach. Many children have occasional reflux.
How Low Stomach Acid Hurts You:
If the symptoms do not get better with lifestyle changes and anti-reflux medicines, your child may need testing to check for GERD or other problems. GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is a more serious and long-lasting type of reflux.
Am I low or high acid? It seems GERD is pretty easily answered but LPR is quite different and never seems to be addressed, just glossed over. Your points are pretty generalized.
But if the sphincter relaxes or weakens when it shouldn’t, stomach acid can flow back up, leading to inflammation and those delicious burning food burps. Surgery is a last resort for people with GERD and is rarely needed in healthy teens.
but I wasn’t able. Two weeks and 3 doctors appointments later I was diagnosed with GERD. I am 16, and I was told to make lifestyle changes such as cutting out dairy, greasy foods, spicy foods, chocolate, soda, and any citrus foods. Do you know how hard this is?